House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy told Breitbart News that Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration enjoys high gas prices because the Democrats are using that crisis to try to force Americans to accept their radical Green New Deal agenda.
“If you listen to the White House, they say having a high price of gasoline is good, right?” McCarthy said. “Their whole plan is all about the Green New Deal, right? There is a bridge before you ever move from a combustion engine or others. If you have an electric car, you have to charge it. You have to have electricity for it. If you want to buy an electric car, they’re about $50,000.”
Chevron Gas prices over the $5 mark are displayed in Visalia, California, November 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
McCarthy’s comments came during the latest On The Hill long-form video special, taped in December at an Eastern Market establishment on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. McCarthy in late November set a new record for the longest floor speech in U.S. House history, defeating a previous record by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when he made his case against the now-dead Build Back Better multitrillion-dollar Biden agenda bill. During that speech, he noted that he could not afford a Tesla or another electric car because they are too expensive. In the interview, McCarthy expanded on that by noting the Democrats are rewarding the wealthy who can afford electric vehicles and penalizing working class Americans who cannot.
“I would love a Tesla, but I can’t afford a Tesla. How many Americans can afford a Tesla?” McCarthy said. “In their reconciliation bill, they reward those—and they reward people that already have the wealth to do it. But then they’re punishing those that are working day to day, hour to hour, paycheck to paycheck—they’re making them pay more. So they’re making those families sacrifice so a family making $800,000 a year you’re going to subsidize an electric car for them?”
President Joe Biden drives the new electric Ford Lightning at the Ford Dearborn Development Center in Dearborn Michigan on May 18, 2021. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden has hamstrung America’s energy development since his first day in office. Nearly a year ago when he first took over as president, Biden signed executive orders shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline and halting natural gas and oil drilling and exploration on federal lands nationwide. The net result of these drastic policy shifts from former President Donald Trump’s approach to energy development is the U.S. went from being energy independent and a net exporter of energy under Trump to having energy shortages and sky high gas prices under Biden. Biden also allowed Russian President Vladimir Putin to open up Nord Stream 2, a natural gas pipeline in eastern Europe, even after he shut down similar but safer efforts here in the United States.
Workers lower sections of pipe along the construction route of the Eugal gas pipeline March 26, 2019, near Lubmin, Germany. The Eugal gas pipeline will transport natural gas arriving from Russia through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline 480km across eastern Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
“Energy policy is connected in many different ways. One, with the economy, simply because if you have lower gas prices, people have more money and they have the ability to produce the products here in America and compete overseas,” McCarthy said. “It also has to do with geopolitical. The world is safer when America is energy independent because when America is energy independent we’re not just for America—we are the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. It’s also to deal with the environment. A pipeline is the safest way to move it, not offshore it. The other part you have to think is if we’re not producing it, we’re still consuming it. So where are we getting this from? We’re getting it from other countries. We’re getting it from other countries that don’t have the same beliefs that we do. They don’t produce it the same environmentally sound way that we do. When you look at CO2 emissions, America has lowered theirs more so than any other country combined compared to what we’ve been able to do recently. We did it at the same time we became energy independent because we focused not just on natural gas but think of this natural gas produced in America is 42 percent cleaner than the natural gas that’s produced in Russia.”
McCarthy noted that Putin having the pipeline in Europe means he controls the countries that depend on that natural gas for energy.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Gazprom Chief Executive Officer Alexei Miller, and former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder arrive for the inauguration of the Nord Stream project information mount outside Vyborg, September 6, 2011. (ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
“Why does Putin want another pipeline?” McCarthy said. “To produce natural gas to Europe, but also to control Europe. He uses the pipeline as control over those countries. It makes him stronger and his form of government stronger, which is a challenge to America and it makes Europe not safe. One thing Republicans did a couple years back when we were in the majority is we lifted the export ban. So, we were producing more jobs in America, and we were producing more natural gas in an environmentally sound way and we started exporting it.”
McCarthy also said that the United States—and the whole world for that matter—is safer when the U.S. is not dependent upon foreign actors especially those in OPEC for energy.
“So your first question was how do we bring more jobs here but export our products? We used to start building ports to import natural gas,” McCarthy said. “When we lifted that and allowed and unshackled what held us back, God has blessed America with a lot of natural resources. We can use all of the above, lower our CO2 emissions, and become energy independent and lower our gas prices which helps the average American. And, not being reliant upon OPEC, makes the Middle East, America, and the entire world safer because of it and more jobs that are created in America. These are good-paying jobs. But when he [Biden] cut the pipeline on those first days, he shut down restaurants, he shut down hotels, he shut down good-paying jobs being laid off.”
