Americans for Prosperity was out buying votes with discount gasoline in Sioux Falls yesterday:
The Friendly Fuel off of Benson Road was very friendly today, selling gas at just $2.38 a gallon.
…The cheap gas is being sponsored by Americans For Prosperity, a political organization, that’s holding events like this at gas stations all across America.
“Gas was $2.38 when our current President took office and today as you know it’s $4.50-$4.60-$4.70 per gallon and we are lowering the price of gas back to where it was when President Biden took office,” state director Keith Moore said.
The group says the Biden Administrations’s policies are contributing to skyrocketing prices, hurting South Dakota’s working-class families [Don Jorgensen, “$2.38 for a Gallon of Gas During a Political Event in Sioux Falls,” KELO-TV, 2022.07.19].
Right. And when President Joe Biden took office, it was January and coronavirus vaccines still weren’t available to the public at large. People weren’t traveling as much for work or play as they are now. Russian troops also weren’t traveling around Ukraine committing war crimes, creating global economic uncertainty, and snarling the petro-supply lines.
Instead of falsely blaming White House policies for high gas prices while handing out coupons at the gas station, Moore could more directly and honestly lower the price of gas by getting his Big Oil friends in Americans for Prosperity to let more of their record profits trickle down to the pump for real price relief instead of a one-day political stunt. Moore could also tell all those AFP money-men to stop being such chickens and invest in increased production.
No White House policies are stopping Moore’s Big Oil pals from making $2.38 per gallon the going rate at the pumps again. The higher price you’ll see at Friendly Fuel now that the billionaires have put on the puppet show with Moore results from oil companies themselves holding back on production and raking in profits from their tight supplies.