By Duncan Smith
What irritates us the most about our governing elites is their callous disregard for those who put them in office, and nowhere is this more evident than in the Biden regime’s energy policies.
When Biden the Mindless got into the Oval Office, the very first thing he did was kill the Keystone XL pipeline, which had been greenlighted, finally, by President Donald Trump…after more than a decade of regulatory bullshit and lawsuits from crackpot environmental groups.
The end results: The pipeline has now been canceled by the Canadian company that launched it; oil will continue to be transported by rail and truck, which is far riskier; and our energy independence will once again slip away.
And here’s another result: Amid escalating anti-fossil fuel policies from the Idiot Brigade in the White House, energy prices are going up, up, up.
Including — or especially — motor fuels.
Oh, gas tends to go up in the summertime anyway, but not like this year. No, this year, they have risen to a new high, and that means another ‘hidden tax’ on American consumers from the tax increase specialists in the Garbage Party.
According to Just the News:
As Americans prepare to hit the road for Independence Day weekend, gas prices hit a seven-year high.
An expected 43.6 million Americans are set to hit the road this holiday weekend, and they’ll pay the most they have to fill up their tank since 2014, the American Automobile Association (AAA) says.
'At $3.09, the national gas price average is at its highest of the year and not stopping,' AAA said. GasBuddy data puts the national average at $3.11 a gallon.
As of Monday, some 89% of U.S. gas stations were charging $2.75 per gallon or more for regular unleaded gas, AAA found.
'That is a stark increase over last July 4 when only a quarter of stations were selling gas for more than $2.25,' AAA spokesperson Jeanette McGee said.
The national average gas price over the holiday weekend in 2014 was $3.66. It dipped down to $3.171 per gallon by October 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
And hey, it’s only going to get worse.
After Democrat-prolonged COVID restrictions and economy closures, now there is a dearth of truck drivers, too:
While some gas stations have run out of gas ahead of the holiday weekend, GasBuddy notes, it's not because of a lack of fuel but a lack of truck drivers to deliver it.
'There is not a 'gas shortage,’' Patrick De Haan at GasBuddy wrote. 'Refiners are producing just 3.7 percent less gasoline than all-time records. The problem isn't gasoline supply. The problem is there aren't enough truck drivers to keep up with deliveries, made worse by the pandemic as some truckers left for jobs elsewhere or were let go.'
Our loathing of the Garbage Party grows by the hour.
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