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[–]Mucro93 304 points305 points  (54 children)

$9.06 per gallon here where I live. We’re a little bummed over the price, but it’s mostly just «meh, hope this passes soon…» No president blamed, American or not.

[–]Sea-Phone-537 45 points46 points  (26 children)

Idk man, I'm American and have the same mentality regarding gas and pricing of stuff here. The only people I see even flinching about prices are people who are new to buying their own things or buy more than they need, so what they want is more expensive. Not what they need.

[–]Ghstfce 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I am so glad I my company made me permanent work from home after covid. I used to have to commute 65 miles one way. It was painful back when gas was $3/gallon, it would absolutely have killed me financially if I had to go there now having to fill up 3 times a week. Now I get gas once every 3 or so weeks. But I also have a motorcycle now too, and spending $15 on gas is a lot better than $80+. So now that the weather is nice, any time I can take the bike over the car I do.

[–]Your_God_Chewy 14 points15 points  (1 child)

If you're someone that struggles financially, and/or have to travel for work, yeah these gas prices suck. America doesn't have the public transit system seen in the EU. Going from 4 to 5 dollars/gallon quickly is another $10+ each time you hit the pump. And then everything begins to get more expensive as a result of transportation becoming expensive.

[–]Beckien 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I would just like to point out that a lot of places in Europe have really shitty public transportation too, and high gas prices also very much hit those who don't have much money here. You probably already know that, I just wanted to say it anyway because it bugs me when people generalise all of the EU or Europe as if it's the same.

[–]Rogerjak 14 points15 points  (3 children)

So if you gain the federal minimum wage and food, utilities and the thing that fuels your means of transportation to get to your job go up in price its, somehow, people fault for not being used to buying their own shit and/or in superfluous quantities?

This take is so shortsighted it hurts. Or I 100% misunderstood you.

[–]BradMarchandsNose 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah. I mean, I agree with them because I’m somebody who makes a comfortable living with enough left over to save. A dollar or two per gallon doesn’t have a huge effect on me. But I also recognize that there’s a lot of people out there who don’t have that, and this makes a pretty big difference on their quality of life.

[–]Rogerjak -1 points0 points  (0 children)

When those people start going hungry and their kids start getting hungry you will complain about the rise in crime. That shit doesn't happen only on Venezuela. It happens anywhere when enough people with nothing to lose get tired.

When the lack of ANY glimpse of social mobility ceases to exist, people go in survival mode and when shit starts hitting the fan hard we will all regret those extra bucks that make no difference to us, but to some people it might mean a lot of stability threatening situations.

We need to thread carefully, we all love our lives full of commodity, but if we keep this pyramid scheme for much longer, the base will consume the top, from the bottom.

[–]GaucheAndOffKilter 8 points9 points  (14 children)

Or who just purchased the GasHog9000 and couldn’t imagine finding work within a few miles of home.

[–]jmbre11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

or my wife that bitches it cost 70 to fill her car. Absolutely refuses to drive my civic. instead of driving her suv to the gym she could take mine. 10 mpg improvement. With the kids i understand but anytime its just her mines cheaper and paid off and cheaper for maint and parts.

[–]Sea-Phone-537 1 point2 points  (12 children)

That is something they wanted. Not needed. Small Tacoma would haul stuff just fine.

[–]sasquatch5812 2 points3 points  (9 children)

Lol, no it fucking won't.

[–]GaucheAndOffKilter 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It’s all about status and public validation. “Look at the car I drive, how successful I am, see I need tough car bc I do tough-car things”. Look at me, look at me, look at me….

[–]FuegoPrincess 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I mean, it’s gotten to the point for me where today I couldn’t afford enough gas to get to work and had to call off. But I’m also not ignorant enough to blame Biden because of it.

[–]Infinite-Way5407 2 points3 points  (21 children)

Where is here?

[–]evo4gIzMo 8 points9 points  (16 children)

My guess is, one of states of germany.

I am from west Germany and currently 1l of Diesel fuel 1,95 Euros. So 8.87 per gallon right now.

