At this point, it’s worth asking whether the Biden administration cares at all about the economic woes the public is facing.

Gasoline prices across the country hit a record high this week and show no sign of slowing down. On the West Coast, a gallon of regular unleaded is going for $6.99, while premium gas is listed at $7.29 per gallon. Even in the Midwest, drivers are feeling the pain. In Michigan, for example, gas prices rose 42 cents in one week and are on track to reach $5 per gallon before Friday.

The Biden administration’s response to this economic crisis has been one of cavalier indifference and stupidity — a stunning illustration of how out-of-touch a White House can get when it is beholden to ideological purity.

During a recent press conference, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said that if you want to avoid high gas prices, you should simply go out and drop $40,000 to $100,000 on a new electric vehicle. Really!

“Clean transportation can bring significant cost-savings for the American people,” he said. “Last month, we announced a $5 billion investment to build out a nationwide electric vehicle charging network, so that people from rural to suburban to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV.”

Vice President Kamala Harris agreed, saying she dreams of a future when freight trucks and school buses produce zero carbon emissions. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan confirmed that it is the Biden administration’s goal to press “the accelerator to reach a zero-emissions future sooner than most people thought.” But there is no accelerator that will magically work this out quickly enough to deal with the current crisis.

President Joe Biden himself is driving us into the arms of dictators in Venezuela and Iran, hoping to purchase oil and gas from them rather than remove his own restrictions on domestic production.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more tone-deaf bunch if you tried.

The average person isn’t dreaming of electric garbage trucks; he’s thinking about what it was like when gas was less than $2 per gallon. It doesn’t matter how many electric charging ports the Biden administration installs in rural areas — 98% of cars on the road need gasoline or diesel. For most families, an electric vehicle costs more than they make in a year, especially in an economy in which inflation is taking a huge bite out of their paychecks.

The Biden administration’s “solutions” to this energy crisis aren’t just impractical — they’re irrelevant. Biden continues to push this ridiculous clean energy agenda on the public, even as its costs become unbearable and any of its benefits are at best decades away. He is prioritizing unrealistic long-term climate goals over the immediate economic well-being of his constituents. And no one in his administration seems to care about the unlucky chumps who get stuck with the higher bills.