If they allowed "price gouging" would that not effectively limit how much gas most people could buy anyway? So here a state government limits price gouging, but then moves to try and limit how much gas people can buy...
If they'd just allow price raises by gas stations and then you'll have less shortages. It'll be more expensive, but you'll still discourage driving, probably shorten lines and more. Bottom line is, people in those areas were not prepared and should stop trying to go to work or continue life as usual.
We're all so spoiled, we're quite pathetic when there's even a minor hiccup in our daily routine. This is precisely one of the reasons I work from home now. I can completely stop driving if I needed too, if I am stocked up with food. Have water well so that should be fine.
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