Gas prices are highest in Democrat-led states
March 12, 2022 | California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington
While all Americans are feeling the pain at the pump, some are paying more than others.
Gas prices are highest in Democrat-led states, according to a list of average gas prices by state published by AAA. The top five states with the most expensive average cost of regular gasoline per gallon are led by Democratic governors and Democratic-controlled legislatures.
Of all Americans, Californians are paying the most. Some are posting pictures of pump prices on Twitter, including a gallon of regular gas reaching $6.95 in Beverly Hills. The average is $5.71 as of late Friday afternoon in the Democratic-led state.
Gas prices are the highest they’ve ever been in California, up by well over $1 from a year ago.
Matthew J. Peterson, president of New Founding Corp., based in Dallas, tweeted, “The great thing about California is that if you work for an hour at minimum wage you can buy two whole gallons of gas. Offer only valid for a limited time as gas prices may continue to rise. Higher taxes and utility costs than the national average may apply.”
One reason why California gas is so expensive is because more than a $1 goes to taxes. Unlike Florida and some other U.S. states, which moved to reduce and suspend gas taxes, California has yet to do so.
Last November, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis asked state lawmakers to cut state gas and fuel taxes by $1 billion to offset rising gas prices, well before prices got to where they are now. He also proposed a gas tax holiday in his “Freedom First” budget.
Nevada, which has the second-highest average gas price of $4.92 a gallon, is also run by a Democratic governor and legislature.
Hawaii, also led by a Democratic governor and state legislature, has the third-highest average gas price of $4.84 a gallon.
The states with the next highest average gas prices per gallon, also led by Democrats, are Oregon ($4.74) and Washington ($4.73)….
(Excerpts from Just the News and Real America’s Voice)