Jean-Pierre Touts Amount Americans 'Save' per Month on Gas – Even as Prices Start to Tick Back Up


White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is trying to tout alleged savings Americans are seeing at the gas pump, despite the fact that prices are still higher than where they were a year ago.

During a press briefing on Tuesday, Jean-Pierre said, “Gas prices have fallen by $1.50 from their peak — which was not too long ago.”

She continued:

“The 98-consecutive-day decline this summer was the fastest in over a decade. Every month, the typical two driver family saves about $120 at the pump compared to where we were in mid-June. Every day Americans save about $420 Million at the pump compared to mid-June.”

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She went on to tout the news that gas prices have dipped a little bit in recent days.

According to AAA, the average price for a regular gallon of gas nationally is $3.87, down from $3.92 a week ago.

However, that is still higher than the average of $3.67 a month ago, and $3.32 a year ago.

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Additionally, Jean-Pierre noted the average price for a gallon of gas in California has dropped about 30 cents in a week.

Congratulations Californians!

You’re still paying an average of $6 per gallon though. And that is up from $4.47 a year ago.

That also leaves out the fact that prices are probably going to see another jump once the OPEC+ production cut hits the market.

So yes, gas prices are not sky-high. But compared to the beginning of Biden’s term, Americans are not saving money on gas.

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This is like stores gradually raising prices on products throughout the year and then touting their “sales” on Black Friday.

Yes, you’re paying less than a few months ago. But you are still paying a lot more per month than you were a year ago. So it’s hard to call that saving.

And Jean-Pierre’s comment is just in line with what has apparently become the Biden administration’s mantra heading into the midterms which is: Yeah, this sucks. But you know what, it is not as bad as it could be. So you’re welcome America! Now, don’t forget to vote Democrat in November!

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