Pete Buttigieg just fired back on cash-strapped Americans who do not support this expensive overhaul

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Many elected officials in Washington, D.C. have served in public office for so long that many of them have forgotten what average Americans experience on a daily basis. 

For some of these politicians, a million dollars means nothing and grocery stores are for people without assistants. 

And Pete Buttigieg just fired back on cash-strapped Americans who do not support this expensive overhaul. 

Pete Buttigieg just reaffirmed how out of touch he is with the American public

Although the Biden administration has declared its economic record as a success over the past few years, many Americans struggle to make ends meet. 

Inflation has made the price of nearly every good and service skyrocket, which has far exceeded how much people make. 

To add insult to injury, Joe Biden and his administration have made promoting the use of expensive electric vehicles a top priority. 

On Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg reaffirmed the Biden administration’s affinity for electric vehicles on Fox News Channel’s America Reports.

At the top of the segment, anchor Sandra Smith reported on massive cuts at Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan, plant, which produces many of Ford’s electric vehicles.  

Ford recently announced that as many as two-thirds of workers at this plant will lose their jobs. 

“Tesla is facing more competition as GM and Ford and Stellantis and other competitive players start to make sure they get a piece of the EV market,” Buttigieg said. “Let’s be clear that the automotive sector is moving toward EVs, and we can’t pretend otherwise.”

He added that “sometimes when these debates happen, I feel like it’s the early 2000s, and I’m talking to some people who think that we can just have landline phones forever.”

Buttigieg then claimed that “we’ve got to make sure that those are made on American soil in places like northern Indiana, where I grew up, and places like Michigan, where I live right now.”

At the end of the segment, Buttigieg addressed the high cost of electric vehicles.

“Remember, the number one way that we have supported EVs is by making them more affordable,” he said. “That’s what those tax credits are about, and that’s one of the reasons why you’ve seen the prices get closer and closer to parity, so more Americans can save both buying an EV and then the savings that tend to come with owning one.”

Buttigieg came under fire several years ago for what many Americans saw as smug remarks after he questioned why more people do not buy electric vehicles due to high gas prices. 

Most Americans do not want anything to do with electric vehicles

Despite what Pete Buttigieg has to say about electric vehicles, these cars remain very expensive, with the base model of Tesla’s Model 3 sitting at just under $40,000. 

In addition to the high cost of electric vehicles, many parts of America are ill equipped for electric vehicles and lack the needed charging ports. 

Moreover, places with an abundance of charging ports have reported a surge in thefts, as criminals steal the cables and sell the copper wire for whatever they can get for it. 

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.