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Friday, September 7, 2012

"I am the President"'s war on business

  This White House is in the process of declaring itself dictator, apparently.
  They don't like the way that Gallup figures their polls; who would, if your numbers aren't great?
  So, like Pravda of the old USSR, the White House is using both the press and the Department of Justice to get what they want.
  The Daily Caller reveals that the DOJ is preparing a lawsuit against Gallup unrelated to their complaints about how Gallup operates its business
Internal emails between senior officials at The Gallup Organization, obtained by The Daily Caller, show senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod attempting to subtly intimidate the respected polling firm when its numbers were unfavorable to the president.
After Gallup declined to change its polling methodology, Obama’s Department of Justice hit it with an unrelated lawsuit that appears damning on its face.
  Punishing American businesses is nothing new for this administration: Gibson Guitar is a prime example of intimidation, though suspicions are that the GG attack is primarily a partisan attack. The lawsuit was quietly settled for a fine of $300,000.
  Then there's Boeing, which built a factory in a right to work state after an impasse with hardline union employees in another state. The DOJ moved in and filed suit, blocking the opening of the factory for a time.
  There's the Obama war on car dealers, which followed the restructuring of the auto industry. 
  There's the Delphi pension debacle; again, the auto unions won. The taxpayers and non-unionists lost, both money and influence.
  Eventually amping up the mileage demanded of each new vehicle will result in another assault on taxpayers, as the cost of cars is expected to increase by a minimum of $3000.
  There's the Obama war on energy, with the coal industry struggling to survive and/or meet the new unreasonable EPA requirements to stay open.
  There's the war on BuckyBalls, which is an adult product accused of being mistreated by children.
  There's the assault on oil, who've been blessed to move to Venezuela and Brazil but forbidden to open in the States.
  Many US citizens consider what Obama did to healthcare as an assault on another huge business in this country. Many things could have been done to improve the administration of health care in this country, including tort reform and increased competition.
  But no.
  There's the war on farmers, some of whom want to sell raw milk to eager customers, who want to avoid hormones and other non-natural additives to their produce and food. One farmer says he was arrested and tortured for selling raw milk, according to reports. Indeed the penalty for selling raw milk is as much as ten years.
  In fact, you aren't allowed to sell food in general without going through major distributors, it appears, as 
  Cable companies are being "aggressively" pursued by the Department of Justice.
 And the internet is now subject to being monitored through an executive order, since Obama could not get what he wanted through the Congress. This is being called "strengthen[ing} the nation's defenses from cyber attack." 
  There's certainly much more which hasn't been revealed to the public and is outside the sphere of knowledge most of us out here in the hinterlands.
  One has to wonder.
  Why are the Obama administration and DOJ uninterested in voter intimidation.
  Why are the Obama administration and DOJ uninterested in making sure only legal voters vote once.
  Why are the Obama administration and DOJ so interested in prosecuting American businesses, punishing entrepreneurs and driving prices up in just about every sector of the economy?
  Just remember.
  Obama has declared:
  I am the President.
  And you'd better well remember it because the media sure wants to make sure you do.

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