In the last two weeks, two individuals have climbed over the White House perimeter fence. One man actually entered the building through the unlocked front door.
The response of the Secret Service? To contemplate establishing screening/search stations a block from the White House. After screening, the public would only then be allowed to approach the perimeter fence.
So … the government is considering punishing the American people (who own the White House) rather than the employees who failed to lock the front door. We don’t need new security measures; following current policies should be sufficient.
Our government is being mismanaged from top to bottom. (And by the way, when will the public be notified of the results of the numerous investigations and reviews of government misdeeds being conducted within the government? For example, has the FBI told us who pocketed the $500 million given to Solyndra five years ago?)
Never miss a local story.
David Donovan, Oakdale
Editor’s note: The U.S. Department of Treasury opened an investigation into Solyndra in 2011; no charges have yet been filed. However, House Republicans released a report on the company and its bankruptcy, available at http://energycommerce.house.gov.