The Democrats have truly become the party of Marie Antoinette — the “Let Them Eat Cake” party.
Remember when Nancy Pelosi gave a tour of her kitchen, displaying a hoard of ice cream in her numerous luxury refrigerators during the height of the China Virus pandemic when many Americans lost their ability to make a living thanks to her policies?
Or how about the time when Nancy Pelosi demanded that a San Francisco salon open up for the day so she could have her hair done while businesses were forced to shudder thanks to her pandemic policies?
Now, another prominent Democrat lawmaker is having her own “Let Them Eat Cake” moment when she claimed gas prices “didn’t matter” because she is fortunate enough to drive an electric vehicle.
On Tuesday, Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan discussed rising gas prices during a Senate Finance Committee hearing. She inspired immense anger and backlash from the average American citizen when she claimed it “doesn’t matter” how high gas prices become if everyone switches over to an electric vehicle.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) says she drove her electric vehicle past every gas station and it didn't matter to her how high the price was.
Median income of my constituents in #PA16: $54,627. Avg. EV price: $60,000.
Democrats don't understand the problems of everyday Americans. pic.twitter.com/4DZBS7F5Of
— Rep. Mike Kelly (@MikeKellyPA) June 7, 2022
Stabenow added she is “looking forward to the opportunity for us to move to vehicles that aren’t going to be dependent on the whims of the oil companies and the international markets” and stressed the role that supply chain problems have had in hampering EV production and driving up costs.
The Democrat Senator’s tremendous remarks come after gas prices hit a record high, averaging at $4.91 per gallon, according to AAA. That’s a 61-cent spike from just the week prior and a $1.8 increase from this time last year.
Automobile industry experts admit that electric vehicles could save the consumer money over a lengthy period of time, but the upfront costs associated with purchasing an EV prevent average Americans from pulling the trigger. Stabenow’s remarks serve as a direct reminder that our “elected” officials are in fact so far removed from the plight of normal citizens.
According to Kelley Blue Book, the average cost of an electric vehicle is $56,437 — roughly $10,000 more than the industry average. In Sen. Stabenow’s state of Michigan, the median household income is $59,234 — the cost of one electric vehicle.
Rightfully, Stabenow’s comments sparked immense backlash online, with many pointing out how out of touch the Democrat Party has become.
Let them buy Teslas! https://t.co/t1EYStXiw7
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) June 7, 2022
If MI voters & everyday Americans needed further proof @ how out of touch & elitist these electric limousine liberals are, just listen to Democrat Sen. Stabenow brag about not having to pay for gas while millions of Americans suffer in this #BidenGasHike pic.twitter.com/Xag5tnO8Ai
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) June 7, 2022
Meanwhile, the price per gallon is poised to remain at current levels. The Biden administration has essentially washed its hands of the issue and continues to cut America’s supply, forcing consumers to be reliant upon the good graces of foreign adversaries.
The White House still insists skyrocketing gas prices are a result of the invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin.
Author: Ann Taylor
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