June 11, 2015 9:30 am -


Ben Carson thinks this would improve government efficiency.

The neurosurgeon-turned-2016 candidate told a conservative club in Iowa what he had in mind for “a covert division of people who look like the people in this room, who monitor what government people do.” According to Carson, federal employees might work harder if they thought their coworkers were watching them. He finished the segment by announcing that for this group, of course, he would “make it possible to fire government people.”

Doug Watts, the director of Carson’s campaign communications, sent an email to MSNBC in order to explain how the “covert division” would work. He compared Carson’s proposed unit to a secret shopper program, being a “quality control strategy used worldwide to improve customer service and customer care.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

25 responses to Ben Carson Wants ‘Covert Divison’ For Government Workers To Spy On Each Other

  1. Hirightnow June 11th, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Sort of a police force, that operates in secret, eh?
    A “Secret Police”, if you will.

    • OldLefty June 11th, 2015 at 10:10 am

      I was going to say the Stasi, but William and Hirightnow beat to to it.

    • alpacadaddy June 11th, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Yeah, but with a ‘Small Govt-Less Intrusive’ mission! (DOH!)

  2. William June 11th, 2015 at 9:51 am

    ” According to Carson, federal employees might work harder if they thought their coworkers were watching them.” I think I read something about a secret police force that would infiltrate and monitor workers back in good ol’ Europe, think it was in the thirties and forties.

  3. ExPFCWintergreen June 11th, 2015 at 10:14 am


  4. Foundryman June 11th, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Just what we need, a Stasi loving brain surgeon.

  5. robert June 11th, 2015 at 10:35 am

    a president controlled world wide secret shopper ?

    CIA your fired !

  6. Anomaly 100 June 11th, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Holy cow.

  7. Larry Schmitt June 11th, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Is it possible to fire a presidential candidate? Yeah, I guess it is. It’s called primary season. When he gets <1% of the votes, he'll have to find something else to do. Hello, Fox?

  8. tracey marie June 11th, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Paranoid and divisive ideas, the carson agenda.

  9. Suzanne McFly June 11th, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    These are the same people who are claiming President Obama is behind planes dropping chemtrails on the public below. Supposedly these “chemtrails” deteriorate the brain and the President is making these subservient fools. Seems the President put in the wrong chemtrails on these planes, they are subservient fools to rush, not him.

    • wolfendenpackleader June 15th, 2015 at 12:02 am

      Chemtrails were around in the time of G.W. Bush, who also advocated for neighbors spying on their neighbors after 9-11.

  10. Roctuna June 11th, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I think he makes every speech on the fly, saying whatever stupid sh*t comes into his head at the moment.

    • AJinNYC June 11th, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      So what you are saying is he went to the Sarah Palin School of plain speakin’ to the lamestream media. I wonder how this run for POTUS is helping his book sales.

  11. fahvel June 11th, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    SS – SD – Dachau – etc – need one say more?

    • CityZen June 11th, 2015 at 3:37 pm


  12. Warman1138 June 11th, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Somebody is channeling Joseph and Adolph again.

  13. CityZen June 11th, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Carson may be a brilliant surgeon but his lack common sense is becoming legendary. Remember this goose. If you ever make it to a government job we would insist someone was up your ass every minute.

    • OldLefty June 11th, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      The red flag for me was;

      “Will you listen? You have to take a long-term look at the ascent of something
      that fundamentally changes the power structure of America. You have to be
      someone who reads. Who is well-read. I want you to go back tonight. I want you
      to pull out what Saul Alinsky says about health care under the control of the government.”
      – Interview with Evan Gahr

      While making a big deal about how “well read” he is about Alinsky, he then goes on to demonstrate the he has never read Alinsky and knows nothing about him …OR he is simply lying.

  14. Mike June 11th, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    I would like a “covert division” that just spies on Ben…

  15. Chris June 11th, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Hey, Ben! Great thinking, there. Except you’re a little late.

    That’s what they called the “Stasi” in East Germany. Crack open a book sometime and learn, again, about history. You know, that stuff you’re ignorant of.

    • bpollen June 12th, 2015 at 4:54 am

      Heard estimates (probably some exaggeration involved) that half the population was informing on the other half to the Stasi.

  16. labman57 June 11th, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Uh, Ben. That has already been tried.
    Spying on your fellow government workers was SOP in the Soviet Union.

  17. granpa.usthai June 12th, 2015 at 12:27 am

    sigh! -GOP’s only answer is BIGGER government – everytime!

  18. wolfendenpackleader June 15th, 2015 at 12:04 am

    where have Ben been ? Employers have been spying on their employees for decades.