Biden Administration Going To Extra Lengths To Avoid “Recession” Word

Technically, the United States is in a recession. The technical definition is any time the Gross Domestic Product of the country goes negative for two consecutive quarters. Just don’t say that around the Biden White House. You’ll probably get shocked with a cattle prod if you do.

They are doing anything possible to avoid having to admit that we are indeed in a recession. That throws Joe Biden’s claims that his low joblessness numbers indicate a “booming economy”, and that’s just not what most Americans feel right now.

The White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair, Cecilia Rouse, and member Jared Bernstein have issued the following statement, “While some maintain that two consecutive quarters of falling real GDP constitute a recession, that is neither the official definition nor the way economists evaluate the state of the business cycle. Based on these data, it is unlikely that the decline in GDP in the first quarter of this year—even if followed by another GDP decline in the second quarter—indicates a recession.”

In other words, we didn’t like what was coming our way as far as another recession during Joe Biden’s term in office, so we’re going to redefine it in such a way where we don’t have to call it a recession. That’s like saying there is no crisis at the southern border, even though there is a crisis at the southern border. It’s something that Joe Biden can’t blame on Vladimir Putin, or COVID necessarily, since we’re a solid year away from the pandemic, so he has to find a new way to deal with it.

Here’s the problem the Biden administration faces. The FED is going to be raising interest rates again some 75 basis points (3/4 of a point). They did that back in June for the first time in 30 years…and they need to do it again because inflation edged up to over 9%. Wall Street is sitting on pins and needles because they hate interest rate hikes (it costs more for companies to do business when interest rates go up). So, if that happens, the markets will most likely drop. That signals to those folks with 401k’s and investments in the marketplace that they are losing money. That’s not a good thing when you are trying to tell people that everything is hunky dory.

The other problem Biden has is that the yield curve is inverted. Now, that means that the interest rate on the 10 year notes are lower than the yields on the 2 year notes. That has been the case in every single recession we’ve gone through in the last 67 years. It’s a harbinger of bad financial tidings to come, and yes, our yield curve has been inverted for quite some time now. It does show that we are heading to, if not already in a recession.

Regardless who’s definition you want to use to define if we are in a recession or not, the American people feel pressure. They feel that they are worse off today than they were a year ago. In fact, they feel they will be worse off next year at this time than they are today. That is what a recession does. And people have a tendency to pull in the spending, putting off buying a new car, or new furniture. They don’t invest in new houses (housing costs for existing houses are already down about 5% in the last month). And they don’t go on vacations, or go out to eat as often. That means supply outpaces demand and that’s never a sign of growth. It’s a sign of contraction. It’s a sign of recession.

So, forget what you’re hearing from the Biden administration. We are indeed in a recession. We weren’t in a recession last year. We are now. It’s not Trump’s fault. It’s not COVID’s fault. And you can’t blame Vladimir Putin for this one. This one is squarely on the shoulders of Joseph Robinette Biden. Remember that next time he tells you the economy is booming!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Let’s Explore Biden’s Climate Change Fallacy

Well, it’s going to be one part of the fallacy, but it’s the part that is causing probably the most angst that we all seem to be dealing with these days. That would be the move to an electric vehicle or EV as they are called.

During the past two weeks, my wife and I have been traveling about this great country of ours. We do it every year. We stop by eastern Texas to see my son and his family, and we’re getting ready to head back to the desert after visiting my daughter and her family in eastern Missouri. We’ve seen gas prices range from $5.20 a gallon in the desert of Arizona, to a low of $3.25 in the Houston area. And all the while I know Joe Biden is trying to keep gas prices high intentionally, regardless what he’s telling you. He wants to make it painful to keep gasoline and oil as the main lifeblood of our economy. He wants to go to electric. He’s right that it could be cleaner, it could be less expensive, but he’s wrong that we’re ready to transition to EV’s just yet. Here’s why.

