Critics came back hard at Joe Biden after he tweeted Sunday an economically illiterate edict to US gas station owners which proclaimed, “Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the product. And do it now.”
This so close to the Fourth of July, as we celebrate the ousting of a monarchy that used to be able to just throw down decrees on these United States.
The U.S. Oil & Gas Association was having none of that garbage, savagely tweeting back:
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
“Please make sure the WH intern who posted this tweet registers for Econ 101 for the fall semester…”
Kaboom! If I had a vote, I would immediately nominate this tweet for the Twitter Hall of Fame.
According to Fox News, Biden’s missive came as gas prices were averaging at $4.812 nationwide. Don’t tell that to Californians, though, because gas prices here average $6.244—last week it cost me over $100 to fill my Ford Explorer. Mind you, an Explorer is not some gas-guzzling behemoth, it’s a four-door midsize crossover that I need to run my business and ferry around my four kids. Also, I like it.
The tweet also comes in the wake of a failed Biden proposal to implement a 90-day gas tax holiday, which was dismissed by even Democratic lawmakers as impotent and unwanted.
Joe can blame the gas stations all he wants, but the fault lies squarely on his shoulders—he notoriously canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline in his first hours in office and “paused” oil and gas leases on federal lands. The Keystone alone would have eventually delivered 870,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada to Texas refineries.
More recently, Renewable Energy Joe has constantly argued that our insane fuel prices are the result of “Putin’s price hike.” On Thursday, though, as my colleague Alex Parker reports, one of Biden’s minions let the cat out of the bag by admitting that high gas prices are just part of the “liberal world order”:
Well, what you heard from the President today was a clear articulation of the stakes. This is about the future of the Liberal World Order, and we have to stand firm.
Not everyone was thrilled with this Liberal World Order, nor Biden’s uneducated tweet:
Thank you for this tweet mr president. My local gas stations all dropped their prices $2 instantly because they had your tweet notifications on
— greg (@greg16676935420) July 2, 2022
Even Jeff Bezos chided the president, as RedState’s Bonchie reported:
Ouch. Inflation is far too important a problem for the White House to keep making statements like this. It’s either straight ahead misdirection or a deep misunderstanding of basic market dynamics.
The easily offended White House didn’t like that, with Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responding to Bezos Saturday:
Oil prices have dropped by about $15 over the past month, but prices at the pump have barely come down. That’s not “basic market dynamics.” It’s a market that is failing the American consumer.
No, it’s an overheated market driven by insane inflation and supply chain issues. It’s so bad that even the Chinese media is making fun of Biden’s ill-advised tweet, writing, “now US President finally realized that capitalism is all about exploitation. He didn’t believe this before.”
My God, what is going on here?
Though Biden now likes to blame America’s oil companies and Putin’s Ukraine war for the gas price nightmare, he showed his true intentions back in 2019 during a Democratic debate. Moderator Tim Alberta asked: “As president, would you be willing to sacrifice some of that growth, even knowing potentially that it could displace thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of blue-collar workers in the interest of transitioning to that greener economy?”
“The answer is yes,” Biden said.
His administration has not been willing to clarify the offending Biden gas station tweet as of Sunday. According to Fox, the White House refused to define what specific gas companies he was referencing or if he was speaking to individual owners of gas stations. Despite Uncle Joe’s claims of profiteering, gas stations usually make no more than 2 to 5 cents per gallon of gas sold. Read: RedState’s Mike Miller’s breakdown of how Federal Reserve economists utterly destroyed Biden’s excuse of oil company profiteering.
The bottom line: once again Blamin’ Biden is trying to fault everyone else but his own administration for ridiculous fuel costs, but he announced his true intentions a long time ago. He fully owns this crisis and stupid tweets won’t let him escape accountability.
Good on you, U.S. Oil & Gas Association, for calling him out. Keep on speaking truth to power.