Whatever happened to this guy? I don’t remember hearing from this guy since he was appointed. Clearly this political hack has been successful in collecting a big salary but wasn’t he supposed to be doing something?
Cloward and Piven suggested that a tactic to be used to bring down the US government was to overwhelm the system with impossible demands for social services.
Seems like something like this is happening right now as the Border Patrol is overwhelmed, the government does not have the capacity to care for all of the kids who are pouring in and local communities are being overwhelmed as well. Many are physically or mentally ill and we have insufficient resources to treat them.
I am sure that this is just a lot of unintended consequences from an incompetent administration, but it would not look a great deal different if it were planned. Perhaps the drug cartels in Mexico wanting less enforcement at the border or it could be more than that; an implementation of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals to bring down the government.
But it is probably just the incompetent thing.
What if the administration knows that the evidence of IRS targeting of conservative groups was not in Lois Lerner’s government email account? And what would the effect be if after all of the R’s outrage over this “evidence” being “lost” (as absurd as that is on the face of it) that magically IRS FBI or NSA are able to recover them and they turned out to show no wrongdoing? Maybe if Lerner were involved she used non-gov email, phone calls… Or maybe she was not involved at all.
Imagine how public opinion would be for Oversight continuing to press the investigation after expectations were raised to the point that they have been.
Geraldo recovered from the Al Capone’s vault thing but….
Not so fast there. First off, the American people are not buying this nonsense.
Second, doesn’t the NSA have a copy of all of these in the massive database of emails that they originally denied and then admitted having? I would imagine that they would be particularly interested in anything coming from a .gov address.
So couldn’t House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, Darrell Issa, just subpoena all of Lerner’s emails from NSA and even get those personal emails that have been worried about?
That sword should cut both ways.
Take notice how any concern about the safety and security of the students and schools pales in comparison to the goal of fixing these elections.
Those in power have made sure that every school employee has a polling place in their building so that they can pack the school board with members or affiliates of the unions.
Unlike the referendum votes, I don’t know if they are able to also motivate the 18 year olds in the high schools to do their bidding. But they have still set themselves up for success.
The last place these votes should be held for security and legitimacy is in open school buildings.
He writes in last Sunday’s NJ:
Angry? You bet I am. Even more angry than I was back in 2009 when, as a U.S. senator, I saw shocking paper trails that I believed would have convinced juries to convict some crooked CEOs if there were aggressive efforts to prosecute them. That’s why I worked hard for and co-sponsored the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, which in May 2009, gave an extra $55 million to the Justice Department over the next two years – over and above the Department’s normal appropriation. This money was specifically granted to bring to justice top executives who had engaged in fraud leading up to the financial meltdown…..
….I draw two depressing conclusions. First, without a real threat of criminal prosecution, there is no deterrent effect on anyone who commits financial fraud in the future. Second, the lack of action on mortgage fraud takes us a perilous step closer to a two-tiered system of criminal justice – one for the poor and one for the rich. That’s something we cannot allow to happen.
Now never mind that this all started with the feds blackmailing banks with the CRA laws, which led the way to the Wall Street abuses.
Did he really expect that they would use this law for anything other than another opportunity to shake down the private sector like they use the environmental laws? Lets see, collect $Billions just by threatening to prosecute or spend $100s of Millions actually prosecuting and imprisoning them. Just catch and release so they can collect more money next time. They punish no one but the stockholders who have been repaid tenfold by the QE stimulus printing $85 Billion per month, inflating the stockmarket at the expense of the rest of us with devalued currency and higher food and gas prices.
And where do these billions go? If just one percent gets lost in the seat cushions, it is enough for lots of people to become millionaires (ten per $Billion), but I am sure that is not happening. Remember, government waste is not when they accidentally set fire to the money, someone gets every dime of it.
I really think Senator Kaufman is in earnest on this; that he really believed these were good honest people who would try to catch the bad guys. Isn’t that cute?