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‘Serious limitations’: Gov’t watchdogs
unite in letter slamming Obama
administration transparency

Fox News, by Mike Emanuel

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Posted By:ruready?, 8/6/2014 5:24:00 PM

Dozens of government watchdogs are sounding the alarm that the Obama administration is stonewalling them, in what is being described as an unprecedented challenge to the agencies they´re supposed to oversee. Forty-seven of the government´s 73 independent watchdogs known as inspectors general voiced their complaints in a letter to congressional leaders this week. They accused several major agencies -- the Justice Department, the Peace Corps and the chemical safety board -- of imposing "serious limitations on access to records." The inspectors general are now appealing to Congress to help them do their jobs uncovering waste, fraud, and mismanagement.

It´s much worse than we know. Ever seen a town after looting?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 8/6/2014 5:34:51 PM     (No. 9955844)

starting to get interesting..
only massive voter fraud or foreign troops will help the commies out this Fall..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: agrunt, 8/6/2014 5:51:49 PM     (No. 9955866)

Well here is new news. I believe that this started about day one of its administration and has just progressed like progressives do.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/7/2014 6:46:30 AM     (No. 9956405)

Did they support him, did they vote for him? You shall reap whatsoever you sow.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bubby, 8/7/2014 6:57:03 AM     (No. 9956415)

Does anyone really believe that this current Congress will do anything about the complaints from the IGs? The Democrats in Congress will stonewall any efforts to help the IGs and the complaints will just get bogged down in committees. Why even have IGs? The Democrats and obama just run them off when they discover any fraud or waste! The IGs are just window dressing for us lesser types.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chiller, 8/7/2014 7:24:12 AM     (No. 9956456)

I can only imagine what´s being hidden. There may soon be a call for resignation coming from all sides, once it´s learned the extent of Obie´s plans. No doubt about that in my mind.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 8/7/2014 7:31:02 AM     (No. 9956464)

Hearings are all well and good, but when does the frog marching start?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 8/7/2014 7:39:05 AM     (No. 9956477)

The watchdogs also claimed the EPA´s inspector general had problems getting documents from the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a separate investigation.

While certainly not the only transgression listed in this excellent article, it is the most troubling to me, because it is the EPA who can do the most damage in individual and business situations; they can delay or ignore permits to build more power plants (nuclear, in particular, which we should have), they can declare private property "wetlands" or other such nonsense, they can confiscate private property because it harms the Whale Farter or other endangered species, they can shut down coal mines, manufacturing plants, farms, power grids, oil producers....

The EPA is dangerous as it now stands. If the EPA´s own IG can´t get info, what is being hidden?

Taken together with the other agita gov´t watchdogs are experiencing getting info from this Administration, the unprecedented nature of this letter sends red flags waving and alarm bells blaring.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/7/2014 7:55:43 AM     (No. 9956497)

What did they expect? One of zippy´s first actions in 2009 was to fire an IG who was investigating one of zippy´s basketball buddies.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 8/7/2014 8:13:59 AM     (No. 9956530)

Fox News reports. No other media outlet covers. Story dies. Media arm of the DNC/Obama Administration is as much to blame for our current Constitutional melt-down as the Obama regime is.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/7/2014 8:22:51 AM     (No. 9956546)

Until the Obama Admnistration came along, whenever a Congressional Committe Chairman or IG asked for agency records, they received those records unredacted. If there was information that warranted protection such as home addresses,credit card info, attirney work porduct, classified information, etc - the recipient was warned to handle appropriately and the IG and oversight committees have an official need to know. By providing redacted documents to these Committees and IGs, you´re basically treating these entities as no better than a FOIA requester.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 8/7/2014 8:25:28 AM     (No. 9956550)

Tip of the iceberg. What´s below the surface? We ain´t seen nuthin´ yet, wait until they step on the gas.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/7/2014 8:27:17 AM     (No. 9956554)

Meanwhile, Congress is on a month-long vacation...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: colowapiti, 8/7/2014 8:28:51 AM     (No. 9956557)

Makes one wonder how much ammunition the chemical safety board bought, and maybe a few armored personnel carriers. What expenses are they hiding?


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/7/2014 9:40:01 AM     (No. 9956625)

"Midnight, one more night without sleepin´...Watchin´ till the mornin´ comes creepin´...Green door what´s that secret you´re keepin´?...What´s behind the green door?..."

