Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan - who owns an electric vehicle - proclaimed in the Senate that high gas prices are irrelevant.
U.S. Census Bureau data shows that the average income of a Michigan family is $59,234, which is roughly $3,000 more than the average cost of an electric car.
Stabenow’s made her statement on the topic during a Senate Finance Committee hearing, claiming: “On the issue of gas prices, after waiting for a long time to have enough chips in this country to finally get my electric vehicle, I got it and drove it from Michigan to here this last weekend and went by every single gas station and it didn’t matter how high it was.”
Stabenow then went on to add that: “I’m looking forward to the opportunity for us to move to vehicles that aren’t going to be dependent on the whims of the oil companies and the international markets.”
Joe Biden has also urged Americans to drive electric vehicles in order to save about $80 per month on gas; however, his calls for the transition are most likely to fall on deaf ears. Many Americans will not even be able to afford the cheapest electric vehicles: which cost around $55,000.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, claimed that it is not fair to say that Biden’s decisions have not had any impact on skyrocketing gas prices; he too said that Americans should buy electric cars.
Biden’s Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo stated that “there isn’t very much more to be done,” about skyrocketing gas prices, and pinned the blame on Russian President Vladimir Putin for unaffordable energy prices; even though inflation has been primarily caused by an increase in currency creation.
Senior advisor to Biden Gene Sperling also admitted that he does not know what high gas prices are doing to people across the U.S., stating: “I’m not gonna try to say I feel that pain personally.”
Biden's Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that she “hopes” that inflation will come down soon.