Darrell Issa is like that kid who just made hall monitor and takes his duties a little to seriously. Here’s some of what Issa wants to investigate:
Issa, who will have power to subpoena government officials to appear before the committee, said he intended to conduct inquiries into the release of classified diplomatic cables by Wikileaks; recalls at the Food and Drug Administration; the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the foreclosure crisis; the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's failure to identify the origins of the meltdown; as well as business regulations and alleged corruption in Afghanistan.
Recalls by the FDA? I really hope he is going after Bush on that, since we had the most recalls under the former President.
Corruption in Afghanistan? The wires reveal that the corruption was going on way before we even had a President Obama. Again – you going after Bush?
Freddie and Fannie? Once again – that happened before Obama was President.
Wikileaks – OK I can buy that, but given the administrations response, I would say you are going after the victim and not the assailant.
And Issa isn’t stopping there. Instead he wants MORE investigations and is turning to special interest and big business to help conjure up some more items:
The incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - in letters sent to more than 150 trade associations, companies and think tanks last month - requested a list of existing and proposed regulations that would harm job growth.
"It was a broad net that we cast," Issa spokesman Kurt Bardella said.