Thursday, June 07, 2018

Stuff Nobody Knew ...



Will the rest of Congress back him up?

The Holman Rule allows the House of Representatives to offer amendments to appropriations legislation that reduces the salary of a specific federal employee. The rule was created in 1876 but rescinded in 1983. The 115th Congress reinstated the rule hoping to trim the federal bureaucracy of bad actors. It looks like the perfect candidate for the Holman Rule has arrived.

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) has introduced Amendment #40 to H.R. 5895, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019. 

The amendment is asking to reduce the salary of the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Mark Gabriel, to $1.

Since it is almost impossible to fire a government bureaucrat Congress is left with one option, the Holman Rule, and Mr. Gabriel has done more than enough to earn his $1 salary.

ABC15 Phoenix, Arizona conducted an investigation and found millions in fraudulent spending, with David Biscobing reporting, “Credit card statements and receipts obtained by ABC15 highlight the high-dollar and extremely questionable purchases: An employee bought $2,933 of ammunition even though WAPA employees don’t have government-issued guns… There were thousands of dollars spent on specialized weapons gear, including multiple $1,200 rifle scopes… Dozens of handwritten receipts – some for thousands of dollars, were submitted and approved… One employee bought himself a $14,000 ATV, Cloud said. Receipts show the employee spread the loan payments out over several months on his government credit card.”

Sounds a lot like 18 U.S.C. § 644  which prohibits persons who are not authorized depositaries of public money from knowingly receiving any such money or using, transferring, converting, appropriating or applying such money for any purpose not prescribed by law. Or in layman’s terms embezzlement.

Gabriel also allowed a hostile work environment to exist. WAPA’s chief of security, Keith Cloud, said, “the situation was harrowing due to a gun culture within the agency. As some employees began making threats ... [FULL]

How many MOC do you think are just as guilty as Mr. Gabriel?  My guess .... All Dems, and 75% GOPS. Too bad they're untouchable.

1 comment:

Skoonj said...

That pooping man is exactly like the ones we saw years ago in Barcelona. Never bought on, which is unfortunate.

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