Conditional, Comprising, and Dereliction of Duty

Time to wake-up my fellow Americans; with the way that our government is being run by the executive office, the time has come to wake-up, smell the coffee, and get on with keeping some of our elected officials in line. We are unaware if you know about some of the most horrendous actions given the position of some of these women and men.

In fact, we’d go on the record as saying that as busboy or busgirl or migrant worker in the apple or orange tree farms that we would be given the proverbial pink slip had our actions been remotely on par with those who are now in lifelong positions within out federal government.

Consider if you will that this nation has not had a budget in three years! Seriously, what gives with that lack of performance? We don’t care what color our president is or w

hat his personal beliefs may or may not be. However, this much we do know: Barack Hussein Obama is an egomaniac – and at times he is given to bending the truth, embellishing numbers, yet, why on earth would a man who does not produce his budget (requirement) continue to want to spend money, double the size of the current government, and have reckless disregard for the very country who affords him all of these luxuries?

We cannot and will not go into the obvious shortcomings of his administration. Yet, we have earmarked a couple of particulars that have no other description than lazy, pompous, arrogant, and really doing a disservice to those within his own political party; moreover, to the nation as a whole. Anyone feel like they’re being played?

In the wake of lavish spending by General Services Administration (GSA) officials, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are demanding to know why many federal agencies have no inspector general at all. There are currently 10 vacancies, including four inspector general slots which have been open for more than 1,000 days. There has been no permanent inspector general at the State Department since Jan. 2008, for a total of 1,576 days.

Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing aimed at getting some answers about the vacancies. “The Obama administration has often proclaimed its commitment to the transparency and accountability,” said Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., adding, “That’s why it’s so troubling.”

Of the 10 vacant positions, eight can only be filled by a nomination from the President, which must then be confirmed by the Senate. President Obama did send two nominations to the Senate in 2011, but neither has made it to a floor vote. Today, the White House said it’s “working diligently to identify highly qualified candidates to fill these important posts.” Now as for me, that is a clear admission that some of his czars, past appointees, and his current ones have been falling well short of the mark.

Not diligently enough for Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., who said today, “You can excuse him for six months, you can excuse him for a year — or even maybe 18 months — but three-and-a-half years … is just too long.”

Republican Senators Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., have sent a letter to Obama asking for answers. It reads in part, “We are requesting information explaining the reasons for the delay in filling the vacant inspector general positions … We … request that the administration provide us with estimated target dates for … presidential nominations…”

“We should not single out the current administration for purely partisan reasons.” Rep.Cummings (D-MD) cautioned. “While Connolly acknowledged the problem likely goes beyond politics. Of the vacancies during both the Bush and Obama administrations Connolly said, “I think that, perhaps, suggests something about how onerous and difficult the Senate process has become.” Rubbish! It’s precisely the same as seating a judge on the Supreme Court which hasn’t been a problem for Obama.

So with that enlightened bit of reasoning are we to deduce –“aw the hell with it…let’s just not do it?” President Obama is losing credibility within the Democrat Party. Less and less people are willing to work with this man.

About J.Paul

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