Skip to comments.Gas rationing to start in N.Y. and N.J. [Get used to it...also coming with healthcare]
Posted on 11/09/2012 2:01:58 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
For those in the New York area suffering not only from the devastating storms but also from gas lines that have lasted longer than a work shift, some relief is on the way Friday.
Leaders announced gas rationing in parts of New York and New Jersey in an effort to address the gas shortage brought on by the one-two punch of Superstorm Sandy and this week's nor'easter.
"Drivers are still facing long lines, frustrations are only growing and it now appears that there will be shortages for possibly another couple of weeks," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters Thursday afternoon. "The best way, we think, to cut down the lines and help customers buy gas faster, to help gas stations stay open longer and to reduce the potential for disorder, is to alternate the days that drivers can purchase gas."
The move brought applause from many.
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Whatever Cuomo and Bloomberg are doing, it's not working.
What, you think Bloomberg has to wait in line?
Once power was restored to more and more gas stations in New Jersey, the problem has pretty much corrected itself.
Surprised they are not rationing food yet .
Oh wait I just read someone complaining about that
I cant get to work. I cant get any gas. I cant buy food.
Allow prices to float with supply and demand. Shortages are caused by price ceilings, it’s econ 101.
Within a work shift, I could drive from DC to NY and back. No word of lines in Philly, why don't they just drive there with some cans if they have around 90 miles left on the tank? The gas isn't that far away.
“Within a work shift, I could drive from DC to NY and back. No word of lines in Philly, why don’t they just drive there with some cans if they have around 90 miles left on the tank? The gas isn’t that far away.”
These are residents of *BLUE* states. If they were smart enough to figure that solution, New York and New Jersey would be red states, now wouldn’t they?
“Allow prices to float with supply and demand. Shortages are caused by price ceilings, its econ 101.”
yeah but this time the shortage is caused by the weather.
Yes, I’m at the Jersey Shore and the gas lines have disappeared. The day before yesterday was an odd day but they were taking evens as well - without a wait. There was a cop there, though, to insure that things went smoothly.
Boo effing Hoo, liberal urban rats. Get your sorry asses on a bus. Maybe you can swoon at another slobbering Obama-Christie photo op.
Cuomo and Bloomberg don’t seem to be doing much of anything but running their mouths and dragging out this nightmare for the folks of NY. This is however what they voted for “Incompetent Government”. They can take your super sized soda away but lack the knowledge to actually build or re-build anything. Besides they spent all their money policing your sugar intake, do you really expect them to help when there is a real medical and human emergency.
I live here. Yes it’s horrible.
I live in a town that has gas shortages, complete with lines.
Drive 10 minutes up the road and I can buy all the gas I want.
Any time a disaster causes a supply disruption, history has shown that shortages are swiftly corrected by the vilified-but-necessary price gougers. The high prices attracts more supply to be brought into the affected region which ends the shortage and brings prices back down. Examples of swiftly-ended shortages following disasters as a result of allowing the price mechanism are abundant in history, as are examples of painful, protracted shortages as a result of the authorities instituting price controls.
The American People must wake up and come together. The Illuminati Globalists are at war with this country, and are trying to divide us. Obama is their Puppet. WAKE UP AMERICA, AND COWBOY UP