(RightWing.org) – Over the last year, the Biden administration has shown itself to be hostile to US energy companies. In 2020, then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised to end fossil fuels and ban fracking. On January 27, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order that triggered an avalanche of events related to energy supply, causing gas prices to rise by the late summer and early fall of 2021. All of this has led to a development with the Saudis.
Gas prices have risen every month since Biden took office. For all but one month, the cause wasn’t Russia – it was the far-left climate policies of the administration. After crushing US energy companies and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Biden and the Democrats are likely to pay a stiff political price for their policies at the polls in November. To bring down gas prices, the president is turning to everyone but US energy companies. Still, even Saudi Arabia is rebuffing Biden’s phone call to increase domestic oil supplies.
Saudi Arabia Blocks Phone Call From Biden
In recent weeks, Biden said that he would do everything possible to lower the pain consumers are feeling at the pump. Yet, is that true? Kind of – he’ll give US dollars to dictators in Iran and Venezuela, and try to force the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia to pump more oil, but he won’t remove the restrictions placed on US energy companies to unleash them.
Still, it appears that US energy companies aren’t the only ones the administration has been hostile to over the last year. While the US is generally on good terms with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, they recently refused to talk with Biden about increasing oil production and supplies to the United States. Officials in both countries became more vocal in recent months about US policy in the Gulf.
In particular, the Saudis say that its relationship with the US deteriorated over the last year under Biden. The country’s biggest concerns are the US’s lack of support for their proxy war against Iran in Yemen, support for a civilian nuclear program, and immunity for Prince Mohammed, who is facing numerous lawsuits over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Do Democrats Really Believe High Energy Prices Are Bad?
So, where does that leave us? Either energy prices rise higher, causing the prices of grocery and consumer goods to go up, or America supports dictators and rescues their economies.
Does that sound like a good plan?
As gasoline prices went over $4 on average across the country, the Biden administration began three important shifts in its narrative:
- It’s a great time to invest in an expensive electric vehicle and the equipment to charge it at home.
- Energy independence is tied to renewable energy.
- The lack of oil production is because of greedy energy companies.
There is a theme running through the messaging:
- High gas and utility prices are good for the environment – even if it makes you suffer.
- Everyone else is to blame for the high energy costs but Biden and far-left Democratic policies.
So, is it too late to change course? Perhaps it’s never too late, but it may be too late for consumers to evade severe financial pain. The question is, will voters remember 2021 and the policies that continue to contribute to inflation and rising energy prices?
The White House and Democrats hope not.
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