WaPo columnist tells Americans not to cast votes based on high gas prices: 'Neither party has a serious plan'

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Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell warned Americans against casting their votes based just on high gas prices on Sunday, adding that "neither party has a serious plan."

"The president does not have some super-secret special dial on his desk that can adjust gas prices, but many voters believe otherwise," she wrote.

She said that there isn't much President Biden and Congress can do about oil production or to combat inflation.

"Neither party has a serious plan for dealing with inflation overall or gas prices specifically," Rampell wrote.

The Washington Post columnist also noted that Democratic infighting slashed Biden's ambitions to pass a bill on climate change, but added that their ideas were "no longer terribly relevant" ahead of the midterm elections.

Rampell criticized Republican priorities, saying "Republicans seem to care about tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. They want to find ways to repeal Obamacare, or otherwise reduce access to health care by (for example) slashing Medicaid."

The author said that while she's frustrated with gas prices as well, she fears "the much worse policy choices looming in the years ahead if Democrats don’t get their act together — and effectively cede the agenda to Republicans."

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