Posted BY: Chris Menahan | Information Liberation
This is what our Congress calls “the cost of standing up for freedom.”
Gas was $7.29 in Los Angeles today. pic.twitter.com/h6EEFcC9Lg— Jake Coco (@jakecoco) May 22, 2022
This is a result of the bipartisan US-led sanctions against Russia.
President Biden announces U.S. ban on Russian oil imports:— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 8, 2022
"Today I'm announcing the United States is targeting the main artery of Russia's economy…The American people will deal another powerful blow to Putin's war machine." pic.twitter.com/3HtvXxEWfR
As top Democratic Senator Chris Coons (DE) said in March, oil prices more than doubling is “the cost of standing up for freedom.”
Senator Chris Coons expects the Biden administration to announce it's banning Russian oil as soon as today.— Brianna Keilar (@brikeilarcnn) March 8, 2022
Russia warns oil prices could more than double. Coons agrees.
"That's the cost of standing up for freedom." pic.twitter.com/nYLiRdJnV2
he GOP has been pushing for these sanctions just as hard as Democrats.
Republican Senators Marco Rubio (FL), Kevin Cramer (ND), Thom Tillis (NC), Rick Scott (FL) and others in March put forward a bill to also ban oil imports from Iran and Venezuela.
The Brent crude price hit $113 on Sunday.
In March, I shared a poll from Fox News which found that 80% of Americans said they favored economic sanctions against Russia but that number fell to just 44% when it was explained to them that said sanctions could “lead to higher prices and financial hardship for Americans.”
It’s now $10 for a gallon of organic milk.
Chicken prices have doubled and are being sold in restaurants at market price.
Our GDP turned negative last month.
The next time you fill up at the pump for $110 you can take solace knowing you “dealt a blow to Putin’s war machine.”