According to a recent major online news story, “Gas prices are at 7-year highs, and Biden can’t do much about it.”
Stop laughing. You said: Do not stop!This post was not from Babylon Bee.
It was actually a CNN Business Story and was atrociously evident of mainstream media acting in defense of Joe Biden, his reckless administration of radical nincompoops who place ideology before common sense or practicality.
There’s actually a ton of things Joe Biden could do to restore the nation’s energy independence that he so swiftly and joyfully euthanized last winter with a series of executive orders and decisions that the same media hailed as oh-so refreshingly and thankfully green.
However, he wants to make it seem like something is happening.
Americans now are paying on average $3.36 a gallon for fuel with expectations the costs will ascend steadily and considerably before year’s end. One year ago when another president was in office, Americans were only paying $2.26 per gallon at retail.
Are you sitting down? That’s a price increase from a Republican president to a Democrat president of nearly 50 percent (4854 percent). Within one year.
The gallon price for Joe Biden Corp. was $2.33 in January when they moved into the White House. Joe Biden killed Keystone XL Pipeline on his first day at the Oval Office. This was in addition to the jobs for 40,000 union members, who probably voted for him.
The price of gasoline rose 26 cents, to $2.59 just four weeks later. The price of gasoline rose another 13 cents a week later.
It didn’t matter if Joe Biden was in his basement, at the beach, or Camp David, the prices just kept going up and drivers’ bank balances going down. Onward and onward — March $2.94, June $3.18, September $3.26.
There seems to be something of a connection here that the mainstream media misses, a connection with Joe Biden threatening future oil supplies with a plethora of moves — canceling drilling leases, barring drilling in vast offshore areas, jawing up the idea of our grandchildren someday maybe driving only electric vehicles, inexplicably helping foreign countries with competitive energy projects.
Markets respond to declining supply by increasing prices.
Joe Biden also rescinded sanctions on and formally endorsed Vladimir Putin’s immense Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline beneath the Baltic Sea to Europe that will cripple sales of U.S. LNG sales there and also give the wily Russian leader strategic leverage over NATO members now newly-dependent on his energy supplies.
CNN notes that pesky GOP members are criticizing Biden for the soaring prices “though the blame from Republicans is largely misplaced. Voters don’t like high gas prices and, fair or not, they have a history of blaming whoever is in the White House.”
True or false? Are these other people trying to harm the United States?
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Having seriously damaged the country’s energy output, the Biden team is working really hard to ameliorate these higher prices.
“White House weighing steps to address gas shortages.” (The Hill)
“White House asking companies for help lowering gas prices.” (The Hill)
In fact, Joe Biden did ask the oil companies he’s screwing over to help him control gas and home heating oil prices.
The United States is not as energy-independent as it used to be under the mean tweeter last year. Joe Biden asked OPEC oil producers countries recently for more production.
That would lower the price of oil the U.S. now must import, oh, and cut OPEC’s revenues, too. In the interest of international cooperation, you know.
It is not surprising that OPEC declared, No.
Here’s another bold step Joe Biden’s overseeing to control gas prices a year before midterm elections that will doom his legislative agenda if Democrats’ slim congressional control melts away.
Look! That’s exactly what happened back in 2010 during Joe Biden’s first midterm elections as vice president. The electoral shellacking that Democrats suffered nationally has not been reversed by Democrats.
The bold Biden step to reduce gas price hikes – you still sitting down? – is to have some Cabinet members meet to talk about an answer to stop gas prices going up. It also makes the highly-prized electric vehicles seem more attractive.
Administration spokespeople wouldn’t say what exactly Jennifer Granholm, Tom Vilsack, and Antony Blinken ostensibly discussed to not come up with a solution yet. However, they claimed to have used all the tools in their arsenal.
A meeting. The meeting allowed them to tell Bloomberg News and The Hill how committed they were to addressing the issue of natural gas and gasoline prices.
Joe Biden also requested oil companies’ help to keep down the cost of energy. Similar to the fake or naive list that he sent Putin about critical U.S infrastructures, he said that he appreciated Russians not hacking.
It seems there’s a concern, a political concern anyway, about the impact of soaring energy prices on the economy and the inflation rate, an invisible tax on every American now running at an alarming 5.4 percent monthly increase year-over-year.
There could conceivably be a connection between the trillions of dollars in new spending under Joe Biden and his party’s congressional teammates and the easily predictable surge in prices to absorb all that newly-printed dough floating around.
Earlier this summer, with the same ignorant smugness he promised to get all Americans out of Afghanistan but didn’t, Joe Biden assured Americans that any apparent inflation was a mere temporary blip as part of the pandemic’s economic recovery.
That’s the same type of argument – don’t you worry it’s just a temporary surge – that Joe Biden used earlier in his administration to allow media to explain the sudden disappearance of the previous administration’s calm on the southern border and the eruption of a chaotic surge of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants into the country.
See, it’s just seasonal.
They’re not leaving. But it’s just a seasonal surge, see, that’s now continuing into its fourth consecutive season with no sign of abating. A helluva long blip.
Some Americans could get the impression now that Joe Biden, who’ll never drive his own car again, doesn’t mind if Americans can’t afford to drive their own fossil-fueled cars so much anymore. Biden’s party even plans to impose a tax on each mile driven.
Americans might get the impression Joe Biden will say whatever it takes to make it through difficult news stories. And then he continues on doing precisely what’s causing the problems in the first place. And the news media throws up its hands, too, because it’s ever so obvious that Joe “Biden can’t do much about it.”