Thursday, May 14, 2009

Obama and abuse of power

George Will reviews Obama's Chrysler/UAW and California/SEIU policies and concludes:
This is not gross, unambiguous lawlessness of the Nixonian sort -- burglaries, abuse of the IRS and FBI, etc. -- but it is uncomfortably close to an abuse of power that perhaps gave Nixon ideas: When in 1962 the steel industry raised prices, President John F. Kennedy had a tantrum and his administration leaked rumors that the IRS would conduct audits of steel executives, and sent FBI agents on predawn visits to the homes of journalists who covered the steel industry, ostensibly to further a legitimate investigation.
Hat tip: Celestial Junk

RELATED: As regards bullying banks, Obama policy is a continuation of the Bush/Paulson policy.

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