Lovely: SEC executives surfed porn while economy crumbled in 2008, yet another reason to not trust government

From the AP:

 A senior attorney at the SEC’s Washington headquarters spent up to eight hours a day looking at and downloading pornography. When he ran out of hard drive space, he burned the files to CDs or DVDs, which he kept in boxes around his office. He agreed to resign, an earlier watchdog report said.

Boxes.  Apparently one can’t have enough at the ready.

 An accountant was blocked more than 16,000 times in a month from visiting websites classified as “Sex” or “Pornography.” Yet he still managed to amass a collection of “very graphic” material on his hard drive by using Google images to bypass the SEC’s internal filter, according to an earlier report from the inspector general. The accountant refused to testify in his defense, and received a 14-day suspension.

Assuming a 22 work days in a month, 16,000 blocked attempts in one month equates to 727 attempts daily

He still works there.

 Seventeen of the employees were “at a senior level,” earning salaries of up to $222,418.

 The number of cases jumped from two in 2007 to 16 in 2008. The cracks in the financial system emerged in mid-2007 and spread into full-blown panic by the fall of 2008.

About 16 percent of men with Internet access at work admit to looking at online porn while at the office, according to a 2006 survey by Websense Inc.

They all apparently work for the government.

Got to love the AP headline: GOP ramps up attacks on SEC over porn surfing.

Those Republican bastards! Why should anyone care that jerks making over 200k a year spend more time surfing “very graphic” images over 700 times a day while the financial system teeters on collapse on their watch?

H/T Another Black Conservative who commented:

As Obama tries to go after Wall Street “fat cats” by giving the government more regulatory control, the very agencies that should have been minding the store in the first place were busy searching for porn. 

So why do we need more government control?  Oh to hire more regulators who can surf porn on the government dime and keep their jobs after being caught with graphic images on hard drives and overflow for a rainy day in scattered boxes littering the floor as they laugh all the way to the bank with 200k a year. 

Enough. Already.

UPDATE: Pundette has an Obamacare edition of Another reason not to trust government today, too.

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One Response

  1. When i heard this on the radio I was surprised. But now when i read he was on eight hours a day and had boxes of burned CDs my mouth dropped. Obviously this guy had a problem. Maybe he should ask Bill Clinton for advice. LOL.

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