Last week, Joe Biden mentioned two things regarding addressing the high gas prices in the country.
First of all, it's important to point out that he completely ignores the biggest problem of all that has caused the high prices which is his putting an end to domestic drilling and pipeline production that had us as a nation energy independent thanks to President Trump. Biden scrapped that immediately and gas prices have continued to rise ever since.
He can try and blame Russia all he wants, but that only accounts for the last few months of increases and that's only in addition to what his disastrous policies were already doing. He can't pretend like prices weren't increases before this and would have not continued to increase at the exact moment that Putin invaded Ukraine.
But instead of fixing his own mistakes, he wants everyone else to take the hit. He actually called on gas stations to lower their prices.
“To the companies running gas stations and setting those prices at the pump, this is a time of war, global peril, Ukraine,” he said.
“These are not normal times. Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you are paying for the product,” Biden said. “Do it now. Do it today.”
The thing is that gas stations aren't allowed to charge more than a certain amount for gas. If there is a shortage or something in the area, they can't jack up the price to $20/gallon or anything like that. They are limited by the law as to how much they can charge. It's not like they make a ton of money from selling gas. Yes, they make money and they have to stay operational, but Joe Biden wants them to lower their gas prices?
He even had the audacity to say, "I'm doing my part." Like hell you are.