California will be enacting price controls on gasoline within the next 4 months, with the expressed purpose of eliminating gas and oil from the state.
As I predicted this moths ago, communists always start by going after landlords before enacting price controls elsewhere. Price controls always fail. California is headed for disaster. If you are an oil company, there is only one way to beat this, but I don’t think that they have the balls to do it. The stated goal is to put the oil companies out of business, so Californians will switch to wind power. OK. Let’s do it:
This important legislation should be part of an all-out push to move the state to clean, renewable energy and off oil and gas
Stop selling all gasoline in the state immediately. Within 72 hours, there won’t be a cop car, city bus, fire truck, or National Guard vehicle moving in that state. No more food deliveries. No more goods moving anywhere in California. Give them what they want. Now they are dependent on wind and solar.
The law will be gone in less than a week.
But the oil companies won’t do it, and will participate in their own destruction.
Bean · March 25, 2023 at 12:11 pm
You are wrong about stopping fuel deliveries and its effect on the Cali governments.
The Cali governments will double down on fuel taxes and prices, pass even more insane batshit garbage, while at the same time buying huge amounts of fuel from out of state and importing it to their private fuel depots (which many governments and governmental organizations have, private fuel depots and pumps.)
So the neo-feudalism that has been slowly gaining power over the peons will make a great leap forward, just like everywhere else a great leap forward has occurred.
Divemedic · March 25, 2023 at 1:28 pm
Those depots aren’t as large as you would think. Fire departments go through incredibly large amounts of fuel, as do the cops, garbage trucks, and other government vehicles.
As far as importing from out of state, there is no way on Earth that California can import enough fuel from out of state to make a real difference.
The problem is that companies are short sighted. It’s the same reason why firearm companies continue to sell firearms to California law enforcement. There is always some company that takes the long term loss in exchange for the short term profit.
Ice Ice Trotsky · March 25, 2023 at 1:37 pm
What happens in the land of fruit and nuts will spread to the rest of Chiquitastan.
Sorry beautiful nature with awesome weather and beach babes not included. (honk!)
Commie control freaks always want central control of everything and history is not to be learned from because reality is optional.
The CPUSA actually disbanded stating, just vote for the democrats as they have adopted our entire platform.
Black Liberation Movement and Sturmabteilung with a RED twist are official policy of the dims.
Elrod · March 25, 2023 at 5:43 pm
It would not surprise me in the slightest if the preference cascade began in Kali, and I doubt it would take all that much to get it started.
It’s a given that faced with fuel shortages TPTB would confiscate what they needed for themselves. A fuel shortage would not be that hard to create, and with a shortage of fuel there would be a shortage of everything dependent on fuel for delivery.
I wonder how many days of “fuel buffer” exist in Kali.
Jester · March 26, 2023 at 4:15 pm
Well, we know that all these oil companies would not want to be the first out of that boat to not gain money. Ultimately what happens in your scenario is that middle men get involved all the more and make the purchases out of state. Suddenly any state with in a day’s driving range will see their own fuel costs straosperhically climb as all the tankers drive that to CA. And really what happens to companies that say I’m not selling fuel to CA? Too big of a market right now and those companies would suddenly be accused of hording or cutting off CA because racists or something. And if you think Pelosi and gang would not be demanding Biden open up what little remains of the oil reserve due to the emergency you’ve got another thing coming.
Divemedic · March 26, 2023 at 4:46 pm
That’s why we are riding this shipwreck all of the way to the bottom. No one has the guts to lower the lifeboats.
Aesop · March 29, 2023 at 4:47 am
No points for guessing where the SPR is stored.
Aesop · March 29, 2023 at 4:45 am
What will actually happen, is this will end up banned by CA state constitutional amendment, setting records at the ballot box, and they’ll never be able to f**k with gasoline or cars again. (Gray Davis was recalled – the only governor in 100 years to have that happen – mostly for jacking with car registration fees.)
Check out what happened with property taxes in CA when they dicked around with that.
They’ll find something equally stupid to screw up, like plastic bags and straws, but like peeing on an electric fence, screwing with people’s rides in CA is not only treasonous, it usually ends with the offender’s junk toasted.
Stock up on popcorn, if this crap even ever gets out of committee.
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