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Taxpayers Foot Child Molester Payoff

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, 2015 (AP) 

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016 09:25 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Have you ever had the feeling the federal government is a giant racket run at the expense of the taxpayer? In Mafia–controlled unions it was common for Mafiosos to be put on a payroll and never have to show up for work.

It was called a no–show job. The cost of carrying these leeches on the payroll was reflected in higher prices consumers had to pay for the building or the goods or the services.

Taxpayers are also footing the bill for crime in the federal workforce, but with a difference: The government didn’t know the employee was a criminal before they were hired and the agency can’t get them to stop showing up.

The Washington Examiner has a prime example. The Environmental Protection Agency, the busybodies who find previously unknown “wetlands” so they can control what you do on your property, is unable to remove convicted criminals from its staff.

In a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, learned the EPA “was forced to pay $55,000 to get an employee to retire because the EPA was unable to fire him, even though he was a convicted child molester who also imitated a police officer.”

To its credit the agency did try to fire the pedophile, “but the Merit Systems Protection Board, which adjudicates personnel decisions, overturned the decision.” One can only assume the protection racket — excuse me, protection board — thought the reputation of federal workers was already so low that keeping a molester on the payroll couldn’t hurt.

The colossal stupidity and utter disregard for the taxpaying public behind that decision is yet another reason people are fed up with their government. NFL players have ironclad contracts, but each and every one contains what’s called a moral turpitude clause that reads, “If Player has engaged in personal conduct reasonably judged by Club to adversely affect or reflect on Club, then Club may terminate this contract.”

Is it so hard for the federal government to do likewise?

And Chester the molester wasn’t the only dead weight kept on by personnel policies that protect the guilty at the expense of the taxpayer. “Among the cases detailed during Thursday's hearing were an EPA contractor who admitted to watching pornography while on the job for one or two hours per day for 18 years before being fired, and an employee who stole thousands of dollars of office equipment and is still employed by the agency despite being convicted of theft, among others,” the Washington Examiner reported.

It’s almost enough for one to seriously consider imitating the Greeks and stop paying taxes. At least then you wouldn’t be aiding and abetting criminality and stupidity.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.


 

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Have you ever had the feeling the federal government is a giant racket run at the expense of the taxpayer? Taxpayers are footing the bill for crime in the federal workforce.
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