White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Americans are saving at the pump when gas prices are still higher than one year ago.
Jean-Pierre said, “Gas prices have fallen by $1.50 from their peak — which was not too long ago.”
She continued, “The 98-consecutive-day decline this summer was the fastest in over a decade. Every month, the typical two-driver family saves about $120 at the pump compared to where we were in mid-June. Every day Americans save about $420 Million at the pump compared to mid-June.”
KJP: "Every month, the typical 2-driver family saves about $120 at the pump compared to where we were in mid-June. Everyday Americans save about $420 Million at the pump." pic.twitter.com/XFcKzxyPYv
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The national gas price is $3.87 per gallon, down from $3.92 a week ago.
California is still paying an average of $6 per gallon, which is an increase of $4.47 from a year ago.
Gas prices have come down, but they were lower when Joe Biden took office.
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This is like stores gradually raising prices on products throughout the year and then touting their “sales” on Black Friday.
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Yes, you’re paying less than a few months ago. But you are still paying a lot more per month than you were a year ago. So it’s hard to call that saving.
And Jean-Pierre’s comment is just in line with what has apparently become the Biden administration’s mantra heading into the midterms which is: Yeah, this sucks. But you know what, it is not as bad as it could be. So you’re welcome America! Now, don’t forget to vote Democrat in November!