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An assessment of 128 executive branch failures since 2000.


Failures by Category.


Consumers & Workers

Limited Ability To Block Dangerous Imports

FDA Enforcement Actions Way Down

USDA Challenged Over Meat Safety

Lack of Adequate Foreign Drug Oversight

Problems in Oversight of Food Safety

OSHA's Laissez-Faire Attitude

FDA Failure To Ensure Drug Safety

Failure To Protect Consumers From Unsafe Products

Oversight Collapse Leads To Mine Safety Issues

Agricultural Quarantine Inspection Stumbles

Eroding Budget Erodes Consumer Safety

Lack of Quorum at the CPSC

Contracting & Workforce

A Failure of Whistleblower Protection

Labor Relations Authority: Low Morale, Backlogged Cases

Contractors Failing Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

Human Capital Issues Plague Government

Surge in Outsourcing Creates Problems in Performance, Oversight

Chronic Understaffing at the EEOC


No Child Left Behind: A Few Bumps in the Road

Reading First: Scandalous and Ineffective

Student Loan Scandal Costs Students



Paralysis at the Federal Election Commission

"McCain-Feingold" Fails To Solve Campaign Finance Problem

Election Assistance Commission Has Not Met Mandates


Emergency Management

Hurricanes Expose FEMA Woes

FEMA Trailers Filled With Formaldehyde

We Can't Afford Another Flood

SBA Emergency Assistance Failed for Katrina

Flood "Protection" in New Orleans


No Robust, Sustained Alternative Energy Policy

Foreign Oil Dependence Has Grown

Refinery Bottleneck Puts Squeeze on Gasoline Supply

Move to a 21st Century Electricity Grid Is Stalled



Unsustainable Medicare Spending

Failure To Reform Social Security

Social Security Disability Backlogs



Climate Change: Hide the Assessment

Failure To Advance Climate Change Policy

EPA Deprives Public of Information on Toxics

Science Policy Politicized

Politicization at Department of Interior

EPA Stalls on Perchlorate Regulation

Mountaintop Coal Mining Alters Appalachia

EPA and OMB Slow Toxic Chemical Risk Studies

Scandal, Incompetence at Minerals Management Service

EPA Misleads on Air Quality After 9/11 Attacks

EPA Ignores Advisers on Particulate Matter Standards

Everglade Restoration a Man-Made Disaster

Superfund Program Loses Funding, Momentum

Toxic Mercury From Coal Plants Unregulated

Nuclear Waste Problem Unsolved

EPA Fails To Put Children First

Failure To Launch: Satellite Delays

EPA's Free Pass for Aging Power Plant Emissions



Shaky Start for Troubled Asset Relief Program

Skyrocketing Deficit

Oversight Fails To Keep Pace With a Changed Market

Lax Oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

SEC Allows Investment Banks To Go Unregulated

More Corporations Pay Less in Taxes

Audit Rates of Rich Fall, Audits of Poor Spike

Lack of Regs Fueled Accounting Scandal

U.S. Companies Hiding Revenue Offshore

Mismanagement and Cronyism at HUD



Medicare Fraud Out of Control

45 Million Americans Without Health Insurance

Information Protection

Failures in Cybersecurity

Millions in Equipment Missing From Indian Health Service

An Epidemic of Missing Laptops

Justice & Security

Too Close to the Edge on Torture

CIA Renditions Draw Controversy

Politicization of Department of Justice

Failure To Protect Sensitive Technology

Arbitrary Detention at Guantanamo

Osama bin Laden Still at Large

Lack of Progress on Immigration Reform

WMD Nonproliferation Needs More Attention

National Security Agency Mismanages Info Technology

$30 Billion Virtual Border Fence Faces Problems

First Responders Still Can't Communicate

FBI Abuses Power To Request Personal Information

Agencies Failed To Share Intelligence on 9/11 Terrorists

Pakistan Remains an Al Qaeda Haven

FBI Failure To Create a Modern Computer Network

Nuclear Sites Lack Adequate Security

Losing the Battle for Hearts and Minds

DHS Still Getting Up to Speed

Terrorist Watch List Mismanaged

Poor Retention of Counterterrorism Staff

Inability To Track Foreign Visitors to U.S.

Lack of Due Process for Terrorism Suspects

FBI Struggles To Confront Multiple Threats

NORAD, FAA Unprepared for Aerial Attack

U.S. Guns Arming Mexican Drug Cartels



False Premise for Going to War

Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal

Mismanagement at National Reconnaissance Office

Poor Health Care for Veterans

Failure To Regulate Security Contractors

Pentagon Office's Misleading Intelligence

Military Failure To Secure Iraq After Invasion

Lack of Armored Protection for Troops

Pentagon's Slow Adaptation to a War-footing

Inadequate Planning for Post-Invasion Iraq

Failure To Secure Weapons in Iraq

Mismanagement of Major Weapons Acquisitions

Veteran Disability Claims Languish

Delay in Opening U.S. Embassy in Iraq

Air Force Failure To Maintain Nuclear Weapons Accountability

Taliban Resurgence in Afghanistan

190,000 Missing Weapons in Iraq


NASA Inspector General Lack of Oversight

NASA's Failure To Ensure Safety in Human Space Flight

Massive Backlog at Patent Office

Census 2010 Stumbles at the Starting Line

FCC Chairman Martin Under Fire



Failing To Modernize Air Traffic Control

Human Fatigue in Transport Accidents Still Unaddressed

Close Calls on the Runway

FAA in the Dark on Maintenance

Record Delays in Air Travel

FAA Inspectors Cozy Up to Airlines

Highway Funding Woes


White House

Controversial Assertion of Executive Power

Excessive Executive Secrecy

Signing Statements Thwart Congressional Intent

Vice President's Office Exempts Itself From Information Safeguards

Executive Office of the President "Loses" E-mails

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SP has it BAD. Honestly, I think he's got the rest of the guys hands down when it comes to the severity of BDS. Four years from now, he'll still have some sort of anti-Bush image or quip in every post he makes. I think it's incurable for him.

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View Postcwm33.gifcwm33.gifcwm33.gifcwm33.gifcwm33.gifcwm33.gifcwm33.gif......are you saying that EVERYTHING you listed above is Bush's fault?...if so, you're delusionalkooky.gif


And whose fault would you say it is? Bill Clinton's?

Get your head out of the sand.

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View PostThe epitome of BDS



I was thinking Poster Child. wink.gif


'Now is the time for the proletariat to throw off the yokes of Capitalistic Imperialism, and charge the bourgeois Bush with 'war crimes' charges'.........kooky.gifcwm27.gifcwm27.gifcwm27.gif

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I would suggest remove striper from your posting name , my next suggestion is to move on. Where did that list come from moveon. org?

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