Colorado Libertarians Message Board › Is the White House moving to Michigan?
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I am not quite sure how well the suits will like the climate in the northern Midwest, but it seems we will all find out. "...Mr. Obama was saying that economic conditions were sufficiently dire to justify a new level of government involvement in the management of corporate America" (New York Times For U.S. and Carmakers, a Path Strewn With Pitfalls). Forcing a merger, firing a CEO, these actions belong to executive boards, not the United States President. So Congress made the mistake of giving the auto industry, mainly Gm, our money when they should have let them fail. Big surprise, GM is still failing. Sounds like this could have been destiny, but wait here comes the President to save the day and become over involved. Reminds me of a soccer mom. With the Government's vested interests (control) over AIG and other failed financial institutions, they will now control our cars.
I received a phone call from a close friend who lives in CT but goes to college in MA a week ago. Appalled, he described to me that some "psycho" in MA wants to put tracking devices in the year of expiration stickers for license plates. Not only will vehicle registration and renewal cost more, this device will track how many miles are being driven and tax the owner of the car by the mile. I wonder if there is some connection here.....or maybe I am becoming overly paranoid because President Obama's actions in the last, oh, 2.5 months scare the shit out of me.
Obama has no statute to fall back on, only the fact that our tax money went to GM, which apparently gives him the right to push back on a few boundaries. Luckily, we have history and the Supreme court on our side: Harry Truman attempted to nationalize the steel industry, but this was overturned by the Supreme court. Hopefully Obama will not push for nationalization of the auto-industry and hopefully someone gives him a quick shove away from Socialism.