Ronald Reagan on DFLers’ plans for a government run rideshare service

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.

Milton Friedman

Last week, Uber and Lyft, true to their word, announced that they would stop operating in Minneapolis after the City Council passed an ordinance hiking driver pay. But never fear! The DFL is on the job. Sen. Omar Fateh (DFL) revealed on X:

Can you imagine what a disaster this will be? Try to imagine a rideshare service run by the people who brought you MNLars and the DMV. There you’ll be, standing outside a restaurant in Minneapolis. You’ll phone a number, be put on hold, speak to someone an hour later, and get told that your driver will pick you up from Forest Lake in three weeks.

“Morning or afternoon?”

President Reagan had an endless supply of jokes about life in the Soviet Union where the government ran everything and nothing worked. This one seems appropriate for Minneapolis: