Discussion in 'Politics' started by JBeukema, May 16, 2011.
Presidential Order on Campaign Donations Could Counter Citizens United » pa
Obama wants to find out who his enemies are so he can attack them through government means like disallow a waiver for ObamaCare or sick the Justice Department on them.
It's a naked attempt to intimidate and penalize any company that donates to Republicans.
There are already laws restricting campaign donations by corporations. The Citizens United case removed restrictions on independent expenditures, that is, on speech.
No problem with it as long as unions are held to the same level of scrutiny. Entities after federal contracts that are union shops should likewise "disclose certain political contributions and expenditures that they (unions) have made within the two years prior to submission of their offer."
Makes sense considering the truckloads of money unions shovel at Dimocrats year in and year out.
Disgusting abuse of power! An executive order to circumvent a SCOTUS decision a year and a half from his reelection?
Anyone bidding on a federal contract should disclose who they are making political contributions to.
It is called ethics
And of course if Bush had done this the Left would be screaming police state and abuse of power.
It is an abuse of power. The president cannot over-ride the Supreme Court. This measure serves no purpose other than to punish his opponents.
Next up: Africanization of industry.
Why? What difference does it make? The bid is either the low bid or it isn't. How does knowing which orgs the CEO contributes to further that process?
Oh, sorry those questions require thoughtful answers and that's beyond you. My bad.
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