The Barack Obama Administration has a few signature calling cards – none of them any good. Government money and cronyism – is perhaps its ace in the hole.
President Obama promised “We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re going to reward our friends who stand with us on the issues that are important to us.”
And that is a promise he has absolutely kept.
This administration has dramatically increased government spending and regulatory overlording. By the end of their run, our national debt will have more than doubled – to about $21 trillion. And the cost of federal regulatory compliance has rocketed upward – to $1.9 trillion per annum.
Much of that government explosion – has directly benefited cronies.
And Was the administration’s treatment of the Tech sector any different? Of course not.
Speaking of uber-crony Google.
The Obama-Crony examples are nigh endless. But the Obama era is thankfully coming to an end.
Any hope of anything different out of a prospective Hillary Clinton Administration? Of course not. In fact, all evidence – and there is a LOT of it – indicates things will be even worse.
Let us begin by looking at Clinton’s pro-crony efforts whilst Secretary of State for the Obama Administration.
So when you hear speculation about the Russians hacking the Democrat Party to help Donald Trump – remember the Clintons’ relationship with Vladimir Putin is FAR cozier.
And there’s oh-so-much-more on the VERY cozy relationship between the Clinton State Department and the Clinton Foundation.
Well isn’t that helpful. And does anyone buy this?
Neither does Putin. Neither do we.
The Clinton Foundation is a multi-multi-million-dollar crony nightmare mess.
And when you seek a promotion from Secretary of State to President – this happens.
Well, the Democrat Party Convention is this week – during which they will officially nominate Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee. Is the Party platform in any way less crony than every fiber of Clinton’s being? Of course not.
To wit: We mentioned Tech sector cronyism before. Let’s look there again. The Party platform calls for much more government money and protection for its friends.
Democrats Support ‘Ambitious’ Tech Investment: “The just-released draft of the Democratic party platform…supports Net Neutrality and expansion of high-speed broadband networks. But its biggest push is in the areas of clean energy and infrastructure investment….
“This type of spending may help tech spending in much the same way the U.S. stimulus did in 2009 to help with the recession’s recovery. Some some $800 billion was approved for projects that stimulated jobs, with several billion set aside for IT and telecommunications.”
By “this type of spending may help tech spending in much the same way the U.S. stimulus did in 2009 to help with the recession’s recovery” – you mean not at all.
The only beneficiaries of 2009 “green energy” money – were Obama donors. Government Internet infrastructure “investment” – was just as awful.
Yet the Democrat Party platform – is promising lots more of all of it.
Oh – and Net Neutrality isn’t crony at all.
Again speaking of Google – are they rooting for a Clinton Administration?
Assange: Google to Back Hillary Clinton for President in 2016: “Google has strong ties to Clinton, WikiLeaks founder reveals.”
What is Google doing about it?
But fret not – Google and everyone else’s generosity will be most richly rewarded by the next Clinton Administration.
Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign and the Clinton Foundation roll on – in a full-on cronyism haze. And the Democrat Party platform – backs the corrupt play.
A third Obama term, indeed.
This first appeared in Red State.