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December 28, 2004

Interior Security Whistleblower Fired Abruptly

Clark Kent Ervin was basically fired from his job as inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security when Republicans failed to confirm his recess appointment and Shrub failed to renominate him. He was an outspoken critic of the crumbling, wasteful bureacracy, which is obviously why he was canned.

"Ex-official tells of Homeland Security failures," by Mimi Hall, USAT

Two gems from Ervin's inspections:

---The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) gave executive bonuses of $16,477 to 88 of its 116 senior managers in 2003, an amount one-third higher than the bonuses given to executives at any other federal agency.

---The TSA spent nearly $500,000 on an awards banquet for employees in November 2003. The cost included $1,500 for three cheese displays and $3.75 for each soft drink.

Could you imagine getting a $16,477 bonus? Could you imagine working for the government and getting that bonus? How bout drinking a $3.75 can of pop?

Posted by cj at December 28, 2004 3:50 PM

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