The Thin Blue Line #BlueLivesMatter

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ICE black heart
It was one year ago today, that I left my Department of Homeland Security ICE Office of Investigations "cube"  to never return.  I was on sick leave From July 1 until my retirement date of August 3, 2008. Actually when I walked out of the office, I had no idea that I would never set foot in there again. I can't go into all the gory details due to a confidentiality agreement . But I can say that I retired in good standing and my only regret is that I worked for ICE as long as I did.  I enjoyed the first 28 years.

I also can't believe how fast this year has gone. Even in the wake of my January kidney stone, its been one of the best years of my life.  After 32 years of working for federal bureaucrats, I can tell you with 100% certainty that you don't want the federal government running your health care system (or anything else).  The federal government is at least 50% overstaffed and undoubtedly the most inefficient operation in America.

On CNBC today, Larry Kudlow reported that federal, state, county, and local governments now account for 40% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Think about that. This is no longer a country that our founding fathers would recognize. We are moving farther away from capitalism and closer to socialism each and everyday.  Life is great for my wife and I but what about the vast majority of the hard working people in this country?

We live in a democracy and our elected officials are in place because they were legally elected. We have nobody to blame but ourselves for the mess. Voters have note paid attention to their government and have not held their elected officials accountable.

Ask yourself if you are better off today than you were five years ago. More importantly, will you and your children be better off ten years down the line?  It's not too late to do something about it. 
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I can't agree enough that your last day with ICE is a great day. I know many who have retired in the past couple of years, and I've yet to meet one who regrets it. The agency was doomed to failure from the very beginning when a bunch of college interns told Congress what agencies into the DHS. The decision to break up the old Customs Service was a terrible mistake made by people who had no idea what they were doing. The efficiency that was in place has yet to be refound. I have continued to hope that Congress would get around to fixing this mistake but I don't see any movement in that direction. There are many talented hard working agents still at ICE but they are burdened with many untalented managers and no real mission.

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