Saturday, 21 November 2009

Whistleblower Protections and Signing Statements and the Obama Administration

Given candidate Obama’s promise to not use signing statements to circumvent the legislative intent of Congress and his pledge to support whistleblowers, I was shocked to read the signing statement he issued on the Omnibus Appropriations Bill that was signed into law on March 11. Not only did President Obama’s action run contrary to his promise not to use signing statements to circumvent the intent of Congress, he also appears to have broken his promise to strengthen whistleblower laws by singling out an important whistleblower protection provision that Congress has included in every appropriations bill for the last decade.

Behind the scenes Obama is acting exactly as the Bush Administration would. His Campaign promises were worth nothing. For these reasons, and his pandering to special interests (ie. Wall Street) at the expense of the ordinary people of whom 50 million are suffering food shortages, it is no wonder his approval rating has dropped below 50%.

Obama is just another puppet of the establishment. The only changes we will see will be "fairy floss" ones. The corpocracy will be protected.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 21st, 2009.]

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