It is day 29 of the Biden regime and he still had not taken a single action that benefits Americans. He has, however, taken action to benefit a lot of other countries. Not only do his actions not benefit Americans, they will cost YOU money, and a lot of it.
Under Trump the US was energy independent. Biden fixed that. His actions have smashed oil production by 40%. So far. The price of gasoline is up 18% and will continue to climb. That will translate into increases in heating oil and electricity. Actions such as canceling the Keystone XL pipeline are causes a spike in jobless claims. YOU will be paying more.
Biden has thrown open the door for illegal aliens. Right now it costs almost $60 billion to educate the children of illegal aliens. That comes largely off the backs of local municipalities in the form of property taxes. Biden plans to quadruple of number of economic refugees over Trump era levels. That mean another 125,000 unskilled non-English speaking persons who have to be supported financially. That means YOU will pay for it. We are told in commercials that one in seven children in America goes to bed hungry. Now we will put those hungry children even further down the list of priorities.
Biden has rejoined the US to the Paris Accords. Even without it the US was leading the world in CO2 emission reduction (even with John Kerry included). The UN concluded “America Is Already Cutting So Much Carbon It Doesn’t Need The Paris Climate Accord.” The Paris Accord was a lousy deal for America right from the start:
The poorly negotiated Paris climate accord imposed unfair, unworkable and unrealistic targets on the United States for reducing carbon emissions.
As the climate deal punished America’s energy producers with expensive and burdensome regulations, it gave other countries U.S. taxpayer-funded subsidies and generous timelines.
Countries like China got a free pass to pollute for over a decade. With abundant low-cost coal, China and India would put our manufacturers at a huge competitive disadvantage. Economic costs would be severe.
According to the National Economic Research Associates, if we met all of our commitments as part of the Paris climate agreement, it would cost the American economy $3 trillion and 6.5 million industrial sector jobs by 2040. We don’t need to cripple our economy to protect our environment.
America’s emissions actually continue to decline, and we are the world’s driver of innovative solutions. Since 2005, the United States has reduced its combustion-related carbon dioxide emissions more than any other nation in the world. Global emissions have moved in the opposite direction.
China, on the other hand is not subject to the same restrictions. In 2020 it built 3 times as many coal fired power plants as did the rest of the entire world. Both China and India are largely off the hook. That’s what that crafty obama negotiated. The cost of the Paris Accord to the US?
U.S. participation in the pact would cost the average family of four $20,000 and the national GDP $2.5 trillion by 2035, according to The Heritage Foundation. The resulting reduction in global temperatures: a nearly unmeasurable 0.015 degrees Celsius in 2100.
In fact, even the gasbag John Kerry has admitted that if the US emissions dropped to zero it would make no difference
WASHINGTON — President Biden’s climate czar, John Kerry, admitted Wednesday that the US reducing its emissions to zero wouldn’t make much of a difference in the global climate change fight — before pushing domestic manufacturing of electric cars and solar panels in favor of energy production.
Kerry’s remarks were made ahead of Biden’s signing of a host of executive actions on Wednesday pushing his $2 trillion Green New Deal-inspired climate agenda.
“He knows Paris alone is not enough,” Kerry told reporters at a White House press briefing, referring to Biden re-entering the US in the Paris Climate Agreement in one of his first acts as president.
“Not when almost 90 percent of all of the planet’s global emissions come from outside of US borders. We could go to zero tomorrow and the problem isn’t solved,” Kerry conceded.
The former secretary of state, now Biden’s climate envoy, acknowledged that it would be difficult to bring the world’s top polluters to the table, including China, which produces 30 percent of the world’s carbon emissions.
Because the Paris Accord has no teeth, which means only democrats would force it upon us. And it’s going to cost YOU for this moronic symbolism.
And finally we come to Iran. The other day Biden signaled Iran that he would not retaliate for an Iranian proxy attack on US assets:
One American contractor was killed in the attack, and five others, including at least one U.S. service member, were wounded. But Iran isn’t trying too hard to hide its responsibility. After all, the attack in Iraqi Kurdistan was claimed by an organization called Saraya Awliya al Dam (or the Guardians of the Blood). A thinly veiled Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps intermediary, the Guardians of the Blood exist to attack U.S. interests in a manner that shields Iran from being held directly accountable. To mitigate the risk of U.S. intelligence services identifying their masters, and thus the risk of retaliation for attacks falling on Tehran, it doesn’t make phone calls to Tehran. Instead, they receive their orders from in-person contact with IRGC handlers.
