The Dodd/Frank Wall Street bill (oh, the irony) just passed the Senate and is headed to President Obama’s desk. Obama will be signing into law what Bob Belvedere calls the Fascist Take Over of the Free Market bill. To recap, it does nothing to address the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac problem that was at the center of the financial crisis. Nor does it do anything about “too big to fail” which, if I recall correctly, was the original intent of financial reform.
What the Fascist Take Over of the Free Market bill does do is reward more of the Democrats favorite special interest groups. Today we found out that the unions weren’t overlooked. Surprise, surprise.
The Washington Times: Principal among them is a measure to make it easier for unions, environmental groups and other activist organizations that hold shares to put their representatives on the boards of directors of every corporation in the United States.
The so-called “proxy access” provision, which activist groups say they will use to try to improve oversight of corporate financial practices, has provoked a backlash from the Business Roundtable, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other major non-Wall Street business groups.
“This legislation includes provisions totally unrelated to the financial crisis which may disrupt Americas fragile economic recovery” and lead to increasing political battles in the boardrooms, said John J. Castellani, president of the roundtable.
Read the whole article for more on this dreadful 2300 page bill that passed thanks to the likes of RINOs Scott Brown, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. With friends like those three, who needs enemies? Why don’t they just switch parties?