On Monday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made a shocking claim that the House Republicans are looking to raise gas prices, as well as raise taxes on the middle class and give tax cuts to the rich through their recently acquired slim House majority.

While the majority of Biden’s promises have fallen flat, he’s been banking heavily on raising taxes for the rich, however, Republican opposition to their tax cuts does not have an immediate correlation to the United States’ current high gas prices we’ve seen since the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As many of you are tracking this week, House Republicans will vote to raise gas prices on American families. The contrast in priorities could not be more stark, but the president spent the last two years, as you know, doing everything he could to lower gas prices for American families. And prices are down about $1.60 a gallon since last summer. Now, House Republicans are using their narrow majority to force the American people to pay higher gas prices, just as big oil companies are amassing record profits,”

“What’s even more alarming is that this is not the only attempt by House Republicans majority to raise cost on middle class families. House Republicans are also pushing a tax increase on middle class families and inflation, worsening tax cuts for the rich and high prescription drug costs as well. These extreme policies would subject working families to immense financial pain and balloon our deficit all just to benefit the wealthiest taxpayers and big corporations,”

In the past, Jean-Pierre has attempted to spin high gas prices on either Republicans or Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. At the time, blaming Republicans helped Democrats create some damage control for the high gas prices plaguing the country, however, the accusations made little to no sense. Republicans prior to the November 8th Midterm elections did not have a majority in the Senate or Congress.

The White House’s attempt to blame Russia for our high gas prices also falls flat due to the U.S. only getting 8% of its total oil from Russia. Over half of our total oil comes from Canada, and Mexico exports a similar amount of oil to the U.S. as Russia does. However, when gas prices fall slightly from their astronomical highs that we saw in the summer of 2022, the credit is given to Biden.

Last summer, throughout White House Press conferences and a video posted to the White Houses’ official Twitter account, Jean-Pierre frequently boasted about the gas prices slightly lowering across the country. However, at the same time, she has also deflected any blame the Biden administration may have had for the extremely high prices at the pump. Many Americans quickly noticed how the White House attempted to take credit for gas prices lowering, but quickly looked to their political rivals when the blame was put on them.

“So while oil prices have decreased by about 20% since their June peak, as I was just talking about earlier, prices at the pump have only fallen about 10% over the same period. So that means profits are up way above average. Refiners’ profit margins per gallon of gas are averaging about 90 cents last week, roughly double what’s typical for this time of the year.”

At the time of this quote, the national average gas price was $4.40 per gallon, with prices hitting as high as over $6.00 in California

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Jane
2 days ago

No matter how much Mophead wants to continue the fake President’s lies about EVERYTHING, we aren’t as stupid as she is, AND we are the ones living out here buying gas, food, other products and watching America go down the tubes. If she thinks we are so stupid as to believe her lies, she’s dumber than she looks.

2 days ago
Reply to  Jane

Does she think we are as stupid as Joe Biden we are not we know what going on

2 days ago

Do you really expect an answer to that question?

JohnS
2 days ago

Pouleeze, the the light in her brain has dimmed and ready to go out. If she can’t read an anwer she circles to ask some Biden official who in turns throws it back to her. This is the Biden game of hot potato by the brainless.

Buck Coyote
2 days ago

I don’t know, but I think she needs to put the crack pipe down!

2 days ago

Joe ‘Chit for Brains ‘ Bidens mouth piece seems to forget that under Trump , gas prices had dropped to $2.60 or less under Trump and jumped up again ones Joey B took a dump in his Depends and shut down the Dakota pipeline .

James
2 days ago

I would very well on her salary and benefits!

2 days ago

SINCE INSTALLED NOT ELECTED BIDEN STEPPED FOOT IN OUR HOUSE, HE HAS NOTHING BUT LIED AND SO DOES HIS REGIME. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HIRE PEOPLE, NOT BY MERIT BUT BY COLOR OR GENDER.
OBAMA AND BIDEN TRIED FOR 8 LONG YEARS TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY.NOW WITH BIDEN IN CHARGE, OBAMA HAS HIS 3D TERM.VERY SAD BUT TRUE, MOST AMERICANS ARE AGAINST THEIR OWN COUNTRY.TIME FOR EVERY PATRIOT TO STEP UP, DEFEND YOUR COUNTRY.
WHERE ARE THE REAL AMERICAN MEN??????AND WOMEN?

2 days ago

I`m looking for the strings. Is she a Manchurian candidate? Wow this is what I call indoctrination. Or is it show me the money? {*j*}