EXTREMELY TONE DEAF: Former Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Says That People That Can’t Afford The Rising Gas Prices Should Just Buy An Electric Car

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It was recently reported that Democrat Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has a solution for you if you are infuriated and hurting from the high price of gasoline, but the solution only works if you are in an income tax bracket that would make you a good donor to a political party. Say, the Democrats.

For the peasants who are reeling from high gas prices, our fantastic Secretary of Transportation says the solution is to purchase an electric car.

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“Clean transportation can bring significant cost savings for the American people as well,” he said during a speech. “Last month, we announced a $5 billion investment to build out a nationwide electric vehicle charging network so that people from rural to suburban to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV.”

“Today is about how we can deliver cleaner air, a better climate, affordable transportation, and good jobs all at once,” he said.

Fox News reported:

Although the cost of electric vehicles has come down in recent years, they still remain out of reach for millions of Americans, with an average price hovering around $50,000. 

EV’s also rely on raw materials like cobalt and lithium for their batteries. A surge in demand for EV’s would necessitate greater reliance on countries like Congo, Russia, and China which mine these materials.  

Buttigieg’s remarks came as gas prices are surging across the U.S. as calls grow to ban imports of Russian oil over Moscow’s unprovoked military invasion of Ukraine. 

Prices at the pump were rising long before the conflict but have increased faster since the start of the war. 

The U.S. national average for a gallon of gasoline has soared 45 cents a gallon in the past week and topped $4.06 on Monday, according to auto club AAA.  

It is simple for Buttigieg to tell everyday people to get an expensive electric car when you consider he accepted some $250,000 in gifts and donations from mayoral candidates who later took in tens of millions in grant money he is doling out as part of a $210 billion infrastructure fund, a report noted last month.

According to the Daily Mail, “Buttigieg’s top political donors received millions of dollars in city contracts after giving thousands to his campaigns while he was mayor of South Bend, Indiana.”

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