Average U.S. gasoline prices are up nearly 55 percent more in December 2021 than they were in December 2020 when President Donald Trump was in office.
Under Trump, regular gasoline prices across the nation averaged $2.16 per gallon in December 2020. Under Joe Biden, Americans across the nation are paying an average of $3.32 per gallon in December 2021.
Average gas prices have soared across the country. Although gas averages over $4.60 per gallon in California, it is as high as $8.00 in some areas of the state.
Trump told Fox News’s Judge Jeanine Pirro last month that he could get gas prices back to two dollars per gallon in only six months if he were in office.
“I could get that down within six months. I’ll bet you I could get it down to two dollars—two dollars and fifty cents,” Trump told Pirro.
Gas prices began to soar after Biden shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline in January. He halted new oil and gas leases on federal land, and almost shut down the Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline in Michigan, but said he didn’t plan to do that yet.
Biden also authorized the construction of an oil and gas pipeline in Russia in July, while simultaneously attacking and dismantling the energy sector in his own country.
Rather than end his destructive energy policies, Biden announced in November that he would use the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, saved for times of war and natural disasters, to help lower gas prices.
However, average gas prices decreased less than 10 cents from November to December after Biden tapped into the reserves.
Biden is also pushing Congress to pass his multi-trillion dollar social infrastructure package. He claims it will cost the average taxpayer nothing, but they will likely pay for it through increased inflation and prices, according to economists.
According to the recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) report, inflation has surged to its highest in 30 years under Biden.
Americans recently suffered the most expensive Thanksgiving on record. The average Thanksgiving meal for 10 guests was 14 percent more under Biden than it was last year under Trump. The cost of turkeys also increased 24 percent.
Despite nearly everything being more expensive than it was last year, Biden bragged in July that he brought down the cost of 4th of July barbecues by 16 cents.
The White House congratulated Biden on his underwhelming accomplishment by tweeting it was proof the “Biden economic plan is working.”
While Americans celebrate having a total of 16 cents in 4th of July savings, they are paying for it now at the gas pump.