If we can say anything positive about the Obama Administration, we can positively say it’s full of irony.
For instance, ironically on the same day that the President closed the White House to all tours citing lack of funds, the EPA sent out an email informing the recipients that they are looking to hire Administrative Law Judges in 179 cities around the country. Here is the email:
Here’s your daily list of job openings at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
If you have any questions or problems, please e-mail email@example.com for assistance.Job Announcement Number:
Santa Barbara, California;Denver, Colorado;Hartford, Connecticut;Miami, Florida;Tampa, Florida;Atlanta, Georgia;Atlanta, Georgia;Florence, Alabama;Irvine, California;Saint Petersburg, Florida;Boise, Idaho;Paducah, Kentucky;Covington, Louisiana;Morgantown, West Virginia;San Juan, Puerto Rico;Mobile, Alabama;Peoria, Illinois;Wichita, Kansas;Lexington, Kentucky;Anchorage, Alaska;Phoenix, Arizona;Charlottesville, Virginia;Arlington, Virginia;Little Rock, Arkansas;Chicago, Illinois;Fort Myers, Florida;Bronx, New York;Topeka, Kansas;Montgomery, Alabama;Colorado Springs, Colorado;Dover, Delaware;Washington DC, District of Columbia;Augusta, Georgia;Macon, Georgia;Jackson, Mississippi;Columbia, Missouri;Creve Coeur, Missouri;Saint Louis, Missouri;Springfield, Missouri;Billings, Montana;Falls Church, Virginia;Norfolk, Virginia;Richmond, Virginia;Roanoke, Virginia;Auburn, Washington;Spokane, Washington;Tacoma, Washington;Madison, Wisconsin;Milwaukee, Wisconsin;Casper, Wyoming;Mayaguez, Puerto Rico;Ponce, Puerto Rico;Rockville, Maryland;Orland Park, Illinois;Baltimore, Maryland;Boston, Massachusetts;Lawrence, Massachusetts;Lowell, Massachusetts;Springfield, Massachusetts;Detroit, Michigan;Flint, Michigan;Grand Rapids, Michigan;Livonia, Michigan;Mount Pleasant, Michigan;Oak Park, Michigan;Bloomington, Minnesota;Minneapolis, Minnesota;Hattiesburg, Mississippi;Alexandria, Louisiana;Metairie, Louisiana;Covington, Georgia;Chattanooga, Tennessee;Sioux Falls, South Dakota;Franklin, Tennessee;Kingsport, Tennessee;Nashville, Tennessee;Charleston, West Virginia;Huntington, West Virginia;West Des Moines, Iowa;Louisville, Kentucky;Cincinnati, Ohio;Newark, New Jersey;Fort Lauderdale, Florida;Fort Smith, Arkansas;Jacksonville, Florida;Orlando, Florida;Savannah, Georgia;White Plains, New York;Greensboro, North Carolina;Raleigh, North Carolina;Tallahassee, Florida;Cleveland, Ohio;Fort Wayne, Indiana;Brooklyn, New York;Buffalo, New York;Syracuse, New York;Columbus, Ohio;Portland, Oregon;Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania;Providence, Rhode Island;Columbia, South Carolina;Aberdeen, South Dakota;Rapid City, South Dakota;Long Beach, California;Norwalk, California;Oakland, California;Sacramento, California;Omaha, Nebraska;Albuquerque, New Mexico;Albany, New York;New York, New York;Queens, New York;Rochester, New York;Charlotte, North Carolina;Fayetteville, North Carolina;Fargo, North Dakota;Akron, Ohio;Dayton, Ohio;Toledo, Ohio;McAlester, Oklahoma;Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;Tulsa, Oklahoma;Eugene, Oregon;Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;Johnstown, Pennsylvania;Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;Seven Fields, Pennsylvania;Charleston, South Carolina;Greenville, South Carolina;Knoxville, Tennessee;Memphis, Tennessee;Arlington, Texas;Dallas, Texas;Fort Worth, Texas;Galveston, Texas;Harlingen, Texas;Houston, Texas;San Antonio, Texas;Salt Lake City, Utah;Alexandria, Virginia;Alameda, California;Fresno, California;Los Angeles, California;San Bernardino, California;Jericho, New York;Evanston, Illinois;Oak Brook, Illinois;Birmingham, Alabama;Tucson, Arizona;Newport News, Virginia;Seattle, Washington;Evansville, Indiana;Indianapolis, Indiana;Kansas City, Missouri;Tupelo, Mississippi;Las Vegas, Nevada;Manchester, New Hampshire;Cherry Hill, New Jersey;Jersey City, New Jersey;Orange, California;San Diego, California;San Francisco, California;San Jose, California;Stockton, California;Reno, Nevada;Pasadena, California;Moreno Valley, California;San Rafael, California;Pennsauken, New Jersey;Valparaiso, Indiana;Middlesboro, Kentucky;New Haven, Connecticut;Honolulu, Hawaii;Shreveport, Louisiana;New Orleans, Louisiana;Lansing, Michigan;Portland, Maine
Administrative Law Judge
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
$118,612.00 to $165,300.00 / Per Year
03 to 03
Who May Apply:
United States Citizens
Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) serve as independent impartial triers of fact in formal proceedings requiring a decision on the record after the opportunity for a hearing. In general, ALJs prepare for and preside at formal hearings required by statute to be held under or in accordance with provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), codified in relevant part, in sections 553-559 of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.). ALJs rule on preliminary motions, conduct pre-hearing conferences, issue subpoenas, conduct hearings (which may include written and/or oral testimony and cross-examination), review briefs, and prepare and issue decisions, along with written findings of fact and conclusions of law. The Federal Government employs ALJs in a number of agencies throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Cases may involve Federal laws and regulations in such areas as admiralty, advertising, antitrust, banking, communications, energy, environmental protection, food and drugs, health and safety, housing, immigration, interstate commerce, international trade, labor management relations, securities and commodities markets, social security disability and other benefits claims, and transportation. Individuals who wish to apply for a position as an ALJ with the Federal Government should read this ALJ Job Opportunity Announcement in its entirety before preparing an application. Applicants must meet all the qualifications requirements for an ALJ position as described in this announcement. OPM reserves the right to verify information provided by the applicant during the examination process and through any part of the selection process. Information that cannot be verified may result in designating the applicant as “ineligible” or negating the score on a particular examination component, depending upon the information at issue.
What adds thickness to the irony is the salary listed for each of these Administrative Law Judges. Even at the minimum salary of $118,620.00 per year, multiplied by 179, that equals at least $21 Million dollars of your tax money that, according to the President, supposedly doesn’t exist. Instead of using this large sum of tax payer money to add employees to the EPA’s roster, don’t you think it could be used for other things, such as oooh.. I dunno.. keeping the White House open to tours?
Obviously, the President is playing political games by trying to do things which might cause outrage at the politicians who stand in the way of his political agenda.
But I find it ironic that The President, who has been a politician most of his life, isn’t better at playing the game by making sure he completes the most simplest of tasks like… covering his tracks… so that it isn’t so easy for people like myself, to call his bluff.
So I guess Mr. President, you maybe a Liar, but ironically, you are not a very good one.