So a year has passed since I wrote this piece, and close to 4 years since my original article. And now we can add the massive VA scandal to the list – a scandal that apparently has cost the lives of the very people the VA is chartered to service.
It should be clear to everyone who is willing to look that the corruption is widespread and very deep. The corruption of Barack Obama is well documented, but likely will go unpunished except for the victims of his corruption – that being you and me.
The corruption of Civil Service is sickening and apparent, even to a “sea going corporal.” I will revise the housecleaning number in my post from 15%-20& upwards to 25%-30% with upwards of 75% of the firings coming from the highest ranks of Civil Service both in the Departments headquarters as well as at the local level. And let these firings be a clear warning to the younger, and hopefully less corrupted, to chart a new course that aligns with their title “Civil Servant” – a servant of the people, and not a thief.
Like (hopefully) most Americans I have been following the unfolding scandals enveloping our Federal Government. And (hopefully) unlike most Americans I follow these scandals with a bit of personal interest based on direct exposure to several cases of what I would have to label “Waste, Fraud & Abuse.” I have written about these earlier in “Me and the Solyndra Flare-out.”
In summary, the Navy Civil Service (not the contractors) was deliberately abusing their power and authority, and wasting funds by creating very costly and unnecessary new systems in order to protect a segment of work that was threatened by a replacement acquisition.
I resisted this internally with memos, whitepapers and alternative proposals … meetings, and at one point made my case to the Civil Servant boss at NavAir in Washington DC who was in charge of all of our projects. All to no avail until the “pork” project…
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