Abuse of power ping
I am acquainted with people who, after attending a “tea party” meeting, were audited. Never audited before.
We see that IRS was explicitly going after tea party groups. That people who led tea party groups had their companies sued repeatedly by OSHA/EPA/IRS/ETC and that even when the lawsuits were thrown out by a judge, the agencies just re-filed.
Anybody remember the SWAT invasions of Gibson Guitars?
Palin herself of course was pummeled by lawsuits before she left the governorship and apparently her dad has been dragged through it by the IRS since then.
I noticed that Glenn Beck was the number one rated show in his time slot when he was pushed off the air, thus silencing his attacks on Soros and Obama. I notice that Jay Leno was number one in his time slot when he was pushed off the air and I can’t help but wonder if he stepped on someone’s toes.
I saw Holder trying to arrange a civilian trial for the author of 911 apparently for the purpose of getting Bush and Cheney under oath. I saw Holder running guns to the cartels while encouraging the Mexican government to sue American gun manufacturers. That only fell apart when it was exposed with the murder of the Border Patrol agent.
So now, on top of all this, they punish S&P with a multi-billion dollar lawsuit. It may go no where, or they may be blackmailed into giving up a few hundred million to make it go away. Either way, the message has been sent.
This regime thinks in terms of using its power to destroy its political enemies. It is a lawless regime.
S&P should have immediately gone public with the threat, while telling the TAX CHEAT TO FO!
“Here are our rating parameters.”
“Here is your performance data.”
“Your score is B.”
“Sorry if you’re unhappy with your performance.”
They bring a downgrade he brings a knife. :-)
Abuse of power ping
Actuarial Science is racist bu**s**t.
Tim was a good fit for the Baraqqi regime.
And I can imagine the folks at Warburg Pincus are ecstatic he’s coming on board. Let the gravy flow!
A huge salary with minimal taxes...carried interest you know....