Since the day Bush was sElected, rising gas prices resulting from his ties to Big Oil have been a heavy financial burden on working families. With the cost of fuel now breaking the $3 per gallon mark, even lazy white Republicans are feeling the pinch.
Meanwhile, rich fatcat CEOs wallow in their piles of ill-gotten cash like pigs at the capitalist trough. Indeed, every dime of profit a corporation makes is stolen from a poor person somewhere. It is only through a corrupt federal government beholden to Big Business that profits are tolerated at all.
At Seattle Hemp Products, we’ve evolved past the 20th Century make-a-buck mindset. I’m proud to say that we’ve been operating in the red for three years now. In fact, our 2005 annual report boasted that the company is “teetering precariously on the edge of bankruptcy”, thanks mostly to all the hard work we’ve done insuring that our monthly profits never exceed the wages of our lowest paid employee. Most recently, that person was our little Ukrainian janitor, Yuri. Yuri was a sweet guy and it’s a shame he didn’t survive the first round of layoffs. Another innocent victim of Bush’s failed economy.
Thankfully, politicians are finally taking steps to punish greedy corporations that profit at the expense of the consumer. In California, wise Democrat leaders are proposing heavy fines on the petroleum companies should their obscene earnings rise any higher. With their costs shooting through the roof, Big Oil would then be forced to lower prices at the pumps. If they took it once step further and confiscated all of Big Oil’s profits, logic dictates that gas prices would then drop to mere pennies a gallon (plus state and local taxes). Only a Democrat could think up such a brilliant idea. But it’s not rocket science folks. It’s simple economics.
The same principle can be applied to almost any business, from the health care industry to real estate. When it comes right down to it, all we really need is some government entity deciding which businesses are making too much money, and how to punish them for it. It worked for Seattle Hemp Products and it will work for Big Oil, if our peeResident would only listen to reason.
If the electricity is back on when I go to work Monday, I’ll send Bush a nice little email.