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AFP-North Carolina Showcasing the “True Cost of Washington” in Greensboro

Apr 28, 2022 by AFP

Gas Station Takeover Part of AFP’S True Cost of Washington Campaign

Greensboro, North Carolina—Americans for Prosperity-North Carolina will host a grassroots awareness event as part of “The True Cost of Washington” campaign.

On the first day of the Biden Administration, the national average for gasoline was $2.40 a gallon. Today, the national average price for unleaded gas is $4.14 a gallon. To highlight this stark difference and the true cost of Washington’s policies, AFP is paying that difference for 1500 gallons of gasoline for Pit Stop customers in Greensboro.

WHO: Americans for Prosperity-North Carolina State Director Chris McCoy and grassroots advocates

WHEN: Tuesday, May 3, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

WHERE: Pit Stop Gas Station, 1061 Alamance Church Road, Greensboro, 27406

WHY: The federal government’s spending policies and burdensome regulations have led to skyrocketing costs and the highest levels of inflation in four decades. North Carolinians are feeling the squeeze as everything from groceries to gasoline has become more expensive. This inflation most hurts those living on a fixed income.

RSVP: Christine Ravold, or call 202.360.2118.

The True Cost of Washington

AFP’s The True Cost of Washington campaign will educate Americans in nine states, including North Carolina, about the truth behind rising costs while offering real solutions to make everyday life more affordable. Thanks to skyrocketing inflation, Americans across the country can expect to spend an extra $5,200 to maintain the same standard of living as last year, and an extra $1,433 for gasoline.

A poll recently conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for AFP found that 75 percent of Americans reported that the increase in costs has impacted their consumer behavior over the past year. Most individuals surveyed agreed that government policies and regulations have caused price increases. 61 percent of those surveyed blamed President Biden for this increase.

AFP’s solutions to combat these rising prices garnered support, with 88 percent of respondents agreeing the government should make it easier to produce energy domestically, and 82 percent agreeing with getting government spending under control by tackling the federal debt and reducing federal budget deficits.