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The Cover-Ups Will Now Commence

Posted in politics by roving on February 22, 2009

What is it we are told over and over? Never sign something with out reading it first and if you don’t understand anything, ask.

I would think something as big as bankrupting our country would be worthy of a read over before voting. Obama is a habitual liar. Everyone knows this. It astounds me that they voted on this piece of crap stimulus bill  without knowing what was all in it.

It will take some time but  what is in the package is starting to filter out. Who knows how long it will take before it all is understood. Obama may have just found a way to keep his past and future crimes hidden and it has nothing to do with creating jobs.

I would like to meet the people who actually vote for Pelosi and Reed and ask them if they are insane or what. Surely they must be brain damaged. Maybe they could explain to me how they think the two give a crap about them or this country.

The far-reaching — and potentially dangerous — provision that no one knows about.

The provision, which attracted virtually no attention in the debate over the 1,073-page stimulus bill, creates something called the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board — the RAT Board, as it’s known by the few insiders who are aware of it. The board would oversee the in-house watchdogs, known as inspectors general, whose job is to independently investigate allegations of wrongdoing at various federal agencies, without fear of interference by political appointees or the White House.

In the name of accountability and transparency, Congress has given the RAT Board the authority to ask “that an inspector general conduct or refrain from conducting an audit or investigation.” If the inspector general doesn’t want to follow the wishes of the RAT Board, he’ll have to write a report explaining his decision to the board, as well as to the head of his agency (from whom he is supposedly independent) and to Congress. In the end, a determined inspector general can probably get his way, but only after jumping through bureaucratic hoops that will inevitably make him hesitate to go forward.

Chief political correspondent Byron York inquired with the office of a Democratic senator, one who is a big fan of inspectors general, I was told the RAT Board was “something the Obama administration wanted included in this bill.”

Read  the full story at dcexaminer

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