Gas prices today are many times more expensive than the $2.41 average that stood when Biden first came into the White House.
Americans today are literally spending over $100 each time they go to fill up their tanks; unfortunately, there’s no indication that this is going to get any better. In fact, projections have gas prices getting even more expensive.
Meanwhile, the White House continues to reject policies that would reduce the prices of gas.
The US Interior Department just averted oil and gas lease sales from going through in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.
Now, multiple communities throughout the country are seeing gas prices rise to $8.00 per gallon, as documented by Newsmax.
More Money Out of Americans’ Pockets
In cities like Philadelphia and San Francisco, prices of gas are ranging between $7.25 and $7.75 per gallon.
Reports indicated that gas prices were expected to rise as Memorial Day got closer; however, the rates being seen today in certain communities are virtually unheard of.
In California, alone, the average price of gas is above $6.00 per gallon. This follows after the California state legislature recently rejected a push to waive the gas tax, instead opting to heighten gas taxes.
PHILADELPHIA: Gas prices have reached $8.00 at one station!
— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) May 21, 2022
Nationwide, the average cost of gas is about $4.598 for every one gallon. Americans online have been citing their experiences with gas prices that are becoming increasingly unaffordable for the middle class.
The growing prices of gas come on top of everyday expenses that are still going up as a result of inflation. This, too, is another matter that’s weighing on the minds and finances of everyday Americans.
Reactions From Biden
During a speech in Japan, the president of the United States expressed his official position on gas prices.
According to Biden, current gas prices mark a “transition” of an “incredible” nature. In making this point, the president also claimed that the endgame of current gas prices will be less dependence upon fossil fuels.
Since making these comments, Biden’s been heavily criticized for prioritizing a climate change agenda over lowering costs of gas by enacting pro-energy policies.
Joe Biden is praising rising gas prices — chalking it up to the “incredible transition” away from fossil fuels.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) May 24, 2022
To this day, America’s Keystone XL pipeline remains closed in spite of multiple calls for Biden to reopen this pipeline and refuel domestic energy production.
Other members of the Biden administration have emoted similar anti-fossil fuel rhetoric, calling for Americans to buy electric vehicles (which they can’t afford) in order to avoid paying an arm and a leg for gas.
In Washington state and other communities, certain gas suppliers are readying themselves and their price displays for gas costs that are at least $10.00 per gallon.
How high do you think gas prices are going to get in the United States? What do you think about Joe Biden describing current gas prices as a transition that is “incredible?” In the comments section, please share your views with us.