President Biden is Out of Touch with Americans’ Needs

President Biden is Out of Touch with Americans’ Needs

November 12, 2021

As we know, common-sense policy is not President Biden’s strong suit. His administration continues to promote policies that are harmful to our economy and families across the country. In an opinion piece in the Washington Examiner Ben Carson, former Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, discusses Biden’s ill-informed green energy policies.

As we pursue policies that restrict coal, natural gas, and oil production based upon the unfulfilled promise that green energy would replace them, the result is that energy, when we need it, is not readily available. Renewable energy sources still require massive subsidies and mandates, which make them more expensive. They are also less reliable and cannot be efficiently stored. Just like the sun does not always shine, wind disappears when we need it the most. Just ask Californians, who face widespread blackouts as a matter of course given their government’s irrational obsession with renewable energy.

Green energy might sound great on paper, but it is truly unrealistic. The costs are higher, the energy is unreliable, and contrary to what President Biden has said in the past there are not enough jobs to go around to replace the oil and gas workforce Biden’s green policies have displaced. These are just empty promises that end up costing the country more.

At a recent global summit, President Biden argued, “The single most important thing that’s got the attention of the world is climate.”

This, to borrow the President’s signature phrase, is malarkey.

The priorities for most people in the world are a roof over their heads, food on the table, not freezing to death, and avoiding random violence. All of that is made easier by cheap, reliable energy. Today, people increasingly must choose between putting food on the table or gas in their car, and it will only get worse. Only those who have never had to worry about those things, like many on the Left, can commit themselves to zealously advancing anti-human environmentalism that makes daily life for most people much harder.”

It is clear that President Biden and his administration are out of touch with the needs of American families across the country. Average American households are concerned with providing basic needs for their family – like a heated home or keeping the lights on – these eco-left policies are only making it harder.