Fascism is a wierd concept to define, but almost every serious definition of it includes the merger of the public and private sectors. Yesterday the Obama White House and Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) demonstrated this key element when they ordered CitiBank to scrub the purchase of a new corporate jet.
This sounds like great oversight and the Dems sound like great watchdogs against waste UNTIL A FEW FACTS ARE BROUGHT TO BEAR.
In fact, Citi had planned to use the ONE new, efficient jet to REPLACE not one but TWO older, less efficient jets; and these were to have been sold at prices which would have MORE than offset the cost of the new jet. This is to say nothing of the maintainence savings. BUT NOOOOOOO............
In order to show themselves as Mighty Leaders, Obama and Levin forbade this "extravagance". It was pure political theater and it did much more harm than good. But it did look like the Dems were giving a big bad bank a pranging, And all the Sheeple say AMEN.
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