Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Benefits for Business

From AP: WASHINGTON - President Bush on Tuesday ordered a temporary suspension of environmental rules for gasoline, making it easier for refiners to meet demand and possibly dampen prices at the pump. He also halted for the summer the purchase of crude oil for the government's emergency reserve.

Hm. Didn't he say that he wasn't going to do this? Instead he was going to "jawbone" the Saudis into managing the price of oil? As DailyKOS notes Bush seems to follow a pattern here of suspending the rule of law to handle difficult situations. Wages rules after Katrina? Not needed. Rules about phone taps? Nah, the president can override those if he feels like it. Rules about declassifying information? Nope! We can do what we want and it's by definition legal.

Those pesky laws. Why do we even have them?

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