Gas prices under Joe Biden’s supervision are out of control, and they’re only getting worse. However, these out-of-control prices could have far more catastrophic consequences than anyone anticipated.
Gas prices are still staying just under $5 per gallon where I am, but many other parts of the country have prices as high as $6, $7, $8, or even $9 per gallon. These prices affect everyone who does not own a high-priced electric vehicle.
I am fortunate in that I no longer need to drive to work because I work from home, but I recognize that most individuals do not have that privilege. Some people, such as truck drivers and police officers on patrol, spend their entire day driving. I can’t image how much gas they have to buy in a week or a month.
But gas prices have gotten so bad thanks to Joe Biden that people’s lives may literally be in danger. In one Michigan county, they have just announced that they are going to be forced to limit 911 calls because the department has already surpassed their budgeted fuel expenses.
“We have exhausted what funds were budgeted for fuel with several months to go before the budget reset,” the sheriff’s office explained.
Sheriff Michael Main said that in order to manage the budget shortfall, deputies were going to be forced to change the way they operated — particularly how they responded to 911 calls.
“I have instructed the deputies to attempt to manage whatever calls are acceptable over the phone,” Main said, clarifying that if deputies believed a situation required them to handle the situation on scene they would still do that. “This would be non-in-progress calls, non-life-threatening calls, calls that do not require evidence collection or documentation.”
“I want to assure the community that safety is our primary goal, and we will continue to respond to those types of calls,” Main added, noting that regular patrols would continue despite the budget issue.
ABC: Gas prices are so high that one Michigan county’s police department has “blown through their fuel budget” and will no longer respond to every 911 call in-person. pic.twitter.com/oC2o5tcCsi