Palazzo – Obama order an attempt to silence critics

et again, the ever-extending arm of government is attempting to reach further into the lives of Americans under the Obama Administration. This most recent attempt is through a draft executive order from the president to silence political critics by placing over-reaching disclosure regulations on campaign donors, specifically those made by individuals or companies who bid for federal contract work. Although this order has yet to be implemented, it shows the thinking of this administration.

One cannot help but wonder why this closed-door, opaque administration suddenly has a desire to be transparent in the name of “ensuring the integrity of the federal contracting system.” If the president had real intentions of being transparent, why has there been no such order governing public labor unions?

Steven Palazzo
8/21/11