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Amazon is Obama's Mistress

Ellen171 Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 6:40 PM
"The article was poorly researched and lacks a cohesive argument." That's a nice way of saying it. My own thought is someone's in the big publishing companies' pocket. There's absolutely no doubt they colluded with Apple to force the agency model and did it to enable them to raise ebook prices to try to save their print business. Officers of those companies wrote emails you don't have to be a lawyer to interpret saying exactly that. It's actually a surprise that the government under Obama would file this suit. Amazon is a company that makes a lot of money doing things right and giving customers what they want. I'd expect Obama to try to make Amazon give most of its profits to rivals to be "fair."
Brian378 Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 9:34 PM
I'm not surprised at all that Obama is suing Apple. First off, Bezos is a Democrat who has given to Democrats. Second, Jobs was very much outspoken of his criticism of Obama. Third Amazon's model worked against publishers and, honestly, Apple was more lucrative. Sadly - while I am for lower prices - Amazon's take on pricing was similar to Walmart where they screw over the little guys for a quick buck, that's monopoly. The fact is, katie's assesment is right on: Apple's agency model would save publishers and relinquish the market of Amazon's monopoly.

What I don't understand is this: why is Obama involved? Doesn't he have a country to run and two wars to fight?
Conrad37 Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 9:46 PM
Obama's involvement must have to be something to do with his
getting re-elected. I, too, agree with Katie Kieffer's assessment.

President Obama has a mistress. Her name is Amazon. Whereas former Presidents Kennedy and Clinton rendezvoused with female interns, Obama rendezvous with an e-commerce company.

Amazon currently monopolizes e-book sales, controlling 60 percent of the market. And, like a jealous lover, Obama is suing Amazon’s competitors in order to further strengthen her e-book monopoly. Obama may be faithful to his wife, but he is breaking his vow to the American people to defend the Constitution. He is openly abusing his executive powers and giving preferential treatment to Amazon—hoping to curry favor with consumers and ensure his reelection in November.

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