How diesel shortages are fueling inflation

Diesel fuel prices have reached record highs, adding to already record inflation in the United States. But most Americans don’t drive diesel-powered cars, and many have turned to electric vehicles (EVs) to avoid the ever-increasing pain at the pump. So how would diesel supply shortages – and the resulting exorbitant prices – affect you or your budget?

On the radio show Monday, Glenn Beck explained why every American should be worried about rising diesel prices.

“Diesel fuel is the fuel that powers the economy,” Glenn began. “How does it work? Well, let’s do it again in China. You want something from China, you have to put it on a big boat, a slow boat from China, and it’s diesel powered.

“Then it comes to our docks,” he continued. “You know all those big cranes and everything that takes that shit off the ship and then puts it on the ground? Runs on diesel. And then the forklifts that pick it up and then bring it to the train, the ones that run on diesel And then the train, these engines, they run on diesel. And then the trucks that cross the country halfway from the train where they get picked up by the forklifts, which run on diesel. Then they’re put in another truck, also powered by diesel.”

“I really hope all the people who are bragging about their electric cars as gas prices skyrocket also have a back-up plan for their food. Because as diesel prices go crazy, the price of EVERYTHING too,” Glenn tweeted.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain how diesel supply shortages will affect us all:

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