"Should the people of the United States own refineries? Maybe so. Frankly, I think that's a good idea. Then we could control the amount of refined product much more capably that gets out on the market."
Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)
I know we've all seen and heard the video by now, and the one by Maxine Waters, but this needs to be remembered. Frankly it's almost shocking to hear Democrats advocating pure, unfiltered socialism. They've gotten bold enough that they won't even bother hiding their message behind contemporary liberalism. The fact is that nationalization would be downright moronic, disastrous, and not to mention flat out unconstitutional. (Takings Clause - 5th Amendment) Unless of course the Democrats actually plan on providing "just compensation" to every private company and all U.S. & Foreign shareholders in the entire industry. Even the Federal Government doesn't have the money for that.