$40B Ukraine bill reportedly full of pork, includes $500 million for electric vehicle development

President Joe Biden has the pedal pressed to the metal and it’s full speed ahead as his administration continues its intense push to radically transform America into a new green utopia in which electric cars will be the only vehicles on the road, including half a billion dollars for battery materials tucked inside of the controversial $40 billion Ukraine aid package.

The $500 million that’s included in the massive foreign giveaway, at a time when conditions on the domestic front are deteriorating by the day, is to “expand funds available under the Defense Production Act to obtain critical battery minerals like nickel, cobalt, lithium and graphite,” according to Bloomberg.

“That adds to the $750 million fund mining companies could access when the president invoked the Defense Production Act in March. The Ukraine bill also lifted the cap on the size of grants and expanded eligible projects to include the UK and Australia, as well as the US and Canada,” Bloomberg reported.

The additional money is on top of the $7 billion already included in the “infrastructure” bill that passed last year, a legislative package that was chock full of Green New Deal funding as well as social engineering projects as the dramatic overhaul of the nation into a land where fossil fuels will be discarded in favor of sustainable energy sources that while notoriously unreliable, are a major windfall to special interests, especially Democrat donors.

Biden, who falsely presented himself as a moderate in order to appeal to swing voters has governed as the most extreme president in U.S. history, declaring war on the domestic fossil fuel industry from day one when he canceled the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office, policies that have far more to do with the crushing burden of record prices at the pump than Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s invasion of his neighbor.

With frustration building among everyone except the green energy zealots who hold high places in his administration, the nation’s 46th president inadvertently let the cat out of the bag last month that the record-high gas prices are just a part of the “incredible transition” that will continue to bring pain and suffering to ordinary Americans.

“When it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over,” Biden said at a press conference during his trip to Japan to meet with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Bloomberg reports that “Biden’s goal is for half of US passenger car and light-truck sales to be zero-emission by 2030. Current EV manufacturing will have to grow 15 times to do that, according to a Defense Department presentation obtained by Bloomberg.”

Mark Jensen, chief executive officer of Indiana-based company American Resources, a company that has developed a cleaner and safer recycling process for recycled battery material than China, thinks “that’s probably not realistic, but he’s happy to try — it’ll be good for business,” according to Bloomberg.

As the president continues to make painfully clear, there will be little that his administration is going to do to mitigate gas prices which have now hit $8 a gallon in parts of California. And cheap transportation which has long been taken for granted by Americans is an impediment to the realization of the great green dream that wasn’t a part of Biden’s sales pitch to his voters who are paying dearly for their willful ignorance at gas stations and grocery stores along with everyone else.

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