Gasoline Prices: a Public Option
Somerset, Kentucky has been taken over by a bunch of them Comminists! If this idea starts taking hold in the rest of the country, our beloved free enterprise system is toast; the Invisible Hand of the Marketplace will wither and die.
Residents of Somerset, KY have long complained that local gas prices are higher than in surrounding areas. So the town will begin buying gasoline directly from the nearby Continental Refining Company and selling it to motorists at a city-operated fuel center. This fuel center will have ten fuel pumps and will be storing 40,000 gallons each of gasoline and diesel fuel, and 20,000 gallons of off-road diesel fuel.
Lo and behold, the Public Option! But don't these people understand?!? Socialized gas stations will result in inferior gasoline, causing thousands of cars to break down on the highway at rush hour. You'll need to make an appointment six months ahead of time just to fill up your gas tank. A government-bureaucrat-operated gas station will have such long waiting lines, people will run out of gas while they're waiting in line to fill up.
Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler said:
“We don’t want to interfere with free enterprise. We want to feel a competitive force so our citizens here in Somerset don’t pay more for gasoline than they do in surrounding areas.”
Uh oh, that's the same reasoning used by 8 million Obamacare recipients, who simply aren't aware of the Communist trap they've fallen into.