Friday, July 31, 2009

The Car Cash Presidency

(This was written when the federal government took over General Motors. It is now known as "Government Motors")

He got a sweet gift of gab,
he got a harmonious tongue
He knows every song of love
that ever has been sung
Good intentions can be evil
Both hands can be full of grease
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace
Bob Dylan

"That Congress cannot delegate legislative power to the president is a principle universally recognized as vital to the integrity and maintenance of the system of government ordained by the Constitution." The Supreme Court of the United States of America

The President of the United States just fired ..... the President of General Motors. I looked at the Constitution, and as far as I can tell, the President has the power to hire and fire Presidential motorcades, not the CEO of a major corporation. (Don't tell me that Reagan fired the air traffic controllers. They were federal government executive branch employees, and Reagan headed the executive branch.)

The President also says have no fear, if you have a warranty with GM, the federal government will honor it. Awesome. Isn't it great to know that the right to an oil change has just been added to the Bill of Rights? "Give me liberty or give me a new transmission" is the new American call for freedom. Are squeegee men considered federal government employees now?

In a power grab unprecedented in American history, in the last month,the executive branch of the federal government has taken over the banking and automotive industries. Ever watch sports on television? Just about every commercial is for banking or automobiles. The end of every commercial should have Obama saying "I'm Barack Obama, and I approve this message."

Seriously, the lines between business and government are more blurred than ever before. And the Congress? They have abdicated their constitutional authority. "Just don't do something, stand there" seems to be the Congressional response.

By giving the President a pile of money and saying, "do whatever you want with it" Congress has turned over to the President its constitutional authority to legislate. And you see what the President has done with unprecedented power- he has taken us on a Socialist path.

If 9th Street and Prospect Park West represents capitalism,and Smith & 9th represents socialism, then we are on the Smith Street bridge.

By nationalizing banks and cars, the President has naturally put the Government in the banking and car business. Do you really think government knows how to run these businesses? If the government could not make a profit in running OTB, how will it make a profit in the cut throat auto industry?

Ah, but making a profit does not seem to be the point. Its all about wealth redistribution and creating further dependency on Mama Government with Mr. Obama.

As for me, I much prefer a federal government that buys tanks rather than selling cars.

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