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For too long, Democrats in Washington and in liberal states across our nation have been afraid to wean America off fossil fuels. Overlooked by their friends in the mainstream media, these leftists have claimed that we are in the midst of a climate crisis and are doomed unless we make an immediate transition to “clean and renewable” energy like wind and solar. They are wrong and, if left unchecked, their war on US power will destroy our nation and countless American families.
Since his first day in office, President Joe Biden has fought a war for American power. Now his administration is shocked and horrified when faced with the dire consequences of its actions. Gas prices rose to record highs.
America is facing shortages of diesel and home heating oil. Banks lend money to people to buy heating oil. For America’s poorest families, like my family growing up, the high cost of living caused by Biden’s war on power is troubling and begs the question: why are so many of the policies pushed by the left so damaging to America’s poor families?
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When I was a child, even though we lived in public housing, my mother could earn enough money to drive my brother to an emergency hospital several hours away from our home. There’s no way he could do that with gas prices the way they are today.
For people who can’t make ends meet, rising energy prices are not just an inconvenience, they are a permanent barrier to getting out of poverty and achieving the American Dream. Even for the poor, rising energy costs can leave them penniless.
Let’s go back to that diesel shortage issue I mentioned earlier. When diesel shortages occur, diesel prices rise. It’s a simple economy.
Rising diesel prices aren’t just hurting big truck and shipping companies, they’re hurting working-class Americans.
The rise in diesel prices is hurting the plumber who drives a diesel truck every day on his way to work. The rise in prices has hurt small town farmers who have been hit by trucks, tractors and diesel.
ROCKETING HEATING OIL PRICES WILL LEAVE SOME CHOOSING BETWEEN FOOD, FUEL AND HEAT, MINE RESIDENT WARNS.
These are the people who keep America running and keep food on our tables. Rising costs for them means rising prices for everyone. Everything is expensive and Biden’s war on energy is making his inflation problem even 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 check both boxes, the result is the elimination of the middle class and a society where energy becomes a luxury, not a utility.
In that society, there are two classes: the very rich and the extremely poor. One is not affected by high prices, the other is trapped in a vicious dependence on government programs for survival.
This should sound familiar. It is the result of every socialist society that has ever existed on Earth. In these places, energy is a resource so precious and scarce that even the things Americans see as the most important things in our society are forced to measure it. These impossible decisions hit the most vulnerable among us first and hardest.
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Hospital patients die from illnesses and diseases that could easily be treated with machines such as ventilators, ultrasound machines or dialysis units because these devices cannot continue to be supplied with affordable, reliable power. While we hope and pray that things don’t get any easier here, imagine this problem only hitting American homes.
Imagine American babies dying because their parents choose not to go to the doctor because gas is too expensive, or giving up because their family can’t afford to heat their home.
It’s an unimaginable reality for almost every American alive today, but it’s not an impossible future for America to accept, without fail, the Green New Deal agenda pushed by liberals in Washington.
Just look at California. One of the richest countries in the world is suffering from brownouts and blackouts due to the failure of the “green” energy policy.
Of course we can all hope for a future where energy is infinitely renewable, incredibly cheap to produce, constantly available and environmentally friendly – but that day has yet to come. Radical climate activists on the left are forcing millions into darkness they will not bring soon.
I’m sure right now an anti-capitalist is reading this on an iPhone while sitting in their Tesla clutching their $8 coffee in anger and disbelief.
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It is important for that person to remember that their electric car is powered by energy that may come from coal or natural gas. And let’s not forget that the mining required to make those car batteries is far more harmful to the planet than the emissions from the construction truck driving down the road. Some inconvenient truths, I guess.
America’s power is on the ballot now and it’s time to send Biden a clear message that we will not gamble our energy independence with a failed Democrat administration in Washington.
Unfortunately, Joe Biden has shown that he is both incapable and unable 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 agenda. Republicans will deliver safe, reliable and affordable American energy by reversing the failed policies of Democrats – and we’ll do it on day one.
American lives depend on it.
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