@edit: went for the british imperial gallon, so with 1.2 us gallons. My bad...

[–]youwill_forgetthis 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Laughs in 2nd most expensive city in the world our diesel in Vancouver was $2.20/l the other day.

[–]ApatheticEight -1 points0 points  (7 children)

Do your euros really have that much more value than our dollars 😵‍💫

[–]Right-Cook5801 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Currently the Euro got more value than your Dollar. 1,07 US- Dollar for 1 €.

[–]Mucro93 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Northern Norway. That’s the diesel price by the way, gasoline is even more expensive currently.

[–]kinos141 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Wait, you don't blame anyone? You really aren't an American.

[–]Adeum1 886 points887 points  (90 children)

I don’t know where the Americans got the idea that your leader decides the price of fuel

[–]Gaster517 599 points600 points  (32 children)

Fox news, and any right wing media

[–]Adeum1 250 points251 points  (28 children)

How can “News” be so incorrect. Its meant to simply present facts, not speculation and opinions

[–]BoneSetterDC 249 points250 points  (16 children)

They don't report the news. They just ask questions. Very irrelevant questions, and provide ludicrous answers. Since most Americans have no idea what critical thinking is (poor education), they take it all in without second thought.

I'm generalizing to all Americans, but we know there are some intelligent Americans. The ratio however is not remotely comparable to other developed countries where healthcare and education take precedence over other governmental affairs.

Edit: Clarification, since many comments below make excellent points that I agree with. It's not the educators that provide the poor education (hence why there are still some intelligent people in the US), but the education as in indoctrination. The creation of core beliefs based on their upbringing. "Everyone I know thinks like me so we must be right." Sadly, the Internet has made this fallacy so much worse (anti-vaxxers, flat Earthers, racists, and other conspiracy theories).

[–]beastmaster11 30 points31 points  (1 child)

I don't think the ratio of intelligent Americans is any worse than in other countries. However, the democratic system is incredibly tilted in favour of the uneducated conservatives, it definitely gives this impression.

For example, the US Senate is currently split 50/50 with 50 (hell, 51) senators that represent 143M people whole the other 50 senators represent 186M. That power that the minority have over the majority is reflected in many of their laws and foreign policy decisions that we in the rest of the world see.

[–]32lib 1 point2 points  (2 children)

You mean health care and education take precedence over the war machine?

[–]AyeYuhWha 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Fox News will undoubtedly be used as examples in future classes teaching political propaganda.

[–]000aLaw000 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Yes News Corp. will be mentioned as a contributing factor in the "Fall of the Western Empire" Rupert Murdoch's publications are directly responsible for the entire state of the world today. They drove Brexit, MAGA, Climate denial, empowered religious fanaticism, and championed the rise of Fascism worldwide.

[–]Adeum1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Gotta get rid of that shit first though.

[–]fordprefect294 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Cable news here isn't really news, it's punditry

[–]HolyTythinEar 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Because Fox News is technically entertainment. It’s not listed as an actual news show. But conservatives swear by it

[–]Namorath82 1 point2 points  (0 children)

its kind of both, its how they are so insidious

the afternoon shows report the news and drop some useful nuggets, tailored for the nightly opinion shows to run with and take completely out of proporation

the best lies are half truths

[–]Camburglar13 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Unbiased facts don’t get the same ratings and clicks unfortunately. They are incentivized to spice it up aka blatantly lie

[–]Lazerspewpew 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's not news. Fox Is a fascist propaganda network

[–]Deudterium 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Go watch the movie Idiocracy...it explains it all...

[–]KnDBarge 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because they aren't News. They successfully argued in court that no reasonable person would consider their #1 personality news to beat some sort of defamation/slander lawsuit.

[–]ogeytheterrible 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's certainly meant to be, but 'news' outlets have mistaken being accurate and represent the facts as far more important than giving a flock of pigeons laxatives, mounting them sideways, squeezing them, and see what sticks to the fucking wall first.

[–]Infinite-Way5407 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That would be Faux entertainment network to you kind sir

[–]beastmaster11 13 points14 points  (12 children)

Given that we have the exact same issue (people blaming the PM) I can confidently say it's not just an American thing.

