President Biden: “Did you ever think you’d be paying this much for a gallon of gas? In some parts of California they’re paying $4.50 a gallon. That’s why it’s so important we do everything in our power to stabilize the supply chain.” pic.twitter.com/mhI1QgEmfg— The Hill (@thehill) November 10, 2021
FYI. Gas prices today here in Washington DC. pic.twitter.com/cF4W2xWZvb— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) November 9, 2021
What do you think?
Is this feud between Joe Biden and Mohammed bin Salman and Middle East geopolitics the reason why gas prices and inflation are so high?
“SAUDI CROWN PRINCE Mohammed bin Salman is enacting revenge on Democrats in general and President Joe Biden specifically for the party’s increasingly standoffish attitude toward the kingdom — by driving up energy prices and fueling global inflation.
Biden himself seemed to allude to this at a town hall event with CNN last month, during which he attributed high gas prices to a certain “foreign policy initiative” of his, adding, “There’s a lot of Middle Eastern folks who want to talk to me. I’m not sure I’m going to talk to them.”
Biden was making a not-so-veiled reference to his refusal to meet with Salman and acknowledge him as Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler due to his role in the grisly murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October of 2018. The move came after Biden vowed during a debate with President Donald Trump to make MBS, as he’s known, “a pariah” and represented a stark departure from Trump’s warm relations with the desert kingdom and the crown prince. …”
Who cares about Jamal Khashoggi?
The economy is the top issue in the country. Gas prices are the top reason why so many people are angry about the economy. This is especially true of those of who live in rural America who as a result drive more and who are getting hammered by this shit EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Note: In hindsight, a $1,400 check was nice, but I have already coughed up that back several times over in gas prices on two vehicles this year. Keeping gas prices low compared to Obama and Biden was one of Trump’s genuine accomplishments. It still isn’t as bad as it got under Obama.