Gas prices got you in the dumps?

Of course they do.

Well, it’s not a permanent fix to the situation, but one group – Americans for Prosperity – is coming back to Greensboro with an event that proved very popular earlier this year, when gas prices were lower than they are now.

The group is using the high price of gas to make a point about the current state of the economy.  To that end, they are visiting parts of the country on a “True Cost of Washington Tour” and bringing down gas prices once again.

Americans for Prosperity is trying to offer long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. So the members “engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another.”

On Wednesday, June 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the BP Gas Station at 2620 Phoenix Dr. in Greensboro, Americans for Prosperity will do a “gas station takeover,” and, for two hours, they’ll reduce the price of gas to $2.38 a gallon – the national average price of gas in January 2021 before President Joe Biden took office.

The discounts will be given on regular unleaded gasoline on a first come, first served basis.

The group is also hosting a happy hour, where there will be “a limited number of complimentary beverages” while attendees discuss the effect that rising costs have had on people, small businesses and families.

That happy hour will be on Thursday, June 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Red Oak Brewery Lager Haus & Biergarten at 6901 Konica Dr. in Whitsett.

The True Cost of Washington campaign is meant to “educate Americans in nine states, including North Carolina, about the truth behind rising costs – while offering real solutions to make everyday life more affordable.”

A press release from the organization notes that, due to inflation running wild, Americans 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.

Americans for Prosperity push for solutions like making it easier to produce energy domestically and bringing government spending under control by tackling the federal debt and reducing government budget deficits.

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