AMAC Exclusive – By Claire Brighn
In the months leading up to his inauguration, Joe Biden embraced the “Green New Deal” as a central component of his policy platform and an essential part of his plan to “save” the world from the supposedly existential threat of climate change. He said he would be willing to “sacrifice” hundreds of thousands of blue-collar jobs to carry out the “clean energy revolution” this required. From the U.S. Capitol steps, with his presidency about to unfold, Biden forewarned: “We will press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and possibility.”
Now, gas prices are 49.6 percent higher than last year, grocery prices are climbing, and real wage growth has fallen. Nearly half of all American households face financial hardship, with seven in ten low-income households reporting that they are struggling to get by. To top it all off, weather experts predict that this winter will be one of the coldest on record – so much for global warming. All told, this may in fact be a “winter of peril” for families, but it won’t be due to the supposedly imminent climate crisis. It will be because American families this winter tragically find themselves struggling to choose between food and fuel thanks to soaring costs resulting from the Biden administration’s policies.
In many parts of America where temperatures are expected to hit below zero, the budgeting decision is a Sophie’s choice. Natural gas, which nearly half of all American families use to heat their homes, is expected to cost 30% more this winter than last. The average cost of propane and heating oil is up roughly a dollar per gallon. And to pile on these problems, in some places furnace parts are unavailable due to ongoing supply chain woes – also exacerbated by ill-advised policies from the Biden administration.
Millions of Americans who rely on coal-fueled power plants to heat and power their homes can’t rest easy, either. John Kerry, Biden’s Climate Envoy, said just last week that we should be “closing coal plants five times faster than we are.” Meanwhile, according to the Institute for Energy Research, Biden’s war on American energy has actually driven up coal demand at utility companies to help power homes. Now, as the bitterly cold months of January and February rapidly approach, these essential coal stockpiles are at a dismal 87 million tons, down 35 percent from last year. Just ask families in Texas who had a loved one freeze to death last winter when “green” energy sources failed about how important it is to keep the coal fires burning when winter fully sets in.
Much of the trouble can be traced back to Biden’s early executive actions that crippled the American energy sector. On his first day in office, Biden effectively killed the Keystone XL Pipeline (even though his Energy Secretary admitted “pipe is the best way” to transport fuel), eliminating thousands of American jobs. Biden also prohibited new leases on federal lands, choking out investment, jobs, and American energy independence. And now, as Americans may face over 50 percent higher heating costs than last winter, Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan currently being debated in the Senate proposes a “home heating tax.”
Biden has also installed numerous radicals throughout the federal government who are just as fanatical about the crusade against American energy. Tracy Stone-Manning, the current head of the Bureau of Land Management, has ties to eco-terrorist groups. Saule Omarova, who Biden nominated to be Comptroller of the Currency before she ultimately withdrew her nomination after bipartisan opposition, is on record saying “we want [oil, gas, and coal industries] to go bankrupt.”
Critics have also pointed out that the administration’s energy policy has been filled with hypocrisy and seeming contradictions. For example, after killing the Keystone XL Pipeline project because, in short, “pipelines are bad for the climate,” Biden removed sanctions on Nord Stream 2, a pipeline between Russia and Germany, effectively giving his stamp of approval to the project. After implementing a series of policies aimed at drawing down domestic energy production, ostensibly over concerns about “carbon emissions,” Biden begged foreign oil producers to increase their output to alleviate price increases. When that didn’t work, Biden instead tapped into the U.S. strategic petroleum reserves, which the National Association of Manufacturers slammed as merely a “band-aid” solution.
But really, this American “winter of peril” should not be surprising to anyone who listened to Biden on the campaign trail in 2020. Biden admitted then that there was “no middle ground” in his effort to finish the devastating war on American oil and gas he helped orchestrate as Vice President under President Obama. Just as with other failed Obama-era policies, Biden has doubled down on his embrace of the far-left’s view on the need for a “green revolution.” But rest assured that no one will cut the heat off at the White House this winter – it’s only those families who can least afford it that will suffer under Biden’s plan to “save” the world from climate change.
Claire Brighn is the pen name of a conservative researcher and writer with previous domestic and foreign policy experience in the Executive Branch.
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More proof that the Dem are not good for Americans, America or the American way of life.
I can,t believe only a small group of people can see what the evil left wing is doing to our county, they all need thrown out .
Unfortunately, it is NOT just a small group of people, but the problem is that the current and corrupt regime just do NOT care that the MAJORITY who don’t want their garbage are the ones who will be suffering. Don’t forget their depopulation agenda. People will be so depressed this winter that those who do not freeze to death, may commit suicide. The problem is that the regime just doesn’t give a damn about the American citizens!
