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  •  Possibly the laziest administration... (1+ / 0-)
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    icebergslim

    ... during my lifetime in terms of actually keeping tabs of the functioning of government departments and agencies.  Mind you, executive supervision during certain previous administrations may have had some malign intentions, but it existed.  Not so much now. Now, it's basically  "hands off" until there's a PR problem.

    •  Your mileage may vary (4+ / 0-)
      Possibly the laziest administration during my lifetime in terms of actually keeping tabs of the functioning of government departments and agencies.
      The government that presided over FEMA during hurricane Katrina and watched an American city drown on television with the rest of us, is by far the laziest and most incompetent administration in my lifetime in terms of actually keeping tabs of the functioning of government departments and agencies.

      This was the same administration that presided over the Walter Reed Medical Center neglect.

      I just don't see a chronic, systemic problem across agencies that merits this administration as being the laziest administration.

      "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." (From "You Said a Mouthful" by Bishop Desmond Tutu - South African bishop & activist, b.1931)

      by FiredUpInCA on Fri May 30, 2014 at 09:30:33 AM PDT

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    •  I totally disagree with this (0+ / 0-)

      I think this administration has done a better job of keeping the "trains running on time" than any in a long time.  For example this administration's FEMA has been exceptionally on the ball.  Despite this scandal in the VA this administration's VA has done an admirable job of clearing up the backlog.  Just to name a couple of ways this administration is not lazy,

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