  1. The upfront cost of an electric vehicle is expensive…upwards of $50,000 to $60,000 (not for a hybrid, but for an honest to goodness EV). That could be two to three times what you’re used to paying for a vehicle. They say you can recoup it in gasoline savings…but it would take a good long while to do so. And it just isn’t a feasible option at this juncture.
  2. The technology isn’t ready yet. When you look at EV’s, I have no doubt they have a place in our transportation future. It’s just not ready today, or even in the next year or two. Battery life and how far you can go on a charge are woefully lacking. Say you can go up to 300 miles on a single charge with a current lithium ion battery. That’s better than it has been, but if you’re driving across country, that could take you a week and a half to do so.
  3. Charging stations (better known as the infrastructure) is sorely lacking. We just aren’t ready to have enough charging stations yet. And when we do, do you want to have to stop two or three times a day to spend a half-hour to an hour charging your car? That could add a few hours each day to your road trip. That’s not something I’m necessarily excited about.
  4. Battery technology needs to be greatly improved…especially in the more extreme climates of the north and the desert southwest. When we moved to Arizona, I learned quickly that batteries that are guaranteed to last four or five years only last maybe two to two and a half years in the desert. The extreme heat of 115 degrees quickly fries the electrolytes in the battery. And lithium ion batteries don’t have the cranking power in the frigid tundra of the northern tier of states when it gets to be below zero. That needs to be improved.
  5. The safety of the vehicle can be called into question. Lithium ion batteries pose a risk for fire fighters trying to rescue occupants trapped inside of EV’s. They’ve been known to catch fire, which leads to a rather disastrous explosion on occasion. Ask any firefighter that has been trained in EV rescue. They’ll tell you it’s not something they’d prefer to do.
  6. What to do with spent batteries is yet another problem. Lithium ion batteries are classified as hazardous waste, so it’s a very time consuming effort to recycle them. A lot of companies are just burying them in the the Nevada deserts instead. Again, the technology hasn’t caught up with the idea of EV’s yet. It will…we just aren’t there yet. And replacing batteries is rather costly. If you want to replace a Tesla battery pack today, you’re looking at $16,000 or so. They say that price will drop to around $5,000 to $6,000 by 2025. That’s still quite a shock to the system. The good news is that most of these batteries are guaranteed for eight years or 100,000 miles. So, unless you keep a car a good long while, you may be lucky enough to get away with not having to replace the battery. Unless you live in the far north or the desert southwest where the life of car batteries is typically halved.

The upside to going with EV’s is that yes, it is cheaper to fill the “tank” with electricity than it is with gasoline. But will the savings be enough to pay for the additional costs that you’ll have to bear in buying the car and replacing the batteries? Today, probably not. Up the road, when the technology catches up with the idea of EV’s, it’s probably going to be the way to go.

Still, Joe Biden is amped up to get gas prices artificially high so he can make EV’s appear to be a better deal than they really are to the American public. You could say it’s an idea that is maybe ten to fifteen years ahead of it’s time. And I have a feeling Joe Biden won’t be around in 2035 or so to see it come to fruition. Just a hunch!

Carry on world…you’re dismised!

Surge of Illegals Hurting Dems’ More Than GOP

You would think that a political party that wants open borders, instant citizenship and the right to vote without telling anyone who you are or if you are even eligible to vote would be happy that over 2 million illegals are now in this country since Joe Biden took office! That’s 2 million more voters that the Democrats feel will be voting for them because they are letting these folks into the country. Ah, but as is usually the case with liberalism, it seems that it’s going too far. And Democrats are starting to push back on the whole scene.

District of Columbia Mayor, Muriel Bowser has asked the federal government for help. See, ever since Texas Governor, Greg Abbott started sending bus loads of people from Texas where they illegally cross the border, to Washington, DC, the DC folks, which of course is a “sanctuary city”, have been saddled with having to pay for all of these illegals. And when Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey heard about what Abbott was doing, he rented a bunch of busses to do the same thing. Most illegals come in through either Texas or Arizona.

