Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Issa Fact

As previously noted, Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA) made news this past weekend when he pronounced the Obama administration to be corrupt. He based that conclusion on the fact that there’s a lot of money being spent.

When you hand out $1 trillion in TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) just before this president came in, most of it unspent, $1 trillion nearly in stimulus, that this president asked for, plus this huge expansion in health care and government, it has a corrupting effect,” Issa said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Aside from the fact that so far there has been no evidence of any corruption, it’s interesting that the first thing a Republican would think of when there’s all that money floating around is that there has to be some kind of corruption going on. Maybe that’s the GOP way of doing things; get money, buy off cronies, take your cut and build a mansion. So naturally he assumes that’s how it goes.

The other point this makes is now that Mr. Issa has made his proclamation, he’s actually going to have to prove something, and it’s going to have to be really big, or it’s going to be very obvious — as if it isn’t already — that the only thing he’s doing is trying to embarrass the president. Your tax dollars at work, folks.