Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has dropped the hammer on Joe Biden, remarking that the Democrat president makes “Trump’s presidency look better” with “every week that goes by.”
Gingrich slammed Biden during an appearance on Fox News’s hit show “Fox & Friends.”
“Every week that goes by, Donald Trump’s presidency looks better,” Gingrich said.
“Look at his inflation rate.
“Look at the price of gasoline when Trump was president.
“People find, I think, his personality too aggressive at times, too annoying.
“But his policies certainly had turned America around.
“In Biden’s case, he doesn’t just fall off his bicycle, he takes the country with him.
“And you look at Biden’s inflation record, which at present is going to be worse than Jimmy Carter.
“You look at Biden’s open-door policy in the southern border.
“You look at Biden’s allies releasing murderers.
“Now, there are a lot of reasons why the country on policy grounds would favor Trump over Biden, in the latest poll, I think it was like six or eight points,” he said.
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After introducing policies that have hit America’s energy industry hard, Biden now plans to ask Congress to suspend the federal gasoline tax.
The current federal tax on gas is about 18 cents per gallon, while the federal tax on diesel stands at 24 cents per gallon.
President Joe Biden will call on Congress in a speech Wednesday to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes until the end of September, senior administration officials said, framing the move as necessary to provide relief to American consumers but itself not enough to resolve the problem of surging energy prices.
Biden will also call on states to take steps removing their own taxes on gas and diesel. And he’ll tell oil refining companies to increase their capacity ahead of their planned meeting this week with administration officials.
Combined, the senior administration officials claimed, the steps Biden will call for could reduce the price per gallon of gas by $1. Yet that figure relies on a number of steps entirely out of the President’s control — not least of which is convincing a skeptical Congress to approve his plan.
The steps amount to Biden’s latest attempt to show he’s taking initiative in reducing fuel prices as Americans grow more frustrated by the financial burden.
White House officials had been considering a gas tax holiday for months, but held off until now in part because of concerns at how it might be received in Congress.
Republicans widely oppose lifting the gax tax.
Even some Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have been cool on the idea.
And in the past, senior Democrats — including President Barack Obama on the campaign trail in 2008 — have cast a gas tax holiday as a “gimmick.”