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What Punishment Would Be Appropriate?

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 3:16 PM

With the recent absolute disgrace of American taxpayers by the GSA in Las Vegas, where the mere location should have sent up red flags, and the Secret Service and military in Columbia, heads should roll and charges should be filed against all parties involved in those incidents from top to bottom.

Those two incidents hurt our nation, was a disgrace to taxpayers, many of whom are working hard to just make ends meet and one has to wonder if these were isolated matters or just the tip of the iceberg.

What punishment do you think would be appropriate?


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Don't forget Eric Holder smuggling guns to Mexico that were later used to kill a Border Patrol Agent.

Fire/Impeach everyone involved, from the top down.

-- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Apr 19, 2012, at 7:11 PM

Firing the current administration in November.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Thu, Apr 19, 2012, at 11:58 PM

As for the GSA, they should be fired and forced to pay restitution.

The problems with the secret service and the military, doesn't actually surprise me. They should be fired.

-- Posted by PrpleHze on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 9:04 AM

Are you kidding me?

Every one of them from Obama, the Attorney General and heads of FEMA, HOMELAND SECURITY, TSA, GSA, Financial Office and IRS should be imprisoned until they face Criminal Charges like any other American citizen.

And while I am thinking about it, look what Obama wants more money for: MORE Government employees- IRS agents to help in stealing money from the poor for Obama care. Tell me that is Constitutional?

Short of ripping the Government out of our country, the only think left to do is bow down to the king and worship the beast when he gets here. Oh yeah, and be sure to line up for the "FREE" Mark of the Beast.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 12:46 PM

And do tell Unique what should be done to Bush and Cheney for their war crimes and illegal actions? They have been the cause of thousands of deaths. They are the ones who set us up where we are today, they started the wars for oil, they lined up the corporations to take over this country. And now it is their party that is finishing their evil intents for this country. The rebids on the right have bowed down and are in fact enabling the beast to destroy this country OBAMA is powerless against them their hate runs too deep, their brain washing too strong. The republicans have a very strong cult following them who are deaf to facts they refuse to fact check but rather depend on the likes of Fox and their nut jobs to feed them the daily dose of hatred. Blame it on Obama he's that colored guy and they know hell must have froze over because that is the only way they can accept one of them in the White House.... If it was so tragic for this country it would be funny. They could put the crazies, stupidest story on Fox and their brainless followers would lap it up like a puppy with a bowl of kibbles. Facts be damned they will feed on their hate no matter how false the information is that they are fed. They have control up there for a long time and have not done diddly to help this country, it is all about tearing it down so they can blame Obama --- where are the jobs they promised - what have they improved or done since they took congress? NOTHING but spread hate. They are a disgrace and embarrassment. America deserves better than them!!!

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Mon, Apr 23, 2012, at 1:44 PM

FACT: Democrats controlled the White House, the Senate and the House for the first two years Obama was in office. Just what did they accomplish other than passing a health care bill that will do nothing more than break the financial backbone of our country?

FACT: The Senate STILL has a Democrat majority, yet they have not passed a budget and sent it to the House the entire time Obama has been in office. They could have, but they have flatly refused to. Just what part do Republicans play in this?

At some point and time you just have to stop drinking the koolaid.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Thu, Apr 26, 2012, at 10:32 AM

YOu did not answer the question --- what have the republicans done but spread hate ?

Here is part of a List Of Obama's and the source to show you more --http://www.democratichub.com/obama-administration-accomplishments.aspx?o=pv&t=d&s=a ( not that any of you wold bother to read it. )

12/13/10 Number of eligible children enrolled in school meal programs increased by approximately 115,000 students Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Children & Improving Health & Wellness Standard Positive Benefit Reference

12/13/10 Schools and communities provided resources to utilize local farms and gardens to provide fresh produce for school food programs. Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Children & Improving Health & Wellness Standard Positive Benefit Reference

12/17/10 $186 billion in tax relief for all tax payers by extending the Bush income tax cuts for 2010 & 2011 2010 Tax & Jobs Compromise Workers & Consumers Major Positive Benefit Reference

12/17/10 $136 billion in tax relief for 21 million middle class households through patch to the Alternative Minimum Tax for 2010 & 2011 2010 Tax & Jobs Compromise Middle Class & Workers Major Positive Benefit Reference

