Washington, D.C. — President Biden is blowing smoke again. Today, President Biden is calling for a suspension of the federal gas tax, is calling on states to do the same, and is blaming the current sky-high gas prices on Vladimir Putin.
Anyone with a brain knows this is all B.S. Not only were gas prices rapidly on the rise before Russian troops stepped foot in Ukraine, but President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats have pushed the most anti-American energy agenda in modern history. Additionally, even Democrat economists know that a gas tax suspension is nothing more than a cheap gimmick and will make inflation worse.
They scrapped the Keystone XL pipeline, stymied fracking nationwide, banned responsible drilling in certain domestic locations, and have intentionally slow-rolled a number of energy-producing projects, all in the name of severely wounding the oil and gas industry. Now their chickens have come home to roost, and America is no longer energy independent.
Senators like Maggie Hassan, Catherine Cortez Masto, Mark Kelly, and Raphael Warnock have been lying about a gas tax suspension’s impact for months and covering up their long-standing support for hiking the gas tax.
There’s no better example than Maggie Hassan, who not only supported tying the federal gas tax to inflation, but also raised the state gas tax by 23% while New Hampshire Governor!
Statement from NRSC Spokesman T.W. Arrighi: “The gall of President Biden and Senate Democrats is staggering. Pushing for a gas tax suspension amid the current crisis is similar to blowing a hole in the side of a ship and proposing to put a Band-Aid on it. It’s insanity at a near-comedic level and the American people aren’t buying it. Democrats created this crisis by their actions and disdain for large swaths of American energy production. We are poorer and less safe because of Joe Biden and Senate Democrats.”