Thought for the Day: When is a deal not a deal?


From their ABC, today:

“Australia’s largest gas companies have assured the Federal Government they will increase supply to the eastern states next year, potentially avoiding an energy crisis and export restrictions..

“Mr Turnbull foreshadowed the market intervention earlier this year in a bid to secure supply in 2018, but it appears that will no longer be necessary, should the gas companies honour the deal.”

i.e., Do what we say or we’ll do it for you. Sounds like a “deal” they couldn’t refuse. Crony capitalism begets more crony capitalism. Purge them. Purge them all.