Five Years of Gas Can Hell! - Beautiful Anarchy:
The linked article is worth reading, but if you don't have the time, just think and understand. It is all very clear.
Gas cans used to work -- they were metal, often with a flexible spout that could go in anywhere. They had vent hole so that when you poured, gas came out.
You can't buy a gas can that works anymore. They have strange push valves that have to be precisely braced against "something" ... which often doesn't exist, because the tip has to push open some other little door to prevent ?? fumes I guess, but that is what the cap is for.
And they have no vents ... so they slowly blurp, often spilling on each blurp.
Filling the mower with gas has become a guaranteed spill. A spill used to be rare, now it is standard.
Why? Because the government decided that the old cans were "too prone to spill" -- so they created all sorts of new cans that are GUARANTEED to spill!
The government wanted to "fix" something and they destroyed it. This is what happens. If there was competition, nobody would ever buy one of the current gas cans, they would buy one that worked.
But we can't, the government has outlawed gas cans that hardly ever spill in favor of ones that always spill.
That is exactly and precisely how government works. You may THINK that you have a counter example, but what you are seeing is "lag" -- FICA hasn't blown up YET, but YET is what to focus on.
The ONLY hope for mankind is LIMITED government -- keep it small, keep it controlled, force it to be in competition with private solutions. Let it become the monster that we have allowed and it destroys all!
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