9/30/10

Ugly BigGov PACs color U.S. ballots

Freedom-loving nation tolerates Obamunism

General Motors is controlled by the federal government, plus the governments of Canada and Ontario own minority shares. So the question becomes should such a corporation be allowed to operate a PAC and contribute to partisan candidates for federal office?

Over at Pajamas Media, Tom Blumer is making a persuasive case that the answer to that question is a decisive no:

"Despite taxpayers’ majority stake, GM has revived its PAC and has collected and distributed money from its employees to advance the company’s interests.

Those interests, and the politicians and organizations which have benefited and will benefit, are, according to the company’s 'Political Contributions and Expenditures Policy,' determined 'by a Steering Committee and a separate Campaign Selection Committee appointed by the Chief Executive Officer of GM' — overseen by car czar and Mao admirer Ron Bloom ('We know that the free market is nonsense. … We kind of agree with Mao, that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun') and his clan."

(from washingtonexaminer.com)

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