Now, New York City Mayor, Eric Adams is also starting to complain. See, New York City has a right-to-shelter law he has to follow. If anyone shows up in New York City, they have a “right” to get shelter. And you know the cost of shelter in the NYC, right? It’s starting to add up. Busloads of illegals are being shipped to New York from Florida, where Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis didn’t like the fact the federal government was sending those illegals to Florida to be housed until their immigration hearings. So, DeSantis started sending them by bus to the Big Apple.

Thought Bowser and Adams are complaining that the three governors are “tricking” the illegals into getting on the busses, it’s not those three that the two mayors should be mad at. It’s their own President. Joe Biden is the one that is allowing these folks into the country illegally. Yes, in essence, Joe Biden is the one breaking the law. But no one yet, has started screaming at him. If he just had allowed the “Stay In Mexico” policy of Donald Trump to continue, none of this would be happening. Better yet, if he did something like actually fixing the broken immigration system, rather than scream that there is no crisis at the southern border, or put someone so inept as K-baby Harris in charge of it all, none of this would be happening.

But it is.

And now, the big city Democrat mayors are finding it harder and harder to find the funding necessary to house and care for thousands of illegals that just show up in their city, not knowing where to go or what to do. They need food, water, shelter, new clothes, jobs, and it seems (as is usually the case), Democrats don’t have a plan on how to deal with them once they get here. I call it “eating your own”. We have reached the point where the Democrats aren’t really mad at Republicans as much any more as they are at their own members.

More popcorn please!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Revolving Door Keeps Spinning

All presidents face a mutiny of sorts. The people they hire to run the White House and the myriad of departments there changes almost constantly. It has regardless which party is in power. The left-wing snowflake media loves to highlight such moves when people like Donald Trump or George W. Bush are sitting behind the Resolute Desk. They aren’t so keen on doing it when it’s Bobo Obama or Joe Biden losing people. But it does happen to everybody.

Having said that, I can’t recall an administration that has lost more members of their Communications Team in recent memory any quicker than the Biden staff. Gone is former Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, off to MSNBC to be a commentator. Cedric Richmond, a senior advisor has also left the White House to work for the Democrat National Committee. And now, Communications Director Kate Bedingfield has taken off. There have also been a boatload of junior staffers who have called it quits, citing that working in the White House hasn’t been the experience they thought it would be.

Part of the reason behind the mass exodus in this one department is the fact that they’ve had to basically work harder than any other communications staff in correcting Joe Biden’s many gaffes and slip ups. Biden in public likes to go off script, which has been carefully crafted for him. And he has made no bones about telling reporters that he “gets into trouble” if he doesn’t follow the script” that’s been handed him by his communications staff. Then he makes some ridiculous statement and everyone has to scramble to walk-back the miscue.

I get it that everyone undergoes staff changes in every White House staff. God knows, Donald Trump fired people like he was still hosting The Apprentice. And those they he didn’t fire quit to take other less-demanding jobs. That’s just part of the game.

But to lose an entire staff in one department like is happening with communications is almost unheard of. It speaks volumes as to the President’s management style, or more appropriately the lack of it. And it shows the American people one more reason why this guy is having such a hard time dealing with the easiest of problems to solve. He just doesn’t have the ability to analyze and create the necessary solutions to the many problems we’re facing today.

I have this gnawing hunch that you’re going to see the staff at the White House continue to leave. Usually one year is a little early. Most people leave after the first term. Some choose to hit the bricks after the first midterm elections, but we aren’t even there yet! Just goes to show you that overall, it’s not a lot of fun to be working in such a high pressure cooker!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

You Know It’s Time To Leave When…

My wife and I have always had a partnership. Oh, that doesn’t mean we always agree on things. There are several things we disagree about. But we have managed over the past four and a half decades to figure out how to work around those things. But when your wife tells you that what you’re doing at your job isn’t working and that it’s over…it’s time to leave.

