“God willing”: Biden calls the gas price crisis a moment of “incredible transition” away from oil and gas

President Joe Biden appeared to be hailing the gas price crisis Monday as a moment of “incredible transition” away from dependence on fossil fuels.

What did Biden say?

During a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, a reporter asked Biden if Americans should prepare for an economic recession.

When Biden said Americans shouldn’t worry about a recession, he claimed his administration had made “significant strides” in improving the economy before he started discussing “Putin’s tax” (referring to record-high gas prices) and the War in Ukraine repeated worsening domestic problems.

Then Biden said the quiet part out loud, exclaiming that “God willing” Americans will be less reliant on gas as the energy crisis abates.

“Here’s the situation: When it comes to gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that – God willing – when it’s over, we will be stronger and the world will be stronger and less dependent on fossil fuels, when this is over,” Biden said.


President Biden holds a press conference with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan

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The Biden administration has repeatedly tried to cast the energy crisis in a positive light. She believes in record prices at the pump (Another new record was set on Monday) will encourage Americans to abandon their internal combustion engines in favor of electric vehicles, all in the name of climate change.

However, there are two main problems with this theory.

First, electric vehicles are significantly more expensive than internal combustion engine cars. For example Kelley Blue Book called The average cost of an electric vehicle in February was $64,685, while the average cost of a compact car and compact SUV or crossover was $26,196 and $33,732, respectively. Given that the average household income is under $70,000, most Americans would have to incur a tremendous amount of debt to purchase an electric vehicle.

Second, the cost of metals needed to make EV batteries, like lithium carbonate, has skyrocketed with no relief in sight.

Anything else?

At the end of his response, Biden said he believed the best course of action to address the energy crisis was to pressure OPEC to increase production and focus on growing the US economy.

He did not mention an increase in domestic energy production.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-gas-price-crisis-incredible-transition-from-fossil-fuels “God willing”: Biden calls the gas price crisis a moment of “incredible transition” away from oil and gas

Laura Coffey

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