Alarming News

October 30, 2005

Keeping the people stupid

I’m so proud this guy is my senator:

Reminds me of a telling little incident at a parade in Queens a couple of years ago. A man on the sideline complains about the price of gasoline. Mike [Bloomberg] says something apologetic about supply and demand. Chuck Schumer, nearby, calls the guy over, and explains that “these guys” in Washington, the ones running the company, own oil companies, and that they’re making money off the high gas prices. That’s what’s really going on, he says. The guy walks away confident that Chuck has given him a secret little nugget of truth. It’s a kind of politics Mike will never be good at.