Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Obama Tramples U.S. Constitution - #2888 - Obama's Executive Order Threat "Nixonian" - Hot Air

So says Charles Kadlec at Forbes, who should know. Kadlec found out first-hand during Richard Nixon’s imposition of wage and price controls in the 1970s, when businessmen refused to go on the record out of fear that the President would put them out of business. Kadlec sees the threat of an executive order forcing senior management at government contractors to confess all of their political donations — including, for the first time, donations to independent organizations — as a means to create another Presidential “enemies list”: President Barack Obama is reportedly about to sign an executive order that would vastly expand the power of his administration to coerce and intimidate the private sector into submission while restricting the ability of his opponents to engage in political activities. The order would require any company bidding for a government contract, its political action committee – and its senior officers—to provide in a convenient single report a list of all of their contributions to political parties and candidates for the past two years. Read more.......

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