President Joe Biden said Exxon made 'more money than God last year' as he attacked oil companies for not 'drilling' or paying taxes while gas prices are breaking records in a speech Thursday where he continued to blame 'Putin's price hike' on 41-year high inflation.
'Today's inflation report confirms what Americans already know — Putin's price hike is hitting America hard,' he said and conceded that prices need to come down further.
'This is the MAGA gang. This is the MAGA crowd, I really mean it. They have a fundamentally different view of the role of government and who should pay what,' Biden added.
When the speech ended he started going after oil companies when asked about Exxon, by saying: 'We're going to make sure everyone knows Exxon's profits. Exxon made more money than God last year.'
'They’re not drilling... they’re buying back their own stocks and making no new investments. Exxon, start investing, start paying your taxes,' he added before leaving the lectern.
Can't you just hear Bart Simpson saying, "I didn't do it!"
Two observations about Joe.
1. This is what my dad was like about half way through his dementia journey, i.e., cynical, finding fault with everyone and everything. Dad'd say, "Lie, cheat and steal. They all lie, cheat and steal!" Thing's are bad. Joe can't deny that. He's President. His party controls both Houses of Congress. And, nuthin is his fault. This is classic dementia dad. (You'll be relieved to know that, eventually dad moved beyond that phase and became a lovable Teddy Bear.)
2. This is also Joe going through a second childhood. He's very much a, say, bratty six year old who's never responsible for the mess he made.
You Blue MAGAs who foisted him on the world. Are you still proud of this?