Biden Official Claims Americans Shouldn’t Complain About Gas Because Brazil Pays Same Price

( Another day, another illustration of officials from the Biden administration advising Americans to stop griping about the escalating cost of oil because other nations are in a worse position.

This time, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm made an appearance on CNN and told Americans that they should not be too concerned about national average gas prices being over $5 because “if you were in Brazil, you’d be paying the same amount for gas.”

She then named other nations, such as Canada and Germany, where gasoline costs are even higher.

Even the CNN drone John Berman had a problem with that comparison, pointing out that we are talking about the United States of America.

It’s the same talking point over and over again because Biden and his gang of ghouls don’t have a solution to the situation; in fact, they admit that it’s on purpose as part of a ‘transition.’

Earlier in the week, Granholm praised electric cars. The implication is that we are all stupid for paying high gas prices when the solution is right in front of our ignorant eyes.

The solution costs 55,000 dollars.

Hold my tap water while I write a check.

Granholm has a background in the automotive industry. She was the director of Proterra, which manufactures electric vehicles. She exercised stock options in the company back in May. She made a profit of approximately $1.6 million.

Conflict of interest?


With that profit, she can buy 30 electric cars. Perhaps she can distribute them to the homeless?

Had Berman been a bit quicker on his feet, he could have countered Granholm’s asinine mitigation of our soaring domestic fuel costs by pointing out all the countries that pay very little for gas.

Venezuelans pay $0.08 a gallon.

That would be 8 cents.

In Libya, it’s 12 cents a gallon.

Iran- 20 cents

Syria- $1.08

Algeria- $1.19

Kuwait- $1.29

Angola- $1.41

Nigeria- $1.57

To be fair, those prices may be oppressive in some countries because of the average wage. But, if that is the case, it would seem that oil prices are being means-tested.

Or, more cynically, high oil prices are being used to curb behavior as certain countries are forced into “transitioning.”