Behavior is inexcusable

All through my life and education, from grade school to my master’s degree preparation, I would be called on to answer questions about situations I found myself in, or lessons I should have completed. I still am required to know and prepare for the work I am to do.

I have listened to Attorney General Eric Holder, in charge of the Justice Department of the U.S. government, sit and appear as ignorant as possible, unable to answer simple questions about situations of which he should have knowledge. A day or so later, the head of the Internal Revenue Service was questioned and could not answer simple questions about another situation in which he should have been knowledgeable.

If I am questioned by the Justice Department, I will be required to answer simple questions about the situation at hand, or I may feel the full weight of the government crushing me. If I am audited by the IRS, I had better be able to have the records and answer the IRS’s agents’ questions, or I face fines and jail time.

Please explain to me why those in charge of these agencies are given a pass on things of which they are in charge, while simple grade-school children would know to prepare and are required to prepare. If I appeared as ignorant and helpless as these folks, I wouldn’t have my job for long and probably couldn’t get another job ever! I would face jail time if I responded to their agents the same way they responded to the people’s representatives in Congress!

Please, no excuses – it is inexcusable!

 

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