Biden Says Americans Will Face High Gas Prices 'As Long As it Takes' to Defeat Putin
President Joe Biden said Americans better get ready to take it up the ass at the gas pump for “as long as it takes” to defeat the Russians in Ukraine.
A reporter from The New York Times asked the president in Spain about the pain at the pump in the U.S. He asked, “How long is it fair to expect American drivers and drivers around the world to pay that premium for this war?”
“As long as it takes,” Biden responded. “Russia cannot, in fact, defeat Ukraine and move beyond Ukraine. This is a critical, critical position for the world.”
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Biden has made it clear that Americans should know that the economic hardships that they face can be blamed on Russian President Vladimir Putin and not the useless COVID-19 lockdowns, trillions in stimulus funding, and massive sanctions leveled against Moscow... all which have spiked inflation and driven down the economy.
Biden said last week that Americans have been willing to sacrifice after the Russian invasion and “chose to stand with the people of Ukraine.”
"So for all those Republicans in Congress criticizing me today for high gas prices in America, are you now saying we were wrong to support Ukraine? Are you saying we were wrong to stand up to Putin? Are you saying that we would rather have lower gas prices in America and Putin’s iron fist in Europe? I don’t believe that," he said.
Biden has long blamed the Russian president for causing the economic hardships in the country and said “Putin’s price hike” is taking its toll on Americans. Biden used a recent speech in Los Angeles to call energy price increases “Putin’s tax.”
WSWS.org took issue with Biden saying the country is experiencing a war, pointing out as we have, noted... America is at war with Russia:
“Who declared this war? Who brought the United States into it? This statement blows apart the fiction that the U.S. and NATO are not at war with Russia. And the assertion contradicts the claim that the U.S. concern in Ukraine is to ‘defend democracy and freedom.’ When were the American people ever consulted about this war? The very decision to intervene was taken on democratically and behind closed doors, as the result of a protracted imperialist build up against Russia.” Biden has suggested that the criticism that he faces is just the politics of the moment. “But the simple truth is gas prices are up almost $2 a gallon because of Vladimir Putin’s ruthless attack on Ukraine, and we wouldn’t let him get away with it,” Biden said. “And we’re doing everything we can to reduce this pain at the pump now."
TREND FORECAST: The “simple truth” is that simpletons are running the government. Go back to March when Washington announced a ban on Russian oil imports, joining Canada and the United Kingdom. Oil prices in the U.S. hit their highest levels since 2008. Prices reached $130 per barrel last Sunday, which we pointed out. (See “WAR IN UKRAINE ECONOMIC OVERVIEW.” )