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Oil Group Mocks Biden Over Gas Prices Tweet: Intern Needs Econ Class


Joe Biden continues to deflect blame from his own energy policies for the high prices Americans pay for gas, including by claiming gas station owners are price gouging.

“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,” Biden tweeted Sunday. “Reduce the price you charge at the pump to reflect the cost you pay for the product. And do it now.

The US Oil and Gas Association responded on Twitter:

“I’m working on it Mr. President,” the association tweeted. “In the meantime, have a Happy 4th and make sure the WH intern who posted this tweet enrolls in Econ 101 for the fall semester.”

The association also tweeted about the wisdom of using America’s abundant energy resources.

“The United States Capitol bears the inscription: ‘Let us develop the resources of our earth, call upon her powers, build her institutions, promote all her great interests, and see if we too, in our day and of our generation, cannot accomplish something worth remembering.’ -Daniel Webster.

And other home energy advocates joined in the criticism, including Western Energy:

“Claim by @StateDept: The oil industry has everything it needs,” Western Energy tweeted. “Reality: What we need is a partner in the Biden administration instead of the months-long blame game and excessive regulations like the @SECGov climate disclosure rule.

Fox Business reported on Biden’s spin on the US energy crisis:

Biden has tried to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin for the gas price hike, dubbing it “Putin’s price hike”, a term used repeatedly by the White House, despite his campaign promise always taking responsibility and not blaming others.

Biden’s call to action follows an unsuccessful Oval Office proposal to implement a 90-day gas tax exemption, which was dismissed even by Democratic lawmakers as outlandish.

During the presidential campaign, Biden vowed to sacrifice the energy boom, low prices and even jobs for his green agenda.

The debate comes as gas hit an all-time high of $5.02 a gallon in June. On Monday, the national average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline was $4.81, according to AAA. That’s nearly 10 cents cheaper than last week, but still nearly 54% more than the same time last year.

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