Friday, November 04, 2005

Another Politician Taking Advantage Of Rising Oil Prices.

So-called "Republican" Senator Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, says he is upset with all the money that oil companies are making. You see Grassley knows that consumers are getting mad over oil company profits, and being the politician that he is he reconizes the oppurtunity to gain some votes by addressing their concerns. Grassley is "suggesting" that the oil companies donate a portion of their profits for a "temporary" program to help pay for home heating oil for low income families and senior citizens this winter. In other words they should take the profits that they worked for and help pay for the non achievers. For those of you that do not know this is fascism.

Neal Boortz has pointed out in his column "whose profits are they anyways" that we finally have a Republican that has earned the title of fascist.

He also wonders as do I, what would be next? Automobile manufacturers could be required to spend a portion of their profits on public transit projects. Broadcasters, who, after all, are government regulated businesses, should donate a portion of their profits to buy radios for poor people so that they can get the information they need to prepare for disasters like hurricanes .... as if the poor were actually going to prepare. Homebuilders could be required to donate profits to low income housing projects. Pfizer could be required to donate profits from the sale of Viagra to fertility clinics for the poor. Just what we need, more pregnant poor people.
Financial institutions could be required to donate profits to a federally subsidized loan program for low-income Americans with bad credit. Food processors and manufacturers could be required to donate profits to community food banks. The list goes on and on.

Alexander Tyler warned that a free country can not survive once its citizens learn that they can use the ballot box to take the property of others. We are almost there.

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