有线电视新闻网, 美国广播公司, MSNBC, CBS journos hype Biden gas tax holiday, now claim president can affect prices: ‘No-brainer’

星期四, several journalists and guests across the media broke rank from their colleagues and touted the three-month tax suspension as a positive development for those looking to catch a break on gas prices.

MSNBC的 “早上乔” was one of several shows defending the president, taking the opportunity to criticize Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky。, who called the ideasilly.Both Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough quickly pushed past the fact that the idea received a lukewarm reaction from many Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 卡利夫.

He wants to cut taxes on fuel prices when people are suffering, why is that a silly idea?” 华盛顿 美国疾病控制与预防中心主任周四斥责佛罗里达州州长.

BIDEN LOOKS EVERYWHERE TO LOWER GAS PRICES — EXCEPT BOOSTING OIL PRODUCTION

President Joe Biden speaks about gas prices in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, 星期三, 六月 22, 2022, 在华盛顿.

President Joe Biden speaks about gas prices in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, 星期三, 六月 22, 2022, 在华盛顿. (美联社照片/ Evan Vucci)

You can’t just like criticize everything,” Brzezinski said.

Scarborough said Biden wants to give Americanssome money backat the pump and suggested that McConnell believes it is silly tohelp working-class Americans.He repeated that Biden was set on helping middle-class Americans twice more, before Brzezinski asked if Republicans had any solutions themselves.

In the words of Alfie Solomons, no-no-no,” Scarborough replied, giving his best Peaky Blinders impersonation.

CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O’Keefe similarly appeared to side with the president when he reported that Democrats doubt the federal tax holiday would help Americans whocould really use it.

You’d think lawmakers would want to help Americans save a little gas money, especially this close to midterm elections, but both Democrats and Republicans, throwing up some roadblocks,” O’Keefe added.

ABC News correspondent Brad Mielke called the gas tax proposal by Biden ano-brainerand said he was confused to see politicians from both sides of the aisle push back on the idea.

Why would it be difficult to get a consensus? Because drivers—I mean this sounds great,” Mielke said, as the rest of the panel laughed. Moments later he questioned what kind of voteris not going to love this [proposal].”

THESE USED VEHICLES ARE SKYROCKETING IN VALUE DUE TO HIGH GAS PRICES

Fuel prices at a Chevron gas station in Menlo Park, 加利福尼亚州, 我们, 星期四, 六月 9, 2022. Stratospheric Fuel prices have broken records for at least seven days with the average cost of fuel per gallon hitting $  4.96 截至 6 月 8, according to the American Automobile Association.

Fuel prices at a Chevron gas station in Menlo Park, 加利福尼亚州, 我们, 星期四, 六月 9, 2022. Stratospheric Fuel prices have broken records for at least seven days with the average cost of fuel per gallon hitting $ 4.96 截至 6 月 8, according to the American Automobile Association. (摄影家: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

There is currently an 18.4 cents-a-gallon tax on gas and a 24.4 cents-a-gallon federal tax on diesel fuel. If the gas savings were fully passed onto consumers, which is unlikely, people would save around 3.6% at the pump should gas prices continue to average $ 5 a gallon in the U.S.

Biden’s push faces uphill odds in Congress, which must act in order to suspend the tax, and where many lawmakers, including some in his own party, have expressed reservations. Even many economists view the idea of a gas tax holiday with skepticism.

Administration officials said the $ 10 billion cost of the gas tax holiday would be paid for and the Highway Trust Fund kept whole, even though the gas taxes make up a substantial source of revenue for the fund.

MSNBC, WAPO, ABC FIGURES WARN VOTERS AGAINST GAS PRICES INFLUENCING THEIR VOTE IN NOVEMBER

The Biden administration canceled one of the most high-profile oil and gas lease sales pending before the Department of the Interior in May, as Americans face record-high prices at the pump, according to AAA.

The Biden administration canceled one of the most high-profile oil and gas lease sales pending before the Department of the Interior in May, as Americans face record-high prices at the pump, according to AAA. (福克斯新闻)

The idea has long been criticized by politicians, including former president Barack Obama, 谁在 2008 as a White House candidate called the idea agimmick.

但, while some journalists and guests of the media are now propping up Biden’s attempt to make any dent in searing gas prices, the media has long claimed that the president has no effect on what Americans pay to fill their tank.

在四月份, CNBC senior Washington correspondent Eamon Javers said on MSNBC’sHallie Jackson Reportsthat the Biden administration does not have adialto turn down the rising cost of gasoline, or other products impacted by inflation.

There’s no dial in the Oval Office that turns inflation up or turns it down, 对? So Joe Biden, 如 [他是] sitting there at the White House, doesn’t have a lot of really great options,” Javers said.

Just days earlier, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, “No policymaker has a dial that you can just turn up or down that you can just control things like oil prices and gas price. 看, folks are impatient, folks are looking for solutions. We get that.

‘BREAKING BADACTOR SAYS AMERICANS SHOULD ‘STFUABOUT GAS PRICES IF THEY ‘LOVE CAPITALISM SO MUCH

A gas pump displays the price of fuel at a gas station in McLean, 维吉尼亚州, 六月 10, 2022. Wall Street stocks fell sharply early on June 10 following fresh data showing surging consumer prices that quashed hopes inflation would quickly abate.

A gas pump displays the price of fuel at a gas station in McLean, 维吉尼亚州, 六月 10, 2022. Wall Street stocks fell sharply early on June 10 following fresh data showing surging consumer prices that quashed hopes inflation would quickly abate. ((Photo by SAUL LOEB / 法新社) (SAUL LOEB/法新社通过盖蒂图片社拍摄的照片))

星期日, Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampbell appeared to echo the words of Javers and Buttigieg.

“总统的办公桌上没有一些可以调节汽油价格的超级秘密专用拨号盘, 但许多选民不这么认为,” 她写了.

十一月, CNN featured a prime example of the media’s mixed messaging on whether a president has any agency when it comes to altering gas prices.

当时, CNN Business senior writer Julia Horowitz wrote an article titled, “Why Joe Biden can’t do much to ease gas prices,” and claimed in the piece that the Biden administration’s ability to leverage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve would do little to impact gas prices.

一周之后, the same writer touted a small slip in the price of gas, urging readers in the headline toThank China and Joe Biden.

Fox News’ Bradford Betz and Joseph A. Wulfsohn为该报告做出了贡献.

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