G. Jones: A corrupt government

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“Is there anybody here who can play this game??” asked Casey Stengel, manager of the New York Mets some years ago after a dismal losing streak.

Today, Stengel’s question would be “Is there anybody in our government who can do their job?”

Consider some of the recent crises and examples of corruption:

• The CDC’s handling of the Ebola crisis;

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• The ISIS that President Obama called J?Vs;

• There are now tens of thousands of South American illegal alien teenagers spread across all 50 states that require housing, schooling, food and medical treatment;

• The corruption within the IRS that resulted in dozens of conservative organizations losing their freedom of speech while the IRS delayed approval of their applications for 501(c)3 tax-exempt status;

• The Benghazi murders of Ambassador Stevens and three other American heroes was dereliction of duty at best and maybe treasonous. Nobody was held accountable and the secretary of state commented, “What difference does it make?”

?T?he only person held accountable in any of these fiascoes was Julia Pierson of the Secret Service, as a result of its recent security lapses.

Is there a culture developing in this country and in the government where corruption is OK? Where performance standards are ignored? Where personal responsibility is being replaced by victimization?

Successful people and businesses would not tolerate that behavior.

The public should be well informed when they vote in November. Then they will have done their part.

George Jones, Otisfield

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