David Hoffman is a top Amazon reviewer and the publisher of the insightful David’s Commonplace Book blog.
I would like to thank him for his kind review of my book Never Allow A Crisis To Go To Waste, a portion of which is excerpted below:
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read this book since I felt a little down on politics when I began reading it. I quickly became interested, almost in spite of myself and by the time I was halfway through it I couldn’t put it down, (or couldn’t turn off my kindle). Never Allow a Crisis to go to Waste is not just another Obama-bashing book, nor does Bart DePalma attempt to psychoanalyze Barak Obama, as others have tried to do. Rather, he shows the connections between Obama’s politics and policies are related to the history of Socialism in America…
DePalma shows that by his inclinations, education and past associations, Barak Obama works firmly in the tradition of asymmetric socialism. Where possible he has increase government ownership of business, in the automobile industry. Where not possible, he has used regulation to increase government control of the economy, which provides the benefits of ownership without the troubles, or unpopularity.
This would be a depressing book indeed, if DePalma ended it on that note, but in the final two chapters, he chronicles the rise of citizen resistance to Obama’s policies in the form of the TEA Party protests and the Republican victories in the 2010 elections.
I never liked depressing endings.
In yesterday’s post entitled Self Dealing Socialism, I reported on just a small part of Barack Obama’s $100+ billion subsidy of his government directed “clean energy economy.”
Today, the Obama Commerce Department imposed tariffs on solar panels imported from China because – get this – the Chinese are unlawfully subsidizing their government directed solar power industry.
Kettle calling pot.
In my book Never Allow A Crisis To Go To Waste, I detail how Barack Obama’s “clean energy economy” socialism planned to tax the oil and gas industry out of existence and redistribute that wealth to support government directed alternative energy industries and electric cars. Because almost no one was willing to buy a $40,000 underperforming battery car, Obama decreed that the government would buy the cars for their own fleets.
Today, we learn the self dealing socialism gets even worse.
The Obama administration gave Arizona solar panel manufacturer, First Solar, $32.3 million in loans and grants to build a plant in Ohio to help Democrat governor Ted Strickland get reelected. Then, Team Obama gave First Solar another $455.7 million in loan guarantees to sell its solar panels to a solar far it owned in Canada to goose the government export figures. In short, the administration put the taxpayers on the hook for nearly half a billion dollars to finance First Solar’s export of solar panels to itself.
This gives an entirely new meaning to the term incestuous relationship.
In my book Never Allow A Crisis To Go To Waste, I note how the Obama Auto Team illegally used tens of billions of dollars of TARP money meant to buy up bad home mortgages to instead give its United Auto Worker allies ownership stakes in Chrysler and GM and taxpayer subsidies of their retirement programs.
If this corrupt socialist deal was not enough, Michelle Malkin reports that new evidence is suggesting that the Auto Team also used the nationalization of GM and Chrysler to punish non-union employees of Delphi, a GM parts manufacturer, by taking away the Delphi retirement benefits which the government conscientiously protected for UAW.
Delphi workers and retirees are currently in court conducting discovery of the facts, so I have no doubt far more evidence of government corruption will be coming our way.