Congress would like whistle-blowers to just go away.

23 Feb

When the history of our current period is written – assuming there is going to be anyone to write the history of this period, or that history will in any way reflect truth – the list of the Obama “accomplishments” will be a gross contrast to his campaign promises and public statements.

Peter Van Buren, author of “We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People” did an excellent interview with RT a day or two ago.  Congress is working on new legislation to “improve” whistle-blowers’ protection; the fact that it will make it much more difficult for whistle-blowers to come forward and almost guarantee that they lose their jobs should come as no surprise to anyone not currently in a vegetative state.

The video of the interview lasts roughly 9 minutes.

The House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises passed a bill that severely weakens protection for corporate whistleblowers. The bill requires the whistleblower to confront the company in question first before going to a regulatory agency. Then the agency would notify the entity being accused of wrong-doing before any enforcement action is taken. Also it would legalize retaliation by the company against the whistle blowing employee. I joined to take a closer look at the rights of whistleblowers and how they’ve changed through the years.


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Posted by on February 23, 2012 in Congress, Iraq


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