Obama: Changing The Law With The Stroke of a Regulatory Pen

May 23, 2011

Hopey changey the Obama way: Of course this of illegal, but why would our dear reader Obama care about laws. Or Congress for that matter. After a while you forget the government and just do what the Declaration of Independence says in the clause that is often referred to as “The People’s Right of Revolution”:

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

The Department of Education’s web site, describes FERPA as a Federal law that “…protects the privacy of student education records.”  According to some advocates, proposed changes dramatically alter its intended purpose.

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What Is Hiding In Those Gigantic Bills

December 22, 2009

More than 80 percent of Americans agree that Congress drafts lengthy, complex bills to hide spending on special interests and to prevent constituents from understanding what’s in them before a vote is taken, according to a new survey.

According to a Zogby poll conducted last week, 83.5 percent of respondents agreed at least “somewhat” with the lengthy-bill premise, and 61.2 percent of Americans agreed strongly. Only 14.4 percent disagreed, and just 5.8 percent did so strongly.

I doubt if any of what’s hidden is good. The practice probably depends on the lamestream media not doing it’s job, but the bloggers will do theirs, read the bills, and inform you of what is hidden in there.

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Key House Democrat Got “Friends of Angelo” Sweetheart Loan

August 7, 2009

A powerful House Democrat who has turned down a Republican’s call to subpoena records of a mortgage program at Countrywide Financial Corp. received two home loans from the lender.

Some information in the lawmaker’s mortgage documents raises the possibility they were made through the program, which provided loans to public figures and other favored borrowers often at lower interest rates or with lower origination fees than were available to the general public.

The loans were made to Rep. Edolphus Towns of New York, who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform committee. The panel’s ranking Republican, California Rep. Darrell Issa, has been pushing to have the committee subpoena mortgage records showing who received loans through Countrywide’s VIP program — operated under former Chief Executive Angelo Mozilo and known within the company as “Friends of Angelo.”

More here.

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