Why don't the deplorables just purchase a Tesla for $100,000?

The Biden administration is comprised of a group of out-of-touch elites.

“Just eat cake, deplorables.”

That appears to be the Biden administration's attitude toward the millions of Americans who are facing the highest gas prices in seven years and a 30% increase in home heating bills this winter.

When asked about rising energy costs over the weekend, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg emphasized that people who purchased electric vehicles (EVs) would "never have to worry about petrol prices again."

Mr. Buttigieg said on MSNBC's "The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart" that "the people who stand to benefit the most from owning an EV are often rural residents in areas where there are the most distances to drive, who burn the most gas, and underserved urban residents in areas where there are higher gas prices and lower-income."

Mr. Buttigieg was promoting Vice President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" social welfare program, which contains a $12,500 government subsidy for individuals who purchase an electric vehicle, among other things.

Never mind that, according to Kelley Blue Book, the average cost of an electric automobile is $51,532, more than $11,000 more than a full-sized gas-powered car and over $30,000 more than a small car.

Many of the existing electric vehicles on the market are high-end luxury automobiles, with some models costing more than $100,000. Many new Teslas, which account for more than 55 percent of all electric vehicle sales in the United States, cost $70,000 or more.

Let's face it: Mr. Biden's electric vehicle rebate is a tax cut for the wealthy. Electric vehicles account for just 3% of all automobile sales in the United States, with California accounting for over 40% of all EV registrations. EVs are popular among the coastal affluent, in part because they can install charging stations in their houses.

Couples earning up to $800,000 (and individuals earning up to $400,000) would be eligible for the Build Back Better refund — hardly the "middle class" automobile buyers who are currently being hit by increasing petrol costs.

Charging stations are another issue. Despite the fact that the Biden administration plans to develop more, they simply do not exist in America's heartland and will not for a long time.

But don't worry: Mr. Biden's EV charging-station expansion and the EV tax refund for the wealthy will eventually be paid for by raising taxes on middle-class people.

Mr. Buttigieg isn't the only high-ranking figure in the Biden administration who appears disconnected from the lives of ordinary Americans.

Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, cracked a joke when questioned about the supply chain issue and the many Americans concerned about their gifts arriving in time for Christmas.

During her daily news briefing on Oct. 19, she groaned, "the tragedy of the treadmill that's been postponed." The remark came only days after White House chief of staff Ron Klain agreed with a tweet that referred to inflation as a "high-class problem."

Jennifer Granholm, the Secretary of Energy, appears to be similarly uninterested (and misinformed) about the consequences of rising energy prices. Mr. Biden ordered the release of 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve last week under strain from dismal poll numbers and allegations that his administration was not taking rising gas prices seriously.

Ms. Granholm was perplexed when asked how many barrels of oil the United States consumes on a daily basis.

“I don’t have that number in front of me,” she said last week, when asked by reporters.

The answer? Americans consume more than 18 million barrels a day, so Mr. Biden’s solution to rising gas prices would provide relief for less than three days’ oil supply. A nothing-burger.

Ms. Granholm was questioned by a Bloomberg reporter earlier this month about her plans to boost domestic oil output in order to aid Americans struggling to pay for rising gas costs and heating oil expenses as winter approaches.

Ms. Granholm said, chuckling, "Would that I had the magic wand on this." "Oh my goodness, that's hilarious."

She then went on to blame rising costs on the "OPEC cartel," despite the fact that it was the Biden administration that turned down the Keystone XL project, limited new permission for oil and gas drilling on federal lands, and wants to increase fees for those who are currently drilling.

The basic truth is that the Biden administration is unconcerned with the average American's struggles in transitioning to the left's socialist, Green New Deal program.

"We believe that the long-term rise in gas costs strengthens the argument for doubling down on our investment and focus on sustainable energy sources," Ms. Psaki said Nov. 12.

Please accept my apologies, peasants. Have fun with your cake!

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