Joe Biden lowering gas prices is as likely as a purple cow on the moon

by James Bovard

“Biden portrayed himself Wednesday as a consumer savior for proposing to suspend the 18-cent-a-gallon federal gasoline tax for 90 days. He said the US government could afford to suspend gas taxes (which finance highway repair) because the federal deficit declined last year. He didn’t mention that the deficit is $1 trillion this year and will surge in the coming years. At least there were upbeat graphics for Biden’s spiel, including a banner block quote and a small gas can: ‘Plan to lower gas prices by at least $1 per gallon.’ The White House PR team should have added a drawing of a purple cow jumping over the moon. It is just as likely as Biden delivering $1-a-gallon relief.” (06/22/22)