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Biden’s Energy Disaster

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Any way you slice it, Trump’s energy policy was a success, Biden’s an unmitigated failure. Put all else aside. Numbers tell the real story. Unwritten is the final chapter – November 2022.

After just two years of Trump, in December 2018, the United States became – for the first time in 75 years – an exporter of energy. That stunning fact was a credit to the private sector and policies favoring free markets, innovation, competition, fair taxes, employment, low inflation.

Across the country, even as renewables rooted, fossil fuels were not repudiated. Instead, America’s capacity for energy production, responsive to supply and demand, was tapped.

Domestically, this elevated oil production in Texas, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania. Jobs in extraction, refinement, transportation and last-mile delivery jumped.

Internationally, OPEC’s leverage over the United States, economically and politically, vanished. Reinforcing that positive position, the Trump team isolated Iran with sanctions.

The impact was immediate, and consequential. At home, heating fuel and subsidiary product prices fell, job growth radiated, and energy independence created re-investment.

Abroad, dominos began to fall. Western Europe began to see the US as a source for natural gas, began thinking of realignment, away from dependence on Russia. Resistance to peace accords in the Middle East weakened, bilateral economic bonds tightened, political accords got signed.

On the renewables side, while Trump found the Paris Climate Accords untenable, legally unenforceable, one-sided, weighted toward redistribution of US wealth, the US private sector continued innovating, ironically matching or beating many of the climate accord’s goals.

Then came Biden. Promising to end US reliance on fossil fuels, no consideration for US consumers and energy sector – key to everything – he slammed brakes on energy independence. 

No accident, Biden halted the Keystone XL pipeline, pushing that energy to other countries, robbing Americans. He ended oil and gas leasing on federal lands, valuable to Americans.

Through elevated regulation, taxation, economic isolation, Biden kneecapped American fossil fuel production, ending energy independence, to magically make America carbon neutral.

Of course, that is a fairytale idea. The irony was acute, as US unemployment popped, employers went out of business, innovation ended, OPEC swung into action, Russia resumed pressure on Europe, China joined – pressuring countries like Lithuania, and energy costs started to climb.

Dreaming of carbon-free everything crippled American consumers with energy inflation, gas at the pump, heating oil, electricity generally – even before this winter. Biden’s team asked OPEC to raise production. OPEC laughed and stuck it to him – meaning to us, the American consumer.

Russia – incredibly given permission for Nord Stream 2, a pipeline making Europe more dependent on Putin – flipped Biden a hand gesture, and began amassing troops along Ukraine.

Back at home, Biden’s energy follies are about to debut – a hammer blow for struggling Americans. Credible economic analyses, including by US Energy Information Administration, assess “heating costs for American families will increase by 54 percent this winter.”

In detail – even before the inflationary impact of overspending – we are in trouble. Those heating with natural gas will spend 30 percent more, 50 percent more if the winter is cold.

Those heating with propane will pay 54 percent more, 94 percent more if the winter is colder. Those heating with oil – most of New England – will pay 43 percent more, 59 percent if colder. See, e.g., U.S. Energy Information Administration.

So, what does this mean? Another major misjudgment by the Biden Administration. They have answered critics by suggesting COVID money will help, use of the national security-focused petroleum reserve, and – while China gets a pass – climate control means shiver and pay.

We will see if that strategy works. American families – tens of millions – will be paying more for energy – thanks to Biden. His approach is objectively a fool’s errand, poorly conceived. It has crippled the US energy sector, ended independence, spiked energy costs, added to unemployment, encouraged adversaries, punished allies, and is putting America at risk.

All this need not have happened. It is just more proof the Administration has no idea what it is doing, pushing ill-conceived macro-policies, free money until inflation consumes our dollar, and putting an increasing number of hardworking Americans of all parties in harm’s way.

This winter promises to be a budget buster, testing America’s capacity to stay warm, solvent, and resilient. We did not need this but are here. Grab a blanket. Welcome to Biden’s energy disaster.


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Bwa Ha
4 months ago

Joe Biden and the rest of the liberals are the bane of this nation right now. I’m non-partisan but I am a conservative. I haven’t seen any real viable candidates up for election that I’d vote for anytime soon these days. Everything’s falling to the left, the liberal agenda. I’m not a fan. But then again, I don’t have to be. I just have to keep voting my one vote whenever I can.

