Buttigieg: Get used to gas prices until we achieve ‘energy independence that is based on clean energy’

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By now it should be clear that the Biden administration isn’t going to do anything about skyrocketing gas prices outside of symbolic gestures like tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve because the pain at the pump serves as its best argument for ushering in the transition to electric vehicles, a key component of the president’s green agenda.

While Biden, Democrats and their advocates in the media are spinning the crushing blow to American household budgets by blaming it all on Vladimir Putin, the truth is that gas prices were already at the highest level in years well before Russian tanks rolled across the Ukrainian border, a result of administration policies that are hostile to the domestic fossil fuel industry including the cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office.

The indifference from Biden and his top cabinet members toward the suffering of real Americans is exemplified by the words of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg who shrugged off the very real concerns of the little people, essentially saying to get used to being gouged until the U.S. adapts the utopian provisions of the Green New Deal and clean energy.

The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana who had little experience with infrastructure outside of fixing potholes before he was put in charge of the Department of Transportation by Biden made his remarks at a Friday news conference where he announced the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new fuel efficiency standards to be implemented that will require new vehicles to average 49 miles per gallon by 2026.

According to the DOT’s press release, “This announcement of new standards comes as the automobile industry is retooling production for future models in response to rapidly growing market demand for cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles. Nearly all auto manufacturers have announced new electric vehicle models.

Last month, “Mayor Pete” pitched the benefits of gas savings for Americans who purchase costly electric vehicles despite the lack of charging stations.

Buttigieg’s boss is also plugging EV’s as a magic solution to the high fuel prices that his policies helped to create.

Twitter reacted to Secretary Pete’s elitist remarks.

On Thursday, Biden proudly announced that he had authorized a release of one million barrels a day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for the next six months but for anyone who may believe that relief is on the way, one of his top economic advisers revealed that the measure would amount to a savings of a measly 10 cents a gallon, bringing a torrent of mockery on Twitter.

In an interesting side note, subsidies on Mexican gasoline will no longer be available in areas that are close to the border because too many U.S. drivers are gassing up to avoid the excessive gas prices at home.

According to a report from Reuters, “The suspension of the subsidy from April 2-8 covers cities in the border states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora and Baja California, including Tijuana, one of the world’s busiest border crossings.”

“Mexico’s finance ministry said in a statement there was a gasoline shortage in the area ‘from an imbalance between supply and demand’,” the outlet reported. “In the United States, gasoline prices are higher than in Mexico, and citizens of that country cross the border to stock up, the finance ministry said.”


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