One of the worst things about Democrats is that they think they know better than you. Democrats, from D.C. to your local town, believe they should be making the most important decisions that affect your life. Simply because they don’t think you’re smart enough to make them yourself.
That’s why liberal governors locked down states for nearly two years. And that’s why they forced COVID vaccines on people–at the risk of losing their job. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In blue states, life is much harder for hard-working Americans. All because Democrats have taken too much of your liberty–claiming they know how to use it better than you.
And in one far-left state, the liberal governor is going to make it much worse for residents soon.
A proposal backed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to impose a “price gouging penalty” against the oil industry was unveiled by lawmakers on Monday, revealing details of the governor’s plan to send refunds to state residents. Lawmakers, however, are not likely to take substantive action on the proposal until January.
The proposal, backed by Newsom and introduced by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, would establish a maximum gross gasoline refining margin per gallon, which is still to be determined. Refiners who exceed the maximum gross gasoline refining margin could face an “administrative civil penalty,” which would be deposited into a Price Gouging Penalty Fund and returned via refunds to state residents. It’s unclear at this time how or when the refunds would be administered or their dollar amount. [Source: Just the News]
In a state where gas prices are already too high, the governor plans to make them much worse. His new proposal would fine oil companies who–by the left’s definition–“price gouge.” This is to keep up the lie that gas prices are so high because “evil” oil companies are jacking up the price.
The truth is, gas prices are high because Joe Biden has banned drilling for oil on U.S. land. And in Democrat-run states, gas prices are inflated even more, thanks to fines and fees imposed by the state government.
Gas prices in California are already much higher than in most states. At the height of the crisis this year, the average price was close to $6 a gallon in the once-Golden State. Newsom is trying to bamboozle people into believing the prices are so high, because of the oil companies. He doesn’t want anyone to know gas is half the price in states like Texas.
The corrupt Democrat is trying to sell this “price gouge penalty” by claiming the money will be placed in a fund and eventually handed out to residents as some kind of refund. But let’s be honest. Whatever “refund” he hands out to residents won’t come close to the high prices they’ll have to pay at the pump.
This money will be disproportionately distributed. Large families who have to drive kids around will get the same refund as folks who don’t drive at all. This is another attempt by socialists to rob businesses and working Americans to “redistribute” wealth to illegal aliens and folks Democrats exploit for votes.
Author: Bo Dogan