The problem is not personal for Cuomo who has several residences, neither of which were impacted by the storm. In this morning's press conference, he stated that he is lifting the tax truckers must pay, in order to expedite the movement of fuel. He admitted that he did not like lifting the tax because the state needs the revenue.
We need to shrink government!
I’m on Long Island. Gas lines over a 100 cars long at virtually every station that’s still open. Fights have happened all over the place. People have pulled guns on each other in a couple of cases (Riverhead, for example).
The lack of power and heat is bad but most people I know here know SOMEONE they can go to for a shower, sit in warmth.
The lack of gas changes that equation in a bad way.
How many gigabucks is NY going to get from the Feds for "disaster recovery"?
Anyone who condemns "gouging" generally fails to understand that free-market pricing works to efficiently and effectively ration scarce resources and increase the available supplies.
No one can argue that this nation's eventual downfall will be largely attributable to widespread, willful IGNORANCE of basic economics and civics as well as the triumph of emotion over reason.