Ed Markey Has a Joe Biden Moment – Opinion

Gavin Newsom and Pete Buttigieg, Democratic Leaders in the White House, push to allow all Americans to own an electric car. Ed Markey, however, spoke out about gasoline prices, making a silly comment.

Markey claimed:

“We are going to ultimately say to the American people, there is no reason why you have to pay four or five dollars a gallon for gasoline when you can have an all-electric vehicle that averages 75 cents for your payment, for your all-electric vehicle to be able to move you anywhere you want in our state.”

We all know that electric cars cost $66,000 in average. Electric vehicles have seen their prices rise 13.7 percent over the past year. While gas prices may have dropped, they remain much higher than what was possible a few decades ago. We were able fill our tanks for half the amount we now pay. The Democrats have made it a point to go fully electric. Even those who don’t want to drive electric and may opt to drive a hybrid? Democratic leaders don’t like this.

As California Governor Gavin Newsom continuously pushes his agenda of going all-electric by 2035, he doesn’t realize how flawed that idea is. California residents could purchase their electric cars in another state like Nevada and Utah. Once again, the government should not tell us what to do, and they should not dictate what we can and can’t drive.

Pete Buttigieg has been pushing the same message, saying that people shouldn’t worry about gas prices and should instead buy an electric car.

Buttigieg is a man who earns $226,300 a month and claims to be able to relate to the struggles of working families. He should understand that not every American has $66,000 to spend on an electric vehicle, and some Americans don’t want to spend that much money on an electric vehicle when they can get another car of their choosing for cheaper.

The Democrats seem to have succeeded in selling electric cars. While I’ve seen more Tesla and Volkswagen electric cars, as well as other electric vehicles in my travels, lying about gas prices to claim electric vehicles are 75 cents cheaper is laughable. A report from November 2021 showed that 16000 electric cars were sold in 2011. This number has jumped to 2,000,000 in 2021.

But as Green Hills Software CEO and billionaire Dan O’Dowd has been pointing out, Tesla, the most popular EV, still has safety problems. These safety problems will not be addressed by the White House or Democratic leaders, so they should refrain from pushing everyone to buy an EV.

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