I must have missed that touted “two cents savings” because it went up three cents in my neighborhood last week. Put that in your graph DNCC…
It seems that Biden is trying to kill off as many people as possible. Those who don’t die of covid or the jab will either starve to death or freeze to death. If he kills off enough senior citizens, then he won’t have to deal with the social security crisis. It’s a diabolically brilliant plan!
EVERY PRICE AND COST HAS RISEN HIGHER AND FASTER THAN THOUGHT POSSIBLE BUT JACKASS JOE HAS PROVEN THAT HE KNOWS NO BOUNDS!
All of the “green new deal” advocates, including Biden, and other high government monarchs should go live in a tent in a homeless area for the Winter.
joebama and the anti american democrats are once again stealing from the taxpayers with the lie of a green new deal!
Remember solindra with obummer….500 million just disappeared???
These marxist progressive democrats are corrupt liars!!
Throw them out!
$500M did not “disappear”… it went right into Friends of Obama’s bank accounts!
Biden is an idiot! He’s not my President!
We have self-serving fools for leaders, but they are laughing all the way to the bank. Too many people work for the government. What do they do??????????????????? And for who???????
buttigieg made big bucks while he was out on “paternity leave”
The gas prices came down in my city thanks to Biden. HE DID THAT!! So I have no idea what idea what the author is talking about it.
Nobody believes your nonsense
would your city be Oz
Typical dishonest, believe any democrat propaganda and repeat the lie parrot.
Maybe attempt to think before espousing garbage
My question to you is, How much and when? If you do a little bit of thinking back to this time last year you would remember that gas was .50 to $1.00 less than it is now. Please don’t drink the kool-aid!
My unicorn doesn’t need gas to get me around either.
This resident of the white house is a total village idiot and his administration is mentally challenged.
No, they are not idiots. They are evil, despicable people who enjoy seeing others suffer while they pursue their radical agendas. The Democratic Party is a complete and total failure but at least 40% of the population will still vote for them. Even if the Democrats hold their supporters heads in the toilet, they will still vote for them. It is incomprehensible to me.
Same here! What’s the Matter with these Democratic voters.There behavior is irrational
You Got it! There pathetic!
Mario- we the people MUSY remove them and save Our Country!
Start now, 2022 red wave,2024 remove the rest of these traitors!
Sadly, you are right on Mario. The commiecrats were never interested in justice. ONLY REVENGE!!!
You got that Right!
It is what he has wishdc for
Seriously, economics is much more complicated and the rise in inflation we’re seeing is far more the fault of Trump’s $6 trillion injection of stimulus into an overheated economy than by ANYTHING Biden has done! Anyone saying otherwise, is just plain out lying!
Please, check your facts.
Yes, economics can be complicated. I guess that is why you don’t get that what you are saying is nonsense. You can”t comprehend what actually happened.
If only the government taxed DENIAL you could fund Bidens Bilk Billions plan.
Yes what I am going to say is cruel and mean and whatever you wish to call it…we need a long, cold, hungry, people sick winter in which leftist parents get to watch the family suffer. Most conservatives I know are prepared for this and will be uncomfortable but fine.
Get cold enough and people might start legalizing woodstoves again. Or just ignoring laws and using woodstoves anyway.
I hope that this time the Republicans have lawyers on tap to challenge all the changes to election procedure, contrary to state law, in court. We should also make sure that Zukerbucks don’t get used to slant the elections from inside government election offices.
The most important thing is to swamp the margin of fraud. This can be done, and it has been done. In the 1982 Election for Governor of Illinois, Cicago Machine Democrats cast 100,000 fraudulent votes. Republican Jim Thompson won anyway, by just under 9,000 votes. Subsequent federal prosecutions put 63 Machine Democrats in jail.
The democrats are grossly incompetent, America hating, morally depraved aniamls.
Let’s Go Brandon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If the editors at AMAC have so much time and money on their hands that they can spend their days censoring their few readers, well then let the games begin. We will do to AMAC what we did to YahooNews. That is a legendary story of MSM stupidity and every editor in America knows it well.
Do you identify “liberal” researchers the way you tag “conservative” ones?
“Denial” ain’t just a river in Egypt.
If the wind turbines in TX freeze again this year causing targeted black outs like last time, people will freeze to death. This isn’t funny. The greens in the Administration are already guilty of murder from last winter.
Let’s not forget the radical progressive democrats claiming that we must stop payments and forgive student loans because it would be a hardship on those who BORROWED the money!
What these so called college educated freeloaders do not understand the definition of BORROWED????
Unbelievable how in a year the useless democrats can destroy so much!
President Trump had America being GREAT, these clowns are a DISASTER !!!