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C. Shawn Eib @realShawnEib
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This is the type of absolute denial of facts and reality occupying the #MAGA crown. There is no where in America, not one state, where the average gas price is not higher, generally by between 40-50 cents, according to the AAA, not known for faking basic data for partisanship.
The link to where you can see this for yourself is provided. I just looked at all fifty states. No state has longer cost gas today than a year ago. And for this particular statement to be true, the cost would actually need to be approx $1.30-$1.50 cheaper than current averages.
For many places, that would mean it being down by almost 50% or more from the average price. Wherever this half of gas sale is, I’d love to know. So there are two options here: this person lives in the one place in America where gas prices are at $1.75 or so, or they are wrong.
I’m not going to say “lying” though I’ll happily call BS on it. This person may have genuinely convinced themselves that this is true. It isn’t. It’s just not, and if they’d like to claim it is, I’ll happily call the gas station of their choice and check the price. Just tell me.
And that’s why this #QAnon nonsense is so dangerous. People believe this nonsense is true, and that the things #Trump et al spout out is true, and he’s the key to the largest takedown of a government conspiracy in history, because someone is posting cryptic anonymous messages on
8Chan. Somehow, a #POTUS under multiple separate investigations, which have turned into convictions, guilty pleas, and most of all: cooperation. Here’s a hint kids: you don’t plead guilty/take lesser charges and cooperate if you’re innocent. Not when, as these did, to fight it.
The #taxcuts have slashed government revenues, and the #budget has inflated our spending. Now what happens when you make less money, but spend more of it? You go into debt. Wasn’t the #GOP going to fix the deficit? Not what’s happening. We have an a bubble in the market. Great.
Stock growth compared to #GDP, corporate revenue, and wage growth is insane. It’s the beginning of a disaster. As more and more boomers retire, the largest population of retired Americans in history, many whose retirements lie purely in 401ks, would be gutted by a large crash.
And we won’t have the funds or the systems in place to offer assistance. Because the right is working diligently to destroy the very programs that would help pick up the slack. When the deficit explodes (which it will, no one is really contesting that; just that GDP increase will
Offset the additional debt. Few agree, and it’s a completely unknowable thing to place the well being of the American economy into. The #GOP would love nothing more than to gut healthcare, #SocialSecurity, and privatize our #jails and #schools. That deficit increase will be the
Means by which they finally put those program down for good. They know that they’re doing. I don’t believe (some exceptions) that these are dumb people. But they’ll make millions off of it, and people like the gentlemen quoted above will keep voting for it because of a refusal
To see the world as it is, on even the most basic factual level. Buddy, you’re gas isn’t in the $1 range. No states is. You’ve been told the economy has gotten better and you’re letting yourself believe gas was more expensive a year ago than it was. It most definitely is not.
So while the #GOP steer us boldly into financial ruined and lessened opportunities for our children, #TheResistance cannot be idle. The midterms are coming. Do not get complacent. Dirty tricks will be played. It’s already observable on social media. More and better bots etc.
If we want a #BlueWave2018, we’re going to need everyone who can legally cast a ballot to make sure they do so. Get registered. Check your voter registration. Cast absentee or early mail in ballots. Help others get registered, offer a neighbor a ride to the polls. Do something.
We’re not going to talk the #MAGA crowd out of it. The only way to win is at the polls, and we need to win big. A good resource is the Voter Toolkit available on, collects links for registration, absentee, local #elections/#VoterID laws, just find your
State. What we do now decides how our children and grandchildren’s world will be. This matters. So do whatever you can to help make sure the world we leave our grandkids is better than the one we got. That was the American Dream. Now, it’s a memory. Let’s fight for it.
As promised link to AAA up to the day averages by state. For any one who made it this far, thanks for reading.
My apologies for spelling/grammar issues, at times like this I really wish there was an edit button.
One last thing: the account that posted the quoted tweet, supposed to be the neutral account for the group but regardless, represents a veterans group combating suicide amongst vets. This is not directed at the group, and wish them well in that endeavor. Still call BS on the post
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