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Stagflation: Check. Russians invading a neighboring country: Check. Terrible music and fashion: Check. Energy Crisis: Check. Brother/Son of President is a sleazeball: Check. And now… gas rationing.
CEO of United Refining Co., John Catsimatidis said Wednesday the East Coast may experience diesel rationing and shortages this summer, Bloomberg reported.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see diesel being rationed on the East Coast this summer,” said Catsimatidis during a phone interview, the outlet reported. “Right now inventories are low and we may see a shortage in coming months.”
Catsimatidis claimed that there won’t be a shortage of regular gasoline, but prices would soar to record highs.
Edward M. Kennedy’s presidential campaign may be headed, as some polls suggest, straight for oblivion, but along the way an unusual political achievement ought to be noted: He is getting people to stand up and cheer for gasoline rationing.
Since Monday, when Kennedy suggested that the government require Americans to cut gasoline use by 25 percent, he has presented the idea to big-city audiences in New York and Philadelphia and to small towns all over New Hampshire and Maine.
Most of the time, the proposal is greeted with applause and shouts of approval.
Gas rationing appears to be playing better here in New England’s version of Peoria, in fact, than the other major domestic proposal Kennedy raised Monday — wage-price controls.
Note: Liz Warren and other Democrats are also calling for price controls. The rhyme scheme of history strikes again. It is weird how people like Brandon and Warren … who are definitely old enough to remember how disastrous these policies were on the first go-around … are so eager to try them again. Of course, Brandon probably does not remember.
Oh, and Brandon is also cancelling oil drilling leases in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. But at least he’s upholding the rule of law, right?
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