President Joe Biden seemed to be happy about rising gas prices and isn’t afraid to say it, at least not in the United States.
Biden was in Japan and following his meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, he was asked about gas prices in the U.S. and if there’s a recession coming in the U.S. Biden answered that when “it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place.”
When it comes to fossil fuels, Biden’s goal is to become carbon neutral, even if the infrastructure isn’t available to do so. The way Biden answered the question gives you insight on the goal of his administration. We aren’t coming out of this price hike and Biden doesn’t seem to have plans to make things better.
Biden then minimized this crisis and made a reference to his childhood. Biden said, “The price of gas at the pump is something that I told you — you heard me say before — it would be a matter of great discussion at my kitchen table when I was growing up. It’s affecting a lot of families.
Cancellations in oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska also threaten the supply of oil and America’s energy independence. But, that’s the point isn’t it? They want to get away from domestic oil production so the government can force electric vehicles? The problem is, there’s currently a backorder of electric vehicles for approximately 1.5 years.
The gas crisis has also led to poor polling numbers. Biden’s approval rating is at an all time low of 39%. There has been a 10 point drop in Democrat approval from April to May, which means that the 2022 midterm election is likely going to sway to the right even more than anticipated.
This is shaping up to be a tough midterm election year for Democrats. Many running for public office are steering clear of the president’s endorsement, concerned his poor approval ratings may rub off. And as November approaches, Republicans had better start working on a strategy to help lift Americans out of this mess.