Saturday, June 13, 2015

And we call this plank in the platform, Stasi.

via Steve Benen...
When I first heard yesterday that Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson wants to spy on U.S. government workers, I thought this was some kind of joke. 

It sounded like a satirical way of poking fun at the right-wing neurosurgeon’s strange political views.

But as msnbc’s Jane C. Timm reported, Carson actually shared his thoughts on a “covert division” yesterday.
Republican presidential contender Ben Carson said Wednesday that if elected next year he might implement a “covert division” of government workers who spy on their coworkers to improve government efficiency.
The pediatric neurosurgeon-turned-candidate told a crowd of Iowa Republicans he is “thinking very seriously” about adding “a covert division of people who look like the people in this room, who monitor what government people do.”
The idea, apparently, would be to help motivate government employees to work as effectively as possible, fearing that their co-workers are spying on them. more