Kamala Harris gets reality check after claiming Biden admin reduced electric costs: ‘We have a lot more bills’
The vice president claims the Biden administration reduced heating and electricity bills 'so folks have more money in their pocket'
Vice President Kamala Harris is getting bombarded with criticism for touting that the Biden administration has reduced electricity bills for working families.
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One California restaurant owner, Jeff Kacha, is particularly frustrated with the Vice Presidents' comments, arguing on that his restaurant's electric bill has risen to $8,000 a month.
"For working families, we have reduced heating and electricity bills so folks have more money in their pockets to buy things like schools supplies, replace the dishwasher or take a family vacation," Harris said during a speech Wednesday on efforts to lower costs for homebuyers at Bowie State University in Maryland.
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"Fox & Friends First" host Todd Piro posed an important question, asking Kacha, "where's all this extra money Kamala keeps talking about?"
"We don't have it. Well, we have a lot more bills," Kacha said. "This is definitely a problem. We've had our electric bill go up to $8,000. We haven't gotten our new bill. So there's a lot of one-two punching going on with our payrolls. We haven't seen much of this money."
When asked whether Harris is lying, Kacha said: "I don't know if I'd call it lying."
"I would just call it confusion," he continued. "Right when the bill came out at $8,000 here, we were told we were going to get a 60% decrease. You know, we haven't seen the bill this month yet," he explained.
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The California resident went on to say that it would be "great" if his restaurant were to receive a 60% return, however, "nothing has shown up."
Kacha stressed that he is not sure how to compensate for the $8,000 nugget.
"We've got to pull it from somewhere. It's either from me or it's going to be end of the cost or . We can't keep raising prices or chase up the customers because the problem is, is that everybody looks at the bill and said, hey, last time I came here, it was, you know, $20. Now it's 30, $39. Something's wrong," Kacha continued.
As a restaurant owner, Kacha also faces another conundrum. The White House is additionally pushing for Americans to transition from gas to electric.
"They want us to replace the gas into all electric kitchens. It's very hard to cook a breakfast place with eggs, with an electric cooktop because it's constant power just moving," Kacha said Friday.
"At least the gas works. But, we're running through this problem now. They're saying, they want to alleviate the gas, they want to get rid of it completely. And solar's here to you know, I don't know if it works,"