Saturday, March 21, 2009

Taxing Those AIG Bonuses

Sounds like an awesome idea, right. Considering the government has thumped their collective chests and made them the fall guy in all of this while taking no blame themselves. Just too bad it's unconstitutional for them to do so. Article 1, Section 9, Paragraph 3 states No bill of attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed. And if I understand correctly, what that means is the government can't come in and take what you have because they don't like you what you're doing without a trial. Which is what they're trying to do with these bonuses. There are two other clauses in the Constitution, but Judge Napolitano didn't say what they were in the interview he did. I've been looking for maybe an article or something that may have done but so far I haven't found one.

For eight years we had people screaming that Bush was violating the Constitution. Now we have the shoe on the other foot, and where are they? Where are the ACLU? Isn't this their domain? You add this to Dems calling for the "Fairness" Doctrine and the White House seizing control of the 2010 census and bringing in ACORN to help and we should be afraid boys and girls. Be very afraid.


BetteJo said...

Oh but puh-lease! There is such a HUGE difference! The democrats are doing this stuff for the common good, didn't you know? And the Bush administration always had ulterior self-serving motives.
Unfortunately - lots of people believe that.