The government is circling the wagons. Politicians and bureaucrats who operate our bloated government are beginning to catch on to the fact that they're surrounded by voters who don't like them.
There's an "us" vs. "them" mentality going on within the halls of power, and you, the voters and taxpayers, are "them." What's going on? Well, it's a funny thing, but it turns out that voters really don't like it when Congress is filled with liars and crooks. They also don't like it when their elected representatives keep passing bills and spending our money on things we don't like.
So those in power are circling the wagons, trying to insulate themselves from criticism and the coming revolt. Of course nothing is straightforward inside the Beltway. They're doing all this in very sneaky ways. Things are snuck into bills and not discovered until the bills become law and it's too late.
Like the new Financial Regulation Law. Scoreboard has been reporting to you how racial profiling was snuck into the financial reg bill. And now we've found another stealth provision in the bill, one that gets to the heart of the "us" vs. "them", inside-the-Beltway mentality. FOX Business has been suing the SEC for information, because they wouldn't come clean about their operations. We've recently been making a lot of progress getting information when suddenly our attorney, Steve Mintz, was told in Court this week, that the new FinReg bill allows the SEC to cover up almost everything it does from the public.
Mintz was furious. He told us that this was done as a "backroom deal that was cut between Congress and the SEC to keep the SEC's failures secret."
The government's in a big CYA mode right now. They don't want us looking inside, because the more we look in, the uglier it looks…whether it's SEC bureaucrats looking at porn, or financial firms spreading money around.
This is a very dangerous development in the attempt by those in power to take the government away from the people who own it. Scoreboard is not going to stand for it, and neither will voters.