Skip to comments.Chavez's gasoline rationing plan causes uproar [Chavez could cause sand shortage in Sahara Desert]
Posted on 07/20/2012 5:40:27 PM PDT by grundle
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) As home to the world's cheapest gasoline, Venezuela has long had to contend with the hemorrhaging of supplies as smugglers haul gas across the border to cash in where the fuel costs far more.
In neighboring Colombia, drivers pay 40 times as much as Venezuelans to tank up $1.25 a liter ($4.73 a gallon), compared to 3 U.S. cents a liter (11 cents a gallon).
So much gasoline is being taken out of Venezuela illegally that President Hugo Chavez's socialist government imposed rationing on motorists in one state bordering Colombia last year, and now it's touched off a furor in a second border state by announcing it will ration gasoline there, too.
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It's not just Chavez, guys.
Pumpkinhead is still alive? He’s got more lives than a cat.
” But Chavez is so incompetent that he could cause a shortage of sand in the Sahara Desert. “
“But Obama is so incompetent that he could cause a shortage of sand in the Sahara Desert. “
“It’s not rationing,” he said. “It’s a means of control, to give everyone gasoline, because the gasoline here is practically free, so the idea is to give everyone what they need.”
That’s what price is supposed to do in a market economy, but Chavez knows better! LOL!
Who gets to decide how much gasoline will fill everyone’s “need”?
“From each according to his ability...”
Don't over-credit Chavez, the shortage would come from the natural functioning of socialism, not any particular skill that Chavez has. Socialism consumes everything.
"This wouldn't have happened if the d*mned US gov't didn't subsidize corn ethanol, blah blah blah..."
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