The Biden administration has said on several occasions that it’s doing “everything possible” to help get a handle on skyrocketing prices at the gas pump, but in reality, it seems to not only not care about those high prices, but it also seems to be working to increase them.
According to the Daily Caller, the Biden administration recently released some of the details of a new five-year plan which would include the ending of offshore oil drilling in portions of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, which would certainly only further exacerbate America’s energy crisis.
“The proposed plan will give the administration the ability to hold no new lease sales at all, according to the Interior Department,” the Daily Caller noted.
It added: “The plan could allow a maximum of 11 oil lease sales for offshore drilling, ten in the Gulf of Mexico and one in the Cook Inlet off of the south-central Alaska coast over the course of the next five years.”
In the wake of the announcement, which would almost appear as a really bad joke to many, criticism of the plan began pouring in.
When are the people going to wake up that Biden and the woke progressive party (that used to be the Democratic Party) are intentionally driving up the price of gas?https://t.co/4yLkdQwqnO
— Mark Meuser for U.S. Senate (@MarkMeuser) July 2, 2022
Gas prices have hovered around the $5 per gallon mark for nearly a month, setting new records across the country, making summer travel plans either severely restricted or completely eliminated by families already struggling to pay for other needed goods, such as groceries.
At this stage, the plan is only in the proposal stage, and with the amount of negative feedback it’s already receiving, there could be enough overwhelming pressure to table it, hopefully.
Many, early on, were written off as conspiracy theorists when suggesting that the Biden administration is purposely driving up the price of gas so that the country can “transition” to “green energy.” Now, those theories look quite a bit more plausible.