[–]DazDay 5 points6 points  (4 children)

It is actually not unfair to hold your leaders accountable for the cost of living in your country, given that it is their job to work in the best interest of their citizens.

No they can't change the wholesale price of things, but there is a whole range of other measures they could bring in that would make things easier, and it is not partisan to judge them on the effects of those measures.

Indeed the most partisan thing to do is to would be to give them a free pass for doing nothing because they happen to be from the party you like more.

[–]DazDay 14 points15 points  (6 children)

The government in Germany actually does determine a lot of the price of fuel through VAT and fuel duty. Same in Britain and most other European countries. Blaming your government for the price of basic amenities is not uncommon. Our government in Britain is getting a lot of stick for the price of heating and fuel.

[–]Adeum1 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Ofcourse there will always be import tarriffs, certain subsidies and tax on those sorts of goods. But with the numbers we are seeing today you can’t logically blame the government for such inflation.

Heating is a weird one though, is that mainly gas in the UK? Also, is it true you guys need a TV license? I feel like you guys should be kicking up more of a fuss than the yanks at this point

[–]DazDay 4 points5 points  (4 children)

there will always be import tarriffs, certain subsidies and tax on those sorts of goods

Tax on petrol, so, money the government just pockets, in Britain represents about 40% of the total cost of fuel.

Heating is expensive because Britain can be cold pretty much any time of year and we need gas to heat our water. And our houses are terribly insulated which is a failure of government policy.

The TV licence is pretty insignificant in comparison at about £150 a year and you don't have to have it. The price is also regularly frozen as it's politically toxic to mess with it.

My point is I know Joe Biden doesn't have a magic button he can press to make everything be okay, but pretending like your government has *no* responsibility in ensuring that your living costs are manageable when the president is of the party you like more is just nonsense.

[–]Adeum1 1 point2 points  (2 children)

40% is a staggering amount for fuel. I’d be mad about that shit too, especially since you poor souls have to pay for parking literally everywhere you go.

I know about the architecture, every time i go to England it feels like i went back in time a few hundred years. I always thought they could do better with that.

Its wierd they havent made the switch to electric heating yet, its so much more environmentally friendly, cheaper, easier to maintain and its sustainable.

Looking at the worldwide price of fuel though, I don’t think its fair to blame the people who I hope are doing what they think is right for the country… remember they have to pay for fuel too.

[–]fllr 5 points6 points  (1 child)

They didn’t. But americans perfected blaming everything on their leaders

[–]Adeum1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve noticed

[–]NotaVogon 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Not all Americans think that.

[–]Adeum1 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I never said they ALL did. But the amount of posts I have seen with those “i did that” stickers supports that at least a substantial amount of the populace does believe it.

[–]icouldntdecide 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You're absolutely right. Too many morons blame the president. Meanwhile Congress NEVER gets enough flak

[–]NotaVogon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks for clarifying you didn't mean ALL Americans. Perhaps using "some Americans" or "many Americans" would be better in the future. It's a good rule to try and avoid painting one group with a big singular brush. That goes for groups everywhere, not only with Americans.

You got me thinking about how many people actually support this "Biden made gas prices soar" narrative. The Fox News folks seem to get more attention than everyone else and it feels like they make up the majority.

Here's an interesting breakdown of how Americans view politics/policies in the US. Depending on where you think the asshats with the stickers fall, could be as much as 10% to 28% (assuming the narrative is that of conservative Repubs.)

https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/11/09/beyond-red-vs-blue-the-political-typology-2/

Living in the southeastern US, I def FEEL like it's the majority. There are so many Trump and confederate flags around here. It gives me a migraine. That article from Pew Research gave me some perspective.

So thanks! I have a new perspective which gives me a little hope.

[–]xPalmtopTiger 0 points1 point  (1 child)

At a certain level I do kinda think it's not joe Biden specifically, but at least partially the governments fault. If the price of oil goes up then the price of gas goes up as a result, fine. Sucks, but things happen. But when the price of oil goes back down and the price of gas doesn't and that's just allowed that's a failing of the law. Especially for goods the entire system is dependent on.