That’s what Jill Biden told Joe recently.

Except for the fact, she did it not in the privacy of the White House residence. She decided to do it at a Democrat fundraiser. Joe wasn’t even there. But I’m sure he heard about it later on. Here’s part of what she said: “He’s just had so many things thrown his way. Who would have ever thought about what happened (with the Supreme Court overturning) Roe vs. Wade? Well, maybe we saw it coming, but still, we didn’t believe it. The gun violence in this country is absolutely appalling. We didn’t see the war in Ukraine coming.”

Now, what Jill Biden said isn’t exactly true. Every president has had a boatload of things “thrown at them”. George W. Bush had 9/11. Bill Clinton had the Lewinsky affair (granted, it was of his own making). Bobo Obama had the whole healthcare debacle that still carries his name. Donald Trump had the southern border issue. So why should Joe Biden be any different?

What the first lady failed to realize was that the three things she mentioned were visible to the rest of the country. Why not the president? When you have a 6-3 conservative court, you’re surprised that Roe v. Wade got overturned? Really? Gun violence isn’t anything new. Every president for the past 35 years had to deal with school shootings and mass murders on the streets and in our churches. And if you didn’t see Ukraine coming Dr. Biden, you obviously weren’t paying attention during the time your hubby was vice president! Didn’t Putin take over Crimea in 2014 when Bobo was President?

What Jill Biden got right is that her husband has been a failure. He needs to stop trying to press his agenda and move on to sitting out the rest of his days as president until 2024, and then retire to Rehoboth Beach or back to Wilmington. He’s got his federal pension from the Senate and the White House. He’s got his millions in kickbacks thanks to Hunter’s business dealings. He doesn’t have to worry about that. It’ll be a lot less stressful on him if he just hides out in the White House basement for the next 2 1/2 years and let the chips fall where they may. Jill Biden sees it clear as day. I’m sure that Joe probably does as well. He is trying to build something that would count as a legacy, rather than buffoonery. But based on what I’ve watched all this time, the more he tries, the greater the buffoonery legacy appears to be the only accomplishment he’s got.

In fact, I’d go so far as to say that Joe Biden’s presidential library will probably consist of maybe one book…Curious George or some such thing. When your wife tells you it’s over. When she starts making excuses for you as to why you’ve been such a failure, and you’re not even halfway through your first term. it’s time to pack it in and ride out the storm.

Now the only question I have is, what am I going to do with all of this popcorn I’ve laid in for?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

You Know It’s Bad When…

Somehow, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how, Joe Biden can’t get a win. Regardless what he does, regardless what he says, regardless if he stumbles or not, the guy just can’t connect with the American people. Hell, he can’t even connect to members of his own party, much less the media.

And you know it’s bad when the old grey lady of journalism, the New York Times questions Biden’s abilities to lead. And they have.

Oh, it was a couple of weeks ago, but liberal news media outlets all over the country have begun to dump on Biden. The NYT released a report saying that Biden may be too old to lead the country, shuffles his feet, and mumbles incoherently. I think what started it all is when the White House had to reschedule Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia, basically because it was too stressful on the President to make the 10 day trek to beg for more Saudi oil (when he himself has shut down drilling in this country).

You see it pretty much everywhere in everything Biden does. He has to have cheat cards when addressing the press. He uses them to find his seat, to say “Hello!”, or to leave an event. He needs an Easter Bunny to lead him away from reporters and to keep him from talking policy. You see him reading a teleprompter commanding him to “repeat the line” and he actually reads, “repeat the line”, as if he didn’t know it was an instruction, not part of his speech.

