Holy checks and balances, Batman! Just so we’re all clear how much unbridled authority we’d be granting clueless Hank Paulson (see my previous post), Christopher Manion at LewRockwell.com calls attention to this little provision tucked inside the “emergency” bailout legislation:
“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.”
Whoa. Just f-ing whoa. This is looking more and more like the fiscal version of the PATRIOT Act, both in terms of unchecked governmental power and the speed with which it is being bullrushed through Congress.
If we’ve learned nothing else over the last seven years, please let us remember that “just trust us” is not an option when it comes to the Bush administration.