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The Biden administration has had 10+ months to get the ball rolling on any part of the agenda, with mixed results, (to put it politely), and now their only hope appears to be a series of PR stunts aimed at shifting the perceptions of their incompetence.
Of the multitude of crises affecting the nation, perhaps none is as troubling as the rampant inflation that we are facing, especially now that the holiday season is upon us. In an effort to combat these higher prices across the board, the White House is looking to release petroleum from the national reserves, hoping to push gas prices down as the next several weeks of increased travel begins.
But the move was little more than a charade, and one of the Energy Committee’s top Republicans was unafraid to call it like it is.
Ranking Member on the Senate Energy Committee Sen. John Barrasso said Tuesday that President Biden’s decision to tap into U.S. oil reserves was no “substitute” for addressing gas shortages.
“President Biden’s policies are hiking inflation and energy prices for the American people,” Barrasso, R-Wyo., told FOX Business. “Tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will not fix the problem.”
“We are experiencing higher prices because the administration and Democrats in Congress are waging a war on American energy,” Barrasso said. “President Biden has either eliminated or severely restricted access to America’s oil and natural gas resources on federal lands and waters.”
Biden has made reducing greenhouse gas emissions a cornerstone policy of his presidency, but some are concerned it will unfairly hurt the U.S. economy as the president pushes the nation to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.
“Begging OPEC and Russia to increase production and now using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve are desperate attempts to address a Biden-caused disaster. They’re not substitutes for American energy production,” Barrasso told FOX Business.
Biden certainly needs all the help he can in the optics department, especially after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced that he’d be seeking reelection despite his abhorrent polling numbers.
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