Well, Some of the Bad Guys Have Been Caught

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Really, it looks like the Swamp is getting away with murder, Democrats never have to pay for their misdeeds, etc.–no denying that it does.

Well, the big names are all still on the loose, walkin’ and talkin’ and trying to subvert the country: but the Trump administration has begun to gulp down some of the smaller fish.

In the first of a series of regular semi-annual departmental audits by the Office of the Inspector General, investigation resulted in 33 arrests, 35 indictments, and 21 convictions (https://americandigitalnews.com/2018/08/31/oig-semiannual-audit-results/#.W5-_E85Kj3g). They also caught one leaker, who’s been turned over to the Justice Dept. for prosecution.

The second semi-annual audit is now underway.

President Trump did promise to audit the federal government “one department at a time,” and it looks like that’s what he’s doing.

I hope he understands that we are soooo used to elected officials just light-heartedly forgetting that they ever promised anything, that we don’t yet know what to make of a president who keeps his promises.

I think that’s why the political establishment hates him and wants to punish us for electing him.

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10 responses to “Well, Some of the Bad Guys Have Been Caught

  • Unknowable

    It’s a big swamp.

  • Elijah Holston

    The government is so corrupt that about 98% of the people in it would need to be kicked out if you wanted anything close to a reasonable government.

    • Unknowable

      I don’t know if I can agree with that. Many people in government service are dedicated and conscientious, but they are mired in the red tape and can only do so much.

      It only takes a handful of bad actors to cause a lot of trouble.

      • Elijah Holston

        You’re right, I was wrong.
        It only takes a small rudder to turn a ship.

        • Unknowable

          That’s the point. I’ve been in government service for quite a while and can tell you that most of the people just want to do their job and earn an honest living. Most are aware of the public trust involved and many wish they could do a better job, but have to navigate the regulatory matrix of a complex world.

          Just for the record, I make significantly less per year than in the private sector. There are great benefits, retirement options and job stability, but it’s not a wonderland of big bucks and freebies.

          • Elijah Holston

            Oh, I get it! So in government, the lower people are, for the most part, patriots; and it’s the people in higher command that are usually treacherous, and disloyal, (for the most part).

          • Unknowable

            I wouldn’t go so far as to say that, either. I think that most people in government are loyal, but even a small handful of people in key positions could cause some real problems, especially if they had been hand-picking staff and grooming them towards some end.

            Don’t get me wrong; when I hear about high level corruption I am as concerned as anyone else, but I don’t think it’s accurate to think that the entire government is filled with corruption. Red tape? Maybe. 🙂

          • Elijah Holston

            I am always looking for information, because I greatly dislike ignorance. So thank you for that!
            I used to want to get into politics when I was old enough; but now, looking at the grand scheme of things, I don’t think anybody would vote me in. Not now anyway, and things are getting worse-not better.

  • Evelyn

    WOW! This is great!
    Funny, I was reading it and thinking I really should forward this to Lee. Then I backed up and realized I had gotten it on Lee’s blog!

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