Buttigieg Tells Americans to Buy a $55k Electric Car to Avoid Gas Price Worries
Transportation secretary says people should stop complaining and just shell out thousands
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has told Americans to stop complaining about skyrocketing gas prices and simply shell out tens of thousands of dollars on an electric car to avoid worrying about fuel costs.
Despite electric vehicles relying on energy produced from fossil fuels to charge, Buttigieg claims people can save money by spending $55,000 on a new car.
The comments come as every day Americans face record gas prices and surging inflation.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, gas reached the highest average price in history this week.
However, the Biden administration is continuing to deflect responsibility for the crisis, now blaming Russia for the rise in gas prices that started way before Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine.
"Clean transportation can bring significant cost savings for the American people, as well,” Buttigieg said during a press conference.
"Last month, we announced a $5 billion investment to build out a nationwide electric vehicle charging network, so that people from rural to suburban to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV,” Buttigieg added.
Buttigieg says you don’t have to worry about gas prices if you buy an electric vehicle...someone should remind him how out of touch he sounds pic.twitter.com/tiJVkl7wB3— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 7, 2022
Before Russia invaded Ukraine, gas prices were surging because of inflation caused by Biden’s massive spending bills.
After the invasion, gas prices are soaring even higher.
Some leftists have attempted to exonerate Biden by blaming the increase in gas prices on Russia.
Higher prices are a small price to pay, these leftists claim, in order to sanction Russia and punish it for the invasion.
However, this argument not only ignores the fact that prices were already rising but also ignores Biden’s own hand in making the U.S. dependent on countries like Russia for oil.
President Donald Trump had the country on the way to energy independence, but as soon as Biden assumed office, he took detrimental action and canceled the Keystone XL pipeline.
Biden is responsible for both inflation and America’s foreign oil dependence, and those are the two factors contributing most to rising gas prices.
Any attempt from his administration to use this crisis as a means to push woke agenda items is grossly inappropriate.
Nonetheless, Buttigieg decided now would be the perfect time to pitch electric cars to Americans — and he wasn’t the only one.
Vice President Kamala Harris made a similar pitch on Monday.
"Our transportation sector has reached a turning point,” Harris said.
"We are all in the midst of a turning point. We have the technology to transition to a zero-emission fleet.
"Our administration together, all of us, is working to make that possibility a reality.”
Kamala Harris says "our transportation sector has reached a turning point" to make a "transition" on energy pic.twitter.com/4UAkYLnwDO— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 7, 2022
This strategy is obviously dishonest, but it could also be politically detrimental for Democrats as the midterms loom.
According to CNBC, the average price of an electric car was $56,437 in December 2021.