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

BAE
4 months ago

Joe Biden and his staff have destroyed so many good things in our great country and about our country; I am so sad and out of words. Nothing more to say.

Bill on the Hill
4 months ago

Listen to all the feckless leaders around the world that are all a part of this BBB business. They are all preaching the exact same thing because it is a script all of them are following. The global corporations own everything we wear, what we eat & what we digest from the news…All of them gathered together before the planned in advance pandemic became a reality & they actually used a Covid virus of worldwide epic proportions as an example of how to do The Great Reset… The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Open Society Foundation of George Soros & lastly The Clinton Foundation are all key players in what is going on globally right now…The Deep State of Washington, DC runs independently of any political considerations, let that sink in for a moment. More of the same on the global scale…The current faux president is powerless, he doesn’t fire or hire anyone, let that one sink in for a moment once again…
The game plan is for a globally operated form of government that controls everything by the year 2030… What will this mean? The individual will no longer exist, everything goes to the state, you lose your home & all forms of wealth gets confiscated because the corporations own the banks too, they always have, truth be told.. The NWO gov’t will provide you with everything you need & you will be happy… All the black violence that began in earnest in 2020 was all part of the plan by the Deep State players, get everyone pitting against one another, use racism as the newest tool to achieve this end. Dumbing down the education system all across America, this has been happening for decades now & it has only recently come to the surface, American history has already been rewritten in most schools textbooks to put the United States in a negative light where our children are concerned. Now enter the latest new tool in the DS toolbox, enter Critical Race Theory or Racial Diversity or Racial Equity, all one & the same, it is pure racism being taught in our schools now, K-12 & our liberal colleges have been laid to waste in the form of indoctrination centers. They now accept students with 8th grade reading skills & the corrupted school boards play a big part in all of this, for the next push is for the elimination of grades all together… Welcome to early but quite advanced theory of the NWO, playing itself out in a school near you right now, sadly enough… :~(
Bill… :~)

Max
4 months ago

Correct.

Richard Slate
4 months ago

This coming year will be a total disaster if the Republicans can not take back the house and the senate. biden has already done so much damage and it will get worse

David
4 months ago

The biggest threat to world and national security was destroying America’s ability to be the world’s leading oil exporter. We took the necessary revenue for mischief away from the actors (Middle East, Russia et al) whose desire is to destroy America. Trump also proved to the Chinese he could destroy their economy with out firing a shot. Of course he had to go! Progressives can’t live with peace and prosperity.

D.P.
4 months ago

To all who respond to these articles….does it bother you to have scammers plying their lies about getting rich, in the comment section? Look at this one by Sara2…..if you agree with me, that these people should be filtered out of the comment section, let AMAC know…..we don’t need a ponzi scheme in our faces. This kind of thing pops up over and over again in many articles and are not part of the conversation….I have sent a notice to AMAC, and hope more of us will do the same and rid the comment section of these con-artists

Kim
4 months ago
Reply to  D.P.

I’ve written to AMAC about these “comments”, but there are even more of them appearing now.

HocasPocas
4 months ago
Reply to  D.P.

What is AMAC’s response to your complaint

Kim
4 months ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

No response. I sometimes wonder if all the Saras are paying AMAC to advertise here.

Al
4 months ago

I hope the people who voted for him suffer the most

Steve
4 months ago

We better sure up our elections so these Socialists don’t steal another.

HocasPocas
4 months ago
Reply to  Steve

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Freddy
4 months ago

Biden/Harris administration needs to be removed from government. They have no idea on how to run a balance economy. And they only been in office 11 months. How is this country suppose to survive with idiots who can’t do their jobs. Who in their right mind voted for these thefts. Americans need to wake up before China takes over us.

vetd
4 months ago

I wish there were a way to forward this article to Joe Biden’s personal message or email box. Then maybe the little lightbulb would go off and n his head and for once he would discern the truth.

Jon VANDER SCHOUWl
4 months ago
Reply to  vetd

The only light in Joe DeMentia’s head is provided by a used birthday candle!

Max
4 months ago

Still too much light if it were truly lit.

