OSHA: It's Still Bush's Bureaucracy

During the eight long years of the Bush Administration, Washington bureaucracies were filled with political hires more interested in serving an agenda than in serving the people. The change in administration didn’t make these ideological worker bees disappear, and the results continue to vex us.


Take the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), for example. Today Kerry Hall of the Charlotte Observer reports that OSHA improperly paid more than $680,000 to a consultant and acquaintance of the then-agency’s director, Edwin Foulke Jr. Now the agency cannot show exactly what the consultant, Randy Kimlin of South Carolina, did for the money. Products? Deliverables? Nothin’.

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