Is Biden Administration Intentionally Driving Fuel Costs Higher?

Washington D.C. — Is the Biden Administration enacting energy policies for the purpose of driving fossil fuel costs higher?

As energy prices continue to spike — as evidenced by the average price of on-highway diesel increasing eight weeks in a row, and now at a level not seen since 2014 — critics of President Biden’s handling of the issue assert he is intentionally creating more pain in order to boost Democrats’ chance to pass its unprecedented $3 trillion “Build Back Better” spending agenda.




 

On his first day in office, the President rescinded a series of Trump-era policies which had led to lower fuel costs and American energy independence.

When questioned about the escalating energy costs last month, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki denied the administration is taking steps to deliberately cause fossil fuel costs to increase, but claimed the “threat of the climate crisis certainly can’t wait any longer.”




 

Speaking from the White House on Friday, Psaki argued the sharp rise in diesel and gasoline prices since President Biden took office actually make it even more imperative to pass his green energy agenda.

“Look, our view is that the rise in gas prices over the long term makes an even stronger case for doubling down on our investment and our focus on clean energy options so we are not relying on the fluctuations and OPEC and their willingness to put more supply and meet the demand in the market,” she said.

Energy policy expert Daniel Turner, founder of the non-profit group Power the Future, told Transportation Nation Network earlier this year to expect energy prices to continue soaring, citing President Biden’s decisions to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, ban fracking on federal land, and rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.

 

After Psaki’s comments today, Turner took to social media to give his assessment of what he believes is really going on here.

“This is like opening a martial arts studio then hiring someone to beat up the locals and saying the rise in violence is ‘stronger case for doubling down on our investment,'” Turner said. “Biden created this problem now wants his green agenda to solve it. It’s immoral.”

Many truckers, like John Gilberston, agree with Turner.

Inflation Hits 30-Year High

In addition to skyrocketing energy costs and chaos in the supply chain, the Biden Administration is also facing an inflation crisis as the consumer price index (CPI) hit a 30-year high in October, up 6.2% from a year ago.

Psaki asserted the unprecedented level of spending called for in the BBB plan will actually “ease inflationary pressure over the long-term.”

“When we move past the economic jargon… and talk about the real impacts on peoples’ lives, we’re really talking about costs for people. It’s cost of childcare. It’s cost of housing… cost of gas… cost of household goods. That’s how people are experiencing this on a day to day basis and that is of course of concern to the President.”




 

The solution is clear, according to Psaki.

“Our view is that the real risk here is inaction,” she stated.


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Congress approved the first piece of Mr. Biden’s BBB agenda — a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package — last week.

The President is expected to sign it into law on Monday, November 15.

Meanwhile, Democrats are moving full speed ahead on the second bill — a $1.75 trillion social spending plan — they hope to pass before Thanksgiving.

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Comment (1)

  1. When is the lying Biden gonna realize that cutting ties with the Canadian pipeline is stupid and causing hardship for seniors? People that
    live on a fixed income. Tax for miles driven, higher gas prices, food that is higher because of the pandemic. The new COLA increase the IRS
    is giving will be wiped out for those on SS. Medicare will increase it’s premium to wipe out that increase. Where do these people get the
    extra money for life sustaining items? Prescriptions for medical health will be increased as well as doctor visits.
    Congress needs to start thinking about the impeachment process. That stupid ass lying Biden has no right being the president of the
    United States of America. Get rid of his ass now before he kills America.

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