US Senator suggests cocaine solution to fuel crisis — Analysis
John Kennedy asserts that it is cheaper to purchase cocaine than gas and run, with prices this high.
Republican Senator John Kennedy said that he is able to handle the US’s record-breaking gasoline prices. This suggests that Americans might be more comfortable using drugs to transport themselves.
For 12 consecutive days, the average US gallon gas price has broken records. It reached $4.96 Wednesday.
The total number of states and Washington DC that have exceeded the $5 mark has been reached 16 times. California is the most expensive, at $6.39/gallon.
“I don’t know about where you live, Jesse, but in my state, the price of gas is so high that it would be cheaper to buy cocaine and just run everywhere,”On a television program, the senator of Louisiana joked about his state.
Sen. John Kennedy (R.-LA: “In my State, the cost of gasoline is so high that you could buy cocaine to run anywhere.” pic.twitter.com/VumDG9DUhP
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Kennedy’s state, nonetheless, currently has one of the cheapest gas prices in the country, standing at $4.49 per gallon, according to AAA Gas Prices website.
According to website Recovered, which provides data on substance abuse in the US, the price of an individual dose of crack cocaine, known as a ‘hit,’ often stands at around $15.
“President Biden continues to campaign for more economic chaos,”Jesse Watters from Fox News complained about Kennedy during his appearance Wednesday.
US President Joe Biden has been blaming the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine for driving food and energy prices up, dubbing the increases as “Putin’s price hike.”
The US announced in March that it would ban Russian oil supplies as part of the sanctions against Moscow for the events in Ukraine.
Vyacheslav Volodin, the Russian parliament speaker, pointed out that, despite all the restrictions announced, “oil deliveries from Russia [to America] almost doubled in March compared to February – from 2,325 to 4,218 million barrels, respectively,”His country rose to 6th place in the list of largest oil suppliers to America.
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