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For too long, Democrats in Washington and in liberal states across our country have been scaring America to rid America of fossil fuels. Unscrutinized by their friends in the mainstream media, these radical leftists have claimed that we are in the midst of a climate crisis and doomed if we don’t move immediately to “clean and renewable” energies like wind and solar. They are wrong, and if left unchallenged, their war on US energy will wreak havoc on our nation and countless American families.
Since his first day in office, President Joe Biden has waged an all-out war on US energy. Now his government feigns shock and awe at the disastrous consequences of its actions. Gas prices have risen to record highs.
America is facing impending bottlenecks in diesel and heating oil. The banks lend people money to buy heating oil. For America’s poorest families, like my growing family, the higher cost of living caused by Biden’s energy war is devastating and begs the question: Why are so many of the left-driven policies hurting America’s poor families the most?
DIESEL DISASTER: TRUCKER ‘WORKING FOR PEANUTS’ amid RISING FUEL PRICES
When I was a child, even though we lived on public housing, my mother was able to raise enough money to drive my brother to a charity hospital several hours from our home. With today’s gas prices, that would be impossible.
For people struggling to make ends meet, rising energy prices are not just an inconvenience, they are a permanent obstacle to lifting them out of poverty and realizing the American Dream. Even for those not living in poverty, rising energy costs can put them off financial security.
Let’s come back to the imminent shortage of diesel that we have already mentioned. When there is a shortage of diesel, diesel prices rise. It’s simple economics.
Rising diesel prices are not only damaging to major transport and shipping companies, they are devastating to the American working class.
Rising diesel prices hurt the plumber who drives a diesel truck to work every day. Rising prices are hurting small farmers, whose diesel-powered trucks, tractors and combine harvesters are suffering.
RAISING HEATING OIL PRICES WILL GIVE SOME A CHOICE BETWEEN FOOD, FUEL AND HEAT, MAIN RESIDENTS WARN
These are the people who keep America running and the food on our tables. Rising costs for them mean rising prices for everyone. Everything is getting more expensive and Biden’s war on energy is making his already raging inflation problem that much worse. It’s a vicious cycle that Joe Biden is 100% responsible for.
When governments demonize and eliminate affordable and reliable energy, and fossil fuels tick both boxes, the result is the elimination of the middle class and a society where energy becomes a luxury, not a benefit.
There are two classes in this society: the super rich and the extremely poor. One is relatively unaffected by high prices, the other is locked into a wicked dependency on government programs just to survive.
That should sound familiar. It is the result of every socialist society that has ever existed on earth. In these places, energy is such a precious and scarce resource that even what Americans see as the most critical parts of our society are forced to ration it. These impossible decisions are made first and hardest by the weakest among us.
THE US HAS A 25 DAY RESERVE OF DIESEL
Patients in hospitals are dying from diseases that could easily be treated with machines such as ventilators, ultrasound machines, or dialysis machines because these machines cannot be continuously powered by affordable, reliable power. While we hope and pray things won’t be so desperate here, imagine if this crisis only hits American homes.
Imagine American babies dying because their parents don’t see a doctor because gas is too expensive, or succumbing to the elements because their family can’t afford to heat their home.
It’s an unthinkable reality for almost every American alive today, but it’s not an impossible future if America blindly embraces the failed, radical Green New Deal agenda being pushed by liberals in Washington.
Just look at California. One of the wealthiest states in the richest country in the world suffers from blackouts and blackouts due to a failed “green” energy policy.
Sure, we can all hope for a future where energy is infinitely renewable, incredibly cheap to produce, always available, and environmentally friendly—but that day isn’t here yet. Radical climate activists on the left driving millions into darkness won’t get there any sooner.
I’m sure by now that the anti-capitalist reading this on an iPhone while sitting in his Tesla is clutching his $8 coffee in anger and disbelief.
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It’s important for that person to remember that their electric car will run on energy that’s likely to come from coal or natural gas. And let’s not forget that the mining required to produce the car batteries is far more harmful to the planet than the emissions caused by the construction worker’s truck driving down the next lane. Some uncomfortable truths I guess.
American energy is on the ballot right now, and it’s time to send a clear message to Biden that we will not jeopardize our energy independence with yet another failed democratic scrutiny in Washington.
Unfortunately, Joe Biden has shown himself to be both woefully incapable and dangerously incompetent to move our country in the right direction.
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We cannot afford to give him and the Democrats more time to advance their radical agenda. Republicans will unlock safe, reliable, and affordable American energy by reversing the course of failed Democrat policies—and we will do it on day one.
American lives depend on it.
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