Democrat governors throughout this nation have backed the concept of federal gas tax relief in response to President Joe Biden’s record-high gas prices. The skyrocketing cost of gasoline has caused many voters to express extreme dissatisfaction with the Democrat party, who now hold the majority in both the House and Senate.
With midterm elections fast approaching, these governors are urging Congress to pass a temporary suspension of the federal gas tax in order to provide some much-needed relief for American consumers. Great in theory, sadly unlikely in reality.
While it would be awesome to think that these requests are fueled by noble intentions, it is more likely that they are hoping that by taking this action now, they can avoid losing further support from unhappy voters. Disenfranchisement that relates to economic freedom does not garner votes.
Whatever their motives, the fact remains that something needs to be done about the ever-increasing cost of gas. It is becoming significantly difficult for families to make ends meet and pay for basic necessities. If the Biden administration does not act soon, they may find themselves facing an angry electorate come November.
So far, there has been no word from President Biden on whether or not he will consider this type of relief. His administration would be wise to act quickly and provide some much-needed relief to the American people if they want to keep their majority.
Only time will tell if this will be enough to save the Democrats from a potential electoral trouncing.
In the mean-time remember the President’s message for the American people on gas prices: “They’re going to go up,” and “Can’t do much right now. Russia is responsible.”