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Holder’s New Bluster: The Fraud Task Force on Gas Prices

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Strapped American families can rest easy. On Thursday April 21, Attorney General Eric Holder Attorney rode to our rescue with the following announcement:

Rapidly rising gasoline prices are pinching the pockets of consumers across the country. We will be vigilant in monitoring the oil and gas markets for any wrongdoing so that consumers can be confident they are not paying higher prices as a result of illegal activity. If illegal conduct is responsible for increasing gas prices, state and federal authorities should take swift action.

Holder’s new Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Working Group (acronym FFETFWG) will protect us from the sinister forces that raise gas prices by “monitoring oil and gas markets for potential violations of criminal or civil laws to safeguard against unlawful consumer harm.”

I guess Uncle Sam is in the business of deciding what is a “just” price of gas!

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