CNN, ABC, MSNBC, and CBS journalists are pushing for Biden’s gas tax break, and now claiming that the president could influence prices:


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Despite large areas of decline Biden’s gas tax credit proposal From Democrats and friendly media, some journalists at CNN, ABC, MSNBC and CBS are now exaggerating the suggestion, claiming that the president finally has a chance to ease Americans’ pain at the pump.

On Thursday, several journalists and media guests walked out on colleagues and described the three-month tax suspension as a positive development for those looking to get a cut in gas prices.

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” was one of several programs that defended the president, and took the opportunity to criticize Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, who called the idea “ridiculous.” Micah Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough quickly got over the fact that the idea received a lukewarm response from many Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of California.

“He wants to cut taxes on fuel prices when people are suffering, so why is that a ridiculous idea?” Scarborough asked.

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President Joe Biden talks about gas prices in the Southern Courtroom on the White House campus, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Washington.

President Joe Biden talks about gas prices in the Southern Courtroom on the White House campus, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Washington.
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“You can’t criticize everything,” Brzezinski said.

Scarborough said Biden wants to give Americans “some money” at the pump and noted that McConnell thinks it’s absurd to “help working-class Americans.” He reiterated that Biden was intent on helping middle-class Americans two more times, before asking Brzezinski if Republicans had any solutions themselves.

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

Similarly, CBS White House Chief of Staff and political reporter Ed O’Keefe appeared to side with the president when he reported that Democrats doubted the federal tax credit would help Americans “who really can use it.”

“You’d think lawmakers would like to help Americans save a little gas money, especially in this approaching midterm elections, But both Democrats and Republicans, “Some roadblocks,” O’Keefe added.

ABC News correspondent Brad Milk called Biden’s gas tax proposal “a no-brainer,” and said he’s confused when he sees politicians on both sides of the aisle bring the idea back.

“Why is it so hard to get a consensus? Because the drivers – I mean that sounds great,” Milky said, as the rest of the panel laughed. Moments later he wondered what kind of voter he wouldn’t like [proposal]. “

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Fuel prices at a Chevron gas station in Menlo Park, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Stratospheric fuel prices have broken records for at least seven days with an average fuel cost per gallon of $4.96 as of June 8, according to the Association of American cars.

Fuel prices at a Chevron gas station in Menlo Park, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Stratospheric fuel prices have broken records for at least seven days with an average fuel cost per gallon of $4.96 as of June 8, according to the Association of American cars.
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There is currently a file 18.4 cents per gallon on gas and a federal tax of 24.4 cents per gallon on diesel fuel. If the gas savings were fully passed on to consumers, which is unlikely, people would save about 3.6% at the pump if gas prices continued to average $5 a gallon in the U.S.

Biden’s bid faces tough controversies in Congress, who should work to suspend the tax, as many lawmakers, including some members of his party, have expressed reservations. Even many economists view the gas tax credit with skepticism.

Administration officials have said the $10 billion in gas tax credit will be paid for, and the Highway Trust Fund will remain full, even though gas taxes are a significant source of the fund’s revenue.

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The Biden administration canceled one of its most notorious 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 the AAA.

The Biden administration canceled one of its most notorious 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 the AAA.
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Politicians have long criticized the idea, including former President Barack Obama, who in 2008 called the idea a White House candidate a “gimmick.”

But while some journalists and media guests now support Biden’s attempt to make any impact on scorching gas prices, the media has long claimed that the president has no influence over what Americans pay to fill their tank.

In April, Eamonn Javers, a Washington correspondent for CNBC, said on MSNBC’s “Haley Jackson Reports” that the Biden administration had no “tweak” to cut the rising cost of gasoline, or other products affected by inflation.

“There’s no connection in the Oval Office that raises or lowers inflation, right? So Joe Biden, like [he’s] “Sitting there in the White House doesn’t have a lot of really great options,” Javers said.

Just days ago, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, “No policymaker has a tweak that you can just raise or lower so that you can only control things like oil prices and the price of gas. Look, people are impatient, people are looking for solutions. We’re getting that.” “

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A gas pump displays the price of fuel at a gas station in McLean, Virginia on June 10, 2022. Wall Street stocks fell sharply early on June 10 after new data showing rising consumer prices undermined hopes that inflation would abate quickly.

A gas pump displays the price of fuel at a gas station in McLean, Virginia on June 10, 2022. Wall Street stocks fell sharply early on June 10 after new data showing rising consumer prices undermined hopes that inflation would abate quickly.
((Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP) (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images))

On Sunday, Washington Post columnist Catherine Rumble appeared to echo Javers and Buttigieg’s words.

“The president doesn’t have a top-secret private call on his desk that could adjust gas prices, but many voters think otherwise,” she wrote.

In November, CNN provided a prime example From mixed messages to the media about whether the president has any agency when it comes to adjusting gas prices.

At the time, Julia Horowitz, CNN’s senior business writer, wrote an article titled “Why Joe Biden Can’t Do Much to Ease Gas Prices,” and claimed in the article that the Biden administration’s ability to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve would do little to impact gas prices.

A week later, the same writer touted a slight slide in gas prices, urging readers in the headline to “Thank China and Joe Biden.”

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Fox News’ Bradford Beetz and Joseph A. Wolfson contributed to this report.

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