Some may have think I have been overwrought and maybe a bit nutty when I warned again and again and again about Obama’s totalitarian streak. Maybe I’ve lost readers over it. So be it. Events, all too sadly, keep proving me right. (And I expect at a later time to explain why I’ve spent so much space warning about Obama.)
Yet I have to admit even I was shocked to read what the FCC is up to. It is planning to pressure news outlets to avoid conservative bias – with emphasis on conservative. Rest assured MSNBC is not being targeted.
I defer to Ace for the details and share his disquietude:
But we are witnessing here the government -- the government! -- actively seeking to create a hostile and frightening legal environment for anyone who disagrees with the leftist cause.
They are basically putting people on notice that there is a "right" way to report the news, and a "wrong" way, and the right way will let you keep your broadcasting license, and the wrong way might just lose it for you.
This is so breathtakingly unconstitutional I don't know quite what to say.
In case one thinks us alarmist, one of the FCC Commissioners has sounded the alarm as well.
But that’s not all from the Obama Regime. His Treasury Department is trying to make it virtually illegal to take Fed government policy, namely Obamacare, into account when making decisions about hiring:
Some lawmakers, though, have claimed that the mere threat of the employer mandate is causing companies to shed full-time workers in the hope of keeping their staff size below 50 and avoiding the requirement.
Administration officials dispute that this is happening on any large scale. Further, Treasury officials said Monday that businesses will be told to “certify” that they are not shedding full-time workers simply to avoid the mandate. Officials said employers will be told to sign a “self-attestation” on their tax forms affirming this, under penalty of perjury.
Of course, Treasury has no legitimate authority to do this. But who needs legitimate authority when you have THE DEAR LEADER!!
Sorry. The idolatry of the OBAMA! can be so infectious. Totalitarianism can be that way.
Anyway, this is yet another step in businesspeople becoming slaves of the state. And if you are not allowed to take prudent measures to adjust to government taxes and regulations, that is exactly what you are. Get used to it, serfs.
And, again, you cannot say I did not warn you about this sort of totalitarian grove thing. No one can say this blogger did not do his duty.
By the way, today is the 10th Anniversary of this blog. Wish I had a happier post for you. Oh well.