National Whistleblower’s Day! Get Your Whistle-Ready? Set? Blow!
July 23, 2014
Every single day, thousands of American workers report fraud, violations of environmental rules, health and safety hazards, and political corruption. When done right, whistleblowing has strengthened democracy, protected the environment, and saved taxpayers and investors from huge financial losses.
Last year the U.S. Senate declared July 30, 2013 as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.” (Think they’re regretting that decision since Snowden?) Make a donation of $15 or more to support the National Whistleblower Center (from now until July 30, 2014), to receive a copy of The Whistleblower’s Handbook in honor of National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.
Or you know, you could just keep reading here.
Or here about The Phoenix VA Whistleblowers
Or here about POGO (Project on Government Oversight)
Or here about corporate crybabies that wanted to be alerted when there were whistleblowers
Or here about the government wanting a heads up when there are whistleblowers
Or here about Eric Holder patting himself on the back for collecting $1.2 billion from Toyota
Or here about Eric Holder and winner of the second highest federal fine in U.S. History $2.2 billion for kickbacks and off label marketing with Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky
Or here about Senator Chuck Grassley when he was kindly handed his “assley” from the FBI
Or here about Peggy Ryan whistleblower and former employee of Endo Health Solutions
Or here about Min Amy Guo whistleblower and former of Novartis
Or here about government spin unspun on whistleblower payouts
Or here about Former CIA Field Operative Robert “Tosh” Plumlee
And despite all of that whistleblowing:
Sorry-I’m using this GIF until someone begs me to stop.
The government is doing little to deter the illegal behavior perhaps because they benefit the most from the awards or perhaps corporate corruption and government corruption enjoy courting each other at the peril of patients, employees, and taxpayers alike.