Socialist Obama Administration Makes New Power Grab To Seize Private Sector Businesses

I know there are still several libs out there who stamp their feet and whine like little children that Obama is not a socialist. Well, you can put your faux temper tantrums back into the closet for another day. All doubt about Obama’s intentions of sending the United States into a socialist disaster similar to that of European nations has been erased.

The White House announced a plan for the government to come in and seize control of private sector businesses. At first, the excuse was that the government should come in and give oversight to any bank or firm that recieved TARP money. Now, they just want to go in and take over any bank, firm or business they feel like.

From the Washington Post:

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner is set to argue for the new powers at a hearing today on Capitol Hill about the furor over bonuses paid to executives at American International Group, which the government has propped up with about $180 billion in federal aid. Administration officials have said that the proposed authority would have allowed them to seize AIG last fall and wind down its operations at less cost to taxpayers.

The administration’s proposal contains two pieces. First, it would empower a government agency to take on the new role of systemic risk regulator with broad oversight of any and all financial firms whose failure could disrupt the broader economy. The Federal Reserve is widely considered to be the leading candidate for this assignment. But some critics warn that this could conflict with the Fed’s other responsibilities, particularly its control over monetary policy.

The government also would assume the authority to seize such firms if they totter toward failure.

There are two major problems with this. First, our government is so incompetant that it is extremely doubtful that they would ever be able to accurately identify a firm that was tottering “towards failure.” After all, Sarbanes-Oxley was designed to do just that and it failed to give us notice every single time another Wall Street firm went bankrupt. Apart from that, if the market dictates that is business should fail then the business should fail.

Second, this is nothing more than a socialist power grab, an attempt at seizing the means of wealth and production. Sound like a part of a plan introduced by a radical who lived back in the 1800’s and wrote the Communist Manifesto? It should. It is precisely that.

Obama has also mentioned that he wants to put limits on executive compensation in all businesses, whether they recieved TARP money or not.

The Obama Administration has now removed all disguise from their policies. They are most definitely socialists and they are no longer timid about exposing it. Socialism is a disaster and had failed everywhere it has been tried. Certainly, Obama is aware of history.

But I believe that Obama has a more sinister purpose in mind here. He wants his socialist allies in Congress to grant his administration these broad powers to act against the American private sector in order to tighten the devastating stranglehold that socialism will ultimately have on us and our lives.

Is this what Chris Buckley, David Brooks and Doug Kmiec had in mind when they convinced all those people to vote for Obama?

This madness must be stopped.

Wake up America!

You can access the complete article on-line here:

U.S. Seeks Expanded Power To Seize Firms
Binyamin Appelbaum and David Cho
Washington Post
March 24, 2009


Rapists, Muggers And Robbers Rejoice! You Now Have Free Reign In The National Parks!

Ever wonder how criminals select their targets for their next crime? Very few do so randomly. Most size up a situation and carefully consider the risks before going in and doing the dirty deed.

Rapists often stalk their victims before moving in to strike. Robbers case houses to determine which ones will be the easiest to break into and which ones will have the most loot. Muggers tend to go after those that look weakest and least able to fight back.

You get the picture.

Now, let’s say that you are a mugger, robber or rapist and you want to know where the most fertile hunting grounds are. That analysis has now been made simple for you by Federal District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly who presides in Washington D.C.

Judge Kollar-Kotelly has issued an order from the bench (judicial activism) that people with concealed weapon permits may no longer carry their firearms in National Parks.

Thus, if you happen to be a mugger, robber or rapist, you can pack your own illegal firearm, head into National Park and begin to mug, rob and rape knowing that no one on those trails or in those camp sites will be able to fight back against you.

According to the National Rifle Association, Institute for Legislative Action:

On Thursday, March 19, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. granted anti-gun plaintiffs a preliminary injunction against implementation of the new rule allowing law-abiding citizens to defend themselves by carrying a concealed firearm in national parks and wildlife refuges.

In Thursday’s ruling, Federal District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issued the preliminary injunction against the Department of the Interior rule that took effect on January 9, 2009. The revised rule allowed individuals to carry concealed firearms for self-defense in national parks and national wildlife refuges located in states that allow the carrying of concealed firearms.

In recent years here in Virginia, we’ve had a few high-profile killings in the Parks and along the Appalachian Trail.

Judge Kollar-Ketelly has no common sense on this issue. Essentialy, she has sent a message to anyone who wishes to commit crimes: Go into the parks. No one will be able to stop you from inflicting harm on other people.

So, if you go hiking on a trail in a National Park, beware. You could run into a mugger or rapist or a drug-dealer who wants to protect his crop of marijuana plants.

BTW, please don’t try to say that Park Rangers will be able to protect everyone. The average response time for law enforcement in a poorly marked wooded area is more than long enough for a criminal to commit a crime and then get away virtually undetected. Besides, Park Rangers won’t respond until after the crime is committed.

You can access the original press release on-line here:

Concealed Carry In National Parks Suspended — NRA Files Motion To Appeal
National Rifle Association of America, Institute for Legislative Action
March 20, 2009