In the video below, Barack Hussein Obama discusses how "price signals" - artificially inflated costs - can be used to manipulate consumers into conforming with standards set by government. Scary stuff.
[Update] Captainfish posted similar comments by Obama aimed at the coal industry. It seems if you don't comply with Dear Leader's future vision, he would rather financially harm you than to allow the free market run the course.
Don't be surprised if the Obamessiah tries to declare himself President for Life. He's already exposed his desire for courts to "break free from the essential constraints" of the Constitution. If he is willing to destroy the basic foundation of the United States to further his agenda, how far will he go to retain his power?