Whistleblowing by Design

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Well – it looks like it was all by design. Throughout his entire presidency, Obama and his most transparent administration of all time has had it out for whistleblowers.

In March, 2015, the Guardian posted an article stating that, “Since Barack Obama entered the White House in 2009, his government has waged a war against whistleblowers and official leakers. On his watch, there have been eight prosecutions under the 1917 Espionage Act – more than double those under all previous presidents combined.”

However, they also went on to explain that it’s not like Obama prosecuted all leakers. Those “leaks” from high-level officials like Leon Panetta, John Brennan or even New York Times reporter, David Sanger, were all given a pass.

Bottom line – if you were favored by Obama and the leak would make the President look good, no harm would come to you.

But then in January, a week prior to Trump’s inauguration, it seemed everything changed. The Washington Times reported that, “President Barack Obama— with about a week left in his presidency — has all of a sudden shown interest in protecting government whistleblowers and the inspector general community.” read more

Where Did All the Money Go?

You May Want To Be Sitting Down For This One – Maybe Have a Drink Or Two Or Three…

 

by: the Common Constitutionalist

What is the refrain of the left whenever anyone suggests tax cuts? Naturally it is, “How are you going to pay for them?”

And what about cutting government spending? Well, Democrats will cry, in unison, that there is no where to cut. By cutting spending, we will be ripping food out of the mouths of needy children, or some such nonsense.

Remember this statement – “There Is No Where to Cut“.

And we can’t forget the “Tried and True”, tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires will only hurt the middle class.

As a rather obvious aside: paying for tax cuts bugs the crap out of me. Why should we have to “pay” for a tax cut? It’s our money in the first place. But the government naturally treats our money as theirs first, and if there is anything left over, which they claim there never is, they will consider giving it back to us, the people.

Anywho, speaking of whining about tax cuts, there’s this from just a few months ago. A column written by Steve Benen entitled, “The Magical Cost of Tax Cuts“. read more