And that brings me to a point that I’ve had to think about long and hard. What does Joe Biden think about in the deep, dark recesses of his mind when he is alone? Do you think he actually is aware that he is in way over his head and that he’s not able to get his head above water? Is there any staff, or even his wife, that tells him about the mistakes that he’s making? Or, as I suspect, are they covering for him and tell him what a great job he’s doing? I do feel sorry in a way for Biden, at least to the point that he’s got to wonder how a 50 year political career can come crashing down in a heap of garbage like it has.

And the same goes for the K-baby. Do you think K-baby Harris actually hears what the press is saying about her, how she can’t say anything without creating a “word salad”? She has to hear how the commentators, even at CNN and MSNBC and the three major networks berate her and tell the world how bad of a job she’s doing at the border, or in Ukraine, or how every time she opens her mouth, there’s more garbage coming out than real useful speech. I don’t think K-baby is actually that stupid. I never thought Dan Quayle was that stupid. But you’d never know it by her actions, her words, and her mis-steps. She’s so filled with gaffes we could start calling her Joe Jr.

It’s sad, truly sad then the media turns on a president. I’ve seen it happen a few times, and when it does it speaks volumes about what a poor job the person is doing. I’ve never seen it done to this level however. Never before have I witnessed a political party where the majority doesn’t want their sitting president to run for reelection because they want to save the embarrassment of him losing, and save the party the embarrassment of becoming a non-factor in government. But that’s what’s happening now. I know it’s happened in the past. In fact it’s happened five times in the past. But four of the five times, the president failing to get the nomination was stepping in for a president who had died in office. The only elected president to not get a nomination to continue was Franklin Pierce. His stance on slavery did him in…not his incompetence in leadership.

And when the New York Times turns it’s back on you, you’re toast. It’s reached catastrophic levels. And it’s only been 19 months in office! I wish my crystal ball hadn’t stopped working!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

EXTRA! Just A Few Thoughts On Gas Prices

I couldn’t help by chuckle when I heard Karine Jean-Pierre describe the recent decline in gasoline prices as “exciting”, claiming that the price was heading to $4 a gallon.

It got me thinking, which is usually a dangerous thing.

Joe Biden has consistently blamed others for the rising gas prices that have soared in some places to over $7 a gallon. He blamed COVID. He blamed Donald Trump. He’s blamed Vladimir Putin. He’s blamed the Saudis. He’s blamed everyone but himself. Though he hasn’t mentioned that he’s made it damn near impossible to pump oil in this country. That, after Donald Trump put policies in place that allowed America to become an energy exporter for the first time I can recall.

So, if it was everybody’s fault BUT Joe Biden’s that gas prices were on the rise, how can it be Joe Biden is the savior and responsible for the lowering of the gas prices? If he didn’t raise them, but all of these outside sources were the cause of it, how can he take credit for lowering it? It just doesn’t make sense. I mean, if he could lower gas prices, as Jean-Pierre is claiming, then why did he let the price of gas get so high in the first place? If you can lower something, you can lower it. If it’s getting too high, why didn’t he stop it sooner?

Of course, the quick and easy answer is, he could have but he doesn’t want gas prices to go down. He wants gas prices to stay inflated. But he realized (or his staff realized since they are the ones calling the shots), that he went too far. America is far from ready to accept European gasoline prices. When the price of gas gets over $3 a gallon the country starts going into panic mode. When it tops $5, the gloves come off. At $7, there’s a revolution.

All of this seems to be a moot point because it looks like Biden and his Democrat buddies are heading for a tumultuous fall come November. I know they are trying everything they can find to try and get you to stop thinking about the economy. It doesn’t seem to be working. Yes, they are still blaming Donald Trump for the whole January 6th protest thing at the Capitol building. Yes, they are trying to pack the court, hold protests over the Dobbs v. Jackson SCOTUS ruling, and the whole idea to come up with something to get your mind off of the lousy job they’ve done since 2021. I really doubt at this point it’s too late to right the ship. There are so many bad things happening in our society today that even if Biden or the idiots in Congress could wave a magic wand and make them all disappear, they’d still probably lose.

