Scott Bloch, who is Supposed to Help Government Whistleblowers, is Found Guilty. Obama needs to Get Better Whistle Blower protection

The National Whistle Blowers Center sent me the following up-date–and it leaves me more upset about the lack of democracy and transparency in government.  Please let your Congressmen and Senators know that you care.

Since 1978, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has failed to live up to its mission to protect whistleblowers, and has been dominated by political appointees. Now, the former head of whistleblower enforcement, Scott Bloch, pleaded guilty to serious criminal misconduct. This only serves to highlight how the OSC has been abused by politicians intent on having the foxes guard the chicken coop.
President Obama made a campaign promise to appoint a strong advocate for whistleblowers as the new Special Counsel. Nearly 2 years after that promise was made, no nomination has been sent to the Senate for confirmation.
It is understandable, with the OSC run by a criminal and an office seeped in a culture of cover-up, that the OSC stood by while whistleblowers like Theresa Chambers and Bunnatine Greenhouse lost their jobs after coming forward to report the truth. But it is unforgivable that the office entrusted to protect these people has been twisted and corrupted at its core.
We must let President Obama and Congress know that now is the time to fulfill his campaign promises by appointing Special Counsel who is a proven strong advocate for whistleblowers and an aggressive enforcement official. The person nominated in the wake of these criminal charges must be a nationally respected advocate for whistleblower protection, and must have the integrity and courage to challenge bureaucracy and defend whistleblowers.
We do not need another politically connected person to fill this office; we need a hardened advocate who will change the culture of this office. A new standard must be enforced, and never again should the OSC be so disgraced.

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I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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2 Responses to Scott Bloch, who is Supposed to Help Government Whistleblowers, is Found Guilty. Obama needs to Get Better Whistle Blower protection

  1. eslkevin says:

    On DEMOCRACY NOW we see that Obama claims to want to reduce spending. That should include supporting whistle blowers.

    Obama: “Everything on Table” for Deficit Reduction

    President Obama met with his commission on the national deficit at the White House Tuesday during the panel’s opening session. Obama formed the bi-partisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility earlier this year to provide recommendations on deficit reduction. Obama said he told commission members “everything is on the table” when it comes to government spending.

    President Obama: “This is going to require people of both parties to come together and and take a hard look at what the government spends and what the government raises in revenue. And it will require that we put politics aside, that we think more about the next generation than the next election. Everything has to be on the table. And I just met briefly with the Commission and said the same thing to them.”

  2. Carolyn Wilfred says:

    “US Whistle Blower’s Declaration of Independence”: Needless to say, perhaps only non government whistle blower’s are protected as we continue to live with political retribution. Please read…important links included:

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