Obama Administration transparency?...For starters, whatever became of the original vault copy of young Barry´s birth certificate?...The Barry Dunham/Obama kindergarten records?...The Barry Dunham/Obama/Soetoro passport records?...The Lolo/Barry Soetoro adoption records?...Barry Soetoro´s Punahou School application and records?...Barry Soetoro´s Occidental College records?...Barry Soetoro´s Columbia University records?...Barry Soetoro´s Harvard Law School records?...Barry Soetoro´s student financial aid records?...Barry Soetoro´s Illinois Bar Association records?...Barry Soetoro´s Illinois State Senate records, to include schedules?...And what about that social security number?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dwa, 8/7/2014 10:15:06 AM     (No. 9956663)

#9, you are exactly right. I know it gets old blaming the media, but it lies directly in their lap. Brit Hume once said that there will never be a scandal until the media makes the event/action a scandal. With this Administral, the media not only don´t do investigative reporting, but actually coverup, ignore or provide excuses for its actions. Without the media, the Dems can always point to congressional Repubs investigations as "partisan". The media is totally unethical.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 8/7/2014 11:24:17 AM     (No. 9956781)

#14 thank you for the listing all of the information that no one seems to know about Barry/Barack Dunham, Obama, Soetoro. Well, someone knows it, but they either feel threatened if they spilled the beans or they are well-compensated to stay silent.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/7/2014 11:38:12 AM     (No. 9956794)

"So, sue me"

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Grampy, 8/7/2014 11:53:33 AM     (No. 9956810)

"Issa said he´s planning to hold hearings on this issue when Congress, which currently is on recess, returns in September."
Yeah, that´ll fix it. Hearings...maybe more letters...a lawsuit... yep...makes me feel better.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: simple simon, 8/7/2014 1:27:00 PM     (No. 9956924)

18, mere letters don´t work. It needs to be a strongly worded letter.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/7/2014 2:14:37 PM     (No. 9956973)

This isn´t surprising. Wasn´t one of Obama´s first actions firing an Inspector General?

Remember Gerald Walpin, IG of CNCS, who blew the whistle on theft of $750,000 from Americorps, and pinned it on Kevin Johnson, Obama supporter? Walpin was accused of "psychological instability."

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Reply 21 - Posted by: 4justice, 8/7/2014 4:17:16 PM     (No. 9957120)

Why do I get this horrible feeling whenever I read comments around here anymore that apathy and surrender has infected the L.com family?? I get this feeling that people have just given up and they are all saying, "oh well...what did you expect?" or "hey, you voted for him...now live with it--you made your bed now lie in it"


Maybe it might do some good if we all are constantly on the horn everyday making our voices heard to those who actually CAN take action against this corrupt administration... How about that for starters? It would be nice if some of us started taking to the streets and educating and organizing the public into taking action too! I will be happy to get on a corner and start handing out flyers and telling people the truth.

Wake up folks! We need to ALL take action and make our outrage heard!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: gone2pot, 8/7/2014 5:33:32 PM     (No. 9957192)

Is this REALLY a surprise to anybody? If it is, you need to fix the Venetian blinds mounted to the inside of your belly button because they´re broken closed. Or, you could pull your head out.

And let me guess what will happen with all this. Rush, Beck, Hannity, ad infinitum will light their listener´s hair on fire ("I´ll take the next caller after this important message from LifeLock"), the Depends wearers in the House will wrinkle their brows in concern before the cameras during the resultant hearings over this and the 37 letter writing government watchdogs will lose their jobs and their careers will be destroyed, rinse repeat. Gosh, how do I know that? Hey, I know!!! After the whistle blowers have absolutely no one to help them when they lose their jobs or are demoted to the basement, we can treat them like us vets and thank them for their service!!! It won´t pay their bills but it will sure make us feel patriotic and helpful! YEAH!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Starlady, 8/7/2014 5:55:35 PM     (No. 9957220)

# 21, I don´t think anyone has given up, but we sure are overwhelmed. Each day there are a dozen issues we could address to our Reps in Congress. It´s not healthy to dwell on all that is going wrong around us all day , everyday.
Some have just chosen to try to find some peace and happiness in their lives. We aren´t going to be good to anyone if we all stroke out from endless days of stress.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Caveman, 8/7/2014 7:26:36 PM     (No. 9957327)

It would be different if there were just a couple of items that have people pulling their hair out. That is not the case. Not a day goes by without some new anti-American issue being thrown out there there by this administration. It gets overwhelming. Just what they want. If you were to write a letter of complaint, it would be one hundred pages long, and sound like you were making things up.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/7/2014 11:25:48 PM     (No. 9957506)

A smart group would take out full page ads and buy time on TV before the November election.

#21 Some of us feel we are the only ones calling every week. There is no problem getting thru.

BTW Is Mike related to one of the Emanuel boys ?

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