Obama to fire AmeriCorps inspector general because he lacks con...

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President Barack Obama plans to fire the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other national service programs amid a controversy between the IG and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson , who is an Obama supporter and former NBA basketball star.
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Hard Times

Jacksonville, FL

#1 Jun 12, 2009
Big City Crook County politics at its best.
Long Island Taxpayer

Jersey City, NJ

#2 Jun 12, 2009
It sounds as if Obozo doesn't want anyone investigating any of his supporters. If Congress has any backbone they will fight this one.

What they need to do is investigate ACORN.
David

Show Low, AZ

#3 Jun 12, 2009
Don't be messin with the Prez' home boys. Transparency is only to expose Republican misdeeds. Quick, someone bring up Alberto and those politcal firings in the Justice department.
it begins

United States

#4 Jun 13, 2009
David wrote:
Don't be messin with the Prez' home boys. Transparency is only to expose Republican misdeeds. Quick, someone bring up Alberto and those politcal firings in the Justice department.
"brothers and sisters" it's t it for tat.

Suffer you white boys.
lol

Alexandria, VA

#5 Jun 13, 2009
Is his illegal aunt still here? Anyone ever see his birth certificate? Is he a plant from the Muslims to finish the job?

Since: Sep 08

Elkhart, IN

#6 Jun 13, 2009
So Obama fires someone for political reasons, and it is totally within his perview to do so, without reason, yet when Bush was alleged to have done the same, people where screaming for his head. And if Walpin's charges were bogus, why is over $400,000 being repaid? Of course, giving an organization 10 years to repay $350,000 (with no mention of interest, there may be, there may not be) while allowing the organization to get future grants, means that the taxpayers won't see much money returned.
Ed Burp

Glen Cove, NY

#7 Jun 13, 2009
My name is Ed Burp and I assure you that Obama is the messiah himself.
www.truthtellers.org
uncleFuzzy

Cedar Rapids, IA

#8 Jun 15, 2009
Wayne_IL wrote:
So Obama fires someone for political reasons, and it is totally within his perview to do so, without reason, yet when Bush was alleged to have done the same, people where screaming for his head. And if Walpin's charges were bogus, why is over $400,000 being repaid? Of course, giving an organization 10 years to repay $350,000 (with no mention of interest, there may be, there may not be) while allowing the organization to get future grants, means that the taxpayers won't see much money returned.
Wayne_IL, there is more to this story than what the Tribune has published. One item of particular interest is that the Obama administration tried to push the guy out (fall on this sword or we'll push you!) and only after he decided to fight them did they act according to the law and send the matter to Congress. Here is more including Walpin's side of the story: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blo...

And Jake Tapper has still more: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/...
Rachel

Palatine, IL

#9 Jun 17, 2009
Surprise, surprise. Yet another unchecked action by the President and his posse. Will Congress please step up and take quick action? Oh I'm sorry, they don't have speed readers to look into this for them.
hmmm

Nesconset, NY

#10 Jun 17, 2009
You know Obozo's wife Clarabell had something to do with the firing. Recently her secretary resigned and lo and behold the secretary took over the office the now fired IG reported to. The whitedude didn't realize that you don't mess with a brother who called on sister Clarabell about a pesky problem called accountability.
ah ha

Nesconset, NY

#11 Jun 17, 2009
it begins wrote:
<quoted text>
"brothers and sisters" it's t it for tat.
Suffer you white boys.
Uh-oh, better you better be on your best behavior next time you fill out a job application as bag boy with Food Lion. The bossman can smell an uppity types like you a mile away.
Kenyan Chieftain

Glen Cove, NY

#12 Jun 17, 2009
Obozo works for the bankers as do ALL American politicians.
http://www.wntube.net/play.php...
Mav

Chicago, IL

#13 Jun 17, 2009
Another attempted cover-up by obama, another state of inaction on the part of pelosi's congress. This is ridiculous.

I also read earlier today that obama is refusing to release a listing of visitors to the white house since he took office.

So much for transparency, and hope.
Cee Bee

United States

#14 Jun 17, 2009
This IG firing doesn't matter. Obama killed a fly today. That's the big news.

Remember when Bush wanted to fire a few AG's? Democrats made a federal case out of it. This IG guy gets canned, no one in the media cares. They're more worried about what Michelle is wearing.
Mr Palin

Orlando, FL

#15 Jun 17, 2009
Long Island Taxpayer wrote:
It sounds as if Obozo doesn't want anyone investigating any of his supporters. If Congress has any backbone they will fight this one.
What they need to do is investigate ACORN.
Especially when bushie investigated all his crook supporters, right? Hilarious!!!!
TGC

Saint Albans, NY

#16 Jun 17, 2009
The message to Congress basically accused this man of being senile. He has been on a number of TV interviews and he seems far from senile. On top of covering up theft the administration is slandering an honest man. Of course only Fox covered it, everyone else seemed to want to ignore it.

Off topic, how many more democrat cronies will be named as commoczars, oops I mean czars with no accoutability to anyone other than the sainted one. The cult of personality grows. Lord help us all.
Linda News

Arlington Heights, IL

#17 Jun 29, 2009
http://www.cncsig.gov/MMedia/WebsiteFAB.mov
Check out this website from the Corporation for National and Community service. This is a short powerpoint on how to spot fraud...Something we should all be aware of and know what to do.
"Openness and Honesty in Government? Mr. Obama?"
Go Obozo

Edison, NJ

#18 Jun 29, 2009
Obozo will attempt to eliminate anyone who steps in his way of diverting tax dollars to his political cronies, the unions and other special interest groups.

His whole administration has been the biggest disaster this country has ever seen as he is turning our county into a banana republic.

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