12/17/10 $111 billion in tax relief for workers by a reducing social security payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2% for 2011. 2010 Tax & Jobs Compromise Workers & Improving the Economy Major Positive Benefit Reference

12/17/10 Unemployment benefits extended for 13 months at a cost of $56 billion 2010 Tax & Jobs Compromise Unemployed & Improving the Economy Major Positive Benefit Reference

12/17/10 $40 billion in tax credits for college students and lower income families with children 2010 Tax & Jobs Compromise Poor & Students Major Positive Benefit Reference

12/22/10 Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act LGBT & Military Personnel Major Positive Benefit Reference

12/22/10 $193 million saved over five years by eliminating recruiting and retraining costs of replacing soldiers discharged due to DADT Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act Military Personnel & Reducing Debt\Deficits Major Positive Benefit Reference

01/04/11 Safety of imported food improved with new FSVP & VQIP programs that helps ensure it is safe, unadulterated and not misbranded Food Safety Modernization Act Consumers & Improving Govt Efficiency Standard Positive Benefit Reference

01/04/11 Safety of U.S. grown food improved with requirements for large factory farms to register all food handlers and maintain records relating to food safety Food Safety Modernization Act Consumers Standard Positive Benefit Reference

01/04/11 Small family farms selling locally exempted from federal regulations such as traceability and record keeping Food Safety Modernization Act Farmers & Improving Govt Efficiency Minor Positive Benefit Reference

02/05/11 Number of US and Russian nuclear warheads deployed reduced by two-thirds by 2017 New START Treaty Combating Nuclear Proliferation Standard Positive Benefit Reference

02/05/11 Number of US and Russian strategic nuclear missile launchers reduced in half by 2017 New START Treaty Combating Nuclear Proliferation Standard Positive Benefit Reference

05/02/11 US Forces Kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan Al-Qaeda Defeating Al Qaeda Major Accomplishment Reference

2011 JUN 6 senior Al-Qaeda figures killed in U.S. Air Strike Al-Qaeda Defeating Al Qaeda Standard Accomplishment Reference

06/03/11 Al-Qaeda Commander Ilyas Kashmiri Killed in U.S. Predator Strike Al-Qaeda Defeating Al Qaeda Major Accomplishment Reference

06/07/11 East Africa's Al-Qaeda senior leader Harun Fazul killed at security checkpoint in Somalia Al-Qaeda Defeating Al Qaeda Major Accomplishment Reference

08/22/11 Al-Qaeda No. 2 Atiyah Abd al-Rahman Killed in Pakistan by CIA predator drone strike Al-Qaeda Defeating Al Qaeda Major Accomplishment Reference

09/06/11 U.S./Pakistani joint arrest of suspected Chief Al-Qaeda Younis al-Mauritani in Quetta Al-Qaeda Defeating Al Qaeda Standard Accomplishment Reference

09/11/11 Al-Qaeda's operations chief for Pakistan Abu Hafs al Shahri reported killed in U.S. Predator strike Al-Qaeda Defeating Al Qaeda Major Accomplishment Reference

09/16/11 Entrepreneurs and businesses benefited by reduced average wait time for patent approvals from 3 years to 1 year. America Invents Act Entrepreneurs Standard Positive Benefit Reference

09/16/11 Patent litigation costs reduced through tightened patent standards, quality and processes to expedite challenges. America Invents Act Entrepreneurs Standard Positive Benefit Reference

09/30/11 Senior Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki killed in Yemen by a CIA-led U.S. drone strike Al-Qaeda Defeating Al Qaeda Major Accomplishment Reference

09/30/11 $700 million annual funding for child protection, child abuse prevention, family support and adoption promotion through 2016 Child and Family Services Improvem... Foster Children & Orphans Standard Positive Benefit Reference

2012 JAN Senior Al-Qaeda figure Aslam Awan killed in U.S. drone strike Al-Qaeda Defeating Al Qaeda Standard Accomplishment Reference

01/30/12 U.S. drone attack in Yemen killed 12-15 militants, including at least four Al-Qaeda leaders Al-Qaeda Defeating Al Qaeda Standard Accomplishment Reference

02/09/12 Pakistan Al-Qaeda leader Badar Mansoor killed by U.S. drone attacks Al-Qaeda Defeating Al Qaeda Major Accomplishment Reference

