Unbalanced and Unchecked

You probably won’t remember this one, but if you do – get very nervous.

Former Inspector General Gerald Walpin was ‘fired’ by President Obama last year because he (IG Walpin) was investigating California mayor Kevin Johnson for misusing Americorps money.

And now, a D.C. federal judge has dismissed the wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by IG Walpin.

The law says the president must give Congress 30 days’ notice, plus an explanation, before firing an inspector general. But that’s not how it went down.

This lawsuit dismissal means that the White House will be able fire other inspectors general, as it fired Walpin, without fear of legal consequences.

And these IGs are supposed to provide for oversight of such responsibilities as demonstrated, for instance, by the President’s close friend, Mayor Kevin Johnson.

Yup. Our country’s fiscal health is in the very best of hands. Feel better now?


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