In a staggeringly tone-deaf moment while Americans are struggling with inflation, Michigan Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow, who has been making a living by serving in one political job after another for almost 50 years, boasted that while driving her electric vehicle from her home state to Washington D.C. she didn’t have to pay the high prices of gas.
Stabenow attacked oil and gas companies in mid-May, accusing them of “making prices at the pump go up and up so that they can continue to make record-high profits.”
Oil and gas companies are making prices at the pump go up and up so that they can continue to make record-high profits. These companies are exploiting hardworking Michiganders.
— Sen. Debbie Stabenow (@SenStabenow) May 18, 2022
On Thursday, she bragged, “I do have to say, 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 last weekend, and went by every single gas station. It didn’t matter how high (gas prices) was.”
“And so 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,” she added in another attack on energy companies.
Michigan Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow brags that she passed "every single gas station" in her brand new electric vehicle, "and it didn't matter how high [gas] was."
The average cost of an electric vehicle is more than $56,000. pic.twitter.com/2TJbrgClwo
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 7, 2022
“The average transaction price for an electric vehicle (EV) is $56,437, according to Kelley Blue Book,” CNC reported last December. “Roughly $10,000 higher than the overall industry average of $46,329 that includes gas and EVs. In terms of pricing, an EV is equivalent to an entry-level luxury car.”
The average price of regular gasoline reached a record $4.87 a gallon according to AAA, CNN reported on Monday, “up 25 cents a gallon in just the last week.”
While Stabenow is demagoguing the public by telling them to move to electric vehicles, consumers across the country are having a hard time making ends meet as inflation takes a huge chunk from their paychecks.
“U.S. inflation is running even closer today to its 1980 peak, fresh analysis of historical price data shows,” Bloomberg News reported on Monday.
“ … the figures showed that core inflation ran at an estimated 9.1% in June 1980 — versus the reported peak of 13.6%,” Bloomberg continued. “The panel of economists argued that the fresh look at data from the 1950s and 1980s ‘serve as a caution against overly optimistic forecasts of an inexpensive disinflation in the current cycle — the disinflation that needs to be achieved now is large by historical standards.”