This is a sad truth about an Obama America. If a government agency charged with advancing any of his pet projects can’t get their way legally they usually find an underhanded or backdoor way to secure the interests of the traitor in chief.
It’s sad but true how in this day and age there’s that much crookedness, but with who we have in office is it really that surprising?
In this most recent revelation of governmental impropriety the EPA has been busted for breaking the law on several occasions with what’s being labeled “covert propaganda.”
This was discovered by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as they were investigating some social media campaigns created by the EPA. The campaigns were meant to influence social media users so they would help support controversial regulation giving the rogue agency power over smaller streams of water.
The EPA is guilty of breaking a well known law prohibiting agencies from “promoting or lobbying for their own actions.”
GAO faulted the EPA for using Thunderclap, a social media amplification tool, to recruit hundreds of Twitter users to tweet in support of the rule.
It also said the EPA broke the law with a blog post that linked to two environmental groups’ pages urging readers to contact members of Congress to oppose legislation.
“We conclude that EPA’s use of Thunderclap constituted covert propaganda, in violation of the publicity or propaganda prohibition,” GAO wrote.
“We also conclude that EPA hyperlinks to the [Natural Resources Defense Council] and Surfrider Foundation webpages provided in the EPA blog post constitute grassroots lobbying, in violation of the grassroots lobbying prohibition.”
The GOP said the EPA also violated the law that prohibits spending government resources that have not been appropriated.
The EPA obviously defended its practices, but considering how corrupt the agency is there’s no reason to believe they weren’t well aware of what they were doing.
Since Obama’s been in office the EPA has been marked with several runs of corrupt practices that receive little to no punishment.
Once of the most egregious examples involved their failure to fire an employee who was busted using the agency’s Internet for watching hours and hours of pornography while on the clock. Amassing a collection of over 7,000 files on company time (and on company equipment) he didn’t get fired but was actually allowed to continue in employment, and then awarded a bonus a short time later.
The agency with an annual budget of over $8 billion dollars is a prime example of how poorly managed and incredibly wasteful government agencies under Obama’s leadership.
Do you think agencies that break the law repeatedly should be subject to more oversight and eventually be dissolved if they can’t correct their behavior?
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