- Posted April 6, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
2 Years to Fire Government Wasters?
The latest scandal coming out of the Administration of President Barack Obama is over a Las Vegas convention that took place nearly 2 years ago and involves the government's own watch dog over government assests, the General Services Administration or GSA. Yes, it happened quite awhile ago in political terms, but the question is why did it take nearly 2 years to fire government wasters?
Remember when on November 9, 2011 I wrote this report:
I for one found this quite encouraging that the President was targeting waste and swag in government. This seemed to be one promise that the President was keeping. Now we learn of this GSA convention nearly 2 years ago. It was only within the week the offending top officials including his appointee to head the GSA were canned.
Also why is Congress just now investigating? Congressional leaders have known about this waste of taxpayer money since last year, according to CNN and other published reports.
Is it any wonder that Congress, that the federal government bureaucracy and this Administration is held in such distrust?
If our political leaders can't do their jobs, no matter whether in Congress or the President and his appointees, don't just fire the workers involved, fire those elected officials and appointees at the voting booth in November.
From the Cornfield, there is no excuse for this type of waste and ineptness.
Is it any wonder the viral video of the government employee rapper won top prize at the convention while rubbing it in American taxpayers' noses how federal bureaus get away with these abuses of the public trust?