Obama’s firing of Americorp Inspector General Gerald Walpin is not an isolated incident. His administration has gone after other Inspectors General and fired two of them.
This is alarming because the office of Inspector General is designed to be above politics in order to protect taxpayers from their tax dollars being abused. A bit idealistic, yes. But someone needs to have the protected watchdog role of blowing the whistle on government waste and fraud.
But Obama is undermining that role at the same time that he is greatly increasing the power and spending of government. . . .
One doesn’t have to be a paranoid right-winger to suspect something is very wrong here.