[/quote]masonjones wrote: ↑Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:35 amI have to say, most of the hatred that I see in memes like that Hunter gem come from the political parties who need us to hate each other. It is not enough to simply disagree, as that doesn't motivate people to go to the polls at voting time. You must think the "other side" is evil and they must be defeated at all cost, else the nation you love will perish.
Now for the boring part where I don't call anyone evil and simply talk about data. The low price of gas we experienced during Trump's presidency was during the lockdown when the economy shutdown and people stopped driving. You could drive around the empty city streets with the top down and feel like Charlton Heston in The Omega Man. As the economy began to reopen at the end of Trump's term the price of gas and other commodities had already begun to climb again.
You can see from the chart below that despite what some memes and political party talking points say, gas prices were lower at the end of Obama's last term than they were under Trump before COVID hit and the economy shut down.
Don't worry though, you don't have to thank Obama for those low prices before Trump got here, they were the result of technological advances that made fracking and horizontal drilling of shale more profitable in this country. Trump may claim to have made the U.S. energy independent but the boom in domestic crude production began well before he was in office (chart below) and does not seem to have suffered any under Obama.
If you want to thank someone for bringing us closer to being energy independent thank a geophysicist not a politician.
the topic is biden, not obama and the key point is that Trump kept inflation in check while increasing middle-class HHI. something that neither obama or biden can claim. If fact, you may remember obama saying those jobs were not coming back.
You do bring up a good point on the source of political memes, maybe you can explain why they're divisive now that biden is the focus but were not when Trump was the target.
Anyway, back to biden...It really doesn't matter who started the crude boom, it's clear that biden wants to end it, along with bringing back inflation rates not experienced since the day's jimmy carter
As a reminder, Trump left office at the end of January...