Well, it may work, and it may not, but the sentiment is the same regardless. Consider the following from a statement made by President Obama on Feb. 4, 2009:
Finally, these guidelines we’re putting in place are only the beginning of a long-term effort. We’re going to examine the ways in which the means and manner of executive compensation have contributed to a reckless culture and quarter-by-quarter mentality that in turn have wrought havoc in our financial system. We’re going to be taking a look at broader reforms so that executives are compensated for sound risk management and rewarded for growth measured over years, not just days or weeks.
Then there’s that little issue of the White House trying to take control of the census. (No, we haven’t forgotten about that one…)
Oh, and who can forget the billions for ACORN effort?
As a conservative, I will give Obama and his team their due – they’re thinking large, and they ain’t bashful about it either. I just wonder if their audacity spurts from the fount of ignorance, DUI power, greed, or an “It’s payback time!” mentality.
But whatever the reason for the machinations, this is clearly a huge morass of very significant power grabs.