The fuel for the American economy is continually moving upward no matter how much partisan hacks would like to distract voter blame and/or remain silent about the dearth of solutions.
Here's a quick data driven report . . .
Stacker compiled statistics on gas prices in Kansas City (MO only) metro area using data from AAA. Gas prices are as of March 17. State gas tax data is from World Population Review.
Kansas City by the numbers:
Current price: $3.71
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
Gas prices leveled out this week well above the $4 mark as rideshare giants Uber and Lyft announced temporary fuel surcharges to offset record-high prices at pumps across the country. Drivers will receive 100% of those charges.
Related reading from both sides of the debate . . .
President Joe Biden is using his bully pulpit to call out the tendency for gasoline prices to go up like a rocket when oil spikes, but only drop like a feather when crude crashes.
As gas prices rise, small business owners slam Biden's 'shortsighted' energy policies: 'Out of touch'
FIRST ON FOX: The pressure that the pandemic put on small business, coupled with the historic inflation and spiking gas prices as the Russia-Ukraine war wages and relative inaction by the Biden administration, is creating a rapidly deteriorating situation for small business owners and operators.
President Joe Biden and prominent Democrats blame Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, alleged oil-company collusion and even COVID-19 for today's sky-high gas prices. They refuse to take responsibility for this monumental mess of their own design.
As gas prices have surged over the past several months-and shot up even further following Russia's incursion into Ukraine-Republicans have predictably tried to pin blame on the White House. "Joe Biden caused this and doesn't seem to care," the Republican National Committee's deputy communications director tweeted last week, echoing the stickers that Trump-voting motorists have been slapping onto gas pumps across the country.
Soaring gas prices, like inflation generally, will likely hurt President Biden's popularity and Democrats' political prospects. But there's some debate over just how threatening the price increase will be, and whether there is a clear connection between gas prices and election outcomes. Prices are rising across the country.
You decide . . .