Mike Florio Wants You To Blame Gas Station Owners, Not Biden for Gas Prices

ProFootballTalk founder Mike Florio would like you to stop blaming President Biden for record-high gas prices and instead turn your anger toward local gas station owners.

On Sunday, Florio told his Twitter followers that learned about gas prices while in law schools:

We are guessing he failed the test.

Florio’s comments come a few days after Biden urged gas station owners to lower their prices. Biden accused the owners of greed.

“Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you are paying for the product. Do it now. Do it today. Your customers, the American people, they need relief now,” Biden said at a Wednesday White House event.

Biden is trying to deflect blame away from himself. He’s also inaccurately and unfairly blaming store owners for gas prices.

Store owners do not keep gas prices high for their own benefit. It does not behoove them to overcharge at the pump as they make minimal profit on gas. Fuel pumps are a means to get consumers to come inside a convenience store to purchase food and drinks, products from which the store can turn a higher profit.

A store owner would prefer a buyer spend more money on products inside than on gas outside. And the more a buyer must spend on gas, the less money they have to spend on pop, pizza, and chips.

Other than Florio — and probably Elle Duncan — almost everyone else online understands this:

It has been quite the week for Florio. Before tweeting out gas price misinformation, he got upset that the NFL didn’t comment on the Supreme Court giving states back the power to make their own abortion laws. Florio called women having the right to have abortions in all 50 states “constitutional.”

We can’t say for sure if Florio is confused or is just a partisan hack who is spreading Democratic talking points. Any guesses?

I’m not a “stick to sports” proponent, despite what they say on Twitter. I’m fine with sports pundits speaking out on political topics so long as their network allows someone with the opposite viewpoint to also speak out. That said, it’s often wise to stick to the trade rumors when you continuously embarrass yourself, as Florio has. 

No surprise to see these two on the same side:

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.


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  1. Good grief! You`d think Florio would be smart enough not to align himself with Biden on anything, ESPECIALLY gas prices. Man, these woke people are just flat out stupid. Everybody knows that gas stations make almost nothing on gas prices.

  2. I hope all those who back the Liberals/Progressives/Communists keep spewing their misinformation and flat out lies. This will just make more Americans by the day vote against them……..unless they screw with the numbers again……….

  3. My dad had a gas station in the Kensington section of Philly for 40 years. He always told my brothers and I that he didn’t make squat on gasoline. Back in the day it was repairs, oil changes, putting chains on tires for the winter, etc. that made money. And he worked his ass off with very few days off. So, fuck Biden and Florio.

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