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  1. algurka

    algurka said, over 3 years ago

    They ARE cooperating: the Secret Service scandal has taken the heat off of GSA. For the moment, at least. Let’s see who fouls up next to deflect the spotlight from the SS.

  2. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, over 3 years ago

    @algurka

    Pick any given senator.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    This and things like this are the reason we need smaller government. But President Obama has increased the size of government by 147K employees and 5 trillion in added debt. Can we survive another 4 years of unrestrained spending and waste?

  4. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 3 years ago

    So that’s why the Minerals Resources dept had to do cocaine and have sex with prostitutes and lobbyists under the Bush administration to cover up their failures?

  5. sjc14850

    sjc14850 said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, for God’s sake. ONE DAY without an off-topic slam of Obama? Too much to ask?

  6. efells

    efells said, over 3 years ago

    I still don’t get the part where the guy from the Secret Service did not catch on that the woman he picked up in a bar and spent the night with was not a prostitute. Great detective instinct.

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    Might I point out that all of the Secret Service personnel have not been accused of inappropriate behavior. All were recalled to get to the bottom of this. Had it been employees of an oil company, nothing would have been done, They would just have been supporting the local economy. What has happened to the 20 or so military personnel present? Do we have a double standard here?

  8. mkmeos

    mkmeos said, over 3 years ago

    bruce467
    the number of federal employees under Obama has dropped by almost a full percentage point of total population – the growth in 3 years has been about 20K . where are you getting the figure you quoted?
    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/09/how_many_federal_workers_are_t.html

  9. Denzil Koontz

    Denzil Koontz said, over 3 years ago

    Just what Congress ordered! A way for pompous congresspersons to call for hearings to show how righteous they are by condemning the evils of bureaucracy. Thank goodness we can look forward to Olympics coverage, instead.

  10. 144 Cent

    144 Cent said, over 3 years ago

    @Justice22:

    “Had it been employees of an oil company, nothing would have been done.”

    Done by whom? The government?

    Here’s a headline for you: If it was oil company employees, it would be NONE OF THE GOVERNMENT’S BUSINESS!!!!

  11. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Here’s an analysis of government growth over the past 10 years. I hope this helps you understand this better. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/aug/05/tom-coburn/sen-tom-coburn-says-government-twice-size-it-was-d/

  12. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Here’s a list of President Obama’s “failures” from one of your own: http://obamalies.net/list-of-obamas-failures

    I would suggest that an more objective observer might call these “points of disagreement” rather than “failures”, but I leave that up to you the reader.

  13. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    On the other hand, from our side, here’s a list of President Obama’s achievements:
    http://obamaachievements.org/

    We could, of course, call these “points of agreement” rather than “achievements”, but I leave that up to the gentle reader to decide.

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    @Justice22

    It was only 10 military personnel from what I understand, that have been charged, all officers, the enlisted were not involved but questioned. I may have my facts wrong on this one so no commitments.

    What I can commit to is that for an officer in the Military they will be subject to an Article 32 hearing for “Conduct Unbecoming” it is similar to a Civilian Grand Jury. They will be in a lot more hot water then the Secret Service people who are facing firing. If not jail time, because they endangered a strategic security item, (yes Obama, he is the Commander and Chief) jail time is a possibility but I think they will lose all rank and privileges before being removed from the service. This means no pension if over 20 years, plus no veterans home lone, no medical at VA hospitals and it would be a waste of time to even go to a Veterans job fair. I mean for guys like that it kind of like having no job history. Last because it is a criminal investigation it will take more time lawyers will build their cases the whole bit.

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    And the next scandal is:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/19/nih-under-fire-for-grants-toward-creation-homoerotic-website/

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