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The Philadelphia Inquirer argued that voters should not blame President Joe Biden for high gas prices in an editorial Thursday.
The opinion piece, “Don’t blame Biden for high gas prices,” emphasized that rising gas prices are largely out of the president’s control.
“The president has little control over gas prices, but angry motorists have not stopped blaming President Joe Biden for the record highs they are paying for,” the editorial board wrote.
“The current pump prices are largely due to the basic economics of supply and demand. During the epidemic, most of the global economy stagnated and demand actually evaporated overnight. Oil prices fell in April 2020.
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Echoing Biden’s “Putin Price Rise” Talking Point, the article highlighted the Russian invasion of Ukraine as a factor in raising gas prices, regardless of Biden’s involvement.
“They’re pretty much right. After Russia invaded Ukraine, for the first time since 2014, the price of oil increased to over $ 100 per barrel,” the Philadelphia Inquirer argued.
Although the paper acknowledged that gas prices were rising before the war in Ukraine, the fragment has shrunk, noting that Russia has “exacerbated” the problem. Moreover, it previously insisted that Biden had no control, but insisted that Biden had “taken steps” to reduce prices.
“So blaming gas prices on Biden ignores what’s really going on. The Inquirer wrote.
Instead of blaming Biden, Green energy solutions, in particular Sen. The paper concludes by pointing out that Joe Manchin, DW.Va, is responsible for lawmakers refusing to patronize him.
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“Instead of politicizing oil prices, it’s time for lawmakers on both sides to work together to promote more green energy solutions, such as tax credits for wind and solar energy, which are part of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better Bill that collapsed last year,” the article read.
“Voters who want to blame Sen. Joe Mnuchin (D., W.Va.) and Republicans in the House and Senate may want to focus their attention on opposing efforts to increase green energy and support the children’s tax credit. These high gas prices are not Joe Biden’s fault.”
Last week, former Obama Treasury adviser Steven Ratner told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,”[Y]You almost have to thank Joe Manchin for blocking [Build Back Better] Because the $ 6.5 trillion cost in this economy does this [inflation] The numbers look small. ”
Host Joe Scarborough admitted, “Oh my God, I wonder what would happen if the progressives got their six-trillion dollar wish earlier this year.”
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Over the past few months, various media outlets have tried to minimize the impact of higher gas prices, or as their approval rating plummeted, they claim, “It’s not Joe Biden’s fault.”