President Obama is taking a first step toward blackballing GOP supporters from receiving government contracts:
The White House has been circulating a draft Executive Order that would make many provisions of the failed DISCLOSE Act law by fiat. . . The order would require all companies that sign contracts with the federal government to report on the personal political activities of their officers and directors.
The Chamber of Commerce’s Blair Latoff told Politico that the order “lays the groundwork for a political litmus test for companies that wish to do business with the federal government” and is “less about disclosure than intimidation.”
There is a very simple way to prove that this Obama order is all about punishing his enemies and rewarding his friends: unions that sign collective bargaining contracts with the federal government are exempt from the “disclosure” requirements.