Conservative group offers $2.38 gas in Tampa to highlight effects of ‘Bidenomics’
There's just a little less pain at the pump lately.

High gas prices - pouring money into gas tank
‘The bottom line is “Bidenomics” has led to higher prices.’

A conservative organization is rolling back the price of gas for up to 200 lucky Summer drivers in Tampa to highlight how everyday costs have changed under President Joe Biden.

Americans for Prosperity Florida (AFP) is offering gas at $2.38 a gallon Friday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., to the first 150-200 cars that pull up to the Marathon station at 17519 Bruce B Downs Blvd.

That was the average U.S. price of gas when Biden took office, according to AAA — The Auto Club Group. Now it’s $3.61.

“Under the Biden Administration, energy costs are up 39% and gas prices continue to climb which often impacts summertime plans for Florida families and tourists,” AFP said in a statement.

“The bottom line is ‘Bidenomics’ has led to higher prices which are an incredible burden on ratepayers.”

AFP’s “gas holiday” comes a little over two weeks after the group launched a seven-figure awareness campaign featuring connected TV and digital ads to advocate for permitting reform as a solution to rising energy costs.

Under Biden, the group said, energy costs have risen 37% and the average household is paying $11,400 more yearly to maintain the same quality of life.

Florida outpaced the national rate, according to the Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, with household costs rising by nearly $1,250 per month.

Ads, including “Prosperity is Possible,” were to run in Montana, Nevada, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Marc Marie, an AFP regulatory policy fellow, said in a statement that Americans are enduring a “once-in-a-generation cost-of-living crisis” under the current administration.

“It doesn’t matter if we’re talking summer or winter, government control over energy projects is stifling development of affordable energy and making it more expensive to keep yourself cool or warm,” he said. “It’s time for a better way. We are calling on Americans to reject the defeatist status quo and join a movement for more. Prosperity is possible in our country if we remove energy permitting barriers and start delivering more energy today.”

Jesse Scheckner

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  • Dont Say FLA

    May 24, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Guess they don’t realize they’re actually highlighting the really bad decision most U.S. Americans make in choosing a life of car dependency.

    Cars are super convenient and are great for carrying stuff, but if you can’t leave your house without one, “your bad” not mine. Cough up the bucks at the pumps. However much money they demand, every single time. Because that is what you chose for yourself and continue to choose every single day.

    • Impeach Biden

      May 24, 2024 at 10:08 am

      Biden went all in on electric. He declared war on the petroleum industry. I remember what fuel prices were when Trump was President. Our energy Secretary, Granholm, is a moron. Slo Joe has depleted our Strategic Petroleum reserves in an attempt to lower fuel prices. It hasn’t worked. Joe, and his administration is a disaster.

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 24, 2024 at 10:53 am

        What do you know about the USA’s so-called “Strategic Petroleum reserves,” IBS? Do you know it’s a laughably small amount to begin with? It’s akin to the debt ceiling. It’s nothing at all, but with a name, and its name is tossed about for political wedgie issues. And you seem to have fallen for it.

        Biden declared war on the petroleum industry, resulting in the most domestic production of both oil and natural gas in all of US history? If you’re saying his war was a failure, I would agree, except there never was any war on petroleum anywhere but the mouths of “conservative” influencers

    • Impeach Biden

      May 24, 2024 at 10:10 am

      How do you get around Don’t Say? Walk, bike ride?

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 24, 2024 at 10:49 am

        Walk? Yes. Bide ride? Not so much anymore since cell phones but I used to bicycle commute. I supplanted the bicycle with an e-scooter, but only for trips of a mile or less within the safely walkable area where I chose to live. Outside my human friendly zone, I will drive. When I need to haul very little for more than a mile, like maybe a few bags of groceries, I take my tiny Italian convertible sports car. And when I have a whole bunch of stuff and/or the dogs to haul, I wipe off whatever it’s got covered with since the last time i drove it, be that leaves, pollen, cicadas, whatever, and drive my absurd giant American SUV.

        • Dont Say FLA

          May 24, 2024 at 10:57 am

          And the higher the price of gasoline goes, the happier I am about it. Pricey gasoline means fewer dipsticks trying to mow me down when I’m not in a motor vehicle, and fewer dipsticks trying to crash into me when I do drive. $20/gallon would be DEE lightful!

