Deroy Murdock: Biden Lies Through His Bright-White Teeth on Gas Prices

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Biden-era gas prices drive Los Angeles motorists to tears. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
President Joe Biden and his Democrat pals must consider the American people total dimwits.
 
Their efforts to blame Russian dictator Vladimir Putin for the rocket-launch-like rise in fuel prices is at best laughable. At worst, their deceitful buck-passing is deeply insulting to the nation that they purport to lead.
 
Biden, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, and other regime mouthpieces repeatedly refer to the “Putin price hike,” as if gasoline prices were flat until Russia brutally and needlessly attacked Ukraine.
 
On March 13, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D – California) said that inflation “starts with Putin.” What about the massive government expenditures that Pelosi, Biden, and their socialist comrades have inflicted on America under unified Democrat rule? According to Pelosi, this tsunami of outlays has made things better. “The government spending is doing the exact reverse, reducing the national debt,” Pelosi explained. “It is not inflationary.” 
 
One wonders which economic texts Pelosi read in college, if she ever has perused any such books.
 
If the cost of gasoline suddenly soared as Russian tanks rolled across the Ukrainian frontier, Biden and the Democrats would be on solid ground. Alas, for them, they are stuck in quicksand.
 
The event that set gas prices on their upswing was not Russia’s invasion on February 24, 2022. It was Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021.
 
Within hours of his taking the Oath of Office, Biden canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline. This signaled the beginning of the end of President Donald J. Trump’s amazing accomplishment: US energy independence and America’s status as a net-exporter of energy for the first time since 1953.

Gas Prices chart via Deroy Murdock

 

The average national price for a gallon of regular gasoline stood at $2.39 as Biden said, “So help me God.” When Putin began his rape of Ukraine, that price was $3.54 — up 48.1 percent.
 
Gas prices averaged $4.26 on Saturday — another 20.3 percent higher since Russian boots hit Ukrainian soil and up 78.2 percent on Biden’s watch.
 
So, of the gas-price increase on Biden’s watch, 57.9 percentage points of it were there before Russian tanks breached the Ukrainian border.
 
Biden bears responsibility for nearly 60 cents of every dollar in higher gas prices since he became president of the United States.
 
The overwhelming evidence goes beyond a shadow of a doubt: “Putin’s price hike” is garbage. Gas prices have crept up throughout Biden’s term, not just since Putin penetrated Ukraine.
 
Let’s go, Brandon!
 
Biden’s fingerpointing is too much, even for some Democrats.
Trading economics chart via Deroy Murdock

 

“He [Biden] was saying, you know, everything is Putin’s price hikes, inflation is Putin’s fault.” Obama-Biden strategist David Axelrod said Tuesday, on his “Hackon Tap” podcast. “People don’t believe that either. They know that they had inflation before this. They know that gas prices were high before this. They haven’t dialed this in quite right yet. You can’t blame everything in the economy on Putin.”

 

Responding to February’s report of 7.8 percent year-on-year inflation, Obama-Biden economic aide Steve Rattner said via Twitter: “Well, no. These are Feb #’s and only include small Russia effect. This is Biden’s inflation and he needs to own it.”

 

When even his prominent Democrat allies call Joe Biden out for his relentless deception, it’s well past time for him and his hacks to stop lying to the American people.


Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.


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Zoe332
Zoe332
4 months ago

gfhgf

Old Vet
Old Vet
4 months ago

The problem is that Uncle Joe can’t stop lying. It is persona, his makeup, and the only thing he thinks he is good at. Trouble is, those pesky Americans know he’s lying.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
4 months ago

None of this is going to end well.
We still have over 1,000 days left of this garbage.
Prepare to go on the food lines. It will be here before you know it. If you voted for this, they’ll let you be first in line.

DebV
DebV
4 months ago

You hit the nail squarely on the head again, Derek! Biden is the worst thing ever to hit the Oval Office. And Pelosi: government spending helps reduce the debt? Her econ professor is rolling in his grave laughing! If the American public doesn’t recognize all this BS, we’re doomed.

Carolyn Mayzik
Carolyn Mayzik
4 months ago

At this point President Putin is LESS of a DICTAOR than FAUX PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN. Putin cares about his country and Ukraine, Biden doesn’t care about America or its Constitutional Laws. Corruption from the top down. Biden and his cabal will lie about any and everything for their agenda of POWER and CONTROL.

American
American
4 months ago

Ok biden and friends that’s his clan of thugs is what messed everything up it when they fraudulently put that rat in office.

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