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Price Gouging


Price Gouging

On Meet the Press on Sunday Mr Bodman was heard to say,
The president has, has instructed the Justice Department to undertake an investigation of that. We see no evidence of it, but this is one of those situations where, I guess I would call it trust, but verify and that’s what the Justice Department is engaged in.

Bush's on the record comments about 'price gouging' came as he stood in the Rose Garden.
I have no evidence that there's any rip-off taking place. It's the role of the Federal Trade Commission to assure me that my inclination and instincts is right.

Sure, we can expect the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to speak out and publicly contradict his "inclination and instincts" only after they resign. Besides, if the FTC did find information that did contradict the "Decider" he'd just opt to go with another "signing statement" and reclassify the whole affair as secret.

4 Comments:

Blogger Sarah Elaine said...

The cartoons are always worthwhile... and sometimes the stories that go along with them are just as expresseive! (Visual verbal person here...)

As usual, well done.

5/02/2006 9:12 AM  
Blogger historymike said...

At some point we, as Americans, have to decide that some commodities (water, electricity, oil, and education come to mind) are better left out of the hands of profit-focused privateers.

The hundreds of billions of dollars in profits that big oil fleeced from Americans last year could be much better spent on items like education and health care, rather than fattening the portfolios of a few hundred oligarchs.

5/02/2006 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Craig said...

Bush (referring to what his politically appointed cronies and flunkies are for):..."to assure me that my inclination and instincts is right."

The reality is that a majority of American have finally caught on to Bush and now know that the inclinations and instincts of our Decider-in-Chief are almost always wrong.

Great post.

5/03/2006 2:24 AM  
Blogger Damien said...

Loving that decider and chief, the word totally exists yet when he says it everyone thinks its a made up word. Thats credibility for ya.

5/04/2006 4:51 PM  

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