September 22nd, 2008

Lame Ducks Can Still Steal Real Good

by Philip Baruth

And people say that Bush has lost his mojo. Buried in the weeds of the Treasury Secretary’s demand for $700 billion in Wall Street bailout we find this little gem, a power grab with all the panache of Administration attempts to put Iraq up for no-bid contract: “Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.” Lame ducks can’t fly, but Lordy, they can steal.

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