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House Democrats' gas price gouging bill panned as 'socialism'

Added 05-16-22 06:03:02pm EST - “Democrats' plan to investigate Big Oil companies for allegedly ripping off Americans is being denounced as "socialism."” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “House Democrats’ gas price gouging bill panned as ‘socialism’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Democrats’ plan to investigate Big Oil companies for allegedly ripping off Americans is being denounced as “socialism.”

The new line of attack from House Republicans emerged as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic majority advanced toward a vote to give the Federal Trade Commission expanded powers to probe accusations of price gouging by oil and natural gas corporations. 

“Democrats are following the lead of Soviet Russia and Venezuela and failing to learn from our own history,” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, said during a Rules Committee debate to set up the vote by the full House. “The promise of America is free enterprise, not socialism, not government price controls.”

Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, Massachusetts Democrat, said he was “personally kind of disappointed” by the comparison.

“You’re going down the road of Soviets, socialism and all that other stuff, but at the end of the day, we have to call these corporations out,” he said.

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