Did you know that until very recently, employees at the Environmental Protection Agency were getting gym memberships funded by your tax dollars? Trump’s new EPA administrator Scott Pruitt just put an end to the policy.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Pruitt ends EPA gym memberships
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday that the days of gym memberships being paid for by the American taxpayer are over.
Pruitt was on “Fox and Friends,” where he was asked about documents released Wednesday that show EPA employees spent more than $15,000 on gym memberships outside of the free services they were already being given.
“Well, the gym memberships ended yesterday, it was quite something to hear about that,” Pruitt said. He said the agency is investigating the matter, saying “it was the previous administration that granted those gym memberships,” which “were rather expensive.”
“It was something that needed to end.”
This is a major “drain the swamp” moment. The American people have to pay for gym memberships if they want one. Why should government employees have such a thing handed to them on the tax payers’ dime?
Let these folks pay for things like this on their own.
The American people already pay for enough.