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Video: Dem Senator Says It ‘Doesn’t Matter How High Gas Prices Are’

What about the millions who can’t afford to spend over 50 grand on an electric vehicle?

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In yet another example of how out of touch Democrats are with Americans, Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, of all places, declared in the Senate Tuesday that it doesn’t matter to her how high gas prices are because she drives an electric vehicle.

Stabenow’s made the comments during a Senate Finance Committee hearing, stating “On the issue of gas prices, after waiting for a long time to have enough chips in this country to finally get my electric vehicle, I got it and drove it from Michigan to here this last weekend and went by every single gas station and it didn’t matter how high it was.”

Ok, good for you Senator. But what about the millions who can’t afford to spend over 50 grand on one of those?

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity for us to move to vehicles that aren’t going to be dependent on the whims of the oil companies and the international markets,” Stabenow added.

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Data from the U.S. Census Bureau notes that the average income of a Michigan family is $59,234, around $3000 more than the average price of an electric car.

Stabenow’s comments echo those of Joe Biden who urged Americans two months ago that driving an electric vehicle will save them about $80 a month on gas.

Again, no mention of the $55,000 price tag on the cheapest EVs though.

Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who this week said it’s not fair to say that Biden’s actions have had no impact on lowering gas prices, also told Americans last year to just buy electric cars.

A day after claiming she’s “not involved” in the Biden administration’s supply chain crisis, Biden’s Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo stated that “there isn’t very much more to be done,” about gas prices, and blamed Vladimir Putin for Americans suffering unaffordable energy costs.

Senior Biden advisor Gene Sperling also admitted Monday that he has no idea what high gas prices feel like, stating “I’m not gonna try to say I feel that pain personally.”

Biden Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday that she “hopes” inflation comes down soon.

She ignored questions about the economy as her handlers waved off reporters:

They’re not even trying to understand what people are going through.

GOP Senator John Kennedy summed it up pretty well, noting “The price of gas is so high that it would be cheaper to buy cocaine and just run everywhere.”

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    New Bill Would Mandate Federal Reserve to Promote “Racial and Economic Justice”

    Two tier financial system in America?

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    A new bill would extend the Federal Reserve’s mandate to promote “racial and economic justice,” prompting concerns as to whether this would lead to discrimination.

    “H.R. 2543 would expand the Federal Reserve’s existing dual mandate of maintaining price stability and full employment to focus on promoting “racial and economic justice in borrowing, housing, and lending,” reports Valiant News.

    If the bill is passed, the Fed would be responsible for maintaining “racial equity,” which would potentially create a two tier economy, one for white people and another for non-whites in America.

    “In effect, the passage of this law would make racial equity an integral part of the Fed’s mandate,” writes Jose Nino.

    As we previously highlighted, the Fed encouraged Americans to combat soaring meat price inflation by swapping turkeys for soybean products during Thanksgiving.

    Biden administration loyalists have run cover for the Federal Reserve by blaming soaring inflation on everything from failure to properly condemn January 6 to nationalism itself.

    Earlier this month, the Fed announced its “biggest interest rate hike in more than a quarter century,” although the three-quarters of a percentage point raise brings the current 1.5%-1.75% rate nowhere near the 20% rate enacted by Paul Volcker in the early 1980’s.

    The Biden administration has relentlessly denied that the country is heading for a recession, despite a cost of living crisis and multiple other financial indications that this is about to happen.

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    Video: Reporter Asks White House If Americans’ Only Choice Is “$5 A Gallon Gas Or A $61,000 Electric Car?”

    “Sounds like a painful transition”

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    The White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked Thursday to explain why the Biden Administration’s only solution to soaring gas prices seems to be to ask Americans to deal with it or spend upwards of $55,000 on an electric vehicle.

    “A lot of people can’t afford a $61,000 electric car and they are also having a hard time affording gas right now. That sounds like a painful transition,” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy said to Jean-Pierre, referencing the several times Biden officials and the president himself have touted a ‘transition’ to green energy.

    “We are in a transition to clean energy…it’s going to create jobs,” Jean-Pierre responded, sounding like a broken record.

    “Yeah but who can afford an electric car? The average price is $61,000! Is that the choice $5 per gallon gas or a $61,000 electric car?” Doocy further inquired.

    “That’s apples to oranges. It’s not the same,” she responded.

    Jean-Pierre went on to tout Biden’s so called gas tax holiday, which even Democrats immediately dumped on Thursday:

    After repeatedly blaming Vladimir Putin for America’s soaring gas prices and cost of living, and then attacking American energy companies to boot, Biden spent Thursday blaming gas station owners for high prices:

    Seems like everyone except him and his administration is to blame.

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    Pathetic: Only 11 Per Cent Believe Biden Narrative That Putin is to Blame For Record Gas Prices

    Majority blame the president.

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    Only 11 per cent of Americans believe the Biden administration’s narrative that Vladimir Putin is to blame for record high gas prices, with the majority blaming Biden’s poor energy policies instead.

    A Rasmussen poll finds that 52 per cent of respondents think unaffordable gas prices are the fault of the president, with the vast majority rejecting the ‘Putin price hike’ excuse.

    The survey also found that 80 per cent of Republicans blame Biden for the energy crisis, while 54 per cent of Independents also say responsibility lies with the occupant of the Oval Office.

    29 per cent of respondents who didn’t blame Putin or Biden said greedy oil companies were the culprit.

    After the Biden administration’s attempt to blame the Russian leader failed to land, the White House has switched its rhetoric to start blaming oil companies, with Biden asserting the industry is “making more money than God.”

    The poll reveals that Americans are also unimpressed with the media’s attempt to prop up the failing Biden economy, with just 11 per cent saying it has gotten better, with 57 per cent rating his economic performance as “poor.”

    Biden loyalists have become increasingly absurd in trying to explain away gas price hikes and inflation, with former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers blaming people who downplay what happened on January 6.

    “The banana Republicans who are saying that what happened on January 6th was nothing or OK are undermining the basic credibility of our country’s institutions and that in turn feeds through, uh, for inflation,” said Summers.

    BlackRock CEO Larry Fink also ludicrously claimed “nationalism” was to blame for inflation, asserting, “The rise– whether you call it nationalism or the rise of this belief that we have to focus on communities that have been devastated by globalization, we need to find ways of creating better jobs for more Americans, that in itself is inflationary.”

    As we highlighted earlier, more emergency services in the U.S. are having to limit the amount of 911 calls that they are responding to in person because of record high gas prices.

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