Congressional committee: Kitzhaber administration tried to cover up Cover Oregon failures - Hot Air
This is par for the course in Oregon politics. It is also par for the course that the politicians do not go directly to jail, without passing go.
More after the jump.
"Cover Oregon, the state’s failed Obamacare exchange has been a well documented disaster, but many are still asking who’s to blame and who’s covering up for the failure of Cover Oregon? Now Congress is requesting an investigation into the catastrophic and expensive failure that was Cover Oregon.
Republicans on the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a critical report this week about the committee’s year-long investigation into Cover Oregon. Among other things, it accuses former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and his team “of putting politics before helping thousands of Oregonians buy health insurance.”
“Our investigation shows Oregon state officials misused federal funds, and improperly commingled official and political resources for the purpose of enriching the political prospects of then-Oregon State Governor John Kitzhaber,” committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, wrote U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch."
Welcome to Oregon, home of endemic corruption, helpful people, rainforests, and deserts, it's a land of contrasts.
This scandal was not Governor Kitzhaber's only:
Oregon’s Kitzhaber scandal goes much deeper than his fiancée - Watchdog.org
The Kitzhaber Scandal Is Just the Tip Of The Iceberg
We are unwilling to lift the corner of the rug further. We know the rug is stuffed full of dirty scandals.
The endemic corruption seems to permeate every level of government here. Perhaps it began with Oregon's Godfather of Corruption, Neil Goldschmidt.
Neil Goldschmidt's sex-abuse victim tells of the relationship that damaged her life
He got away with it, destroyed a child's life, and writers for the Oregonian have been accused of covering for the Gov.
The 30-Year Secret
Maddog has the dubious distinction of having used Robert K. Burtchaell as an investigator in a number of litigation cases. We would not have used Mr. Burtchaell's services had we known these facts, we had plenty of other high quality investigators to choose from.
Oregon's Democrat Governors have an unsavory history. The only question is how many of them?
The problem here is that the progressives in the Willamette Valley are so ideologically driven that these scandals are not of any interest to them. Notice how in the Goldschmidt child sex scandal it was friends of the child's family who knew but kept their mouths shut. These people care much less for the welfare of sexually abused children, and much more that their ideological beliefs win the day. This is moral corruption on a shocking scale.
The progressivism in Portlandia long ago moved from political ideology to religious fanaticism.