By Debra Heine
Just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, gasoline prices have reached record highs of $4.59 per gallon, prompting many Americans to cancel summer travel plans.
In a recent poll, 41 percent of parents said they are having to cancel extracurricular activities with their kids to make ends meet. Inflation has forced many mothers back into the work force, even though they would rather stay at home with their children, the survey showed.
During his trip to Asia, earlier this week, Joe Biden seemed to celebrate the sky-rocketing gas prices that are causing pain to financially strapped American families, suggesting it is all part of the regime’s plan to transition or “reset” the economy from traditional capitalism to a socialistic system with massive Green New Deal-like government programs.
“Here’s the situation. And when it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over,” Biden said during a joint press conference with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday. “This is going to be a haul. This is going to take some time.”
“They’re saying the quiet part out loud now. They’re causing you pain at the pump because it’s all part of their radical agenda,” Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La told Fox News.
During his first hours in office, Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline that would have moved more than 800,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Canada to Texas, and paused oil and gas leases on federal lands. The Biden regime has also canceled multiple federal oil and gas lease sales, including some as recently as this month.
Publisher Steve Forbes said Biden “let the cat out of the bag” with his comments about the “incredible transition” happening with the U.S. economy.
“He said higher gasoline prices are an unfortunate necessity in making the transition from fossil fuels to alternatives like windmills and solar panels,” Forbes said. “Give our commander-in-chief credit for candor.”