Afternoon TEA: Biden’s out-of-touch agenda is no laughing matter
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Biden Administration and it’s really shown a spotlight on how truly out-of-touch they are with the lives of real, hard-working Americans. With jet-setting at the recent U.N. conference on climate change and Biden’s big-spending budget bills working their way through Congress, he and his crew of green-at-all-costs cronies have had some truly notable out-of-touch moments:
- It came to light during a nomination hearing for one of President Joe Biden’s nominees for a top Treasury post, that she had vocally advocated for small businesses going bankrupt as a means of addressing climate change: “Here, what I’m thinking about is primarily [the] coal industry and oil and gas industry. A lot of the smaller players in that industry are going to probably go bankrupt in short order. At least we want them to go bankrupt if we want to tackle climate change.” Never mind all the jobs that would kill and the American families that would harm.
- Meanwhile, Biden’s so-called climate czar John Kerry said in an interview, “By 2030 in the United States, we won’t have coal. We will not have coal plants.” There are upwards of 400,000 Americans employed directly and indirectly by the coal industry. Add to that the loss of reliability to the energy grid, and this is a recipe for disaster.
- And, then, there’s the out-of-touch champion Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. In an interview she was asked about gas prices reaching $4/gallon. Granholm responded, “Well, we certainly hope not.” She was then asked if Americans are going to have higher heating bills this year and Granholm replied, “Yes, this is going to happen. It will be — it will be more expensive this year than last year.” As Energy Secretary, Granholm has a few more tools at her disposal beyond “hope” to help hard-working Americans that are hurting from skyrocketing energy costs, but clearly she doesn’t plan to use them. When asked what her plan is to increase oil production in order to bring those prices down, the Energy Secretary just laughed.
It’s easy to make jokes about how absurdly, out-of-touch these comments and actions are. But in reality, it’s no laughing matter. Limiting the supply of critical resources, canceling leases and shutting down pipelines will each contribute to the increased energy prices Americans are already paying and will see even more of this winter. And, that’s just in the short-term.
In the long-term, the activities of this administration are putting our American energy independence, the reliability of our energy infrastructure and industries that have fueled this country and its jobs for decades on the chopping block. This out-of-touch, green-at-all-costs agenda is somehow both laughable and dangerous at the same time, and hard-working Americans truly deserve much better.