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As long as Eric Holder Controls the DOJ and Congress continues to give the Executive branch a pass on selective enforcement of laws, nothing is going to change. Heck, the GOP establishment can hardly wait to continue the practice. Only a complete house cleaning and across the board term limits, combined with Up or out policy of federal civil servants will start the process of trimming back the beast that is eating America.
Eliminate "lifetime" politicians with laws restricting all elected officials to two term- period. End the public service unions and insure that no government civil service position earns more than 90% of the average wage for a comparable public sector job, eliminate all performance bonuses for government jobs. That is a practice appropriate to a for profit business, and absolutely inappropriate for a government civil service position. Up or out for envy civil servant job holder with 20 yrs service and a law with criminal penalties prohibiting them from returning as a consultant or going to work for any company that their department has paid for services or materials.
Building on my first comment, it paints a very poor picture of our upper military command. Bureaucrats, political cronies, paper pushers - but not war fighters. The entire pentagon and regional command looks like a home for can't do, and should be sent out to earn their living at some of those part time Burger King jobs this administration is so proud of.
It's what is not being asked and said that is the most damning. Read between the lines - our forces were obviously not on any type of alert or ready response status, despite the date (9/11) and increased unrest. Directly contradicts testimony given by other including Clinton that response/alert status had been increased.
Making the aristocrats, er, bureaucrats realize that they must be more open is a waste of time. It is an embedded culture which can only be eliminated by massive/total terminations and by exposing the system to competition - no more single payer. That also means a change of paradigm. VA must not be a health care provider, but an insurance 'benefit' competing in the market place and providing payment, not services. Vets must be left free to make their own choices, including selecting benefit plans from others if that fits their needs
Actually they're either ignorant and lying or lying and hoping everyone else is ignorant. The government, like most.bisinesses that use networked applications, runs Microsoft Exchange as it's email system. Outook Or any other email app is just the user front end. The emails reside on the servers, and as Ollie North learned, there are always backups and copies. I said servers, rather than server since most Enterprise systems use server clusters for redundancy - not counting the backup system which is likely another networked drive array. Short of a blast like the aliens used in Independence Day, it's all but impossible those emails are gone - short of direct human intervention.
The overwhelming problem with the GOP is there is an abject lack of leadership in the true sense of there being leaders that can inspire and rally their followers. They have Boehner, McCain, etc. who think other should follow simply because of their position without the slightest ability to really lead. The debacle the GOP has faced, consistently snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is a direct result of that leadership failure. Boehner/et.al stumble from one crisis to another, unable to articulate a position other than opposition and unable to bring the party to coalesce behind a set of positive positions/alternatives. Unlike the false meme from the Dems, the GOP has a wealth of ideas and options; the problem is there has been no leadership to arrive at an internal consensus as to what the alternatives/options they should be championing. If you believe this is by design rather than due to the lack of leadership ability, then it is the position of the gutless, oppose but present nothing that can be attacked. By default this leaves the nation no option other than what the Dems/Obama propose, which is what we've suffered for the last eight years.
I agree that the Boehner/GOP leadership failed us all by refusing to go into conference on the two budget proposals. It played directly into Obama/Dems hands and showed that the leadership has no more interest in addressing the budget than Obama does. I disagree on the need for immigration reform. The single largest contributor to the current crisis is the deliberate failure by this and previous administrations to enforce existing law. The only thing extraordinary about this Administration is the breadth of the laws they refuse to enforce and the liberties they've taken with the Constitutional limits on executive Power. That this abuse has gone unchallenged except for meaningless theatre (without any concrete action planned or ever intended), shows the culpability of the entire Congress in this attack on the rule of law in this country.
Going back to Fast and Furious, I've felt all along that this was cover for someone who was either profiting or repaying a "deal" with the drug cartels - it is a simpler explanation than saying an entire management team went off the reservation. This story backs up that there is a link between the Chicagoans in DC and the cartels.
I can't disagree with the claim of Obama being the worst president in history, but would have to put Carter next, followed by Johnson then Bush. The genesis of most of the issues that plague the US in fiscal policy, originated or were exacerbated under Johnson. The genesis of the entire suite of Mid East terrorist issues owe their start to Carter. Bush just went along, driven by the need to redeem is father for failing to finish Iraqs military the first time. Obama has taken everything - spending and feckless foreign policy the next level, shielded by media from any public reprisal of the consequences.
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