HopeTracker| The headline is a bit sensational, implying that far more than 33 SEC employees and contractors watched porn at work, while the country was sinking into economic crisis. But the facts are that more than half of the 33 workers were ‘senior employees’ making $99,000 — $223,000.
We note that a regional office staff accountant who tried to access pornographic Web sites nearly 1,800 times, using her SEC laptop during a two-week period was a woman.
The report is politicized already by Rep. Darrell Issa, ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, who is arguing that the report is confirmation that the SEC shouldn’t be given expanded powers in financial reform.
“This stunning report should make everyone question the wisdom of moving forward with plans to give regulators like the SEC even more widespread authority,” he said. “Inexplicably, rather than exercise its existing regulatory enforcement authority, SEC officials were preoccupied with other distractions.”
Given the fact that Conservatives — both Democrats and Republicans — watch more pornography, perhaps Conservatives shouldn’t have anything to do with financial regulation, based on Rep Issa’s argument. via CNN
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