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Crony Capitalism And President Obama: How The System Really Works

June 11, 2012
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Crony Capitalism And President Obama: How The System Really Works

President Obama’s attacks on Romney’s record while at Bain Capital have opened the window on what is being called “Obama’s public equity record”—with Romney’s surprise news conference in front of failed solar manufacturer Solyndra and new campaign ads bringing the Obama administration’s record into the spotlight. Suddenly the “green jobs” record is being carefully examined and “giving taxpayer money to big donors, and then watching them lose it” is back in the news. In his book, Throw Them All Out, Peter Schweizer says: “These programs might be the greatest—and most expensive—example of crony capitalism in American history. Tens of billions…

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It’s Not Al’s (Armendariz) Fault

May 1, 2012
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It’s Not Al’s (Armendariz) Fault

Frequent readers of my column might be surprised to see that I am defending Al Armendariz, the newly resigned EPA Administrator of Region 6. In his recently revealed “crucify” comments, Armendariz was merely reflecting the view from the top – though the exact word choices may have been his own. Yet, Al, alone, is taking the fall. He resigned on April 30 and his resignation was immediately accepted by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. Yes, the above is my opinion. No, I do not have any special insight into the agency. What I do have is perspective and personal experience with…

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Eric Holder’s Definition Of Politics and Credibility?

August 27, 2009
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When testifying during his confirmation hearing, Obama’s choice for Attorney General, Eric Holder, made two major commitments to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the American people: “The attempt to politicize the department will not be tolerated should I become attorney general of the United States.” “I will work to restore the credibility of a department badly shaken by allegations of improper political interference….” I guess the Senators should have asked Mr. Holder for his definition of the words “politicize” and “credibility,” because his actions since taking office have been anything but “un-political” or “credible.” It began with his decision to drop charges against members of the New…

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