Today, they escalated in Libya by going to predator drones. Need to distract from that.
But, even more importantly to them, focusing on fuel price criminality distracts from the fact that inflation is contributed by the Federal Reserve turning on the printing presses. Huge amounts of dollars are being printed.
Now, we'll have the idea that government can step in and referree what is an "acceptable" price that isn't "gouging". And, if they can do that, then they necessarily must have the power to set price limits in the first place to "prevent" gouging.
Of course, price controls never work. They always create shortages. The ancient Romans discovered this when they set price controls on wheat in one of their provinces--suddenly bread became very scarce. Old lesson. Very old. With lots more examples since then. So much so that any government slime who pulls such a stunt today is obviously up to something. There is just no way governments do not know that price controls cause shortages. Especially our statistic-hungry, records-compulsive government.
Fill up now, fellas. (rhetorically speaking) Remember the gas lines and rationing in the 1970's? Odd license plate numbers on Tuesdays and Thurs. Even plate numbers on Mondays, Weds,...