StarKist, Pelosi, political favors, and political corruption

American Thinker: When I heard that StarKist was being fined as much as $100 million for price-fixing, I thought of Nancy Pelosi.

Here’s a story from NPR:

StarKist Co. has reportedly agreed to plead guilty to charges of price fixing as part of a conspiracy with two of its competitors to keep the price of canned tuna high.

Federal prosecutors announced the plea agreement on Thursday, which includes a fine of up to $100 million, according to The Associated Press.  In the same deal, a former StarKist executive and two former Bumble Bee Foods executives pleaded guilty to price fixing.

…and another from the Washington Post:

StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

The DOJ said StarKist faces up to a $100 million fine when it is sentenced. Prosecutors allege that the industry’s top three companies conspired between 2010 and 2013 to keep prices artificially high.

I knew that since the media are so concerned about corporate and political corruption and the rich that they would then talk about House minority leader Pelosi and her husband in the article about the corruption, so I was just shocked that…the Pelosi name didn’t come up.

Because not too long ago, the news headlines were like this:

The Minimum Wage, Pelosi, Tuna and American Samoa

Paul Pelosi owns a $17 million investment in H. J. Heinz’s company, which in turn owns ~75% of Del Monte Corp’s stock. Del Monte is the parent company of StarKist. StarKist Tuna owns one of the two packing plants on American Samoa. Combined both plants employ over 60% of the population paying less than $3.75 a hour in wages.

…and this…

14 Comments on StarKist, Pelosi, political favors, and political corruption

  1. Two plus two tuna fish equals fourna fish. I’m making tuna fish sandwiches for lunch right now and I’m using Starkist tuna because the last time I bought tuna it was the cheapest. I prefer Bumble Bee but it was over a dollar a can. I make great tuna fish sandwiches using lots of dill and sweet pickles, green onions, celery, sliced black olives, olive oil mayo and tartar sauce along with dried dill and lots of freshly ground black pepper on a hoagie roll on a bed of romaine lettuce. And if there’s leftover spices at the bottom of the pickle jar I throw them in to as well.

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  2. @ geoff the aardvark…..I believe you only go to that much effort so you can cover up the taste of canned tuna…LOL…

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  3. That would explain Pelosi’s dementia

    Tuna is loaded with Mercury …From Our Good Friends

    China and India….

    You eat tuna everyday for 2 weeks and You’ll be wearing a

    dribble cup.

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  4. @geoff, I’m with you – I’ve always loved tuna, even as a kid. I could eat it every day if I was allowed. But you make it much more posh than I do: Close my eyes and mix in the mayo (because mayo is gross and I can only stomach it mixed – I never put it on bread for sandwiches), then add chopped onion and celery, a teensy bit of salt and pepper and put on hoagie/sub roll (I really have no clue what we call it here, I guess both) on a bed of lettuce and sliced tomatoes on top. Slice diagonally and flip positions for plating. Add a sliced pickle and chips on the side, which inevitably will go into the sandwich as well.

    I’ve noticed the price of tuna going up too and had wondered. Fortunately my favorite is Fred Meyer brand, chunk white in water. It went up, but is 85 cents to national brands’ $1.39. That’s just insane.

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  5. I love mayo, I use the Kraft reduced fat olive oil mayo, it’s good stuff. My son likes Miracle Whip but it’s way too sweet for me and my oldest daughter hates mayo, she says it’s from the devil as she puts ketchup on her eggs.

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  6. @ Vietvet this one is for YOU.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pJw3N4KmMQ

    Savage has been talking about this fishy capitalist cronyism in Cali for awhile now…

    I have tuna IN A CAN maybe once a week.

    As a tuna snob I don’t EVER order out at a deli.

    A dash of Adobo and grated onion, mayo OF COURSE and lettuce on slightly toasted rye. Hold the tomato…

    MAGA2016
    KAG2020

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  7. I worked on a Salmon seiner one summer in Alaska…..we took some fresh red salmon and ‘canned’ it in jars….My Skipper told me I would crave it when I ran out…. He was correct!…
    So, when I ran out I bought some ‘fresh canned Alaska red salmon’ …..that crap is cat food and so is canned tuna…

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  8. Pelois and Feinstein are two of the most corrupt politicans EVER to hold federal office.

    Where the fuck is sessions??

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