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  • Do US presidents control gas prices?

  • Truth be told, U.S. presidents have very little control over the price per gallon. Let鈥檚 start with a basic assumption that we can all agree upon: Politicians and their political parties don鈥檛 want to be affiliated with high gas prices. Gas prices are the ultimate pocketbook issue that everyone talks about. Songs are written about them.

  • Do politicians do everything they can to keep gas prices low?

  • So given that every politician wants to take credit for keeping gas prices in check, or better, lowering them, and every one running against an incumbent wants to pin blame on the person in charge, it makes sense that politicians would do everything in their power to keep gas prices low. Especially presidents.

  • How much higher were gas prices when Obama left office?

  • George W. Bush also left office with gas prices 39 cents higher ($1.47 on Jan. 22, 2001; $1.84 on Jan. 26, 2009). Barack Obama left office with gas prices 49 cents higher ($1.84 on Jan. 26, 2009; $2.33 on Jan. 23, 2017)

  • Will Biden do anything to bring down high gas prices?

  • (CNN) High gas prices are quickly becoming a political liability for President Joe Biden — and like presidents before him, he has few options to bring them down. That doesn’t mean he won’t take steps to demonstrate his attention to the issue.

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