Last evening I heard Mark Levine tell his radio audience to forget Socialism, it’s Fascism in America today. After reading Jonah Goldberg’s book Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, Mr. Levine in spot on.
Democratic staffers released the final version of the stimulus bill at about 11 pm last night after delaying the release for hours to put it into a format which people cannot “search” on their home computers.
Instead of publishing the bill as a regular internet document — which people can search by “key words” and otherwise, the Dems took hours to convert the final bill from the regular searchable format into “pdf” files, which can be read but not searched.
Three of the four .pdf files had no text embedded, just images of the text, which did not permit text searches of the bill. That move to conceal the bill’s provisions had not been remedied this morning at the time of publication of this article. (You can find the entire bill on the House Appropriations [http://appropriations.house.gov/] website.)
Human Events offers a peek at what Congress is hiding:
- SEC. 1607. (a) CERTIFICATION BY GOVERNOR — Not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act, for funds provided to any State or agency thereof, the Governor of the State shall certify that: 1) the State request and use funds provided by this Act , and; 2) funds be used to create jobs and promote economic growth.
- (b) ACCEPTANCE BY STATE LEGISLATURE — If funds provided to any State in any division of this Act are not accepted for use by the Governor, then acceptance by the State legislature, by means of the adoption of a concurrent resolution, shall be sufficient to provide funding to such State.
The provision would overturn state laws and constitutions, intervening directly in the state’s government to give the legislature the power to overturn a government’s decision when a Governor chooses not to accept federal money from the spending bill.
This is one more example of the Leftists in federal government to run over State’s Rights and reserve more power in the beltway, which is looking more like Chicago’s City Council each day. Indeed!
See also: We’re All Fascists Now