Tyranny continues! – Obama’s Executive Order coming to cut off funding to his political opponents?

April 20, 2011 19:33

The White House last week began circulating a draft executive order that would require companies seeking government contracts to disclose contributions — including those that otherwise would have been secret — to groups that air political ads attacking or supporting candidates.

Ed Lasky at American Thinker


Administration critics, including the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are seizing on the White House’s draft executive order, in particular, as evidence of an attempt to use executive power to punish or silence political adversaries, while rewarding supporters. – Politico

One White House ally, Craig Holman,  applauds these plans since the 2010 election brought too many Republicans into Congress to hold out hope that these “reforms” could happen through legislation. So President Obama intends to use brute force to take these measures that would chill free speech and the campaign efforts of his critics. Apparently, a great deal can be achieved administratively through a regulatory approach and by executive order. A draft of the executive order requires disclosures of contributions made by companies’ executives and board members to support candidates and third-party groups (such as the very effective American Crossroads and Americans for Prosperity groups).

Tellingly, the draft order would not apply to Democratic-allied groups that receive grants from the federal government (such as Planned Parenthood) or to unions, which bankroll so many Democratic campaigns and which have trumpeted that their spending power helped elect Barack Obama and makes them the king of the (Capitol) hill. Unions are among the biggest campaign spenders in America and they give their money to Democrats. “We’re the big dog,” said Larry Scanlon, the head of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees).

Similar efforts to compel disclosure are being made through the Securities  and Exchange Commission, the FCC and through the Federal Election Commission.


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