Every day we hear another devastating story of corruption, waste or mismanagement within our day to day lives and nobody seems to pay any attention. I am beginning to believe that the American public is totally ignoring the problems, because they think there is nothing they can do about the situation. Tragically, our fellow citizens are wrong to ignore these thorny developments.
Ever since the last national election we have heard extensive news reports that ACORN conducted illegal voter registration activities and received huge public funds which were illegally and inappropriately diverted. First of all, why was this permitted to occur and secondly, why are no thorough investigations being conducted by legal authorities who serve under oaths to act against such violations of existing laws?
There are multiple accusations against ACORN, but the Justice Department does not conduct investigations or pursue legal means against the community organizer. This situation stinks throughout Washington.
Back on January 27th President Obama signed a Presidential determination that approved the expenditure of $20.3 Million in migration assistance to the Palestinian Refugees and “conflict victims” in Gaza. This determination allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States. Little press coverage has alerted American citizens to the fact that this order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support to the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006. Why has this action not been covered widely by our national media outlets and where is the outrage to this presidential action?
While driving today I heard a commercial calling for immediate action to investigate the eligibility of President Obama to serve, because his origin of birth is still questioned. Newsmax.Com in a May 12th, 2009 announcement has drawn attention to the fact that the United States Justice Foundation has filed lawsuits in Ohio, Mississippi, Hawaii, and California to compel Barack Obama to prove that he is constitutionally eligible to be President of the United States. For further details I suggest you look at the USJF website:
Interesting questions are raised in these filings, and I would like to know why have the Obama interests thus far spent in excess of $800,000 in legal fees, and still have not produced the appropriate documentation. Where is the public outrage and where is the media coverage?
Last, but not least I would like to know just where are all those shovel ready projects? Thus far I have not seen any evidence that even the first shovel ready project has started in Northern Indiana where I reside. Our elected leaders were forced to vote and our president signed the Stimulus Bill into law without even permitting appropriate reading of the legislation’s contents. Our president and his Treasury Secretary Geithner said it was vital for the economic survival of the nation to act quickly. Well they did and I have not seen any definitive action except the nationalization of our major banks, automobile industry, AIG, and our major investment firms.
In the May 28th issue of USA Today there is an interesting article. As reported, “States with the highest unemployment rates have received comparatively few stimulus contracts awarded by federal agencies and totaling nearly $4 billion”. Why has Idaho with 7% unemployment received $245.83 stimulus dollars per-capita spending, while Indiana with 9% unemployment has received $0.29 stimulus dollars per-capita spending? There are numerous states with much higher levels of unemployment that have similar low levels of stimulus per-capita spending dollars, such as Michigan and Ohio. Clout rules the day, and there is no outrage, or massive media coverage.
I do not see any end to these deplorable developments. As long as we continue to cower like sheep when near the shepherd’s dog, we are doomed.