During times of sky-high inflation and rapidly rising uncertainty about the economy, it’s probably best not to fixate on an aggressive new green agenda.
Especially one pushed by, but hardly followed by, the elites, especially given their propensity for using private jets.
Unfortunately, it appears that many Democrats think the most important action for Americans to take is to buy an electric vehicle in order to avoid paying high gasoline prices.
And, as usual, Democrats engaged in a healthy bit of self-aggrandizement along the way.
“This is an important moment. There is probably nothing more important for our nation and our world than for the United States to drive a bold, energetic transition in its energy economy from fossil fuels to renewable energy,” Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) declared.
The United States is leading such “a bold, energetic transition” that Biden recently went to the Middle East to beg for oil, rather than harnessing the resources that America has available right now.
And, despite the fact that Biden has already overextended his authority with these green deal antics in the first place, some Democrats actually want him to become more aggressive.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) believes that Biden apparently hasn’t gone on “offense” frequently enough, illustrating one of the many ways in which Democrats appear to completely disregard the concept of checks and balances.
“I’ve talked to the White House about going on offense and being aggressive and doing all the things that it is within the executive powers to do that have not so far been done,” Whitehouse complained.
Right. Because Biden isn’t being nearly aggressive enough.
Other Democrat senators fear an apparent slew of lawsuits from Republicans over defying checks and balances, which explains the views of other senators, such as Senator Ron Wyden, who aims for diplomacy.
“While I strongly support additional executive action by President Biden, we know a flood of Republican lawsuits will follow. Legislation continues to be the best option here,” Wyden remarked.
Underscoring the importance of compromise, Wyden noted that “conversations on clean energy must continue to preserve our options to move forward.”
By moving everything forward, Democrats are of course referring to the gradual economic disempowerment of many Americans, especially given the cost of fuel at the pump.
Which Republican Rep. Carlos Giménez of Florida basically got Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to admit after substantial questioning.
“You would agree that the higher the price of gas, the faster you reach that parity?” Giménez questioned.
“Of course, the more pain we are all experiencing from the high price of gas, the more benefit there is for those who can access electric vehicles,” Buttigieg laughed, “that’s why we’re hoping you and your colleagues might reconsider opposing the reduction of EV upfront prices and tax credits.”
That’s nice, Buttigieg.
Pitching extremely expensive electric vehicles when the price of basic milk and eggs has swelled to new highs.
Biden did run a campaign claiming that he would kill the fossil fuel industry, and it surely does appear as though he is working towards that objective.
Too bad he had to destroy tens of thousands of jobs along the way to do it, and it’s especially too bad that none of the Democrats follow their own advice regarding the environment.
They’ll just spend taxpayer revenues into oblivion to try to make everyone else do so.
Author: Jane Jones