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Culture of Corruption in Federal Bureaucracy
American Thinker ^ | Februar28, 2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 02/28/2014 7:58:42 AM PST by lbryce

Evidence is accumulating of a corrupt bureaucratic culture in many, if not all, federal agencies. Revelations of lavish meetings at fancy hotels, featuring stupid but expensive custom-made videos emerged in the last couple of years. But even worse, cases of bureaucrats stealing from taxpayers by taking time off while still being paid high salaries have been reported recently, with their supervisors knowingly turning a blind eye to the taxpayer rip-off. The EPA’s highest-paid employee pretended to be a CIA agent and defrauded the taxpayers of about $900,000 in salary and travel expenses (often first class airfare and five star hotels).

But this apparently was no isolated incident. Luke Rosiak reports in the Washington Examiner:

Officials in two Treasury Department bureaus fraudulently enriched themselves at taxpayer expense, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.

The assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Public Debt who supervised 108 employees in the bureau's West Virginia office “was committing egregious time and attendance fraud," depriving taxpayers of nearly $100,000 in salary for hours she did not work, according to one of several Treasury Department inspector general documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, most of which had previously gone unreported.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: apathy; corruption; crime
That there is evidence of accumulating culture of bureaucratic corruption should not surprise anyone.

The fact is, there is an absolute lack of the slightest accountability, responsibility of government in response to the American constituency that goes beyond when we used to feel queasy about regarding the runaway budget problems we've now become inured to.

But this is an new phenomena to the extent in which it is turning into a free-for-all in unprecedented fashion.

When there is no regard for speaking the simplest truth the President is asked about, when the Commander-in Chief is but a cipher, where, when nothing about him is real,or verifiable, when an article I posted yesterday talks of there being two separate time lines in the life of whoever he is, when realities like Michelle Obama's disbarment as an attorney explained as for reasons of extortion.


It's not even that no one is giving answers it's that the new culture of vacuity, soullessness, of not saying what you mean, and not mean what you say, you can keep your present policy, you can't keep your present policy, people aren't getting answers because no one is asking any questions, Except what's in it for me

Corruption rampant, depravity,licentiousness encroaching onto our lives more and more each day. Every day brings a new wishlist for the LGBT brigade, the objectives they've accomplished no reason to be acquiesced but only to be energized at the possibilities to actually turn this planet into an asylum.

I feel that first of all, we haven't even come close to where it will all end, it isn't even the beginning of any sense of the run on everything being unlimitless, its actually infinite,all still in the state of euphoria that it's never going to end.

So, how come I feel like it's some mash up of "Queen for a Day" (Now don't be misinterpreting that) "Queen for a Day" was a show of an earlier era, a time when even black people weren't allowed as contestants on a show and they'd dig up the worst sot of trailer park white trash who were so pitiful and gave them a Frigidaire and an Emerson Black and White TV, and put on a Crown and some real cheap carpet runner nd call her Queen of the Day, (you should see it on ou Tube and you won't stop laughing) in combined with the end days of Sodom and Gommorah, the Wild West, The Roaring Twenties, all rolled up into one. That's what we all got, folks! Why do i feel it's just not going to end well?

1 posted on 02/28/2014 7:58:43 AM PST by lbryce
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2 posted on 02/28/2014 8:03:28 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis
Sorry, but the question as perplexing as it is, needed a much more extreme look of incredulity from the man who raised logic to an artform. :-)

3 posted on 02/28/2014 8:14:43 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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Can you post a link to the story you referred to about Moochelle?

I did a search on your postings and it did not come up.

Thx, ‘Pod.

4 posted on 02/28/2014 8:17:31 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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$ocialism Is Legal Plunder - The Law; Bastiat

DEFUND/DISMANTLE socialist collectives.

Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. - The Law; Bastiat

DEPOPULATE socialists/criminals/sociopaths/totalitarians from the body politic.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

5 posted on 02/28/2014 8:30:28 AM PST by PGalt
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6 posted on 02/28/2014 8:49:36 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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Nobody robs banks anymore. The thieves run for office or get a government job.

7 posted on 02/28/2014 9:18:58 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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<>More Bastiat:<>

Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame, danger, and scruple which their acts would otherwise involve. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons, and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim — when he defends himself — as a criminal.

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.

8 posted on 02/28/2014 4:15:35 PM PST by Jacquerie (Article V.)
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