By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A report by the Troubled Asset Relief Program's inspector general, Neil M. Barofsky, underscores the danger of handing control of private enterprise to government bureaucrats. In running General Motors and Chrysler, the Obama administration's Auto Team made decisions based on what its members know best: race and politics.
"Nevertheless, GM officials stated that they developed the cost-savings estimate ... after being 'pressed' during meetings with congressional representatives to explain the cost savings that would result from the dealership terminations."
"Key members of the Auto Team ... stated that they did not consider cost savings to be a factor in determining the need for dealership closures," Mr. Barofsky wrote in his July 19 report.