Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has blamed President Joe Biden for ordering gas stations to lower their prices in a time of “war and global peril”.
Taking to social media on Sunday to lay out his disappointment with the White House, Bezos sought to teach Biden some basic principles of market dynamics while urging him to stop the price blame game. .
He tweeted: “Ouch. Inflation is far too big an issue for the White House to continue making statements like this. It’s either direct misdirection or a deep misunderstanding of the basic dynamics of the market.
Ouch. Inflation is far too big an issue for the White House to continue making statements like this. This is either direct misdirection or a deep misunderstanding of basic market dynamics. https://t.co/XgKfEICZpk
—Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) July 3, 2022
The world’s second-richest person has voiced his criticism of Biden’s policies, particularly those related to inflation, and he acted after Biden warned gas stations as being to blame for skyrocketing prices over the weekend. end of July 4th.
“My message to companies that run gas stations and set prices at the pump is simple: We are in a time of war and global peril,” Joe Biden tweeted. “Reduce the price you charge at the pump to reflect the cost you pay for the product. And do it now.
As Breitbart News reported, a third of Americans have changed their vacation plans due to high gas prices, an Emerson College poll released on Friday found.
The survey, conducted on June 28 and 29 among 1,271 registered voters, found that 33% had actively changed their travel plans this holiday weekend due to persistently high petrol prices.
Biden has often blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for the gasoline price hike, dubbing it “Putin’s price hike.”
The term is regularly used by the White House, despite its campaign promise always taking responsibility and not blaming others.
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This isn’t the first time Biden has made a direct appeal to “companies that operate gas stations,” noting in a June 22 speech that “these are not normal times.”
“So let’s be honest with each other. My message is simple. To the companies that operate gas stations and set these prices at the pump: this is a time of war, of global peril, Ukraine. These are not normal times,” Biden said.
“Reduce the price you charge at the pump to reflect the cost you pay for the product. Do it now. Do it today. Your customers, the American people, they need relief now.
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