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What would you do with $1,300? Go on vacation? Save for your kids’ college? Buy some new appliances?

Well, under Democrats’ America Last energy policies, the average household will have little choice but to spend $1,300 extra on gas to fill up their cars over the course of the year. Even while writing this, the price of gas just hit an all-time high.

It would be politically convenient for Democrats to blame these price surges on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But the truth is Democrats’ own policies are responsible for putting America in this position in the first place. On Day One of his presidency, Biden halted the Keystone Pipeline and issued a moratorium on new oil and gas permits on federal lands. And then, in a baffling display of weakness, he gave the green light on a pipeline for Putin.  As Leader McCarthy warned on January 26th, 2021, these knee-jerk decisions were sure to “have a damaging effect up and down the energy supply chain.”

It didn’t take a crystal ball to see the steady rise in gas prices coming. President Biden’s own spokesperson all but admitted that is their intent. In their twisted thinking, the higher gas prices are, the more “justified” their Green New Deal might look by comparison.

The worst part is it didn’t have to be this way. When Democrats’ one-party rule started last year, they were handed the keys to an energy-independent America, with average prices at the pump at just $2.53.

It’s still possible to get back to that, but judging by Democrats’ vote last week against American energy—it’s ultimately going to take a Republican majority in Congress.