“If Joe Biden is so confident that the rest of us don’t think he holds any blame here, then how about this one?” Wilkow asked. “Why don’t we start putting ballot drop boxes at gas stations and start the early voting now? You want early voting? You want convenience? Let’s start voting at gas stations right now, Joe Biden. Let’s have the midterms start right now. Put drop boxes next to the pump and see who gets elected.” Wilkow’s remarks were in response to the Biden administration’s repeated denials of White House policies’ contributions to increasing the cost of oil and gasoline. President Joe Biden and White House officials are dubbing the rising costs of goods and services “Putin’s price hike” while denying the role played by presidential executive orders in restricting domestic oil and gas development. Daleep Singh, an economics advisor to the president, denied on Wednesday the responsibility of the White House towards artificially increasing energy costs through executive orders marketed as responses to what it claims is a “climate crisis” driven by “climate change.” Brian Deese, another White House economics advisor, similarly said on Wednesday that the U.S. can “reduce the energy intensity of [the American] economy” to lessen the country’s “vulnerability” to the “volatility” of global oil prices. The average cost of retail gasoline across all grades is $3.61 per gallon, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration for February.
The average cost in January 2020 was $2.64, amounting to an increase of 36.7 percent across the Biden administration’s tenure. Breitbart News reported that the U.S. increased its volume of crude oil imports from Russia by 40.6 percent when comparing the two-year average across the first 24 months of the Biden administration against the four-year average of the Trump administration.
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