Still, national security adviser Jake Sullivan knows the Guardians’ truer reality: This group has just killed an American at Tehran’s behest. Moreover, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is personally responsible for orchestrating this new offensively minded posture toward U.S. interests in Iraq.
Would Biden respond?
While the U.S. reserves the right to respond against Iran, Psaki declared that “obviously, diplomacy is a priority.”
So now Khamenei knows he’s got Biden by the short hairs.
Iran is the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. and obama funded them to the tune of $150 billion, none of which goes to the people.
Remember the $152 billion in credit & cash that Obama allowed #Iran‘s regime to access?
That money funded terrorists & nuclear/ballistic missile programs.
Not a dime was spent on the people.
Over 60 million of Iran’s 84 million population live in poverty. Some eat from trash. pic.twitter.com/io02PNWL8t
— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) February 17, 2021
Iran cheated on the deal from day one.
It’s not hard to see Biden coughing up another billion cash of your money to appease the mullahs- the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. Biden
But hang on- Biden is already funding the next viral pandemic with your money.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology is authorized to receive taxpayer funding for animal research until January 2024, the National Institute of Health told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
So perhaps all the rest of his profligacy with your money won’t matter in the long term. The last thing Biden cares about is YOU.
Guess who is suing whom for not complying with the Paris Accord?
Just like the equally stupid and anti-American Obama regime, this pack of idiots wants to reward the terrorist state of Iran with more funds to attack our most loyal and reliable ally in the region and threaten the world with nuclear weapons. The absolute stupidity of these morons is astounding.
The idiot Biden worries about law abiding citizens that won’t submit to leftist group-think while he provides support to those who kill our soldiers overseas… MORE of which he is sending into harm’s way. God forgive anyone that voted for this and all those who abide by the fraud used to “win”.
The sharks smell blood in the water, weakness even greater than Barry. Biden a pseudo president who greatest feat so far as “da’Prez” is winning a game of Mario Cart. His “vice” is now taking over all his duties so he can nap from 8 am Thursday til who knows when. As he turns like a dog on the defecation of Paris accords and the Iran deal.
I remember when Biden’s puppet master, Obama, tried to force physically impossible CAFE standards on America’s cars and trucks.
There was no technology in existence that could have met those requirements then or now.
Well, whoops, he did it again.
Obama/Biden wants the entire nation’s auto fleet electric by 2050 with California banning all non-electric vehicles by 2035.
So, what’s so hard about that?
I’ll tell you.
One Tesla battery is 1,000 pounds, including, approximately
25 pounds of lithium,
30 pounds of cobalt,
60 pounds of nickel,
110 pounds of graphite,
90 pounds of copper.
Doesn’t sound so hard until you start to mine all that stuff.
Lithium brines typically contain less than 0.1% lithium, so that entails some 25,000 pounds of brines to get the 25 pounds of pure lithium.
Cobalt ore grades average about 0.1%, thus nearly 30,000 pounds of ore to get 30 pounds of cobalt.
Nickel ore grades average about 1%, thus about 6,000 pounds of ore to get 60 pounds of nickel.
Graphite ore is typically 10%, thus about 1,000 pounds per battery to get 100 pounds of graphite.
Copper at about 0.6% in the ore, thus about 25,000 pounds of ore per battery to get 90 pounds of copper.
In total then, acquiring just these five elements to produce the 1,000-pound EV battery requires mining about 90,000 pounds of ore.
But that stuff doesn’t just sit on the surface of planet earth, nope, we have to dig for it first.
Accessing about 90,000 pounds of ore requires digging and moving between 200,000 and over 1,500,000 pounds of earth—a rough average of more than 500,000 pounds of ore per battery.
Oh, and lest you think for one second Biden is going to make jobs for America’s miners, think again.
Cobalt is almost exclusively mined in Central Africa.
Lithium is China’s.
And China is already making noises about cutting back on rare earth mining to strangle America!
So, no, again.
Thankfully, California will go first and prove to the world that there is not enough (by more than 1/2) copper on earth to even satisfy their 2035 requirement.
And disposing of used electric car batteries, like in the Tesla?
Not a job for Americans.
They will be shipped to China where slaves will poison themselves getting these various metals back out of those used up batteries.
Sounds like an ecological paradise, as long as hell on earth for many thousands of people is your idea of paradise.
The bottom line: California cannot provide the power needed now. It will not built enough power plants, green or otherwise, to go full bore on electric cars by 2035. Then what? Huge traffic jams as cars run out of energy on Hwy. 1?