Watch the full-length interview with Kevin McCarthy:
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Elizabeth Warren Thinks Biden Can Save His Imploding Presidency By Cancelling Student Loan Debt (VIDEO)
Biden’s presidency is falling apart but Elizabeth Warren thinks she sees a way for him to save himself.
According to Warren, all Biden has to do is issue an executive order cancelling federal student loan debt.
She apparently doesn’t believe taxpayers have been squeezed enough yet.
Warrn made the comments on CBS News.
The Daily Wire reports:
“All the polls are very, very bad, right?” Dokoupil continued. ” I mean, the — Gallup had a poll that showed a preference nationally for Republicans at a five-point margin over Democrats. You started with the insurrection and a nine-point advantage. In the fourth quarter, it was a five-point margin for Republicans. So something is not right here. Something that you think could change the game for President Biden is with the stroke of a pen he could cancel student loan debt federally,”
“Yes,” Warren agreed.
“Why do you think that would make such a difference?”…
“It would affect about 43 million Americans. And keep in mind, for the people who are dealing with student loan debt, about 40% of them do not have college diplomas. These are people who did what we want them to do as Americans. They tried. But they had babies, they were working three jobs, they moved and they didn’t make it, so now they’re dealing with student loan debt on what a high school grad makes,” she said.
Watch the video below:
Elizabeth Warren has HYSTERICAL MELTDOWN when asked about supporting Joe Biden in 2024
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 18, 2022
Why stop at student loans? What about car loans?
How about people who took out car loans they couldn’t afford because “they did what we wanted them to do as Americans. They tried. But, they had babies, they moved…”
Should their car loans also be forgiven and passed on to tax payers?
— Thomas Harpointner ♞ (@TomHarpointner) January 19, 2022
Warren is crazy. People who paid off their student loans would be furious.
Cross posted from American Lookout.
Parents Outraged Over Photo of Teacher Taping Mask to Child’s Face
Parents in the North Penn School District expressed outrage after a photo emerged showing a teacher forcibly taping a mask to a child’s face.
The school district confirmed that the incident happened after the photo went viral.
“Pro-mask or anti-mask, I hope we can all agree that taping masks to children’s faces crosses the LINE,” said a Facebook post by North Penn Stronger Together. “This was not a joke for the child or the parents.”
The district issued a swift apology, but refused to divulge the identity of the teacher in question.
The photo “taken in one of our classrooms last week and circulating on social media does not represent the universal values that the North Penn School District strives to instill in both our students and staff,” says the statement.
“After an immediate investigation, it was determined that while the incident was isolated and no malice was intended, the actions of the teacher were entirely inappropriate and unacceptable, no matter the context,” the statement read. “We understand that the act of taping a mask to a student’s face is concerning to many and apologize that it occurred.”
Parents are demanding that the district take immediate disciplinary action against the teacher.
“State authorities have no right to require masks after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overruled the governor’s school mask mandate, but some school districts were authorized to keep the mandate,” reports Sputnik.
This is by no means an isolated incident.
As we highlighted last October, teachers at a Colorado Springs middle school forced children to tape masks to their face in what was described as an act of “child abuse.”
THREAD: Forcing kids to tape masks to their faces is CHILD ABUSE. It’s happening in my backyard in Colorado Springs, according to one family. I spoke this morning with Stephanie M., mother of Rylee, a 6th grader at Chinook Trail Middle School in District 20, pictured here.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 18, 2021
Children are also routinely forced to sit outside in the freezing cold for ‘snack and mask’ breaks.
Experts have warned that forcing children to wear face masks impairs learning and cognitive development.
As we previously highlighted, a study found that mean IQ scores of young children born during the pandemic have tumbled by as much as 22 points while verbal, motor and cognitive performance have all suffered as a result of lockdown and mask mandates.
A UK government investigation found that the evidence for the efficacy of face masks stopping the spread of COVID-19 in schools is “not conclusive.”
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Former White House Physician Demands Biden Take Cognitive Test After Weird Presser Breakdown
The former White House physician Ronny Jackson reacted to Joe Biden displaying more brain freeze during his second press conference in office Wednesday, demanding that the president immediately undergo a cognitive test.
Biden essentially ignored a question from a reporter about why so many Americans believe he is in cognitive decline, replying “I have no idea.”
Just minutes after that Biden displayed more bizarre brain freeze and painful loss of his train of thought.
That display prompted Jackson, the former physician for presidents Obama and Trump, to take to social media:
Jackson has repeatedly called for Biden to undergo an exam following regular concerning displays.
The doctor recently asserted that that the reason Biden has avoided cognitive exams is because he would have “failed miserably,” and his team “didn’t do it because they know, if they do it, you don’t ask questions that you don’t want the answers to.”
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