Oh, the Irony: Mexico Moves to Cut off Cheap Gas as Americans Cross Border to Escape Biden Price Hike


    This report might not reach the level of “Babylon Bee” satire, but it sure pegs the hell out of the needle on the irony meter. As the Biden Border Crisis continues to worsen, and the most inept president in modern history and his war on energy have contributed to increasing gas prices, virtually from the beginning of his presidency, Mexico would like a word: Our southern neighbor is not happy with Americans crossing the border in search of lower prices at Mexican gas stations.

    That statement alone is ironic on multiple levels, but it gets “better.”

    As reported by Reuters on Saturday, the Mexican government has been subsidizing gasoline to soften price spikes, but it has announced that the policy would be suspended in areas close to the U.S. border this week-citing shortages as more and more Americans hop over to fill their tanks.

    According to Reuters, the suspension of the subsidy from April 2-8 covers cities in the border states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California, including Tijuana, one of the world’s busiest border crossings. Mexico’s finance ministry said in a statement that the gasoline shortage in the area is due to “an imbalance between supply and demand.”

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    In the United States, gasoline prices are higher than in Mexico, and citizens of that country cross the border to stock up.

    That they are. Right, Joe?

    Unsurprisingly, Chinese state media’s CGTN Global Business didn’t miss the Reuters report about the news, no doubt gleefully so, tweeting:

    “Mexico will suspend gasoline subsidies in the U.S. border regions, citing shortages as there were increasing numbers of American drivers crossing borders to fill their tanks,” reported Reuters on Sunday.

    How ironic. Straight, factual news from the ChiComs on U.S. gas prices. One wonders what they think about the Buck-Passer-in-Chief’s silly claim that it’s all Vladimir Putin’s fault?

    In addition to blaming everyone and everything but himself for run-away gas prices — as he does with every self-created mess — Biden announced on Thursday he plans to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for the next six months at a clip of one million barrels a day. As RedState reported, Biden’s “big news” might very well amount to little more than political expediency.

    Moreover, given that Biden’s planned release is equal to just 1% of daily global production and 5% of U.S consumption, the net effect will likely be a drop in the proverbial bucket.

    Biden’s real objective, of course, is convincing everyday Americans how much better off they’d be if they’d give up those gas guzzlers in favor of shiny new EVs — electric cars and other vehicles. As we reported on Friday, in addition to dropping a whopper on the notion of renewable energy savings, Mr. Clueless pontificated about the money-saving wonders of electric cars.

    We can take advantage of the next generation of electric vehicles [so] that a typical driver will save about $80 a month from not having to pay [for] gas at the pump.

    Just one problem.

    The problem that Joe and EV-hawking sidekick Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg continue to “forget” to mention is the average price of a new electric vehicle in February was $64,685, nearly 2.5 times the average price of a new compact car ($26,196) and almost twice the average cost of a new SUV ($33,732). If you check out the aforementioned RedState report, you’ll see that “the rest of the story” — the math — gets worse the longer car payments are made on an EV vs. a much-less-expensive traditional vehicle.

    Not that Biden has become desperate, as gas prices have continued to skyrocket, but as we reported in mid-March, the White House reached out to 30 TikTok and influencers and told them to blame rising gas prices on Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, a demonstrable bald-faced lie.

    Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Gas prices began to rise in June 2020 and have continued to rise ever since. True, the Russia-Ukraine War has driven prices through the roof, but Biden continues to lie by accepting zero responsibility for the 12 months of increases prior to the invasion. Incidentally, the average price of gas when Donald Trump left office was $2.38 — not the $1.86 he continues to claim.

    The bottom line:

    Feckless people do feckless things, generally leading to feckless and undesirable results. Such is the case with Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., a 50-year, career D.C. insider who improbably rose to the highest office in the land. His policies have inarguably left America in far worse shape than he found it, from the cost of energy to inflation as a whole, to U.S. foreign policy, and of course, the continuing stream of illegal aliens crossing our southern border, most of whom are apprehended, processed and released into the country.

    Still, the notion of Americans “fleeing” Biden’s America for Mexico in search of affordable gas, prompting Mexican authorities to rise to the threat of gas shortages by discontinuing subsidies that Americans are taking advantage of, brings an ironic smile to the face — if not a tear to the eye.

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