Let’s be honest with ourselves for once. Government is run by people who are just like most of corporate America – people will do whatever it takes to please their supervisors to get ahead, and to increase their stature and/or power. The past few weeks has shown that people within the IRS and other agencies are performing actions that will try and win them favors, and damned be the laws or policies that prohibit them from these actions.
In the case of the IRS, it’s targeting the opposition of the political party in power. Statistically, the granting of 501c tax-exempt status to groups should be relatively equal if the agency was truly apolitical. When conservative-leaning organizations were delayed or denied this status over liberal-leaning organizations, then there is something definitely rotten in Washington. When “training” videos and seminars of dubious value are costing thousands of tax-payer dollars are exposed to the public, one can only wonder if this agency is truly fair. With the agency being tasked to enforce the ObamaCare premiums, that skepticism only increases.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is also apparently violating the laws. The Secretary of HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, is soliciting funds from the very industries that her department is regulating. I understand that this is a violation of the laws governing agencies.
The Attorney General Eric Holder has apparently lied or mislead Congress and the American public with his involvement in various actions from his department. The AP scandal, Fast & Furious gunrunning scandal, selective enforcement and/or prosecution of immigration & voter intimidation laws are just a few of the issues concerning this department.
The Benghazi mess with who knew what and was responsible for what non-actions were taken by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and/or President Barack Obama is just an example of how high up the political mess in government reaches. And this cost the lives of an American Ambassador and three more lives.
I can go on with other agencies and scandals, but you should be getting the idea by now.
The issue is that the government is now an obvious political animal. There are many, many people making decisions and performing actions that affect the American citizenry, but no one is apparently held accountable. Why? Apparently, (at least to me) people who toe the political party line are protected and promoted. AG Eric Holder is a prime example of this – anyone in private industry who screwed up as much as he has would have been pink-slipped a long time ago.
What this all means is that the political party in office is using government to further its agenda, suppress opposition, and increase power. If a person stops to think about this seriously in light of the antics of this Administration and its appointees, this should be a cause for increased concern over the direction of this country. The difference between the US and a banana republic becomes very small. The government, not the people, rule the country instead of the vision of this country’s Founders. The political party in office now has the full, unlimited resources of the government to do pretty well whatever they want.
People who are in charge have stated that they had no knowledge of the misdeeds of their underlings, or they have been proven to have lied about the knowledge. This means that either they have absolutely no control over their departments (which means they are incompetent), or that they are covering their collective behinds for their misdeeds. In both cases, these people should be removed from their positions of authority along with the people who committed crimes, perjury, and/or violated policy. And yes, criminal prosecutions should occur as well when laws have been broken.
Except that no one is accountable, no one knows nothing, but someone has damn near absolute power without check. Perhaps our country should be run by multiple incarnations of Sargent Schultz – at least he had a good heart unlike a lot of these other narcissistic morons…
Personally, I think it’s time to clean house…from the top down…without exception.