Somebody needs to help President Joe Biden - or not. It's both super cringey and kind of funny to witness every time Biden says something that either doesn't make sense or reveals the real agenda by the people pulling his strings. Well, the president really stepped in it while speaking about infrastructure in Kansas City, Missouri on Wednesday.
Biden and his ilk have pushing how the ever-increasing price of gas went down two cents, but have neglected to state that they're doing anything about getting the price even lower. Although, to be fair, two cents when the price is already high doesn't really do much to ease the burden of cost on the American people.
In his speech, Biden touted a supposed seven cent drop in gas prices, but then said something very peculiar that might make skeptics wonder whether the Biden regime's goal is to lower gas prices or make the price hurt enough to regular Americans that they "go green" and "Build, Back, Better," essentially attempting to discourage use of fossil fuels.
"We're making progress," Biden said. "We're going to keep at it to ensure the American people are paying their fair share for gas - - not being gouged for gas."
BIDEN: "We're making progress. We're going to keep at it to ensure the American people are paying their fair share for gas." pic.twitter.com/f41bFtbeEP— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) December 8, 2021
Wait, excuse me? As most people with common sense know, the use of "fair share" has been a socialist "dog whistle" for passing the buck to average person, not the rich as they'd like us to believe. Think of it as wealth redistribution, except instead of redistributing the wealthy elites money, they enrich the elite by raising prices on pretty much everything for the average person. That, in turn, makes the already wealthy elite even richer.
The Guardian noted on Monday that oil companies profits "soared" to $174 billion "as US gas prices rose."
The bumper profit totals, provided exclusively to the Guardian, show that in the third quarter of 2021 alone, 24 top oil and gas companies made more than $74bn in net income. From January to September, the net income of the group, which includes Exxon, Chevron, Shell and BP, was $174bn.
Exxon alone posted a net income of $6.75bn in the third quarter, its highest profit since 2017, and has seen its revenue jump by 60% on the same period last year. The company credited the rising cost of oil for bolstering these profits, as did BP, which made $3.3bn in third-quarter profit. “Rising commodity prices certainly helped,” Bernard Looney, chief executive of BP, told investors at the latest earnings report.
Basically, politicians like to claim that they're going to "tax the rich," but then manipulate the price of goods. This allows them to say that they're not raising taxes on the middle and lower class families. But the rising price of goods increases profits for the mega corporations, while emptying the pockets of the average person. So, with those corporations making exponentially more money, even if the government raises their taxes, it's the increased profits - the average person's money - that the government is collecting.
So, yes. That's essentially a tax on lower and middle income people and families without actually enacting a tax on those people.
But, it's "your duty" to "pay your fair share."