“Government allegedly investing in the private sector is at best using American taxpayer money to choose winners and losers – and far more often than not losers over winners,” he wrote. “These are decisions best left to American consumers spending their own money in the free market.”

Motely encouraged the White House’s political opponents to halt funding of Digital Promise before the independent nonprofit gets off the ground, even after funding for the initiative received bipartisan support.

“The end result of Digital Promise is as predictable as it is pathetic,” he wrote. “If there is any way to stop this latest inevitable and inevitably colossal Obama administration waste, let us by all means do so.”