Read it and weep. While the private sector suffers from poor economic policies that leave business owners struggling to stay afloat, let alone expand and hire, the General Services Administration handed out $44 million in bonuses. This is the same agency that partied like there was no tomorrow at its $800,000 Vegas convention.

The General Services Administration gave out nearly $30 million in previously unreported bonuses in fiscal 2011. In all, it spent $44 million on employee bonuses last year.

Data uncovered by WUSA Channel 9 show that while GSA accounts for 1 percent of federal employees, it doled out 10 percent of the $439 million in bonus money given to federal employees last year.

What a slap in the face to taxpayers.