Get a Tesla: Biden gaslights causes behind soaring gas prices
Putin is the perfect scapegoat for Washington's woes.
Though the gas price hike has been going up since the start of the pandemic, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be the perfect scapegoat for all energy dilemmas in the US today.
In March 2020, Biden, who was a candidate at the time, said "No more subsidies for the fossil fuel industry! No more drilling on federal lands! No more drilling, including offshore! No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period. [It] ends. Number one!" when he declared war on US energy independence.
Earlier this week, Biden suddenly changed his rhetoric: "Loosening environmental regulations won’t lower prices. But transforming our economy to run on electric vehicles, powered by clean energy, will mean that no one will have to worry about gas prices. It will mean tyrants like Putin won’t be able to use fossil fuels as a weapon."
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According to a report by The Hill, this might have been the most "disconnected, tone-deaf" message coming from the White House recently.
Gas prices have been increasing in the US, reaching their most expensive point in history: $4.17 per gallon, or more. Just before Biden took office, the price was at $2.38 per gallon.
Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris, along with their pundits on American television, are telling US citizens to 'go green' and buy an electric vehicle, putting a band-aid on the core problem.
On March 7, in the crosshairs of US and European sanctions on Russia and Russian companies, Harris dealt with the rising inflation and gas prices by bringing up "addressing the climate crisis."
“We can address the climate crisis and grow our economy at the same time," Harris said, completely dismissing one of the core problems regarding the issue, such as Washington's sanctions on Moscow, which analysts and economists repeatedly warned would cause a global crisis.
“Our view is that the rise in gas prices over the long term makes an even stronger case for doubling down our investment and our focus on clean energy options so we are not relying on the fluctuations and OPEC [Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries] and their willingness to put more supply and meet the demand in the market,” said Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, a few weeks before January 24.
US mainstream media has been rallying the gaslighting: “Today, the average gas price in America hit an all-time record high of over $4 per gallon," said Stephen Colbert, host of CBS' 'Late Show.' "OK, that stings, but a clear conscience is worth a buck or two. I’m willing to pay. I’m willing to pay $4 a gallon. Hell, I’ll pay $15 a gallon because I drive a Tesla.”
Tesla, the $130,000 vehicle, is more than most Americans' annual income.
Biden today, along with his lackeys, attempts to convince the American public which is already exhausted and frustrated from COVID-19, that to deal with the crippling inflation, they'd have to welcome the Green New Deal while not taking into account the suffering felt by lower socioeconomic classes.
#PutinPriceHike has been trending on social media, along with Washington's recent propaganda online to attribute inflation to Putin's special military operation in Ukraine.
On March 8, Psaki said that "Americans are paying a higher price at the pump because of the actions of President Putin."
However, the price of gas has been increasing since November 2020.
Before February 24, there was no connection between Putin and rising gas prices - instead, the price hike was attributed to OPEC and oil companies even in the US.