When Joe Biden was sworn into office in 2021 the average price of gas in America was $2.38. On Aug. 9, Americans for Prosperity-Alaska is going to give Anchorage drivers some financial help by rolling back the price of gas to that amount during a one-day event at a locally owned gas station. The gas station at which the event will take place has not yet been disclosed.
AFP has done these price rollbacks in other parts of the country, with great success. Usually, there are long lines of drivers who wait to fill up their tanks, with AFP paying the difference between what is posted at the pump and the $2.38 that gas used to be — before Biden took office.
“Washington’s reckless spending and crushing regulations have caused inflation to skyrocket, leaving Alaskans paying more at the grocery store and gas pump. This event comes as Washington considers billions in new spending,” AFP-Alaska State Director Bernadette Wilson said in a news release. “Thanks to skyrocketing inflation, Americans across the country can expect to spend an extra $5,200 to maintain the same standard of living as last year, and an extra $1,433 for gasoline.”
A poll recently conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for AFP found that 75% of Americans reported that the increase in costs has impacted their consumer behavior over the past year. Most people who were surveyed agreed with the statement that government policies and regulations have caused price increases. 61% of those surveyed blamed President Biden for this increase.
The event will take place between 3-5 pm on Aug. 9, with the location to be disclosed on Aug. 8.