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Given its climate change agenda, the Biden administration’s vow to address soaring energy costs seems to ring hollow with many on social media other than die-hard Democrats.
According to White House press secretary Jen Psaki during a presser on Wednesday in the clip embedded above, President Biden “is going to do everything he can to reduce the impact on energy costs for the American people, and that means engaging closely with partners around the world. It means considering a range of options that are all on the table to reduce the market — the impact on the oil markets and that is what would impact energy costs.”
What this word salad means for the American consumer as a practical matter remains to be seen.
Even before the conflict in eastern Europe, inflation had already reached a 40-year high, however, in a follow-on to the Biden/Harris federal spending spree as enabled by the Democrats in Congress.
Gas prices at the pump for American consumers have hit eight-year highs.
CBS News roasted after faulting Ukraine crisis for long-standing inflation, supply chain issues https://t.co/7JSn7XXNgX
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) February 23, 2022
Under President Trump, the U.S. became energy independent, but that progress was reversed after Joe Biden took office. Among other things, Biden cancelled the Keystone Pipeline and has halted oil and gas drilling on federal land as part of an ongoing legal dispute.
The U.S. is increasingly dependent on oil imports from Russia (as well as the Middle East), which makes the dispute between the West and Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine invasion problematic for America’s energy needs.
Both Biden and VP Kamala Harris have acknowledged that energy costs are likely to increase ever more given the international situation including economic sanctions on Russia.
Kamala Harris sets up blame for higher inflation on Ukraine crisis: Americans will ‘incur some costs…’ https://t.co/c03ZEiJxj4
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) February 21, 2022
In the meantime, there is speculation that corporate media is interested in hiring Jen Psaki on cable news as yet another example of the revolving door between government and liberal legacy outlets, which is roughly similar to the back and forth between regulators and regulated industries.
“Psaki intends to leave the White House at some point this year and, according to sources familiar with her thinking, intends to go into television news—not as a contributor, but as a host. Her lunch meetings with the CNN and MSNBC executives…were the opening salvo in what is likely to be a long effort by several networks to court the woman who could potentially become the next big star in television news,” the Puck website claimed in an article that read like it was written by Psaki’s cheerleading section.
As alluded to above, observers reacting to the spike in energy prices are unconvinced that the administration, based on its own track record, can be effective in this arena.
Biden canceled the Keystone pipeline, banned drilling on federal land, and declared war on American energy production.
We warned him this would raise costs for Americans and put our national security at risk.
He didn't listen.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) February 23, 2022
THREE MONTHS AGO, Biden’s Energy Secretary LAUGHED when asked about Biden’s plan to bring gas prices down.
"Ha ha ha. That is hilarious!" pic.twitter.com/0V0XCsVqDc
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 23, 2022
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm: “Obviously, the President does not control the price of gasoline.” pic.twitter.com/rF7LOeUwxa
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 23, 2021
I mean, you’re using logic and common sense. Something that’s sadly rare today. https://t.co/WmWyqMzlfQ
— Stewart Swayze (@StewartSwayze) February 23, 2022
He probably should’ve thought about it before doing all the things he did to increase energy prices from the very first day of his presidency instead of thinking of returning donor favors.
— Patrick (@ArgentineTea) February 24, 2022
Can’t wait to see the end result of him, “doing everything he can.”
— Joe Vernier (@joe_vernier) February 24, 2022
Right -anything except energy production here.
— WindyCityGurl (@MGFreelance) February 24, 2022
We import 595,000 barrels of oil per day from Russia.
The Keystone XL pipeline would have produced 830,000 barrels per day.
Relying on Russian oil is a choice. And it’s a stupid one.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) February 23, 2022
If President Trump were still in office…
13 heroes would not have died in Afghanistan.
Russia would not be controlling the global conversation.
The economy would not be in shambles.
You would be able to afford gas!
Boy, how far we have fallen…
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) February 24, 2022
Ron DeSantis ROASTS Jen Psaki for National Margarita Day pic.twitter.com/7ljKM5KYT2
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 23, 2022
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