According to GasBuddy, the national gas price average is expected to be approximately $3.68 per gallon on Thanksgiving Day, which is around $.30 higher than in 2021 and more than $.20 higher than the previous record of $3.44/gal set in 2012.
A country with as abundant energy resources as the United States should not be subjected to such exorbitant energy prices. This is the result of a political class that has established anti-reliable energy laws, resulting in increased oil and gas costs that disproportionately affect the working class. These issues are being caused by government regulation rather than the free market. There comes a time when competent political analysts must begin accurately interpreting events and giving actual answers to our issues.
Energy independence should be a core principle of any real America First policy. This can only be accomplished by completely removing the red tape imposed on that industry and enabling the oil and gas sector to grow. To truly achieve energy independence, we must move beyond tax cuts and begin advocating a total reduction in the regulatory state.