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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Sunday, October 18, 2009

"Trust Buster"

Whether you think it's warranted or not, can you remember a President in modern times being this harsh in a pre-written statement against a specific American company/industry/sector? (I can't find a transcript of the weekly "radio address," but here's an article and the source video.)
"And they're earning these profits and bonuses while enjoying a privileged exception from our anti-trust laws, a matter that Congress is rightfully reviewing," he said.....

Obama maintained, however, that the insurance industry "is rolling out the big guns and breaking open their massive war chest -- to marshal their forces for one last fight to save the status quo."

"They're filling the airwaves with deceptive and dishonest ads. They're flooding Capitol Hill with lobbyists and campaign contributions. And they're funding studies designed to mislead the American people," he said.


  • I was really surprised, too. I wondered if he is overly tired or something. On the other hand, it is justly deserved.

    By Anonymous marciale, at 6:17 PM  

  • And, I'm guessing they have polling saying that "against the insurance companies" will help galvanize. It also puts opponents "on the side of insurance companies."

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:20 PM  

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