Thursday, November 4, 2010
Gentlemen... Back Away From The Shredders
While Zimbabwe Ben Bernanke fires up the printing presses to spit out another obscene round of "Quantitative Easing" ... it looks like our Democ-Rats in Congress may be cranking up the shredding machines on the heels of a Republican/Tea Party/Conservative tidal wave election.
The Hill reported that Republicans will formally urge the Obama administration NOT to shred documents as they transition to the House majority, because the incoming Republicans want to ensure that all records (on a range of issues) are kept intact. They do not want to the Obama administration to shred or delete any relevant documents that could be requested in a congressional probe. They want to make sure that the documentary record is preserved so that they have something to investigate when they start various ethics and oversight hearings.
Now that the Republicans will have a House majority, they will enjoy subpoena power — something they have not had in four years. Additionally, ethics pitbull Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is poised to become chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
There will be many issues that Rep. Issa with his investigative team, and other Republicans, are going to be looking into - including bureaucratic abuse and political foul play.
This should be very interesting indeed, but I am certain many documents will go missing - just like many of Obama's documents already have.