President Joe Biden appeared to admit on Monday that gas prices are through the roof largely because of his administration’s green agenda.
During a joint press conference Monday afternoon with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, the president was asked by a reporter whether Americans should “be prepared for a recession.”
In response, the president started listing his administration’s alleged accomplishments, including, it would appear, its green agenda.
“[W]hen 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,” he said.
The “incredible transition” part spoke volumes, critics say:
WATCH → Biden refers to the skyrocketing gas prices as an “incredible transition.”
They’re saying the quiet part out loud now.
They’re causing you pain at the pump because it’s all part of their radical agenda. pic.twitter.com/XOD0P243vC
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) May 23, 2022
Biden likes high gas prices to fuel the collapse of American energy
— Wendell Husebø (@WendellHusebo) May 23, 2022
It was part of the Democratic Green Deal plan. They wanted high gas prices.
— Richard B. Costa (@Rico_Suave1111) May 23, 2022
Extremely high gas prices are part of the plan to force us into electric vehicles
— C (@Oliver01110) May 23, 2022
— Throw the Bums Out (@tweetlynow) May 24, 2022
So did y’all hear Joe Biden bragging about how high gas prices will lead society away from fossil fuels? The scumbag Democrats have inflated gas prices on purpose.
— Mr. America (@ConservativesSo) May 24, 2022
Their theory that high gas prices are all part of the “plan” fit.
Throughout his presidency, President Biden has pursued policies that have been detrimental to the gas/oil industry.
Recall that on Jan. 20th, 2021, he immediately revoked the construction permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, thus destroying thousands of jobs and initiating the beginning of what would soon become skyrocketing gas prices.
He’s also halted new permits/leases for drilling on federal lands, proposed eliminating tax credits for new drilling projects and put his support behind an effort by congressional Democrats to further tighten oil/gas regulations.
Also recall how, after being pressed by the debate moderator, Biden admitted during a presidential primary debate in 2019 that he’d be willing to sacrifice economic growth and jobs for his desired green agenda.
“I’d like to ask you, three consecutive American presidents have enjoyed stints of explosive economic growth due to oil and gas production. As president, would you be willing to sacrifice some of that growth, even knowing potentially that it could displace thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of blue-collar workers in the interest transitioning to that greener economy?” the moderator asked him.
“The answer is yes,” the then-Democrat presidential candidate confidently replied.
He continued by advocating for the mass adoption of electric vehicles.
“We shouldn’t build another new highway in America that doesn’t have charging stations on it. We have an opportunity to put 550,000 charging stations so that we own the electrical vehicle market, creating millions of jobs for people installing them, as well as making sure that we own the electric vehicle market,” he said at the time.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 20, 2019
Critics say it’s clear he’d meant every word.
The most recent proof came earlier this month when his administration canceled a lease that would have granted gas and oil companies access to over one million acres of drillable land in Alaska’s Cook Inlet.
This stunning move, which came amid a rapid uptick in gas prices, is “keeping with political promises President Joe Biden made in the name of halting global warming,” CBS News reported at the time.
Political promises indeed …
Biden and the democrats are attempting to bully Americans into purchasing electric vehicles, by raising gas prices. That is just dirty filthy politics. Wake up America. There people are destroying our great country. Wonder how much money they are making. While we suffer.
— forever Blue (@RLR2190) May 23, 2022
It’s true that this administration is a big advocate of electric vehicles. In fact, virtually every time an administration official is tasked about rising gas prices, they respond by encouraging Americans to purchase an electric vehicle. Never mind that most Americans can’t afford such luxuries.
The idea, as Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg put it last year, is that by purchasing an electric car, the American people will “never” have to worry about gas prices again.
The president has also pushed such out-of-touch rhetoric:
Loosening environmental regulations won’t lower prices.
But transforming our economy to run on electric vehicles, powered by clean energy, will mean that no one will have to worry about gas prices.
It will mean tyrants like Putin won’t be able to use fossil fuels as a weapon.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 9, 2022
1. Not everyone can afford to buy a new car.
2. On top of the cost of the car, you have to pay for a charger, installation of said charger & the electricity to charge the car.
3. Most electricity is produced by coal.
4. US can produce oil much cleaner than countries we buy from.
— Jason (@FstStangGt02) March 9, 2022
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