      • rick whitaker

        May 24, 2024 at 11:13 am

        19 YEAR OLD HOWLER MONKEY, how do you get around. how many DUI’S do you have? you don’t speak at all about yourself. what are you ashamed of? you can tell by how much i reveal about myself, i have nothing to hide. are you ashamed of your profession, gender, age, race, and name?????????? BTW biden is doing as well as he can with joe manchin and kyrsten sinema voting with the opposition.

        • Impeach Biden

          May 24, 2024 at 11:20 am

          After a long night of hunting down children in porn sites out comes angry Rick again. It’s good those youngsters turned you down. Chances are it was the police setting you up. I am by no means ashamed of who I am and what I do. You would probably be envious of me. There is no way that I would reveal my they identity to you. Who else in this board posts their real name. You strike me as a creep that would hunt me down. I’m not interested in meeting you face to face.

        • Impeach Biden

          May 24, 2024 at 11:54 am

          Absolutely not ashamed of what I do professionally. You would probably be envious. Rick, you have claimed before on this site that YOU were the moderator. If so I see you scrubbed my first response to you. I will tell you again, most people here post with stage names and there is a valid reason. No one wants creeps like you tracking them down. I have no interest in meeting you personally.

          • rick whitaker

            May 24, 2024 at 9:02 pm

            19 YEAR OLD HOWLER MONKEY, do you actualy think i would even give a monkey like you the time of day. i would never ever go to florida for anything, it’s a hell hole. you live there not me. you are a paranoid monkey thinking you must hide your name in some kind of childish game. why would you think i would want to meet you. i HATE christians and maga types like you. now that i am retired, i don’t ever have to get around those kind of fools. you are like squashing a bug, no consequence to me either way. BTW, no, i would not be envious of what you might claim you do professionally. i owned my own company for 30 years and had good success at it. how could working for someone else compete with that. being an annoying howler monkey spewing lies on the net is not a job.

        • Impeach Biden

          May 24, 2024 at 12:13 pm

          Oh by the way hillbilly. Zero DUI’s. Come on you can launch better personal attacks than that.

          • rick whitaker

            May 24, 2024 at 9:08 pm

            19 YEAR OLD HOWLER MONKEY, asking you how many dui’s you’ve had is a personal attack? monkey, you are stoned paranoid. you are afraid to be honest or open, so i just make guesses as to whom or what i’m posting to. your game, not mine. remember, i don’t have anything to hide, and i don’t give a fuk, so that gives me an edge.

  • Covid Slump

    May 24, 2024 at 10:03 am

    Nice of AFP to remind everyone how Trump tanked the economy and increased the national debt like nobody had ever seen before in all of U.S. history.

    I would add “and like nobody will ever see again” except some folks apparently liked it and want Trump to repeat his song and dance all over again. They say “MAGA” but vote for “Death to America”

    • Impeach Biden

      May 24, 2024 at 10:15 am

      Trump tanked the economy. Lots of humor here today. Slo Joe attempting to cancel / transfer billions in student debt. Many of them protestors and agitators that destroyed campus property. Then there are the millions of illegals he has allowed in. That bill will come due soon as well. By the way those Jordanian’s that attempted to enter Quantico are you guessed it, Some of Biden’s illegals.

      • JD

        May 24, 2024 at 10:34 am

        You mean like the forgiven PPP loans bill coming due?

        Why is it dogged bootstrapping for individuals but tax payer socialism for business?

      • JD

        May 24, 2024 at 10:35 am

        You mean like the forgiven PPP loans bill coming due?

        Why is it dogged bootstrapping for individuals but tax payer social-ism for business?

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 24, 2024 at 11:02 am

        You forget the first year and a half of the Biden Administration when all the economists kept saying “the coming recession starts next quarter?” I do.

        That bilgy predicted recession was denied the environment that Trump had created for it to flourish. USA avoided a Trump recession thanks to Biden policy which was based on the Obama policy that recovered the USA from the big Dubya recession, and Obama’s policy was based on the Clinton policy that pulled the USA out of the Reagan Depression.

        But people “trust Republicans more on the economy” LOLOL

        I suppose I do trust the G0P on the economy: I trust they’ll tank it, given any opportunity.

        • JD

          May 24, 2024 at 1:46 pm

          Not only will they tank it, they will grift as much from the public taxpayer for themselves and their lobbyist buddies as they can. But the “liberals” are the “commies” GTHO.