But the liberals in the country seem determined to keep doubling down even though everyone at the table knows that they don’t even hold a pair of deuces in their hand. Yet, they want to go all in. They are content to die on the sword come November. I have no idea why they want to sink lower than they already are. Biden’s approval ratings are now well into the 30’s. He’s even touched the 20’s in some polls. And now, the word is that he won’t be running for reelection because of all of the problems. Word is that the one person that actually would have a shot of beating either Ron DeSantis or Donald Trump is thinking about putting out feelers…Michele Obama! Does she really want the headache? And if she were to win, could she actually fix Biden’s many mistakes or just make them all worse?

Karine Jean-Pierre needs to stick to the truth and call a spade a spade when she’s at the White House podium. We The People are tired of the lies.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Bombshell Admission? Or World’s Largest Gaffe?

You have to hand it to Joe Biden. He doesn’t mess around when it comes to going off script. Biden was in Massachusetts earlier this week, speaking about climate change at a closed-down coal plant. And he was talking about how his life was growing up in Delaware near an oil refinery. Here was his quote.

“My mother drove us rather than us being able to walk and guess what? The first frost, you know what was happening? You had to put on your windshield wipers to get literally the oil slick off the window. That’s why I and so damn many other people I grew up with have cancer and why for the longest time, Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation,”


Now, did the President of the United States just admit to the world that HE and “so damn many other people he grew up with” have cancer (present tense)? Or was this just another, and probably the largest Joe Biden Gaffe he’s ever made? Let’s get one thing clear. IF Joe Biden has cancer in his 80’s, the chances of him recovering from it are two…slim and none, and slim just left town. If however, he did what he likes to do often enough and make up stories about himself doing things and having lived through things that just aren’t true, it’s probably the largest gaffe he’s ever made. You don’t tell the world that you, as the President of the United States have cancer because of growing up near an oil refinery if you didn’t.

Once again, we are forced to listen to a president that has lied on more than one occasion, and has made up stories about his life several more times than I can count. Either way, you don’t do it about something as serious and deadly as cancer. That’s just wrong. Biden already has lost most of the credibility he ever did have. That was evidenced when he returned from Saudi Arabia. He said one thing, the Saudis said another. And the American people believed the Saudis over their own president. That’s not a very positive sign about where our country is right now.

Look, I want to have a president, regardless of party, that levels with me. He or she tells me the truth. They are honest. They are forthright, and they treat the American people like the adults we are. They don’t embellish about themselves, their lives, or stories about what they went through. In this sense, there is no difference between what Biden is saying and what the liberal snowflake media does when they either make up stories to get their point of view across, or not cover news that would damage that point of view.

If Joe Biden does indeed have cancer, I’m sorry for him. I don’t wish that on anybody. But if this is just another Biden gaffe or lie about what he went through in his youth to make a point about how important it is to fight climate change, he has further damaged the whole climate change argument to the point that more and more people will start to wonder whether or not it’s real, or whether it’s just more fakery foisted by the Democrats. Sad…very sad!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

EXTRA! An Irrelevant Trip

Joe Biden went to the Middle East with his hat in hand. Oh, he stopped by Israel to let them know that he still thinks the Jewish folks are important. And at one point, thought it was important that they send someone with him to Saudi Arabia. They passed on that one.

But the president went to Saudi Arabia with a veiled mission. Yes, he was there to speak to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). But he was REALLY there to try and gas prices down without having to resort to relaxing his insane restrictions on oil production in the United States. Better that the Saudis continue to pollute the earth than America, even though it’s all the same pollution in the long run. Alas, Biden had to leave Saudi Arabia with hat in mouth.

