Monday, June 18, 2007

A Classic Shell Game

Most individuals are aware of what a shell game is.  Here is Wikipedia’s description.

The shell game (also known as Thimblerig, Three shells and a pea, the old army game) is portrayed as a gambling game, but in reality, when a wager for money is made, it is an illegal confidence trick used to perpetrate fraud. In bunko slang, this famous swindle is referred to as a short-con because it is quick and easy to pull off.

Pay particular attention to the above portion of that description which I’ve highlighted.

Now read the following.

Democrats are hoping to strip $15 billion in tax incentives from the energy bill that was going to large energy companies and instead, divert it to renewable energy sources, like solar, wind and the controversial ethanol fuel being made from corn.

This is the Democrats idea of “getting tough” with big oil, but they are simply continuing the ongoing shell game, which all professional shell game jobholders in Washington D.C. play against individuals each and every day as they fleece their pockets.

Congress is simply accomplishing another swindle against the American people, perpetuating another fraud with the fawning assistance of their newest accomplice, alternative fuel producers.

Quote above regarding the supposed “stripping of $15 billion,” comes from an article that purports that the Senate debates energy bill.

Posted by John Venlet on 06/18 at 09:12 PM
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