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Biden Gives New Meaning to “Bully Pulpit”

Here’s a letter to the Wall Street Journal:


You report that “Mr. Biden ordered U.S. refiners last week to come up with short-term solutions to increase capacity – or else” (“A Gas Tax Holiday From Reality,” June 23). The president’s actions are as brutish and stupid as are those of a schoolyard bully who, having scared away his playmates, warns them to come back and play – or else. Neither of these bullies should be surprised to discover that their threats won’t work.

Donald J. Boudreaux
Professor of Economics
Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030