Biden’s problem was twofold. First he went to a country he called a “pariah” during the 2020 campaign because of the 2018 murder of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. During the trip, Biden said that he basically blamed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Khashoggi’s death. However, as soon as Air Force One had left the ground, that was foisted as a lie with the Saudis claiming that Biden never brought up the topic. The second problem Biden had was trying to get a favor from the Saudis without apologizing for calling the country a pariah.

Let me ask you this question. If someone came out against you in a rather harsh manner, and then a year or two later came back and wanted a big favor from you, would you cave in to their wishes? The Saudis didn’t want to do that. Besides the fact that anyone with a computer could see that Saudi Arabia is almost at full capacity in their oil production. They couldn’t be much help even if Donald Trump were president. But of course, if Trump were president, the US would still be the world’s number one oil producing nation. You would have thought Biden would have someone pulling his puppet strings that would have known that. But apparently, they are as smart as the president, but no smarter.

The trip in itself was an embarrassment for the United States. Biden thought this was going to give him a win. Instead, it gave him a few more gaffes (telling the world that we should always “honor the holocaust” and then trying again, to shake hands with an invisible person in Israel), and dishonoring Saudi Arabia, who won’t even take his phone calls. The headlines of Biden heading home read that he was “humiliated” with the results of his trip. Actually, America is humiliated with Joe Biden as our president. We certainly deserve someone that is better at doing their homework, and someone that represents what America is, not someone that could have filled in for one of the Three Stooges.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Is Biden’s Green New Deal Hurting The Planet?

That’s going to depend on who you listen to. If you’re going to listen to Al Gore, or AOC, or Joe himself, the answer is, it’s going to save the planet. But that’s all emotional conjecture. If you actually look at the facts, you’re going to see that Biden’s plan (and I guess it’s AOC’s as well) actually does more damage than good.

Let’s take a look at what I’m talking about.

Stephen Moore, who writes for the Wall Street Journal, and is a really, really intelligent guy on a lot of issues, wrote a very interesting piece on the topic. His theory, and it was confirmed by ecologist and former climate change advocate, Michael Shellenberger, who said, “In 2021, emissions in the U.S. increased mostly because of increased coal use, *not* because of higher econ growth. Why? Because nat gas became more expensive. Why? Because of inadequate supply. Why? Chronic ‘under-investment in production & pipelines, thanks to ESG & climate activists.”

Now there aren’t a lot of people I take a face value when they speak. Both Moore and Shellenberger are people I take at face value. Our former program director at the radio station I used to work at was good friends with Moore, and had him on his show quite a bit. He always impressed me as an extremely well-researched guy. Shellenberger wrote an apology book on climate change and why he changed his tune. If you go back in my archives, you’ll see the piece on it I wrote…but fair warning, it was a while ago!

Anyway, there is the exact reason why Biden’s plan is actually hurting us. When we were doing fracking like we were in the Trump era, we were using a lot more natural gas and a lot less coal (and everybody will tell you that coal is a more damning pollutant than natural gas). That made our carbon emissions come way down. In fact in 2020, they were lower than they had been in decades, thanks largely to increased fracking. But in 2021 when Biden took office, what did he do about fracking? He really slowed it to a trickle, buying into the myth that fracking was bad for the environment. That just shows his ignorance and lack of understanding the real research out there. Shellenberger is a much more credible source of information on this account than Joe Biden will ever be.

So, in the end analysis, we have yet another liberal plan that while it sounds good on paper, in reality, it doesn’t work. Can anybody think of other such plans? I’m thinking Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security for a start. How about Universal Income? What about the War On Poverty? Liberals are really good at coming up with new programs to deal with squishy, emotional issues. But when they put them into place, you see very quickly that they are not only totally opposite of what they originally said, but they cost tens of times as much as well. But the liberal’s point of view is, once we get this in place, it becomes an entitlement, and therefore, no one would dare take it away!

Just another bad liberal idea costing us trillions of dollars with no return what-so-ever. That’s who you put in the White House, America! Aren’t you proud of your decision?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!