As a candidate, Joe Biden promised to "transition" away from oil and now his administration might suspend the gas tax to lower fuel prices so I guess he changed his mind ๐Ÿ˜‚
ยท ยท Feb 16, 2022 ยท

You may remember, during the third and final presidential debate of the 2020 race, Joe Biden vowing to "transition from the oil industry," a colossal blunder that likely nearly cost him the election.

The Biden campaign scrambled to "clarify" those remarks, a sign that even Biden himself knew he had stepped in it. Now, over a year into his presidency, with gas prices spiraling and poll numbers in the gutteriest of gutters, the whole thing seems a distant memory:

The White House is open to temporarily suspending the gas tax, after a high-profile group of Democratic lawmakers proposed scrapping the federal levy on petrol until at least next year in an effort to curb rising inflation.

Ahh. Biden during the debates was like, "We'll just 'transition' from oil," and oil responded back:

"Every tool is on the table to reduce prices," said Emilie Simons, White House assistant press secretary. "The president already announced a historic release of 50mn barrels from the strategic petroleum reserve, and all options are on the table looking ahead."

Yep, just casually using our emergency supply to lower the insane prices caused by all the clean American fracking and clean American pipelines Joe Biden shut down!

I mean, look: The utilization of fossil fuels constitutes probably the greatest technological achievement in human history. It's hard to imagine what else has had so monumental, irreversible and positive net benefit as the controlled burning of oil. It's done wonders beyond comprehension.

So if Joe Biden wants to keep trying to "transition" away from in as part of some harebrained government green-energy scheme, he's welcome to try.

But he's going to need a lot more than a slashed gas tax to make it work!

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