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Biden Tries to Cover Up Sky-High Gas Prices by Bragging About 16-Cent Savings on July 4 BBQ

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As Independence Day approaches, the United States faces rising inflation and higher prices on many common commodities. Yet according to President Joe Biden’s administration, everything is just peachy.

The White House tweeted Thursday bragging that the average price of a cookout for July 4, 2021, is a whole 16 cents cheaper than last year.

According to the White House, this incredibly minor decrease in the average price of a summer cookout proves “the Biden economic plan is working.”

There’s a glaring problem with this happy-go-lucky announcement filled with picnic puns: Prices on most common items have gone up since Biden took office.

According to the New York Post, a gallon of gas cost the average American $3.09 on Monday. That is the highest average heading into the July 4 weekend since 2014.

“Today, 89 percent of US gas stations are selling regular unleaded for $2.75 or more,” AAA spokesperson Jeanette McGee said.

“That is a stark increase over last July 4 when only a quarter of stations were selling gas for more than $2.25. Road trippers will pay the most to fill up for the holiday since 2014.”

This shows just how tone-deaf the White House’s tweet really was. Anyone who saves 16 cents on their picnic food will pay that and more in increased gas prices just to get to the grocery store or a friend’s house.

A big factor contributing to the soaring gas prices is a severe shortage of drivers for tank trucks in charge of delivering fuel to the gas stations.

“It used to be an afterthought for station owners to schedule truck deliveries,” Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis for the Oil Price Information Service, told CNN. “Now it’s job number one.

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