Ein Reich

Well we have already have Ein Volk. The Unity Candidate who will bring us together.

If this latest Obama idea is any indication Ein Reich is on the way. A patriotism test for corporations. Says Senator Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH):

I've talked to Barack a lot about his Patriot Corporation Act, which is not trade per se, but it's certainly part of the economic package around globalization. The Patriot Corporation Act has not gotten the attention that I would hope it would. But, basically it says that if you play by the rules, if you pay decent wages, health benefits, pension; do your production here; don't resist unionization on neutral card check, then you will be designated a "Patriot Corporation" and you will get tax advantages and some [preference] on government contracts.
Let me see "Ein Volk, Ein Reich,..." Any body know how that slogan ends? Bueller? Anyone?

H/T Instapundit

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 02.12.08 at 06:07 PM










Comments

So we see Liberal Fascism vindicated and it's predictive power confirmed.

Alan Kellogg   ·  February 12, 2008 9:32 PM

It sounds like a fig leaf for nationalizing the economy.

Trimegistus   ·  February 13, 2008 9:31 AM

Y'all do remember what comes after "National" in the world's most famous fascist party's name...

Ian Argent   ·  February 14, 2008 7:39 AM

Desslok, Desslok, Desslok!

Hey, he had a great smile and, um, colored skin.

David   ·  February 14, 2008 7:17 PM

So, lets see... I only glanced over the text of the legislation, but the gist seems to be along the lines of...

1) They keep their HQ in the US
2) Pays 60% of healthcare premiums
3) Is 'neutral' to labor unions (the obligatory union nod in any piece of Dem labor legislation)
4) Doesn't lay people off and pays above the Federal poverty line
5) Matches 5% of a 401k or equivalent retirement plan
6) Maintains benefits and compensates salary differences for reservists called to active duty.

And if they do all that they get a whole... 1% tax credit.

Seems to me this is a few bars below what most people would consider Nationalist. We've pretty much turned the Frobes "Best Employers" list into de facto Patriots. Why, it'll make going to Starbucks an act of national pride!

Jeez, I only wish this was the closest we'd ever get to something resembling national socialism.

Jared G.   ·  February 15, 2008 5:16 PM

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