(Liberty Bell) – Americans are being absolutely crushed by inflation and skyrocketing gas prices, which are still climbing.
There doesn’t seem to be any end in sight and no relief on the horizon.
According to AAA, the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the US was $4.919 on Tuesday, an all-time high but before we know it, it will be over $5 a gallon. This is getting seriously bad.
Instead of hearing the concerns of Americans, the Washington DC swamp elites are brushing us off since they clearly have the solution to all of our problems: Get in line with the left’s radical “green” agenda.
At least that’s what one Democrat Senator suggested when she informed everyone during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday that she’s fortunate enough to avoid facing sky-high gas prices.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) boasted about how she’s able to avoid the pain at the gas pump since she bought an electric vehicle, despite a global semiconductor chip shortage.
“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 gas station and it didn’t matter how high it was,” she said with an arrogant smile.
She then went on to blame the “whims” of oil companies and the international markets for the high gas prices despite the real problem being the Biden regime and Democrats and their intentional war against fossil fuels.
With the average price of electric vehicles being $60,054, most Americans simply don’t have the luxury of avoiding the record-setting gas prices. The average cost of electric vehicles is nearly the entire annual income of the average American household, which is $64,994 according to the Census Bureau.
Meanwhile, Senators are paid an annual salary of $174,000. That’s quite a bit more than most Americans. Stabenow has only proven just how out of touch she really is with the struggles of the Americans she represents.
She didn’t get away with it, however. Stabenow was blasted for her lack of awareness and common sense. Michiganders quickly pointed out that her average constituents don’t have anywhere near the kind of financial means that she does.
Stabenow receives over $88k per year from her MI state pension in addition to her $174k senate salary. The median household income in MI is $60k
— Gustavo Portela (@gusportela) June 7, 2022
The swamp’s elite has zealously promoted electric vehicles as the solution to rising gas prices and the energy crisis Biden has created but most Americans simply can’t afford them and many simply don’t want an electric vehicle.
Not to mention the fact that our electric grid is nowhere near updated enough to handle a massive switch to electric vehicles. But never mind that little detail.
Biden has routinely noted that the high gas prices are all just part of the “transition” to a new energy scheme for the US but ignores that most Americans simply cannot afford to make the switch.
They don’t actually care at all. As long as they can afford to switch to electric vehicles and not have to worry about the high gas prices, Americans be damned.
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