Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Obama Mulling Executive Order To Make Nixonian "DISCLOSE Act" Law

And it's coming under bipartisan opposition, even from House Democrat leader Stingy Hoyer (SRCC, via Marathon Pundit).
Bipartisan Opposition To President’s Proposed Order

Key Dem Leader Opposes Latest Effort To Limit Speech, Executive Order On Government Contracts Would ‘Politicize The Bidding Process And Undermine Its Integrity’

(The Hill) “White House plan to require federal contractors to disclose political contributions could politicize the bidding process and undermine its integrity, the second-ranking House Democrat warned Tuesday. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said government contracts should be awarded based solely on the reputation of the company and the substance of its bid. The issue of political contributions, he said, has no place in the process.”

“The issue of contracting ought to be on the merits of the contractor's application and bid and capabilities… There are some serious questions as to what implications there are if somehow we consider political contributions in the context of awarding contracts. … I'm not in agreement with the administration on that issue.”
What the Disclose Act would do, according to the Examiner, would require every company who signs contracts with the US Government to report on the political activities of their executives and board members.  "Transparency" is what the Regime claims the act is for, but it appears the Regime wants to reward contributors and punish political opponents.  It's a way of punishing political speech by the Regime.

Sounds kinda like a Nixon-esque "Enemies List" doesn't it?  Except that Richard Nixon would have never gotten away with the things this Regime has done and wanted to do.

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