May 27 2009
If there is one issue the Democrats and the Obama administration will be skewered on in 2010 it is the job situation. Right now we already know the ‘shovel ready’ stimulus pork spending bill is a woeful failure. But if in addition to this job busting disaster is not enough, we may have the makings of what could be a legitimate legal investigation into the biggest case of bribery since Saddam Hussein bribed the UN with oil contracts in order to dodge international scrutiny of his WMD program.
I am speaking of the breaking news that the US government mandated closing of Chrysler dealerships with an eye to which ones where democrat fundraisers vs GOP fundraisers. From Gateway Pundit:
Which was also picked up by Allahpundit at Hot Air:
Iâ€™m skeptical that this is as bad as it looks â€” itâ€™d be politically suicidal, for no benefit greater than petty revenge â€” but consider it yourÂ must-read of the day. Donâ€™t stop before the updates either or youâ€™ll miss profitable dealers scratching their heads trying to figure out what mysterious sin they could have committed to warrant termination.
If GOP supporting profit making dealers where shuttered in locales where Democrat supporting dealers were left open (to take the business) then we have the making of a major scandal. The government cannot put people out of business based on political leanings. As noted at Hot Air:
â€œThe Fifth Amendment clearly states you cannot take another personâ€™s property without due process or compensation. Even in eminent domain, there is an appraised price on the property being taken by the state.â€
I too am a bit skeptical this early, but the answer is obvious – full investigations into the decision process for closing Chrysler dealerships. The trend is something that cannot be ignored. If there was no effort to shut down politically opposed businesses then there should be no resistance to an investigation. But if there was any information garnered during the process which indicated political support or fundraising, then the entire process is tainted and I am sure numerous laws were violated.
So let the investigations begin. Every person who lost his or her job due to the government’s intervention needs to be assured political donations and support had no bearing in the decisions which left them without a job and put them in serious financial jeopardy.