Ann Brenoff hasn’t been paying attention to the Biden administration’s talking points. Everyone, including Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who pulled that stunt of biking to his first cabinet meeting after he unloaded his bike from an armored SUV parked nearby, says the solution to high energy prices is to buy an electric car. The administration is pushing electric vehicles hard, although Buttigieg is also pushing electric buses. Remember this?
You should not have to own a car to prosper in this country, no matter what kind of community you're living in.
— Secretary Pete Buttigieg (@SecretaryPete) March 25, 2021
Brenoff, a retired senior writer from HuffPost, agrees that Vladimir Putin is to blame for high gas prices here in the U.S., and she has several solutions:
President Biden isn’t to blame for the price of gas.
Vladimir Putin is.
— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) March 8, 2022
Want a solution? Ride a bike. Walk. Get an electric bike. Move closer. Get solar. Need more?
— Ann Brenoff (@AnnBrenoff) March 9, 2022
Um, frankly, yes. We need more because none of those works for us. What else do you have?
I’ll give my 71-year old, partially disabled sister who lives on a fixed income your solutions. 🖕
— Great Plains Girl (@HeartlandRaised) March 10, 2022
Can barely afford rent let alone buy an electric anything, husband works 60 mi away so walking & biking are not an option, there's no public transit where I live, rent has gone so far up here that I can't afford to move and couldn't do a down payment anyway. Need more?
— Lavender Rose 🥀 (@Elysian_Doe) March 9, 2022
it started snowing again this morning. how would you recommend protecting my two kids? they attend different schools as well. one has speech therapy tonight. can I get to pick up on time?
— Dr. E. GarbleGarble (@MrsG8086) March 9, 2022
So nice you wealthy elites, who have money at your disposal, have all those choices, giving us advice.
— Conservatopia Mayim Chayyim 🇺🇸 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦 (@WTPatty) March 9, 2022
Do you know or care how out of touch you sound? You’re the worst of the worst.
— Back home in Georgia 🏆 (@kimachenbach) March 9, 2022
This “blame Americans for the democrats sky rocketing prices in gas that started Feb 2021” isn’t gonna work in November
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) March 10, 2022
"Yeah, sure, we've built our entire society around cars, but there's no reason you can't adjust to live your life without them in five minutes."
— John Wesley Rattner (@cactuscomet) March 9, 2022
Each one of these consists of spending money that most people don’t have
— Cigars and Scotch 🙄 (@cigarznscotch) March 9, 2022
Congratulations on having such a comfortable life that you don't understand why these things would be impossible for many people. 🎉
— Mrs. S. (@Reversion0815) March 9, 2022
This advice is like the old Steve Martin bit on how to become a millionaire. “Step one: get a million dollars.”
— Optimus Subprime (@NotaBot_Rollout) March 9, 2022
Curious, how do think your food gets to your local grocery store? Magic carpet rides from fantasy land?
— JRC (@jrcrawley) March 9, 2022
Sweet I have a business that uses semi trucks. Tell me how electric bikes fixes that problem.
— J Kerr (@Ericb1980) March 10, 2022
Yeah, tell that to the single mom working three jobs.
— Adam Klein (@stellamydog) March 9, 2022
I love riding my bike to work a mile away – but then how do I take my son to school? How do I get to doctor's appointments for him and myself? Solar is more expensive in my locality due to something else.
Many of us want to make those choices but are in a stranglehold. Thanks.
— Letitia not James (@tishalish) March 9, 2022
Let my poor rural patients come to me if they can't afford the gas they can walk 50 miles or take that mass transit that doesn't exist.
— Mark Perry (@ccsv) March 10, 2022
Well, they should just move closer to the doctor.
Get solar?! Solar panels aren’t cheap. I got a quote last month for $20k. Heck, electric bikes can run from $900 to as high as $2k.
— DACHELLE (@DACHELLEB) March 10, 2022
You go ride that bike. The wind chill is 2 here right now.
— John (@g809gt) March 9, 2022
Four feet of snow here
— Don (@invest4millionz) March 10, 2022
Imagine saying that to those living in poverty or near poverty, like a large portion of the population in America who are directly affected by this.
— Definitely Crab: Top Claw for CrabMedia (@SureIsACrab) March 9, 2022
Now do one for renters, the poor, people with children, people with aging parents, the disabled and chronically ill, immigrants, and anyone else who can't "just walk."
— Chanandler Bong (@amyisquitebusy) March 9, 2022
We’re guessing a HuffPost writer could work from home, no problem. Everyone should just get work-from-home jobs! See? There are more solutions.
‘Help me make sense of this’: Allow Pete Buttigieg to explain how you can avoid being hit by rising gas prices https://t.co/m33y4K33nz
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 8, 2022