Prepare yourself for a message and bombardment of populist bullshit the likes you haven’t seen in a long time.
High gas prices.
Election season right around the corner.
A fading President.
All perfect ingredients.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House on Monday lashed out at US energy giants expected to announce bumper quarterly profits this week, even as Americans see wallets hit by rising prices at the pump.
And it’s just gonna get worse. The rhetoric will be clear and unmistakable. It will rain down on all of us from the minute the first oil company drops the early press release. Clear indications that Obama has been building up to this are everywhere:
RENO, Nev. – President Obama announced Thursday that the Justice Department is assembling a team to “root out any cases of fraud or manipulation” in oil markets that might be contributing to $4 a gallon-plus gasoline prices.
“We are going to make sure that no one is taking advantage of the American people for their own short-term gain,” Mr. Obama said at a town-hall style meeting at a renewable energy plant in Reno.
See. Obama has already established a no fly zone and is just prepping the field for the next wave. His enemy, big corporations, have the next move and they’re penned in; they have to take that next step, and when they do…
“Major oil and gas companies are going to report this week, significant, if not record profits,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney.
High gas prices.
Don’t look now, but here come the warships!
However, I am here to help you out a little. Not so much a bunker, but a counter offensive.
1. As you hear folks talk about the record profits and contempt of the oil industry, offer your friends a choice of investments. On the one hand, they can opt for Investment A. This investment will return them a profit of $1. On the other hand, they can opt for Investment B. THIS investment will return them a profit of $5. When the inevitable question comes up of “How much do I have to invest?”, you may comfortably tell them, “It doesn’t matter. Profit is profit regardless of investment.”
2. Ask them what the Federal government’s profit was on the gasoline America consumed last year. When they shrug that shrug that says, “I don’t know.”, you may tell em it was $25,376,665,440.00.
Get ready America. Shock and Awe. Just be prepared to fight it.