02/22/12 Employee social security payroll tax reduction from 6.2% to 4.2 % extended through 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Cr... Workers & Improving the Economy Major Positive Benefit Reference

02/22/12 Self-employed social security payroll tax reduction from 12.4% to 10.4 % extended through 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Cr... Entrepreneurs & Improving the Economy Major Positive Benefit Reference

02/22/12 Federal unemployment benefits programs extended an additional 13 to 20 weeks Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Cr... Unemployed & Improving the Economy Standard Positive Benefit Reference

02/22/12 Cuts in Medicare physician payment rates averted with extension of existing rates through 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Cr... Doctors & Retirees

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Fri, Apr 27, 2012, at 8:03 AM

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/01/03/...

AS of 10/2010 there was a said 375 bills being blocked by the right, I have found partial lists of them

I have honestly tried to find a list of things that they have accomplished other than blocking bills but have not found one that did not go back 20 to a hundred years.....

Oh wait one Republican did have an accomplishment at his state level but he is trying to make sure not to be tied to it ROMNEY CARE.....

SO you asked what has Obama done I have provided you with some of the information and can provide more if you like YOUR TURN WHAT HAVE THE REPUBLICANS ACCOMPLISHED? WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO IMPROVE AMERICA , ATTACKING OBAMA DOES NOT COUNT AS AN ANSWER , SELL YOUR PARTY ON GOOD THINGS THEY HAVE DONE TO HELP AMERICANS AND THIS COUNTRY............. I DARE YOU

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Fri, Apr 27, 2012, at 8:58 AM

I am not a Republican nor a democrat. I have very little use for either party because none of them are doing anything to help our country nor the people.

They have all just turned into stupid morons in the past few years. I never liked President Clinton and was scared of what he might do. He used his powers more than most presidents and was heading out of control.

He is egging President Obama on to do things that are against the Constitution.

G Bush started the war on terrorists then sat down and done nothing to stop it. His son took over with the ambition to finish what daddy started but just made things worse.

Obama came in and destroyed our country and everything it stands for and still wants to stay in and finish destroying what left.

He has an Attorney General who had to know all about the Fast and Fury Disaster and now we find out he has created another smuggling operation into Mexico. They have smuggled Hand Grenade shells into Mexico to the Drug Lords with the purpose of tracing them. They have blown that operation also, but the Drug Cartels have the Grenades and explosives to fill them.

Where is his punishment and the punishment for the Secret Service, CIA, Homeland Security and President Obama. Does our President not know anything about what is going on in this country by his leading people?

Hell I once heard that a Private First Class (the lowest enlisted person in the service)smuggled HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of Classified Documents out of a Top Secret Security building and sold it to a company on the Internet.

How is that POSSIBLE? Isn't our Top Secret Documents under lock and key or in a vault or at least being protected from a lowly enlisted soldier?

How did he carry HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of Documents out of a Security Building without being caught?

Something sounds really fishy about the whole thing to me. Maybe this is someone King Obama wants to kill with a DRONE and missed his opportunity?

I personally think they chose him as a scape goat for real information the people higher up lost.

As for the Repubs they are speaking out against what the demos say. It is the demos that are bringing Racism into the picture. They have Barack and want to make everything that doesn't go their way racist. I see no racist except what the democrats add and the news media hosts invent.

I also blame the people more than anything because they don't know what is going on around them and so they sit back and say nothing.

It won't matter much longer now so relax and watch it happen.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Fri, Apr 27, 2012, at 1:57 PM

Everyone attacks Obama, no he is not perfect, however though no one ever answers WHAT HAVE THE REPUBLICANS done for the people of this country other than spread hate for Obama and dems...... Instead of attacks I would love to see someone sell the republicans on what they can do, have done and will do for the citizens. We know what thye will do for the 1%, we know what they will do for big corporations ------ BUT they have turned their backs on us the 99%, they have their knives in our backs and all I see are their little puppets standing there handing them more knives and wearing a target on their heads....... If they had to run a POSITIVE

add, not one of attacks on others what would they be able to honestly put in it? I know I won;t get a straight answer - I have asked this many times and all I get is Fox story time.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Sun, Apr 29, 2012, at 9:19 PM

Wonderwhy, well done. Faced with a list of President Obama's accomplishments and the question of what Republicans leaders have done or propose to do, all we hear is the sound of crickets chirping.

-- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 9:53 AM


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