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Hours After Biden Tells Congress to Suspend Gas Tax – Joe Gets Dogpiled by Pelosi, Manchin, Obama and Tim Scott
By Adam Casalino|June 23, 2022
Hours After Biden Tells Congress to Suspend Gas Tax – Joe Gets Dogpiled by Pelosi, Manchin, Obama and Tim Scott

What’s Happening:

Gas prices continue to stay at record highs, putting pain on commuters and vacationers. Biden refuses to change the policies that got us here.

But this week, he made his most recent useless gesture by demanding Congress suspend the gas tax, at least until the midterms.

From Fox Business:

President Biden will ask Congress on Wednesday to suspend the federal gas tax until September as Americans across the country grapple with soaring prices as the pump.

Biden apparently only wants the federal gas tax suspended until the summer is over. Then, back to high gas prices!

It doesn’t seem anyone in Congress, however, is biting.

From YouTube:

 

Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi poured cold water on the gas tax holiday and called it “showbiz” and said it doesn’t necessarily go to consumers.

Somehow Nancy really thinks the oil companies would keep the tax savings to themselves. Not likely, Nance.

Joe Manchin, moderate Democrat from WV, said much the same.

From Twitter:

Sen. Joe Manchin’s office confirms he will vote NO on President Biden’s proposed federal gas tax holiday!

And Republicans are also putting up a fight.

From Breitbart:

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) stated that because of how the price of gas keeps increasing, the reduction in price from any gas tax holiday would be eliminated in about two weeks.

Almost immediately after Joe Biden demanded Congress suspend the federal gas tax, both Republicans and Democrats dumped cold water on the idea.

Pelosi, in a seeming jab to her “boss,” said a tax holiday was just “showbiz” and wouldn’t necessarily lower consumer gas prices.

Joe Manchin made it clear he too would not support a gas tax holiday.

Republican Tim Scott did a better job explaining why Congress is against it. Because Biden’s policies continue to inflate gas prices, the small reduction from a tax holiday would be swallowed up in just two weeks.

That’s because gas prices are high, not from the tax, but because Biden’s administration is crippling the industry.

Joe Biden knows this doesn’t work. Because even Obama had previously dismissed the idea.

From YouTube:

 

While running for President, then Senator Barack Obama, in 2008, bashed a “gas tax holiday” as a “gimmick” and not “real relief,” during the North Carolina Jefferson-Jackson dinner on 5/2/2008.

Ouch, Joe. Even Barry doesn’t agree with you.

Key Takeaways:

  • Joe Biden called for Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for 3 months.
  • Both Republicans and Democrats rejected the idea, saying it wouldn’t work.
  • Previously, Barack Obama called such a move a “gimmick” that doesn’t work.

Source: Fox Business, YouTube, Twitter, Breitbart, YouTube

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Adam Casalino
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, author, and blogger. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, author, and blogger. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
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