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Mark Caserta: Gas Prices are at a record high!

6 Jun

Mark Caserta is an opinion columnist and editor at Free State Patriot

June 6, 2022

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste,” quipped then President Barack Obama’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.  “And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

Well, look around you. The Democrat mantra espoused by Emanuel in 2008 has been executed to perfection!  Our nation is witnessing the real-time impact of Democrat policies forced upon society in the wake of Covid-19.

Despite every corrupt liberal media outlet scrambling to provide damage control for Democrats and the Biden administration, are we to seriously believe that Democrat policies are not to blame for the remarkable downhill spiral American economics has taken in two short years?

It’s always been the “Democrat way” to cause the American people to pay the price to fund their liberal policies – no matter what! 

Take, for example, fuel prices. It’s important to not allow the media to cause us to forget history.

During a 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board when soon to be President Barack Obama unleashed his plan to kill coal.

“Under my plan … electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket,” Obama told the Chronicle.  “If somebody wants to build a coal-fired power plant, they can.  It’s just that it will bankrupt them.”

Remember in March 2016, during a Democrat town hall in Ohio, when Hillary Clinton responded to an energy policy question?  “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

Democrats simply don’t care how much it costs the American people as long as they can achieve their clean energy goals based on activists’ man-made climate change myth. 

If you don’t believe it, simply look at the price of gasoline now!  A recent CNBC headline reads, “Gas prices just hit an all-time high!”

Oh, but it’s not Joe’s fault!  It’s all because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Liberal Democrats are the most intellectually dishonest people on earth in my opinion.

As soon as Joe Biden took office, he conceded America’s energy independence by terminating the Keystone XL pipeline signaling his hostility to the fossil fuel industry. He then pledged to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2030.  We could be working with our friends in Canada rather than relying on oil imported from Russia!

If we had remained at our level of energy independence during the Trump administration, along with our resolve to continue sourcing our own oil reserves, we would not be facing gas prices nearing $5.00 per gallon right now – period!

Per The American Oil and Gas Reporter, the United States has more oil reserves than any nation in the world with 264 billion barrels of recoverable oil reserves, followed by Russia with 256 billion, Saudi Arabia with 212 billion, Canada with 167 billion, Iran with 143 billion, and Brazil with 120 billion.

Whether it’s by increasing your taxes, your utility costs or making you pay more at the pump, Democrats are more than willing to spend your money to attain their goals.

Remember that in November.

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