President Joe Biden is taking fresh steps to help keep gas prices from climbing. For Republicans to see this as “disgusting” and “disgraceful” is bizarre.

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[-] GiddyGap@lemm.ee 98 points 2 weeks ago

I actually just want permanently higher gas prices like in Europe to facilitate the move to EVs. The US needs to break the addiction to oil.

[-] stormesp@lemm.ee 28 points 2 weeks ago

A lot of people will be even poorer increasing the price of gas in Europe, most working class people cant switch to an EV just because,my family (myself included, but now i live in a big city where i dont need a car anymore) purchase usually 15+ year old cars, and there is no decent public transportation in that zone. I know you just want easy upvotes saying stupid things like that, but really, viewpoints like that are harmful towards the working class, if you want to facilitate the move towards EVs what you need is cheaper EVs, and tbh, fuck that bullshit and instead push toward better public transportation in rural areas instead of keeping the push in personal vehicles that are as wasteful.

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[-] timbuck2themoon@sh.itjust.works 20 points 2 weeks ago

The US needs better public transit everywhere, not just EVS.

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[-] kava@lemmy.world 8 points 2 weeks ago

That is an inverse progressive tax. The lower income you are, the higher % of your income you pay.

It's essentially a tax on the poor trying to subsidize renewables. If the US had viable alternatives, maybe I'd support this. I don't think the poor need more taxes right now, though.

[-] pearable@lemmy.ml 11 points 2 weeks ago

The word you're looking for is regressive

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[-] Fedizen@lemmy.world 88 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

"How does this dying old man keep outsmarting us?"

-Republicans, constantly

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[-] Bassman1805@lemmy.world 85 points 2 weeks ago

"I did that" sticker people in shambles

[-] madeinthebackseat@lemmy.world 23 points 2 weeks ago

Don't forget about the recent pricing collusion reporting.

The higher prices were the result of collusion with OPEC by American oil producers.

Wouldn't surprise me at all if those decals were intentionally created by conservative groups in the know.

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[-] Snowpix@lemmy.ca 76 points 2 weeks ago

Republicans are outraged at anything Biden does. This isn't new.

[-] Crashumbc@lemmy.world 35 points 2 weeks ago

Yeah it started back in 2008 with Obama winning. GOP does nothing but oppose anything "libs" do.

[-] Ensign_Crab@lemmy.world 19 points 2 weeks ago

Oh, it's way older than Obama. Republicans hated Clinton and Carter.

[-] CharlesDarwin@lemmy.world 9 points 2 weeks ago

They really, really, really lost it over Clinton for sure, because he had a wife that actually had ideas, and, even....spoke about those ideas. In public. They were horrified about this.

[-] negativenull@lemmy.world 14 points 2 weeks ago

It's been happening since Newt Gingrich. He created the playbook

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[-] InternetUser2012@midwest.social 10 points 2 weeks ago

They can't come up with anything helpful for people. They just take anything a democrat does and do the opposite. It's insane.

Democrats - Lets make peoples lives better: Republikkklowns - WHAAAAAAAT?!?!?!?!?! WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE SHAREHOLDERS!!!!!!!

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[-] mercano@lemmy.world 69 points 2 weeks ago

It’s like when they refused to pass their own immigration bill because they’d rather campaign on the issue than fix the problem.

[-] cultsuperstar@lemmy.world 56 points 2 weeks ago

The same reason Republicans voted against their own immigration bill: Trump told them not to because he doesn't want to give that win to Biden. No wins for Biden, especially in an election year. Republicans continue holding us hostage so they can to put their fuhr back in office.

[-] todd_bonzalez@lemm.ee 53 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

For Republicans to see this as “disgusting” and “disgraceful” is bizarre.

What are you smoking MSNBC? Vocally opposing Democrats on literally everything, even when it doesn't make sense or contradicts party positions, is 100% on-brand for the Republican party.

Do some opposition research someday, goddamnit.

[-] paddirn@lemmy.world 28 points 2 weeks ago

“Bah– god! Here’s Biden with a steel chair!”

[-] Blackmist@feddit.uk 27 points 2 weeks ago

Remember when they did climb and republicans stuck little "I did that" stickers on the pumps?

Should be taxing the shit out of it anyway to snap the US from it's petrol addiction.

[-] Ghostalmedia@lemmy.world 25 points 2 weeks ago

Is there even a hair of validity to the argument that Biden’s “environmental polices” are leading to increased gasoline prices? The US is literally producing more gasoline than it uses, and oil imports are taxed federally at about 2¢.

Seems like most of the squeeze is from petro states, oil cartels, and corporations that want to price gouge.

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[-] xc2215x@lemmy.world 23 points 2 weeks ago
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[-] negativenull@lemmy.world 22 points 2 weeks ago
[-] InternetUser2012@midwest.social 20 points 2 weeks ago

I pass a dipshits house that house many flags on it, and ha had signs in his front yard about how Biden is responsible for gas prices being so high for years now. He took the signs down. It makes me laugh.

[-] BigMacHole@lemm.ee 18 points 2 weeks ago

That's because Republicans care about the Working Class! Didn't Red States pass Laws preventing Heat Protections and Water Breaks?

[-] Doxatek@mander.xyz 12 points 2 weeks ago

This is interesting. In my town there are stickers on the gas pumps of Joe Bidens face and they say "I did this". So I figured it was his fault /s

[-] enbyecho@lemmy.world 10 points 2 weeks ago

Republicans enraged by Biden

There, FTFY

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[-] exothermic@lemmy.world 10 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Am i the only one who is outraged that the gas cap in this photo is not placed on its dedicated holder?

[-] nehal3m@sh.itjust.works 10 points 2 weeks ago

People actually use those? I mean, is the cap really so heavy that the little rubber cable won't hold it? I say dangle free, my man!

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[-] frickineh@lemmy.world 9 points 2 weeks ago

Well yeah, that's usually their move in an election year. They're mad because they're not the ones doing it.

[-] dhork@lemmy.world 8 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

I remember when Republicans had no problem sending out tax rebate checks we couldn't afford with GWB's signature on them, so this is a bit less disgraceful by comparison.

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