Michael Oberndorf, FloydReports.com
In its original sense, the word corruption meant rotting, putrification, as in dead or infected flesh. It’s still an accurate description of the condition of today’s body politic. Not a day goes by any more without news of a new discovery of fraud, theft, and abuse of power by those entrusted with positions of authority. Lawlessness, lying, and disregard for ethics, much less morals, characterize the behavior of, it seems, a majority of today’s elected and appointed officials. Honor and national pride are antiquated concepts, sneered at by postmodern promoters of a “living constitution,” “relativism,” “think global, act local,” “multiculturalism,” and “sustainable development.”
Officials have finally started looking into the fraud and theft that have been rampant in the looting of the public treasury, euphemistically called the “stimulus.” Word has it that there are some 100 criminal investigations up and running. Considering the hundreds of billions of dollars passed out by the Obama-Soetoro administration, this seems like the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Whether anyone actually responsible, rather than low-level scapegoats, is convicted remains to be seen.
However, it just might happen. The White House, currently being squatted in by the perpetrator of the most egregious fraud of all, is refusing to co-operate with a subpoena for documents in the Solyndra swindle. To honest folks, this says that they are trying to hide and cover-up their involvement in more high crimes and misdemeanors. Not surprisingly, this is but one of many incidents of pouring taxpayer cash into the bank accounts of dicey, Democrat-donor run, “green energy” schemes on the verge of bankruptcy due to mismanagement and internal corruption. Again, whether the investigators have the guts and principles to follow this through remains questionable.
We learn, too, that $7 million in “stimulus” money was used by timber companies in Oregon – a very Democrat state – to hire 254 “foreign workers,” rather than unemployed Americans. Ironically, the congressman outraged by this is Democrat Peter DeFazio. DeFazio is using illegal aliens stealing American jobs to push a law requiring everyone to carry a card with our identification info electronically “encrypted” on it. This is called E-verify. Ostensibly, illegals won’t have one, and thus won’t be hired. The problem is that this amounts to a national ID card, and with just a bit of fascist tweaking, it becomes a powerful tool of totalitarian dictatorship.
Just a cursory look at who got the “stimulus” cash makes it crystal clear that….