Great article by Jed Babbin on how President Obama is trying to skirt Citizens United v. FEC and politicize the federal contracting process:
Congressional Dems responded with an effort to overturn the Citizens United decision legislatively with the so-far un-passed “DISCLOSE” Act, which would have restricted undisclosed donors who aren’t unions and other reliable sources of liberal funding. The fact that you cannot amend the Constitution by legislation apparently isn’t known to our professor of Constitutional law and is of no concern to Congressional Dems.
Now, Obama is considering an Executive Order the effect of which would reverse Citizens United in part, and, entirely, corrupt the federal contracting process.
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The April 13 draft Executive Order is entitled “Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors.” Section 2 of the draft says, in part, that “…every contracting department and agency shall require all entities submitting offers for federal contracts to disclose certain political contributions and expenditures they have made within two years prior to the submission of their offer.”
Read the full op-ed here