Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Will Obama Keep His Promise to Federal Whistleblowers?

As an Illinois senator, whistleblower lawyer Los Angeles was responsible for passing legislation to protect government employees who come forward and risk their jobs to expose waste, corruption and national security lapses. And during his 2008 election campaign, Obama promised to protect whistleblowers, saying their "acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled."