09/2011 Blog Posts
Issa cries foul on turnabout
Issa responds to ethics problems with conspiracy theories
Issa’s requested DoE loan would have benefited major GOP donor
Issa recommended this particular program despite his strong rhetoric about earmarks being "tantamount to a bribe" and the Department of Energy's loan program "as a backdoor, easy way to end up with corruption in government." We know that there's a long pattern of Issa co-mingling public and private business. And we know the DoE loan would have been a big boost to an investment of a major Republican money-man. And Issa's track record thus far doesn't recommend the benefit of the doubt.
Issa sought funds via “easy way to end up with corruption in government”
Out of excuses, Issa contradicts himself in avoiding NewsCorp
If he doesn't investigate NewsCorp, it's only because Darrell Issa just doesn't want to. Just like all the rest.
Issa vs. Economic Growth
The Green Jobs sector has consistently shown strong growth through the recent economic turmoil, at nearly twice the rate of the economy overall. By all accounts, it should be exactly the sort of success that anyone serious about more job creation would want to foster. But for Darrell Issa -- whose jobs platform costs the country millions of jobs, and the regulations he's been battling for his entire tenure? Well, they spur innovation, turn a profit, and help strengthen the economy. The agenda is increasingly clear.
Regulations turn a profit, spur innovation
So far, House Republicans haven't been too high on the Obama Jobs Plan, insisting that regulations are the path to a better budget and stronger economy. Certainly Darrell Issa has made de-regulation the centerpiece of his year, and one of his least favorite new regulations -- improving greenhouse gas standards -- will be delayed. Leaving aside for the moment that Issa's agenda costs millions of jobs without proposing to directly create a single one, it's still running into the tough reality that these regulations actually help the economy. A new report explains how regulations have traditionally been crucial to spurring innovation and keeping our economy moving. And Obama's billion dollar rules could bring in more than ten times their cost, topping $200 billion.
Ethics complaint filed, time to hold Issa accountable
Issa dismisses billion dollar NewsCorp scandal as “whiny”
But if Issa wants to argue that corporate corruption and nepotism worth hundreds of millions is a partisan issue, he can. If he wants to argue that a company doing a billion dollars worth of damage to our economy is a partisan issue, he can. Just like he can keep treating nuclear safety as a partisan issue, the stability of Wall street as a partisan issue, the foreclosure crisis as a partisan issue. But Oversight shouldn't be a partisan issue.