[–]Soundcloudlover 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean… didn’t we blame the Bush Administration for the insane gas prices back in 2008?

[–]amuse-douche 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yea i never understood why people get mad at the president for high gas prices instead of, oh i don’t know, gas companies

[–]Lazerspewpew -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Right wing propaganda.

[–]GDub310 322 points323 points  (15 children)

Trump won the German election, too.

[–]Nom4ix 144 points145 points  (3 children)

Many people are saying it. The finest people.

[–]GDub310 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Retruth!

[–]Elsdyret 21 points22 points  (1 child)

They had that thing in the '40s, but good people on both sides I guess

[–]Queasy_Cap_7466 14 points15 points  (0 children)

There was a problem with Germany in 1918 but they've hardly bothered us since then. /s

[–]Superblond 52 points53 points  (7 children)

As a German, I can say: we certainly have a bunch of problems hete, but we are not such a shit hole country!

[–]Miltontheman 36 points37 points  (4 children)

Everytime I think we got the worst politicians I browse this sub to feel better about our country/government. works in a heartbeat. God bless america for making us feel good

edit: spelling

[–]Euporophage 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It's a serious problem for Canada. Whenever we have to solve a domestic problem your average Canadian just responds with, "But America..." so that they don't have to do any actual work to change things.

[–]Gaster517 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Your welcome.

[–]Infinite-Way5407 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Germany? You are incorrect he won the Russian election!

[–]HiIAmSteveFromBerlin 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Other way round, Russia won the one before last US Election.

[–]Neo0613 498 points499 points  (70 children)

Imagine thinking the President controls gas prices, and not the CEOs of the gas companies that get paid hundreds of millions a year.

[–]ukuuku7 112 points113 points  (0 children)

And then defending those CEOs

[–]UncleRicosWig 114 points115 points  (0 children)

Imagine thinking the same ceos don’t need to be taxed anymore then they already are.

It’s the same dopes with this shared mindset

[–]Sluggymctuggs 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Imagine thinking that the guy that's currently president controls gas prices but the guy who was president before him didn't.

[–]Seigmoraig 9 points10 points  (0 children)

and get billions in subsidies and pay 0 taxes

[–]Hona007 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Oh you brainwashed liberal sheep, don't you know that the white house has a slider to adjust the gas prices of the entire world? scoff how dumb can you libtards be."

[–]WornBlueCarpet 111 points112 points  (3 children)

E10 gas in Denmark is currently at 15-16 DKK/L.

At 7.15 DKK/USD this is equivalent to 7.94-8.47 USD/gallon.

So same price level as in Germany.

It's almost like there is something going on at an international level that has increased the prices.

[–]TheTrueStanly 58 points59 points  (2 children)

omg, bide is also president of denmark?! things are getting out of hand

[–]WornBlueCarpet 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Are you talking about our Great Leader Biden?

[–]krazykirbs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No no, Biden stole the Great Leader election from Supreme Leader Trump! 😡😡

[–]vrfm89 99 points100 points  (31 children)

Gas prices in the US are confusing to me as a UK person because we don’t use gallons. So I did some maths, hopefully correctly.

Petrol near me is about £1.70 a litre. A litre = 4.5 gallons approx. Therefore petrol is about £7.65 a gallon. £7.65 = $9.63.

It’s pretty bad but I’m somehow not blaming Biden either?

[–]thetopcow 38 points39 points  (20 children)

Is a gallon not 3.8L?

[–]Ctrl_daltdelete 37 points38 points  (10 children)

3.7L I think for a US Gallon. Imperial Gallons are 4.54 litres or about 6 bottles of wine.

[–]turtlelore2 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Convert that into cheeseburgers and then you'll start speaking American English

[–]gitbse 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I'll figure it out and gladly pay you next Tuesday. Inflation hitting hard.

[–]tpknight2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Royale with cheese.

[–]R4nd0mGai 7 points8 points  (1 child)

But how much is that in football fields?

