What’s President Joe Biden going to blame the new rise in gas prices on this time? In the summer, he tried to put the skyrocketing numbers on Putin’s price hike. He said the highest price yet was because of Putin’s war on Ukraine.
He tried to hide the fact that gas prices had been going us ever since Biden took office, that was long before the invasion of Ukraine by Putin’s forces.
He was blind to the fact that pushing the blame onto Putin actually made him look weaker like America was at the mercy of Russia’s actions.
As soon as prices started to drop, now Biden took credit. But the price never dropped to the point it was when Biden entered the White House.
All this time, rather than coming to the aid of the energy industry and establishing sensible policies, Biden has blamed gas companies for the high prices and accused them of price gouging.
The President also started taking from America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) so prices wouldn’t be too high during the midterm elections. He showed his weakness again by begging the Saudis to put off a production cut so it would not have an effect until after the midterms. But the GOP won the House back despite his begging.
Now that the pull from the SPR has ended, prices are starting to creep up again.
Yet Biden is trying his bait-and-switch tactics again by telling the American people that he is saving us “hundreds of dollars a month.”
According to most studies, 2022 saw an average gas price of $3.95 a gallon, which is the highest yearly average recorded. But the prices are expected to go up as high as $4 this spring and the demand will rise as we move into the summer.
“2023 is not going to be a cakewalk for motorists. It could be expensive. The national average could breach $4 a gallon as early as May – and that’s something that could last through much of the summer driving season,” said Patrick De Haan, the head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
What will the storyline from the White House be now?