White House Continues to Deflect Responsibility as Midterms Loom

On Monday, the White House stated it is “very essential” for Americans to recognize rising gas costs are a “global concern.”

This came while also reminding Americans gasoline prices are significantly higher in other nations, such as Canada and Germany.

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Nothing New From Biden

When questioned if Biden’s government is planning on any initiatives or measures if prices continue to rise across the country, White House press spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre made comments during a news conference.

During the conference, the press secretary mentioned Russia’s continuing invasion of Ukraine pushed up gas prices, following the financial recovery from the COVID-19 epidemic.

“Look, you see, when Putin began collecting soldiers on the Russian border, the price of petrol went up by $1.51,” Jean-Pierre added.

“Comparable concerns are occurring throughout the world. Petrol in the EU is $8.15 per gallon. It has gone up by $1.74.”

“Gas costs $8.88 a gallon in Germany. It has risen by $2.16.”

“Gas costs $6.23 per gallon in Canada. It has risen by $1.93. This all occurred since December of 2021. This is a worldwide problem.”

Jean-Pierre went on to say rising gas prices are “something everyone is feeling throughout the globe.”

Then, the White House press secretary said “these gas prices, encompassing food prices in particular,” are having an impact on families, “particularly while they sit around their dining tables.”

She went on to say the Biden government is “fighting prices in every way we can.”

Her remarks come after numbers published over the week revealed the average cost of normal gasoline in the US had more than doubled under Biden’s administration.

According to AAA, the average cost for a tank of regular gas was $2.39 when Biden began office on January 20, 2021. However, as of June 7, the price of gasoline in the United States is $4.865 per gallon.

They Will Do Nothing

On June 1, Biden told press at the White House his government would be unlikely to reduce the cost of inflation, which includes gas and food costs, in the near future.


Bringing down other economic burdens affecting American families, such as medicine pricing or child care, the president noted, might compensate for rising food and gas prices.

Biden also advocated for a higher tax on firms that do not pay any taxes.

Jean-Pierre added Monday she didn’t know what steps the president will take to help cut gas costs, but she praised Biden’s American Rescue Package for putting the country in a better position to deal with inflation.

“The administration met that opportunity, truly putting us in a position where we can genuinely deal with prices head-on today,” she added.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us, and we understand how the American people feel, but we are in a better position to tackle it.”

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