Robert Collins
4 months ago
Reply to  vetd

His light bulb can’t light up he is a fossil fool!

Max
4 months ago
Reply to  vetd

That little lightbulb burst 50 years ago and has never been replaced.

Jim G
4 months ago
Reply to  vetd

Cut and paste it to contact biden or the WH. I’m sure it will get read by a biden lucky but just maybe it will reach him

Philip Hammersley
4 months ago
Reply to  vetd

He doesn’t read his emails; that’s the problem for his HANDLERS!

Kim
4 months ago
Reply to  vetd

Can’t have lightbulb moments if the light isn’t functioning.

Nelson Nee
4 months ago

The Republicans need to pass an amendment to the US Constitution to allow a recall vote for national elections

R.J. from Arizona
4 months ago

Joey is clueless. This is all planned, not by joey but by his keepers. Ruin the economy and the country.

LiamL
4 months ago

Everything DC does is corrupt and hurts America. We need to start supporting our local business and manufacturing any and every time we can. That means for me I pay more sometimes so I do with less. That’s okay, I don’t need 50 Pakistan or Chinese shirts, give me 4 good ones made here in the USA. All my dairy comes from local farmers, not big producers. Make your dollars matter and to he!! with DC and the anti American slime politicians.

J. Farley
4 months ago

We have endured, 11 and a half Months of a brain-dead worthless commie PIMP!

PaulE
4 months ago

As someone who regularly travels to Europe, I have seen first hand what these so-called “green policies” do in real terms. Energy costs to the consumer (electricity production and usage, transportation costs, home heating and cooling costs, food prices, home construction standards that require expensive renovations to homes to be “energy and emissions compliant”, etc.) are up nearly 5X now when compared to 2010 and the costs are still rising.

For those of you out there that think things are expensive now and that you hope costs will moderate, just remember we’re just beginning our journey to catch up to what European leaders have done to their own people in the name of the “climate change” scheme. Most households have downsized appliances in a bid to try and lower their monthly electical bills, but that has proven to simply only slow the rate of additional money they have to spend on a monthly basis as utility costs continue to rise. The middle class all across Europe is literally being squeezed out of existance in the name of trying to achieve “zero carbon emissions” by the dates their leaders have pulled out of a hat. So if you think things are expensive now, I hate to break it to you but you haven’t seen anything yet. There is always multiple news stories in the local papers of people either freezing to dealth or dying from heat stroke, because they simply couldn’t afford the cost anymore to heat or cool their homes. That is something most U.S. news organization rarely, if ever, bother to report here as they tout “green policies”.

China, India, Russia and most of Africa have no desire to slowly destroy their own economies and bankrupt their own citizens in the name of “climate change”. If anything, China sees itself as becoming the world’s major source for all materials and most finished goods related to supporting a EV and low carbon future. They already own or control between 70 and 90 percent of all the crucial minerals and refining operations world-wide for the “zero carbon” future the leaders of he world are hawking to the public.

Morbious
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Ive thought for years that the climate hoax is a means to an end rather than a goal in itself. The end is the liquidation of the kulaks as a voting block. Interestingly, where i live three to five story apartments have sprouted on every vacant lot. The millennials flock to them. Older folks newly retired tend towards patio homes. The single family home as well as most condos are to be eliminated, first by nudging then pushing; finally by force. I agree what we see now is just the opening chapter.

PaulE
4 months ago
Reply to  Morbious

The climate hoax, since its inception in the 1890s (yes this all started way back in the late 19th century) is simply an elaborate scheme orchestrated to separate the combined financial wealth of the world’s billions of people and place it into the hands of the so-called ruling elite (get an attendee list of the annual Davos meeting in Switzerland if you want to know the key players benefitting from his hoax) since they feel they know far better than everyone else how things should be done. They created this little “crisis” (first it was another coming ice age, then it became global cooling to be followed by another ice age, then when that didn’t pan out it bacame global warming, then simply climate change when all the hysterical hype didn’t pan out yet again and now they are starting to talk up global cooling again) to get the gullible public to essentially hand over their money without it being too obvious what the scam actually was. Which is kind of ingenious, since most people don’t really understand science well enough to validate the so-called facts being touted in the media and by politicians non-stop. So a good percentage of the public just blindly accepts what they are being told as true, because it came from the media and their so-called respective leaders with ominous dates of doom usually sufficiently far enough off in the future to give the pretense of it being a matter that can be corrected with enough money spent and enough sacrifice by the public.

