Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Just follow the rules and your job is safe

The report on the Benghazi attack says:

serious bureaucratic mismanagement was responsible for the inadequate security at the mission in Benghazi where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed....

Despite those deficiencies, the board determined that no individual officials ignored or violated their duties and recommended no disciplinary action.
Translation: They followed the "rules". Reminds me of one lady asked why there wasn't enough security, and she insisted they had as much as was required by a previous recommendation, of course overlooking that things had changed and the ambassador had asked for more protection.

The "rules" stayed the same while the situation on the ground changed, so probably no one's going to lose their job over it because they followed the rules, not the reality.

No, I know nothing about politics, but I did work for the federal gov't as a doc, and once we had an incompetent "temporary" doctor, and the nurses continuously called me as back up. I complained, and was told that I wasn't required to do this, and when I asked why the head doc didn't intervene, I was told "He (the incompetent doctor) has a medical license, and if he makes a mistake, it's his responsibility".

That was the hospital where the people got so mad after they saved money by sending out "routine" X rays so we didn't get reports for a week or two. As a result, one of the tribal councilmen died of undiagnosed tuberculosis (which had been "read" by a non specialist as ordinary pneumonia).

I returned to the system 20 years later and found it a bit better, but still with the same "follow the rules" ideas.

And since the free press of the USA never bothered to examine how similar "rule" oriented health care works so well for the IHS, the VA and the military, it is going to be a big surprise for you once Obama care with it's regulations take charge of your medical care.

Hint: If they deny you care, fly to Manila and pay for it yourself.

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