OPINION: Biden’s Climate agenda is a power grab that will destroy American capitalism
President Joe Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris were exalted by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democrat socialist, as the most progressive administration in White House history. Sanders was right. In Biden’s first weeks he’s signed 17 executive orders, turning over many of President Donald Trump’s policies on their heads. So-called environmental protection and climate policies have been at the forefront.
Can you imagine what changes are in store in the next four years? Mark my words, combating climate change will be the Biden administration’s religion, which his senior officials will use to usher in both national, economic and societal change. It’s exactly what Biden’s biggest donors and supporters are now pushing for and by the way, reminding him that they hold the purse strings. These changes are meant more to protect their own pocketbooks and push their global policy agendas.
Biden’s economic climate agenda is a power grab that will destroy American capitalism. Remember, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was highly criticized for her Green New Deal proposal, co-chairs Biden’s environmental task force. Mind you, she has no scientific background or education on the subject. She’s an activist. Biden’s environmental climate change plan is really nothing more than a multi-trillion-dollar plan for the government to take over institutions and reshape the U.S. economy.
This is not about the environment. It is a way to change the system by cloaking it in a cause. Biden has already made this push perfectly clear.
He’s already banned the Keystone XL pipeline. This move has left other oil and energy companies nervous that there will be more bans in the future leading to thousands of lost jobs and failed alleged green friendly projects like the solar powered project by the failed company Solyndra, which wasted hundreds of millions in federal funds.
Just think about it, more than 185,000 people are employed by the coal industry and more than 1.5 million in oil and gas industries in America. Can you imagine what these other companies are thinking? What the employees of these companies are thinking?
Will they be the next Keystone XL pipeline victims?
Millions of jobs will be on the line if Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, among others, have their way.
Biden is being called by leftist elitists who supported his campaign to make his legacy that of the ‘climate president.’ In a letter signed Sunday by big tech giants, including Bezos, actors, like DiCaprio, actress Rosanna Arquette and a multitude of activists, including Latricia Adams, Founder of Black Millennials for Flint are begging Biden to take on the role.
Biden is getting a lesson on how far the “progressively rich” who supported his campaign beyond just financial want him to support their vision of the future.
He’s not going to be like Trump, who touted an America first policy agenda. Biden will put China, climate change and other global issues first. He will use his allies in big tech to ensure that the messages his administration wants to be pushed are the narrative on social media. In America, we’ve already seen how people are silenced when they question the narrative of the administration or the mainstream media outlets.
Here’s some of the letter signed by some of Biden’s wealthiest supporters and posted online.
“You can be remembered as the “climate president” who led humanity away from the cliff’s edge,” the letter signed by nBiden supporters and donors said. “You can transform the world’s energy systems from fossil fuels to clean energy, while also creating an abundance of jobs, reducing harmful pollution, and tackling economic, racial, and health inequality in the process.”
“Choosing to take bold leadership will allow us to build back better and to build forward to a new world we can create together,” the letter stated. “By rejoining the Paris Agreement on day one, you have moved the United States in the right direction. But, as you have stated, it is simply not enough, and we must “do all we possibly can.”
Trump was right in pulling from the Paris Accord. The accord does little for the United States and instead allows China to continue it’s massive pollution of its nation and the planet.
Under the Paris Accord, the United States would be forced to reduce carbon emissions by 2025 to at least 28%. What would happen to Americans? Well, we already have one of the lowest carbon emissions on the planet but reducing the emissions to at least 28% would mean the average family’s electricity would go up substantially.
The Chinese Communist Party is not required to do much than what they are already doing, as stated in a 2019 New York Times opinion piece, “What China is pledging to do here is not a lot different from what China’s policies are on track to deliver.”
It’s simple. The climate gurus want you to believe that the policy changes they are asking the Biden Administration to make are for the betterment of the planet. This is not the case, because these policies are mainly being used to take more economic control from businesses, increasing regulations and stifling economic growth and ingenuity.
Moreover, we’re seeing fundamental changes in our nation that exceed what our Founding Father’s intended for individual liberty and freedom to flourish.
What we are witnessing, with the excuse and assistance of the Climate Change policies, is an intrusive government with an overreach that shreds the values established in our Constitution.
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