HolyCoast: Dems Propose 'Reasonable Profits Board' to Regulate Oil Company Profits

Friday, January 20, 2012

Dems Propose 'Reasonable Profits Board' to Regulate Oil Company Profits

These people are making it so hard for me to come up with funny stuff anymore because their actual headlines sound like satire:
Six House Democrats, led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), want to set up a "Reasonable Profits Board" to control gas profits.

The Democrats, worried about higher gas prices, want to set up a board that would apply a "windfall profit tax" as high as 100 percent on the sale of oil and gas, according to their legislation. The bill provides no specific guidance for how the board would determine what constitutes a reasonable profit.
Apparently this bill is called "The Gas Price Spike Act". If these fools want to know why gas prices are spiking, perhaps they should look at the activities of this administration before they look at the oil companies.  We could have gotten millions of barrels of oil from the Canadians, but no, Obama decided to appease the radical environmental lobby and kill the Keystone XL pipeline.  Why don't you start by investigating those people?


Larry said...

The BATFE has learned since the days of Elliot Ness that it's best to be all encompassing when coming up with your brand new government bureaucracy's name -lest you have to change the sign on the building every decade or so to add tobacco, then firearms, then explosives.

The fact that they want to call it "Reasonable Profits Board" and not "Bureau of Petroleum Industry Profits" lets you know they will add every other industry in the private sector and not even have to change the logo on their letterhead.

Nightingale said...

It's right up there with the Ministry of Funny-Walks from Monty Python.