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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Pete Sepp
The 2007-09 recession was caused in part by a real estate bubble. Now it looks like the federal government is dealing with a bubble of its own.
President Obama often rails against "perpetual campaigns" in politics, but the White House is increasingly waging a partisan-edged campaign funded by taxpayers through a flood of daily emails to the public in support of his agenda.
Amtrak spent tens of thousands of dollars on hotel rooms and meals for 10 employees attending classes for train directors in Chicago — despite the fact each of the employees already lived and worked in the Chicago area.
Federal officials failed to keep track of how they doled out millions of dollars in transit benefits paid for Washington-area Pentagon employees to get to and from work, resulting in overpayments, double dipping and questionable public transit fares, a recent Pentagon review has found.
"Not everyone with excess time in the workplace will spend it helping their colleagues get caught up or knitting clothes for the less fortunate," he said.
"There needs to be a balanced approach to reform here, one that provides more flexibility to reassign workers' duties, aggressive enforcement of whistleblower protections, incentives for agencies and managers that save tax dollars, and penalties for those that fail to properly oversee them," Mr. Sepp said.