One of the many slick tricks of the Obama administration was to insert a provision in the massive Obamacare legislation regulating people who sell gold. .This had nothing to do with medical care but everything to do with sneaking in an extension of the government’s power over gold, in a bill too big for most people to read
Gold has long been a source of frustration for politicians who want to extend their power over the economy.
When the amount of money the government can print is limited by how much gold the government has, politicians cannot pay off a massive national debt by just printing more money and repaying the owners of government bonds with dollars that are cheaper than the dollars with which the bonds were bought. In other words, politicians cannot cheat people as easily.But what is clear is that the Obama administration sees people’s freedom to buy and sell gold as something that can limit what the government can do.
Freedom in general cramps the government’s style.
But, at every turn, they find the freedoms granted by the Constitution of the United States hampering the Left’s agenda of imposing their superior wisdom and virtue on the rest of us.Sneaking a provision on gold purchases and sales into massive legislation that is supposedly about medical care is just one of the many cynical tricks used to circumvent the public’s right to know how they are being governed.
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