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  • "The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they know about what they imagine they can design."

    - F.A. Hayek

You're an Asshole!

Posted by The_Chef On 6:41 PM 2 comments

And I think that this will be one of the ones I want to do on a semi-regular/regular basis.

So now on to business. Today's candidate for the asshole crown can be found in the recent hubbub over gas prices and the *puts on a creepy chilling voice* eeeeevil of eeeeexcessive oil profits.
Oh let's get a picture of our lovely candidate up here shall we? Well look at that ... a Joseph Goebbels pose for the readers! How appropriate Ms. Waters.

Now for those of you that don't know, Congresswoman Waters recently made a spectacle of herself at a House hearing. Here she is grilling the President of Shell Oil Co.

Props to this John Hofmeister guy for understanding the ideas of Supply and Demand. When Supply is fixed and not moving and Demand rises a price increase is necessary for the market to remain as it should. In other words, with world consumption of gas going nowhere but UP! we should expect the price to rise Ms. Waters. All this seems lost on her however.
Allow me to quote her.

"This liberal would be all about socializi- ... uh uh ... would be about ... [pregnant braindead pause] ... basically taking over and the government running all of your companies."
My my Congressman Waters, showing your true colors are you not? I think the word that eluded you was "nationalize". You want to nationalize the oil companies. You've learned nothing from history have you? In Soviet Russia, Oil drills YOU!

Thank you for letting us know what you really think you pompous windbag. And for that wonderful insight on solving the oil price increase ... you Maxine Waters are an asshole.

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2 Response for the "You're an Asshole!"

  1. Justin says:

    Jon, stop fighting and let the sweet wave of papa government rush over you. Ah... now, see, doesn't lack of responsibility feel oh so good.
    That congresswoman Waters is an ass though. But, what could you expect, she is a women.

  2. John H says:

    Not to be too picky, but the proper syntax for a Soviet Russia joke is your phrase followed by two italicized, bold exclamation points. E.g. "In Soviet Russia, oil drills YOU!!"

    Other than that... hahaha, dumb socialist.