(LibertySociety.com) – In an interview on March 16 with Brian Sozzi from Yahoo Finance, US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg suggests public transportation might be a choice for people who can’t afford gas prices. However, most transportation options open to the public are only readily available to those in big cities or suburbs. Although he does mention his hope for making these affordable options available as a choice for more people, that solution doesn’t help people outside those areas struggling today.
In fact, having access to public transportation “one day” in the future seems a bit tone-deaf to what’s happening at the pump today.
Representative Tony Gonzales (R-TX) reacted to Buttigieg’s comments during an interview with Newsmax. He stated the remark was “elitist” and demonstrative of the current Democratic party, which is not in touch with everyday Americans. The legislator said he approached the transportation secretary about his rural constituents in Texas during a previous gathering. His concern was about farmers’ needing to use gas vehicles to haul the materials needed to grow crops. According to him, Buttigieg essentially told Gonzales that the future is electric and Americans have to get on board with that idea.
Without addressing the gas affordability problem with real solutions, it seems the secretary forgot about tens of millions of US citizens.
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