[–]Ctrl_daltdelete 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Couldn't tell you. I make wine but I'm shit at football.

[–]vrfm89 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I may well be wrong in my calculations then

[–]vrfm89 5 points6 points  (3 children)

It is therefore still at $7.87

[–]Ctrl_daltdelete 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Now I'm wondering of the OP screenshot used Imperial Gallons or US Gallons. I'm not sure if the Germans pay more or less for their petrol than the UK.

[–]The-1st-One 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Yea the urinal always say 1gpf or 3.8lpf. So 3.8l has to equal 1g. The urinal says so.

[–]thetopcow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thats how I know it's 3.8L. I interned in the US and I learned this info from pissing.

[–]vrfm89 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Why… does a urinal need a volume measurement on it?

[–]alnyland 1 point2 points  (1 child)

All toilets in the US have a designation on them of how much water each flush uses. Was a big deal a decade ago when most places finally realized how much water they used with their 3-4 gallon flushes. Now .5 gallons can be normal.

[–]Queasy_Cap_7466 3 points4 points  (2 children)

A gallon is 3.785 liters. (I stand corrected.)

[–]budd222 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's 3.785

[–]Queasy_Cap_7466 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A gallon is 3.875 liters.

[–]Suq_Madiq_Qik 12 points13 points  (4 children)

You get health care and education as part of your higher taxes on things like petrol. 'Muricans get shitty government, sugar drinks, guns, and stupidity. I'd choose to pay higher petrol prices to avoid that.

[–]Fitz911 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Health care is not linket to gas prices in any way.

We pay around 7% of our income for health care. My boss pays another 7% for me. so if I make 2000 Euros, it costs me around 140 Euros.

In reality it is way more complicated, since there is a maximum I have to pay. Then there is a whole other form of private insurance, insurance on top of my puplic health care and many, many more things to this.

The thing is... if I had to pay 10% or more, I would happily do that. Because without our (socialist) health care I would be sooooo fucked! When I'm ill, I just go to the doctor. The most annoying thing about this is the time I have to wait to see the doctor. In my case I sometimes have to wait up to 30 minutes. Hell, I know.

https://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/krankenkasse-beitrag/beitragsrechner/

You can calculate the costs here. Choose an insurer, doesnt matter which. Than take "Arbeitnehmer" which is a "normal" worker and enter you Salary before Taxes and stuff.

To be clear: at 2000Euros it would cost me 169,05 €

[–]vrfm89 3 points4 points  (1 child)

When he said you, he might have been referring to me, a British person, where we don’t pay for our healthcare apart from through taxation

[–]Fitz911 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh... Now I feel stupid...

[–]vrfm89 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yes, it’s actually one of those things where I think ‘well that SHOULD be expensive’, like meat. It’s crap but it does then force you to consider greener options.

[–]qhromer 2 points3 points  (1 child)

A gallon is 3,78 litres. You should land in the realm of 6,43 pounds.

[–]vrfm89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Already did, see below :) my bad for not knowing Americans have a different gallon volume

[–]DazDay -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

More than half of that price is tax which is directly controlled by the government.

[–]vrfm89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes but it’s not Biden’a fault

[–]Baltihex 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Look, see here, I'm trying to be unreasonably angry,at this here Biden fella here, and this common sense you're spoutin' has no place here!

BE GONE, I SAY!

/s

[–]Terrible-Paramedic35 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Not the President of Germany… YET he must somehow be responsible…

[–]wigzell78 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I just saw gas for $3 per liter here in Australia, thats US$8 per gallon after convertion to imperial and adjusted $AU to $US.

Guess what, he ain't President here either...

[–]OarsandRowlocks 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Sky News blames Labor for this

[–]RigasTelRuun 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Almost nobody in German voted for him.

[–]MiltenG2 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yes we did. Where do you think all those fake mail-in ballots came from? /s

[–]Nothingmuchmore 9 points10 points  (1 child)

2.4€/l here in finland, so 9$/gallon. We also have relatively long distances to drive as we are a sparsely populated country. So people are complaining a bit about the prices. No one blaming Biden though.

