Could it be that the cozy relationship between General Electric’s C.E.O. Jeffrey Immelt and President Obama has led to some of these “special breaks?” It’s a matter of public record that Mr. Immelt was a financial contributor to the President’s first campaign; and in less than a month after being inaugurated President Obama appointed Mr. Immelt as one of his “advisors,;” and after President Obama managed to get his “healthcare reform” legislation passed, the General Electric corporation was released from having to comply with the law’s mandates; and late last year the G.E. corporation was also given a “waiver” from having to comply with federal environmental regulations as they work towards building a power generating plant in California .
The protestors from “U.S. Uncut” and the “Fresh Juice Party” would probably prefer to ignore this, but there is every reason to believe that G.E. – and Bank of America and ExxonMobil and a bunch of other large corporations – get special favors and “waivers” from our government, because they can be personally useful to President Barack Obama.
Left-Wing America continues its political tactic of only accusing Republicans of being “in bed” with “greedy corporations.” But the man they elected President, through bailouts and waivers and blatant influence-peddling, has used the force of government to make himself a de facto CEO of huge chunks of the economy. He is now using that power for his own personal benefit. "Power corrupts," Lord Acton once said, "...and absolute power corrupts absolutely" - even if you're Barack Obama.
The government corruption that “U.S. Uncut” and “Fresh Juice” are so offended by is fortified and expanded by the expansive government for which they vote. America desperately needs less government intrusion in our private affairs, not more of it, yet Left Wing America still seems to be stuck in their rut of assuming that as long as Obama controls things, he’ll make it better for everybody.
America’s fourth President James Madison wrote in the Federalist Papers “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary…” Today, the Fresh Juice Party’s homepage reads “it would be wonderful if the words and deeds of our elected officials were as sweet as fresh juice…”
Will the Left Wing America ever learn?
Austin Hill is an Author, Consultant, and Host of "Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business," a syndicated talk show about small business ownership and entrepreneurship. He is Co-Author of the new release "The Virtues Of Capitalism: A Moral Case For Free Markets." , Author of "White House Confidential: The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History," and a frequent guest host for Washington, DC's 105.9 WMAL Talk Radio.
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