Joe Biden is bragging that his release of oil from the strategic oil reserve has driven down fuel prices across the country.
It may have had some effect, but what it really did was plunge the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to the lowest level since 1985, The Daily Wire reports.
The reserve is currently at 469.9 million barrels of oil and has the capacity of 727 million barrels.
I’ve been releasing about 1 million barrels of oil a day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and rallied our global partners to release a combined 240 million barrels of oil onto the market.
Our actions are working, and prices are coming down. pic.twitter.com/5zrBPGvRJv
— President Biden (@POTUS) July 19, 2022
Christina Pushaw spokeswoman for Ron DeSantis (R-Fla) responded to the claim made by Biden:
Oh so now presidents control the price of gas? Last month it was beyond your control. By the way, everyone remembers what it cost before you became president. It's twice as expensive now. Food is also becoming extremely costly.
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) July 19, 2022
Biden has tried to redefine inflation and downplay his ability to affect the gasoline markets while in office. The approach of the Biden administration to treat these crises like communications problems has not appeared to work. His approval rating for the first year and a half in office reached the lowest levels in history.
Steve Milloy a former Trump and Pence EPA transition member said that Biden’s depletion of the SPR is a danger to national security.
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The American’s up to now learned a lesson from WW2. The Germans lost the war because their tanks ran out of fuel in the fields and could not move to be effective. Others learned that fuel is an essential element in combat – every motorized vehicle is useless without fuel. Consequently, the USA developed the Strategic Oil Reserves to prevent the US from having this same problem. Our stockpile was reserved for the defense and protection of the USA and our friends and allies.
Now the Strategic Oil Reserves are being used for purely political purposes – with our enemies rattling their sabers in hostile ways toward us. The Strategic Oil Reserves could become quite critical should one of these nations decide to try to overtake us – at home or on foreign soil.
It appears the Democrat party is in panic mode over the Fall elections. Now they’re building the wall – though they said from the beginning no wall would be built on their watch. Apparently, a pipeline has now been agreed to in back-door dealings to get some legislation passed – again something they said would never happen on their watch. Don’t be fooled – look at their track record over time – these problems arose due to quick and thoughtless acts performed the day of the inauguration. There is no doubt regarding the source of these and other national issues facing us.
With such a weak administration, we now have China, Russia, North Korea and Iran threatening us! Our strategic oil reserves are for war time needs. The dain bamaged man that cant even read a TelePrompTer is destroying America a. His string pullers are the ones responsible because joe is too addled to know how to do anything.
He even sold our best crude oil to China. China seems to be masking huge returns on their money given to the Bidens!
The survival of America is at stake and homosexuals and other mentally challenged people many with no real world experience are ruling like dictators.
Wake up sheeple!
If we the people fail to purge all left wing democrats from our government, at all levels from county to federal, they will not only destroy our country, but could well make it easy for our biggest enemy to try and take our country by force. By the time the left wing democrats are finished we may well no longer be the United States of America.