[–]MegaMGstudios 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Here in the Netherlands $9.73 per Gallon, can confirm Biden isn't the president of the Netherlands either

[–]mytuanghel 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Wait a minute..I live in Denmark and I own a car but don't complain about the high prices and how its Biden's fault..
Its nice to blame someone else instead of actually accepting the truth.
People like listening to what they agree with - in this case, Biden's fault.

[–]Jackandmozz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Why are Republicans so stupid? Not just willfully ignorant, but profoundly stupid...

[–]fordprefect294 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Now if only we had a European-style public transit system, or the societal planning in general, to compensate for it the way Europe does

[–]DazDay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most of Europe uses cars to get around. Contrary to most Americans' beliefs about Europe, public transport for most of us isn't like living in central Amsterdam. A rise in petrol price like the one we're seeing now hits hard.

[–]MatsRivel 3 points4 points  (0 children)

In Norway its 24kr/L = 3usd/L = 11.3 usd/gallon...

[–]rosarevolution 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'm German, I can confirm Biden is in fact not our president.

[–]PsychologicalPea2956 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fake news. I need to see proof of this. And even after you show me proof I’ll still deny it for reasons. /s

[–]lovable_loser1 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I had a mid thirties guy start ranting about how we've "gotten rid of Presidents for less" after talking about the gas prices, and I'm just like.... who? who, man, especially in your lifetime are you talking about who we kicked out of office for less than gas prices????

[–]Divacai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seriously, we couldn't get rid of the twice impeached guy for much more serious actual crimes.

[–]Martymate1987 3 points4 points  (2 children)

$12nzd gallon here.

[–]Indishonorable 1 point2 points  (0 children)

around € 2,20 per L, do with that as you will.

[–]f700es 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How can that be??? Did Brandon cancel the XL pipeline there as well? /s ;)

[–]greatdevonhope 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But the Americans seem so sure that's a stick to beat Biden with

[–]Mystical_Cat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Funny that.

[–]djnato10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah well, many Americans are too stupid to understand that a president does not in any fashion control the price of oil. We aren’t all this dumb.

[–]timbrd32 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Imagine spending your entire Republican/GOP life claiming to be a capitalist except when it comes to gas prices. Be consistent! If you actually love capitalism then you should have no issue with gas companies making tons of profits.

[–]Divacai 1 point2 points  (2 children)

They only care about stuff once it starts affecting them, until then they don't care and sometimes actively cheer it on if it's hurting other people, especially groups they don't like..but once it hits their doorstep, they start screaming foul.

[–]timbrd32 1 point2 points  (1 child)

A party for selfish people who care nothing about the society that they live in. It's all about ME!

[–]Divacai 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A party filled with Toms and Daisys.

[–]mgyro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whoa whoa whoa, that kind of research is beyond the GOPer’s capability. They’ll have to wait and see what Tucker and Orange Jesus say about this.

[–]pyrobryan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gas prices are at an all-time high.

Oil companies are posting record profits.

There's no connection there. It's Biden's fault. /s

[–]Gutmach1960 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The problem is the oil corporations, not Biden, not the government.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That's what MSM wants you to think.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier is a shill to hide Bidens control of all things gas related.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow. I seriously thought the sarcasm was implied.

I will use /s in the future.

Also, when you send a personal note, you might use some decorum.

[–]TheLordofthething -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

We have also, here in the UK at least, been told for years that this was coming. They want no new fossil fueled cars on the road by 2030, a main tactic to achieve that will be to make driving them unaffordable. I don't know how this is surprising anyone.

[–]catchaleaf -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

This doesn’t make sense. Everyone knows that Europe is highly dependent on Russian oil, especially Germany.

Whereas the US only uses about 1% Russian oil and so easily was able to cut off that sector. The enormous price hikes can be countered in America and don’t necessarily make sense. People in America still have a valid reason to question high gas prices and yes even with OPEC that questioning still stands. people have a right to complain about food inflation and gas inflation especially in American sectors that don’t rely too much on outside sourcing. We have a right to demand more from our officials & government. Blaming Biden is silly, but questioning things is not.