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As gas prices shoot through the roof, some border dwellers are lured into Mexico by the cheaper fuel prices that afford them significant savings at the pump.
Drivers are enticed by the lower prices in Mexico where gas is running between $3 and $4 per gallon according to a report by ABC10. Although AAA notes that today’s national average retail price of gas is $4.33, the savings can be even higher when compared to more expensive places like California where CBS 17 reported that Beverly Hills residents are paying close to $8 a gallon.
In Juarez, Mexico which is just a stone’s throw from El Paso, Texas, gas can be purchased for a mere $3 per gallon which a Juarez gas station manager confirmed is attracting a lot of Lone Star State residents.
“We’re close to El Paso, and yes, we’ve seen more traffic, more people with Texas license plates,” Jonathan Rivas told the El Paso Times.
California gas prices. 😳 pic.twitter.com/5JnIMh1ytO
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) March 7, 2022
Although remarkably less expensive, making the trek south of the border has an inherent cost in the several hours to a full day that the trip can take to go through the border crossing.
Part of the reason for the higher cost of fuel in California is that the cost includes the second-highest gas tax in the nation at 51.1 cents per gallon, which is shadowed only by that of Pennsylvania. But tax-happy democrats are hesitant to ease up on the tax and California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed gas “rebates” instead of suspending the added tax, despite sitting on a huge $45.7 billion budget surplus this year.
Gas prices in California are completely out of control. pic.twitter.com/EoLhqHXPRd
— Errol Webber (@ErrolWebber) March 12, 2022
“Gas prices hit a new record today and it’s getting harder and harder for Californians to drive to work and take their kids to school,” Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher said in a statement.
“Saying that the state won’t ease that burden while we’re sitting on a $40 billion surplus is astounding,” Gallagher said. “What’s a better use for that money? High-speed rail? The dog parks and sculpture gardens they’ve stuck in the budget over the years?”
Gubernatorial candidate and current Republican Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-CA) pushed for the governor to halt the California gas tax instead of his proposed”rebates.”
Newsom is promising us “rebates” for the ridiculous gas prices we’re paying. Maybe a better idea would be to simply lower the gas tax.
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) March 9, 2022
“It is really just pushing a lot of people to the breaking point,” the legislator explained. “We have this ability as a State Legislator and with the Governor, if we so chose, to simply say, ‘we’re not going to have a state gas tax for the foreseeable future.'”
Republican Assemblyman, Kevin Kiley, challenges Newsom to back his bill to suspend the gas tax if he is actually serious about helping the citizens of the State.
More on: https://t.co/aehRC8T6FO pic.twitter.com/P2XmqFFl4e
— KUSI News (@KUSINews) March 11, 2022
“For the Governor not to embrace that proposal is simply unconscionable when he himself has recognized the problem,” Kiley added.
Trips to Mexico to save a few bucks may be in the cards for many Americans for the foreseeable future as former President Donald Trump predicts prices will continue to skyrocket.
“Well, they’re going unlimited right now,” Trump said on Fox Business. “You can’t even project. It could go anything. It could go unlimited.”
President Donald Trump tells @MariaBartiromo oil prices cold go to $200 per barrel.
“They’re going unlimited.” pic.twitter.com/nptRo6FHpm
— Mornings with Maria (@MorningsMaria) March 2, 2022
Many were unhappy with the absurdly high prices at the pump, and some called for an end to the leftist’s green agenda.
If liberals aren’t stopped with their delusional green agenda, we’ll be sending our sons off to defend a foreign oilfield or pipeline…. pic.twitter.com/PMLIMg2sd7
— Snarfblat (@Snarfblat1) March 13, 2022
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