We know that the Biden administration is deliberately causing the gas crisis. The country has the oil to meet demand, yet Biden has banned drilling on federal land. His energy secretary admitted they are doing this to force Americans to “transition” to electric vehicles (ignoring the reality that if we can’t afford a few extra dollars of gas, how the hell are we supposed to afford a $70,000 EV?).
Biden tried to take the credit for the slight decrease in gas prices this month—despite doing nothing to help. But it’s clear the administration’s agenda remains the same: keep gas prices high to force Americans to buy electric cars. One member of the staff, however, didn’t get the narrative quite right. And he made a fool of himself before Congress.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg testified that the “pain” from high gas prices has increased the benefit for electric car owners, and then tried to deny that he’d said it…
“Of course, the more pain we are all experiencing from the high price of gas, the more benefit there is for those who can access electric vehicles. That’s why we’re hoping you and your colleagues might reconsider opposing the reduction of EV upfront prices and tax credits.”
“So you’re saying the more pain we have, the more benefit we’re gonna get? I think that’s what I heard you say,” Giménez asked.
“No! That’s what you heard me say?” Buttigieg laughed nervously. [Source: The Blaze]
Wow, this man’s an idiot. Buttigieg literally said the more pain we feel at the pump, the more benefit there will be for those “who can access electric vehicles.”
We’re not exactly sure what he even meant. We know that the administration is trying to force Americans to buy EVs, by allowing gas prices to skyrocket. But what Buttigieg claimed is that the high gas prices are a benefit to those who can get electric cars.
But that doesn’t make sense, no matter how you slice it. Americans might save money if they can afford the extremely high upfront costs of owning an EV. But EVs need electricity to run. This means EV owners are also victims of high gas prices as everyone else.
Gas prices are high, because of rising oil prices. Most states rely on fossil fuels to generate electricity (which is why your energy bill is as bad as your gasoline bill). If oil stays high, people plugging in their EVs pay more.
And in those states that increasingly rely on “alternative” fuels, they don’t do much better. During peak usage times throughout the year, these “green” sources of energy can’t keep up with demand. In fact, Tesla asked Texas owners to not charge their cars recently, because the wind turbines weren’t functioning (due to a lack of wind).
Does Buttigieg’s statement make any sense? He claimed that Congress had the power to lower the price of EVs with tax credits. Yet there are already tax credits and incentives for buying an EV—and they are still twice the price (in some cases) as traditional cars. Congress can’t control supply and demand, nor what a manufacturer sets the price of their products at.
(Especially at a time when a semiconductor shortage is ruining the industry.)
So, does anything this man says make sense? Does everyone in the administration have a problem with talking?
Author: Kit Fargo