In the latest example of just how out of touch President Joe Biden is, the 80-year-old Democratic politician took to Twitter to promote his electric vehicle tax credit.
“On my watch, the great American road trip is going to be fully electrified. And now, through a tax credit, you can get up to $7,500 on a new electric vehicle,” Biden tweeted, along with a photo of himself sitting behind the wheel of a GMC Hummer EV.
Ironically, with Twitter now under new management, courtesy of Elon Musk, the tweet got slapped with a “Readers added context” flag noting that “some rules for the clean vehicle tax credit are on hold until further IRS guidance is issued in March.”
On my watch, the great American road trip is going to be fully electrified.
And now, through a tax credit, you can get up to $7,500 on a new electric vehicle. pic.twitter.com/n3iZ9etL4A
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 30, 2023
But that’s just the beginning of the terrible optics at play. Turns out, the vehicle he was sitting in doesn’t even qualify for the credit, according to Fox News. At a time when Americans have to take out a second mortgage to buy a dozen eggs, the GMC Hummer EV in the photo ranges in cost from $87,000 to nearly $110,000 depending on the model, the network noted.
U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., responded to Biden’s tweet thusly, “Joe Biden is bragging that the Democrats used your tax dollars to subsidize $80,000 new cars.”
“Biden’s solution to address historic gas prices is to purchase a $110,000+ electric Hummer. The median household income in the United States is about $70,000,” tweeted U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.
U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Penn., went one better — he added a little imagery while noting that Americans “can’t afford to fill up our gas tanks” and THIS is Biden’s answer.
AMERICANS: We can’t afford to fill up our gas tanks. Please help us.
BIDEN: https://t.co/8euOUqKIWB pic.twitter.com/droIwMVumN
— Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (@GReschenthaler) January 30, 2023
The Republican lawmakers were far from the only ones piling on to the out-of-touch tweet… here’s a sampling of other responses to the story from Twitter:
Americans can’t afford eggs and Biden does promo ads for a $110K car.
— Marina Medvin (@MarinaMedvin) January 30, 2023
This car costs more than the average American family’s annual household income.
This is the most out of touch thing I have ever seen from an American President.
— Nick Adams (Alpha Male) (@NickAdamsinUSA) January 30, 2023
It’s also selling for nearly double that due to dealer markups, since we don’t have a steady supply of semiconductors to build them.
— John Keezer (@Keeznuuts) January 30, 2023
You can’t go on a road trip with electric cars. The range isn’t good enough, they take too long to charge and there aren’t anywhere near enough chargers to support them.
— Real Defender (@real_defender) January 30, 2023
Couldn’t have chosen a more expensive option
— Eli Burton (@EliBurton_) January 31, 2023
Stealing from the poor to give to the rich
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 30, 2023
Republished with permission from American Wire News Service
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