People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty or justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary.
– Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
The best way to describe Obama’s entire sleazy reign is to liken it to a Potemkin village. Everything he’s done was designed for appearances as opposed to results. Actually, that’s not really true. Everything was done to help further enrich a handful of crony insiders while appearing to be working in the public interest.
One of the best examples of this is…