This headline made my head spin.
President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are weighing a federal gas tax holiday as prices reach record levels and the party faces an uphill battle in November’s midterm election.
Two of the Democrats most vulnerable senators up in 2022 – Mark Kelly of Arizona and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire – have proposed a bill that would suspend the federal gas tax until Jan. 1, 2023.
‘Every tool is on the table to reduce prices,’ White House spokeswoman Emilie Simons said in a statement to DailyMail.com. ‘The President already announced an historic release of 50 million barrels from the strategic petroleum reserve, and all options are on the table looking ahead.’
The federal gas tax is 18.4 cents per gallon for standard gasoline and 24.4 cents per gallon for diesel fuel.
Today’s gas average is $3.498 a gallon, according to AAA. California, which has the highest price of any state, is approaching the $5 mark as its average price hits $4.711.
The overall average price of gas is up $1 over the past year.
Has prices have shot up nearly 60% since Biden was sworn in.
The two primary causes are inflation and Biden’s crushing of the oil industry with reduced leasing on public land and limiting pipeline construction (the KXL being the most controversial but not the only one).
The Democrats poll numbers are so low the Democrats are probably on suicide watch.
But an 18-cent tax break on a 60% increase doesn’t help.
But the Democrats have their balls in a vice by the radical environmentalists and Cult of Climate Change that they can’t actually do what needs to be done and open up the oil industry to make America self sufficient on oil again.
They are stuck between a rock (bottom barrel poll numbers) and a hard place (their radical base) and are floundering incompetently.
My biggest fear is that Republicans will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by bumble-fucking their response.