President Biden came under fire from the US Oil & Gas Association after he tweeted on Saturday that gas station operators should just lower the price they are charging at the pump. They urged him to make sure the White House intern who posted this tweet signed up for Econ 101 for the upcoming fall semester.
In a tweet sent on Sunday, Biden said that gas station operators should take heed that this is a time of war and global risk, “My message to the companies running gas stations and setting prices at the pump is simple: this is a time of war and global peril. Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the product. And do it now.”
Working on it Mr. President. In the meantime – have a Happy 4th and please make sure the WH intern who posted this tweet registers for Econ 101 for the fall semester… https://t.co/6yLpbDDRKc— US Oil & Gas Association (@US_OGA) July 3, 2022
Gas prices are currently averaging $4.812 nationally, up 5 cents from one month ago, when Biden sent his tweet. Prices are significantly higher in certain states, though.
Gasoline costs an average of $6.244 in California and $5.325 in Illinois per gallon.
Despite his campaign pledge to always take responsibility and avoid placing blame elsewhere, Biden has made an effort to shift blame for the rise in gas prices on Russian President Vladimir Putin by calling it the Putin’s Price Hike.
The Oval Office’s unsuccessful attempt to impose a 90-day gas tax break was brushed down as absurd by even Democratic senators, prompting Biden’s plea for action.
In order to further his green agenda, Biden promised to sacrifice the booming energy industry, cheap costs, and even jobs.