Max
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

There is plenty of science sources that show all of this is bunk but as you stated, too many people listen and believe what they hear and read through new sources and idiots that are non scientists that claim they know everything. Wait, the elite do want to control the masses and the world, don’t they? Please wake up, the roses are spent and the smell is getting terrible.

David
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

This “climate change” BS is designed to destroy a free society.

Philip Hammersley
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

“Climate change” solves so many things for Marxists. Livestock emit “methane;” must eat only vegetables. Breathing CO2 causes diseases; must nationalize medicine. Too much pollution from gas/diesel/coal; must only use solar and wind. (Do these idiots know WHERE their electric cars get their electricity?)

Larry W.
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Thank you Paul. I read somewhere years ago that in London England they were talking about spraying the streets with a solution at night to get a 20% reduction in street dust accumulation. Hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars for one city. How ridiculous. The environmental extremists only care about their agenda, no matter what the cost.

Mike S
4 months ago

The only reason a sane person would ever again vote for the Democratic Party is if they’re either anti-American or insane. That party needs to fade from existence since it doesn’t put America first. It’s as simple as that. They’ve clearly demonstrated their inability to govern.

R.J. from Arizona
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike S

Today’s news said biden has 43 per cent approval rating. 43 per cent agree with this clown. The US is in deep doo doo.

Philip Hammersley
4 months ago

RJ: Can’t believe that UNLESS they polled an insane asylum or a media “newsroom.” {Same thing.}

Felix
4 months ago

This is only one issue out of many.

DonS
4 months ago

Joe Biden is FUBAR and I look forward when he exclaims: YAKMAIL!

Biden = Big Idiotic Democrat Enrages Nation!

Stephen Russell
4 months ago

Once he cut the pipelines etc it was Done
.
Its on his orders.

Kim
4 months ago

I laughed when I first heard that biden had begged OPEC to release more oil to drive down global energy prices. What a fool! What an idiot!! Here we have enormous sources of energy on our own soil, and yet he grovels at the feet of the OPEC ministers. This must appear so comical to them.

It doesn’t make sense, but it does appeal to biden’s sycophants who crave net zero emissions but don’t mind if they spew into some other country’s air. Isn’t clean air “fungible”?

Some of the news reports claim that electricity will rise only 1% in each of the next 2 years. Uh, beg to differ! Our electric monopoly will raise rates 8%, if I remember correctly, in that period of time. Lots of us heat with electricity, not with natural gas, propane, or oil. And with those prices increasing as much as they are, I doubt if the electric company will stop at 8%.

Max
4 months ago
Reply to  Kim

Agree that this situation is laughable from the Biden perspective. We have all seen the massive rise of inflation on all aspects of our lives with HYPERINFLATION just around the corner should any of the Democrats’ massive spending programs get passed.

PaulE
4 months ago
Reply to  Kim

Wait for when BBB eventually gets passed in some form down the road, if we can’t retake both houses of Congress in 2022. Part of the BBB bill contains the Democrats’ plan to change building codes to essentially phase out natural gas, propane and oil to homes. That means thousands of dollars in retrofit costs, plus the cost of the new heat pump units. That will drive the cost of electricity up across the board as demand will skyrocket as everyone is gradually forced to switch over to heat pumps and utilities have add massive amounts of generating capacity (almost all “green” meaning lots of solar and wind mills) and the electrical infrastructure to support it all. As I point out in my comment above, I’ve seen where this whole “green new deal” is going and most Americans are in for a real financial shock and change in lifestyle.

Max
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

How right you are that what has been happening to Europe for years is taking a firmer hold unto this nation, freedom is about to disappear.

Kim
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

The BBB includes $555 billion (over half a trillion!) for clean energy initiatives. I wonder if that and all these recent ads for “free solar power on your roof” are connected…hmmm…

I agree; I think we’re in a whole heap of trouble. Smells like another recession to me.

Philip Hammersley
4 months ago
Reply to  Kim

DIMMS love to grovel! That’s because the US is so “guilty” of being founded as a Christian nation!

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