(NewsGlobal.com)- During her weekly press conference last Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked if Congress would consider offering rebate cards or a direct payment card to Americans to help them pay for gas.
California Governor Gavin Newsom recently proposed giving registered California car owners $400 debit cards to help pay for gas.
Rather than laugh off the idea as ridiculous, Pelosi conceded that such proposals are being considered. However, Pelosi drew the line at the idea of offering a gas tax holiday, claiming there was no way to guarantee oil and gas companies would pass that savings along to consumers.
At one point, Pelosi addressed the price of gas in her home state, adding “How could this be?”
Nancy Pelosi SHOCKED by massive spike in gas prices in California:
"How could this be?" pic.twitter.com/zLvSBcHx4n
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) March 31, 2022
This woman is the Speaker of the House, third in line for the Presidency, and she doesn’t understand why gas prices are so high?
That same day, the White House announced that President Biden would release about one million barrels of oil a day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for the next six months.
What neither Pelosi nor this administration will consider, however, is increasing US oil production.
The purpose of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is to supply oil at a time of a national emergency. Democrats facing electoral defeat in November is not a national emergency. Biden’s cratering poll numbers are not a national emergency.
Passing a bill in Congress offering Americans money to pay for gas will only drive our inflation even higher and further increase consumer costs.
But this is how Washington works. They create a problem. Then they try to “fix” the problem they created by creating even more problems.
And when the American people express frustration and outrage, Washington’s response is to tell us to go buy an electric car.
Pelosi even admitted in her press conference that expanding US energy production was not an option:
Nancy Pelosi: We cannot “use [high gas prices] as an excuse” to produce more American energy pic.twitter.com/txlUvEYVmS
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 31, 2022