According to The Washington Post, “Over the past four years, employees have left [the Department of Homeland Security] at a rate nearly twice as fast as in the federal government overall, and the trend is accelerating, according to a review of a federal database.”
That’s a little scary right there. And this next piece of the article doesn’t make it any less so:
“The departures are a result of what employees widely describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale, and the lure of private security companies paying top dollar that have proliferated in Washington since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
“The department’s terrorism intelligence arm, for example, has cycled through six directors during the Obama administration, decimating morale and contributing to months-long delays in releasing intelligence reports, according to interviews and government reports.”
Just to make sure everyone’s following, this is the Department of Homeland Security the article is talking about. This is the group that’s supposed to be protecting American borders and keeping our citizens safe from terrorist threats that are already developing inside the country.
I’d say that our president and his minions don’t much care about our well-being. And it would be true. But apparently Obama doesn’t much care for his own safety either, considering how a guy with a knife was able to hop the White House fence, run across the lawn and actually enter the building before the Secret Service was able to stop him.
I guess at least Obama’s consistent?