Question about the Comptroller General of the GAO?

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  1. bigrebnc1775
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    People claim it's a non partisan group that monitors government spending. How can it be non partisan when the Comptroller General was appointed by obama in 2010?
     
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    What did you want him to do? NOT appoint one? :cuckoo:

    Comptroller General of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If you're unhappy with the setup, go blame Harding. He's the one that set the system up...in 1921.
     
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    Let's try a first ok?

    Let's discuss this as adults.

    Thats not my point, my point is how can anyone call the GAO non partisan when he has been appointed by the sitting president?
     
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    Because he became acting comptroller in March 2008, while Bush was still president.

    Seems to me if he was OK for Bush, and subsequently OK for Obama, thats about as close to non-partisan as you can get.
     
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    OK he was acting comptroller but not appointed by Bush. Is there some reason why Bush did not appoint him?
     
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    Why did it take just as long for obama to appoint him?
     
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    Maybe obama worked a deal with him to have the numbers twik for the healthcare to allow congress to vote for and pass it.

    "TWIIK THE NUMBERS AND i WILL APPOINT YOU."
     
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    Maybe aliens from mars abducted him and replaced him with a pod person too.
     
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    Let's talk as adults. Let's revisit the healthcare debate and review how people were supposed to vote but after talking behind closed doors with obama they changed their votes. Nebraska.

    Do you remember that sweet deal Nebraska WAS GIVEN AND CHANGED THE VOTE TO GO OBAMA'S WAY?
     
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    the comptroller runs nebraska now?
     

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