Apparently, Beijing Biden wants to destroy the U.S. ala California style.
@Nan G: Well, OBVIOUSLY, some of us will simply have to walk. What’s so hard about that? Only the socialist elite will have transportation.
Unless you want to take a ride on a cattle car.
Taxes on everything from Rugar Pistols to Big Macs all to finance the Democ-Rats pork projects
@Nan G: Very good information
@Nan G: I suggest, to preserve crews, ships and cargos, international law regarding the answering of distress signals should be reconsidered. It doesn’t appear the supply of the necessary minerals exists on this planet and to avoid losing more assets like the Nostromo, rules should be changed.
Biden wants to cost us a lot.
But there are things we can do to prevent that as well as hurt the Left at the same time!
American Thinker had an essay up about how easy it is to destroy communism, or, lefty gov’t.
It pointed out that overburdening the gov’t a la Cloward-Piven works for us, too!
It has an old Balkan saying that helped destroy the Soviet Empire:
Every hair from the boar. This metaphor means the government is the boar and it can be killed by subtly plucking every hair from its fat body.
Think only illegals and minorities can suck our federal coffers dry?
We can opt to pay our taxes annually not thru Withholding!
This starves the feds for a year and they won’t know even IF you’re going to pay, how good your preparer is so how much you’ll pay, or even if you quit working and went on as much of the dole as you could.
As to the dole, even if you earn too much, the processing time for millions of new applications would drain the system even faster and demoralize government workers.
Any tickets for speeding, not wearing a mask, congregating on holidays?
Insist on a trial.
More than that, insist on a Public Defender.
The worst that can happen is you pay the ticket.
And when life gives you lemons…..
Say you get a bad alignment from hitting a pothole, or get a flat tire from driving on an unswept street.
Sure, the gov’t can print dollars out of thin air, but that doesn’t help them.
It’s worse for them than for us, by a lot.
Gasoline prices were low because oil had dropped to a low of $20.75 per barrel. It has now risen to $59.00 per barrel, which has nothing whatsoever to do with Joe Biden. It has to do with increasing world demand as economies recover from the effects of a year of COVID-19, and OPEC.
Meanwhile in Texas, a lot of people are seeing what bad policy and planning can cost:
And the Beijing Biden DOE played no small part in the decisions of ERCOT.
As I told you before, the Trib is left wing. That is why you link to it.
I guess Beijing Biden thinks that when the governor of Texas asks for emergency funding for the entire state (254 counties), limiting it to 77 counties is just fine. Screw the other 60% of the counties that suffered and the people in them who are still suffering.
You’re an insufferable idiot, Comrade Greggie.
@Greg: Damn just when I thought you went to cry yourself to sleep cause someone hurt you feelings,all you did was catch up on propaganda to puke it here. Oil was a zero a barrel the reserves couldnt hold anymore then Trump made a deal with the Saudis and Putin to save 3 economies.
99 cents a gallon then to now 2.59
@Greg: “Bad policy and planning”? The only bad policy was expanding unreliable renewable energy and the only bad planning was believing the climate change hoax was real. Your comment is about as stupid as Schumer’s. What was clearly demonstrated was what a disaster following leftist direction can be.
You probably refused to read those articles posted on FA about how much energy and material it takes to pursue the green dream. Not only the fuel needed to mine the minerals, but much of the materials required are petroleum-based. Yet you morons killed the Keystone XL, are blocking more exploration and production and want to kill MORE pipelines. You are cutting your own stupid throats. Either you have no idea what you want or you are trying to destroy the country. Or both.
@retire05: The idiot Biden only extended aid to the areas that supported him, the big cities. To hell with everyone else. The “healing” is only for those stupid enough to support him. Granted, they DO need all the help they can get.
@Deplorable Me, #13:
The first wind farm in the United States went into operation in 1980. Since then, U.S. generating capacity has grown from 600 kilowatts to over 111,000 megawatts.
We’re not building them because they’re inefficient or unreliable. Neither is China or the European Union, which have each built even more than we have. They work just fine in cold climates when they’re properly winterized.
What happened in Texas was a result of bad policy, which had been pointed out as bad long before the weather proved it to be so. What people do or fail to do has consequences.
@Greg: We aren’t building them because they are cost effective or reliable, either. Bad policy is believing leftist lies, like climate change.
If the climate change proponents are correct, how could such a winter storm even happen? What part of “warming” confuses you?