This is just so unbelievable … it’s … well unbelievable? Just the next step toward the new America the Messiah … err … the President … has been talking about. Obama’s Special Counsel to the President on Ethics and Government Reform suggests one way to make the stimulus package work better? Silence the critics. No, really.
From Ed Morrissey, without whom we would be in trouble.
Mark Tapscott notices an interesting blog post by Norman Eisen, who works for Barack Obama as Special Counsel to the President on Ethics and Government Reform. Anticipating a deluge of criticism over the thus-far ineffectual spending plan, Eisen has a straightforward plan to deal with criticism. He’ll simply use the power of the federal government to silence it. Problem solved!
Go to Hot Air to read this most incredible, as in, not believable post.
Silencing dissent and criticism is “necessary under the unique circumstances of the stimulus program”? Gee, what “unique circumstances” might those be? Perhaps the fact that it costs more than the Moon shot, and has yet to halt the economic skid.
I think I may use this technique on the radio show. Oh wait … I control the red button. Never mind.
Updated to add (Steve): The Apollo program to put us on the moon six times cost about $25 billion in 1969 dollars, or about $145 billion today. The TARP fund provided $380 billion even before President Obama took office. Details on the TARP fund, which does not include stimulus spending or the $320 billion in TARP funds available to the Obama administration, is available online.