But we do have the idealism and common sense to raise serious questions about one aspect of the bailout plan. In particular, we're more than a little alarmed by this language in Section 8:
Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.
Yikes! The plain language of this language puts the Secretary of the Treasury above the law, does it not? He gets a blank check to do whatever he likes—with no oversight whatsoever. Even in the best of times, this seems like an exceedingly bad idea, one that gives a single agency far too much power and then limits everyone else's power to review the agency's decision.
It's time for Democrats and Republicans alike to fight this administration power grab.