        • JD

          May 24, 2024 at 1:47 pm

          Not only will they tank it, they will grift as much from the public taxpayer for themselves and their lobbyist buddies as they can. But the “l!bs” are the “comm!es”

      • rick whitaker

        May 24, 2024 at 11:36 am

        19 YEAR OLD HOWLER MONKEY, i can tell how literate you are when you make the stupid and erroneous statements you make. and so can others. so you are just embarrassing yourself by showing your lack of even general knowledge. the gop knows they rip all the money off and then blame it on the dems. they have done that for decades. if you don’t know or accept that as true, you are a stubborn brat, or a dolt.

        • Impeach Biden

          May 24, 2024 at 12:00 pm

          You are just an angry old guy Rick. You yell at people just like Joe Biden. The two of you belong in a senior care facility.

      • rick whitaker

        May 24, 2024 at 11:44 am

        19 YEAR OLD HOWLER MONKEY, how do you expect to ever be taken seriously by saying crazy things like your last post? i don’t think you really care what regular people think. the name for trannies like you is, contrarian.

  • Michael K

    May 24, 2024 at 10:35 am

    I’d love for someone to explain to me, exactly, how the US President sets the global price of petroleum. Anyone?

    However, I do recall Trump’s tariffs with China that cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars in farm subsidies to pay off the farmers.

    • Michael K

      May 24, 2024 at 10:40 am

      And by the way, our tax dollars went to the biggest and whitest and richest farmers – not mom and pop – to pay for a very stupid trade war.

    • Impeach Biden

      May 24, 2024 at 11:58 am

      Well he doesn’t set the price but he has definitely influenced it. Remember what he said when he first took office. He promised to end fossil fuel production. Now if you were Exxon, Shell, BP and others would you continue to invest in infrastructure to explore and drill? Of course when he said that remark, fuel prices went up. He and Granholm are morons. Now Joe has done some backtracking like the Southern Border by dumping our Strategic Oil Reserves on the market attempting to drive down the price. It hasn’t worked.

      • Michael K

        May 24, 2024 at 12:23 pm

        Fun fact: All big oil companies are investing in alternative fuel – also known as the future. All of them. they are also aware of the environmental impacts from their internal research. It reminds me of when big tobacco initially refused to accept that smoking caused cancer, but eventually came around.

        Renewable energy is the future – fossil fuels are the past. And by the way, there is no such thing as “clean coal” – just ask the miners dead and dying from black lung disease.

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 27, 2024 at 10:28 pm

        IBS i already told you the USA’s so-called “Strategic Oil Reserves” is just as real as the “Debt Ceiling” which is to say it ain’t much but a political football.

        USA’s real strategic oil reserve is Canada’s strategic oil reserve. If USA ever needs oil reserves, the plan must be to take Canada’s, ’cause the USA’s “reserves” is something like 2 weeks worth while reserves are measured elsewhere by months and, as with Canada’s, years.

  • PeterH

    May 24, 2024 at 12:29 pm

    Today’s MAGA Republicans are forever in search of using “someone else’s money free stuff” …… While the bulk of middle class Americans have higher tax rates than millionaires billionaires like Donald Trump and others pay little or no taxes and sometimes declare taxpayer subsidized bankruptcies!

    Sorry folks….. but those cheap fossil fuel prices floated to consumers during COVID when the world consumption demand was low were further deflated by Trump pillaging America’s oil reserves and dumping more fuel into the free market. Trump promised to replenish the reserves but like most of Trump’s promises….. it was simply lip service.

    Republicans are America’s worst enemy’
    Vote all Republicans out of office!

    • Impeach Biden

      May 24, 2024 at 2:31 pm

      It is Biden that has dumped our Strategic Oil Reserves in a feeble attempt to lower gas prices. This after saying he was going to eliminate fossil fuel. He truly is a dumb azz along with Granholm. By the way Peter H have you ever ventured to countries outside of the United States? Ask yourself why all of those vehicles are running on diesel fuel. Is it clean diesel or is it just the cheaper fuel available?

      • JD

        May 24, 2024 at 3:27 pm

        What’s your point about the diesel being dirty or the “red diesel” in other countries? Is this the “why should we stop burning polluting fuel if other countries aren’t going to do it if it saves money” ploy?

        Because if so, that’s like saying, everyone else is pissing in the pool, so I am going take a leak too because I’m to lazy to get out and I like swimming in piss.

        As for Trump, his big deal was telling Saudi he would remove the military stationed there unless they cut production, which is what sent prices higher back in 2020. This is what sent the prices higher for Biden in the first place.

  • 🌞

    May 24, 2024 at 8:04 pm

    Yea yea. King Donald and drill drill drill.. superficial people need to see the exchanges they are.
    Policy’s undeniably not understanding.

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