Peter Orsag Suggests A New Democracy, Dictatorship Light



Peter Orsag

Peter Orsag, former Obama OMB Director, wants less democracy. It’s too much of a good thing. He’d like to eliminate the delays incurred by balancing the views of the electorate through their representatives by putting all control in the hands of the few. In some parlance, that would be called Socialism or Communism. I refuse to waste my time on the useless term Democratic Socialism. Socialism and Democratic Socialism are the same thing here in the U.S.

Using the difficult decisions before us as an excuse, Orsag suggests streamlining, by ignoring the Constitution, and allowing the elite to make all the decisions for us useless drones known as the electorate. His comments follow Gov. Perdue’s in which she, SERIOUSLY, not jokingly, suggested suspending elections for two or more years.

From his article: So what to do? To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.

He is writing for The New Republic, I think a better name would be The New Dictatorship. How stupid do they think we are?  The government could raise taxes when they want, sign treaties whenever, and pass whatever regulations they deem to pass without troubling themselves with Congress, which helps give balance to our government. I guess he’s hoping that discontent with Congress has softened people to the idea of even less control. By the way, Peter, it doesn’t sound radical so much as communist light. Read here: Too much of a good thing.