September 1, 2005

Bush warns against price gouging on gas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush warned
against price-gouging of gasoline on Thursday in reaction to
the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and said looters should be
treated with zero tolerance.

"I think there ought to be zero tolerance of people
breaking the law during an emergency such as this, whether it
be looting, or price-gouging at the gasoline pump or taking
advantage or charitable giving, or insurance fraud," Bush said
in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America."