It's quite simple: I buy my share of $1 gas. Then I go find someone who doesn't drive and buy their share of gas. Then I do that with a couple million different people, take the gas to Canada, and sell it at the REAL price. A risk-free profit...and if I can think of that scheme in 30 seconds, you can bet that there will be large businesses that spring up doing exactly that.3: How can you hord somthing that is already limited? I said USA share of gas. If you are allowed to buy 100 gal gas, 40 diesel, 10 premium, month, then they can keep the points, use them, or sell them to high gas consumers.
In other words, it will function exactly like a market? And they can sell these points for whatever price they want? How is that any different than just selling a gallon of gas for whatever price they want? What does the introduction of the "point system" accomplish?Actual gas is not effected. its only "points" that is effected.
Low gas users will use the little gas they need, and sell the points to high gas consumers.
The US produces about 5.7 million barrels of oil per day, and consumes about 18.9 million barrels per day. In other words, even if all US-produced oil was consumed in the US, it would only be about 30% of our total demand. The other 70% would be taxed at your insane $9 per gallon rate.High consumers will get by useing USA share, buying a few points as needed, and if they REALLY use lots of gas, then be forced to buy imported gas.
And remind me again, what exactly is the point of making sure US-produced oil stays in the US, and foreign-produced oil stays out?
So oil workers in foreign countries are slaves? What?Yes I have studied ecomonics. Lots since "free trade" has F**** me out of a life now.
Read "free trade doesnt work" and learn..........along with "when the wolf finallly came"
I dont "compete" with slaves. I kill slaves or shut them out. You will also note USA has been protectionist for 95% of its history........
Are you aware that oil is one of the most capital-intensive (i.e. least dependent on labor costs) industries in the world? Since labor costs are practically IRRELEVANT to the oil trade, you don't need to worry competing against "slaves" or anyone else. Furthermore, it's not like US oil is just sitting unused because no one will buy it...virtually ALL oil produced is sold.