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Gerald Walpin

Walpingate: Walpin Responds, Obama Dodges

June 18, 2009

Last week, Obama gave notice that he was firing Inspector General of AmeriCorps Gerald Walpin.  As mentioned previously, by law Inspector Generals have to be fired for cause and a 30-day written notice of the firing, and the reason for the firing, need to be detailed to Congress.  The purpose of this law (which Obama [...]

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Obama’s Inspector General Problem

June 12, 2009

All government agencies have a position of Inspector General, which is supposed to be a non-political appointment that has the job of auditing and ensuring proper use of the People’s money, and to enforce ethics and the rule of law within the government agencies.  As noted by statute, an Inspector General can only be fired [...]

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