At a White House press conference, Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg said yesterday – and we are not making this up – that Americans need not fret about $4 to $5 a gallon gasoline because “from rural to suburban to urban communities we can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV.”
Huh? The average price tag for an electric vehicle runs over $50,000 and Teslas can cost $100,000+, which is far more than the average median income in America. Today, less than 3% of the cars on the road are battery operated, and if our math is right, this means 97% of us still pump our cars with old-fashioned gasoline. For us 97 percenters the Biden/Buttigieg energy policies are costing $20 to $25 per fill up.
But if you can’t afford a Tesla, Mayor Pete says don’t worry, because the administration is “investing” billions of dollars into electric buses that we can all ride around in.
Sometimes we listen to the lame-brained energy policies of the Biden administration and we are reminded of the late, and often great, congressman James Traficant of Ohio who used to rage on the House floor against ridiculous government policies and quip: “Beam me up, Mr. Speaker.”
Watch this video for some fun James Traficant moments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?