I previously wrote about the rising cost of living in America. A Fox poll has found that 87% of people are anxious about the situation.
Rising gas prices are a major concern for many people. A massive number — 84% — say that’s a problem for their families, with 50% saying it’s a “major” problem. Virtually everyone — 94% — thought such rising gas prices a problem for the country’s economy including 67% calling it a “major” problem.
Prices are up all over the country, but today they hit a truly unbelievable number in Gorda, California — $7.59 for a regular gallon of gas. Nearly $8.50 is premium
The nation’s average continues to rise.
— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) October 21, 2021
Heating bills for winter will also skyrocket. Some estimates suggest as high as 54%. Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer decried the situation and indicted Joe Biden.
Joe Biden is meanwhile pledging to OPEC for more oil, while also shutting down Keystone Pipeline.
Now, he’s also giving up on another option — the Willow Project, an oil and gas drilling project in Alaska that would have provided not only a lot of oil but thousands of jobs, as well. Even though there was an in-depth review of the economic implications, the court decided against it. Biden administration had stated that they would support the project. Now they’ve changed their mind and are not appealing the decision, making the project effectively dead, killing the drilling opportunity and all the jobs.
The entire congressional delegation from Alaska – Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young – have been vocal proponents of the project, arguing it would produce 100,000 barrels of oil per day, lead to $10 billion in government revenue and create 2,000 construction jobs and 300 permanent jobs. After the brief defense of Willow by the Biden administration in May, they also applauded it.
“This decision won’t do one thing to help the environment,” Sullivan said in a statement following the August ruling. “To the contrary, it further delays one of Alaska’s most strategic energy development projects, which will benefit our adversaries that produce oil, like Russia, Venezuela and Iran, whose environmental standards are some of the worst in the world.”
Now, it’s just one more thing that would help America that Biden has thrown under the bus while at the same time helping Russia’s oil dominance and foothold in the EU with his decision on Nord Stream 2 sanctions. He couldn’t do more if he were deliberately trying to hurt the United States.