Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Pelosi, Schumer watch support nose-dive among Black, Hispanic voters

By Kery Murakami |The Washington Times 

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., during Paid Leave for All rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Support among Black voters and other minorities for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer is plummeting.

From April to September, Black support for Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer dropped from 50% to 39%, according to Pew Research polling data provided to The Washington Times.

Support among Black voters for Congress’ overall Democratic leadership skidded from 82% to 59% in that time frame.

The decline mirrors Mr. Biden’s waning popularity among minorities. Black respondents who approved of Mr. Biden’s job performance dropped from 85% to 67% during the same five-month span. It dropped from 72% to 56% among Hispanics and 68% to 54% among Asians.

The eroding job approval for Democratic leaders follows party infighting in Washington, gridlock in Congress and the Democrats’ failures to deliver promised racial justice overhauls of policing and elections.

Rising inflation and a struggling economy are other reasons for voters, including minorities, to be unhappy with Democrats, who have complete control of power in Washington, said Brendan Steinhauser, a Republican political consultant in Texas.

“Everybody was better off before Biden economically,” said Mr. Steinhauser, a former campaign manager for Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican and an organizer of the tea party march on Washington in 2009. “People aren’t seeing a lot from the Biden administration, except for a lot of spending and paying some people not to work.”

Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, and Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, refused to answer questions for this article, as did the Democratic House and Senate campaign committees.

Georgetown University political science professor Nadia Brown, an expert in Black women in politics, said the dwindling support also could reflect frustration over Democrats’ failure to pass popular liberal policies such as subsidized child care, which is one of the measures in Mr. Biden’s stalled $3.5 trillion social welfare and climate change bill.

“The policies that Americans want aren’t happening,” she said. “The politics is happening.”

Support for the Democratic leaders also dropped among other minority groups polled by Pew.

In April, 64% of Hispanics approved of Democratic leaders’ job performance. In September, the number tumbled to 51%. Support for the Democrats among Asians fell from 64% to 55% during that time.

The decline in support among minorities, who were key to winning the White House, threatens Democrats’ chances of keeping control of the House and Senate in next year’s midterm elections.

However, the drop in popularity for Democrats hasn’t meant a lovefest for Republican leaders. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky also took hits, according to the Pew data.

Job approval for Republican congressional leaders dropped from 32% in April to 27% in September. Even among White respondents, those who approved of the job the Republicans are doing edged down from 33% to 29%. Support for Mr. McCarthy and Mr. McConnell also dropped among Black, Hispanic and Asian voters in the survey.

Mr. McConnell and Mr. McCarthy also refused to comment for this article, as did the Republican campaign committees for House and Senate candidates.

Indeed, Americans — regardless of party or race — are not happy with the job performance in Washington.

“It’s a plague on both of their houses,” said Mr. Steinhauser. “I don’t know if people feel like there’s a good alternative offered by Republicans. There’s still work to be done.”

Still, he viewed the unhappiness of minority voters as an opening for Republicans with that solidly Democratic bloc.

Mike Madrid, a former political director for the California Republican Party, said the declining approval numbers toward all congressional leaders by people of all races reflect the country’s economic woes.

“People are feeling less confident. The mood of the electorate is beginning to sour,” he said. “There’s a trepidation that the stimulus money is ending and maybe not having a way of being able to get back into the workforce.”

Mr. Madrid said every elected official in Washington is at risk. “It’s not a good prognosis for incumbents,” he said.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/15/pelosi-schumer-watch-support-nose-dive-among-black/

Monday, October 18, 2021

Colin Powell Dies of COVID Complications

BY MATT MARGOLIS | P J Media


General Colin Powell, the former U.S. Secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away Monday morning, due to complications from COVID-19. He was 84 years old.

“We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment,” his family said in a statement posted to his Facebook page. “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.”

Powell was fully vaccinated against COVID, the statement added.

Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State.

https://pjmedia.com/uncategorized/matt-margolis/2021/10/18/breaking-colin-powell-dies-of-covid-complications-n1524730?utm_source=pjmedia&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&bcid=97dcba5b3836df02659d13cdaaceb7725e0831d49eea234e5b9b5647e5a46308&recip=28551147

Sunday, October 17, 2021

The COVID Controversy: Is the truth finally being told?

 Dr. Harvey Risch Explains Hydroxychloroquine


NOT from the mainstream media. Two of the nation's leading physicians give you the shocking truth the mainstream media will not tell you.

Yale Professor Harvey Risch was interviewed by author John Leake about Covid-19. Professor Risch explains how hydroxychloroquine – a safe, effective, and inexpensive drug – was fraudulently misrepresented and suppressed by public health agencies, academic journals, and mainstream media. This propaganda campaign against hydroxychloroquine has resulted in the preventable deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. 

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Progressive federalism is the new socialism

By William Haupt III | The Center Square contributor


President Joe Biden speaks Aug. 31, 2021, from the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. - Evan Vucci / AP photo

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, and be a socialist nation." – Norman Thomas

Every time Democrats want to execute a newly concocted leftist scheme, they have one motive: to expand federalism. Augmenting the power of the central government is diminishing the independence of individual states by assuming responsibilities assigned to them within the 10th Amendment. Big government was the colonies greatest fear. It would negate everything they had rebelled against. Big government would increase taxing without representation for things they did not want or need.

Although the colonies revolted for many reasons; taxation without representation to finance the wars and the spending of British big government ignited the fuse of the Revolution. The colonies discovered quickly after they began to reap the harvest of their investment in the New World that "the more they produced, the more homage they had to pay to the king" as a punishment for their success. They revolted because big government was too expensive and they wanted no part of it.

Since the Great Depression, government has been expanding and usurping states rights at an unprecedented pace. With a rising interest in socialism during the Great Depression and their promise to bring economic and socioeconomic security to America, FDR quickly recreated the theology for future Democrats: "Big government is the answer for every problem in America."

FDR created so many new government programs and agencies even Democrats bemoaned the costs and rising national debt. He spoon-fed Americans and kept them on life support long after they didn't need it. And Americans are still paying for FDR's "alphabet soup" menu of bequests today.

"Socialism can best be described simply as redistribution of capital." – Norman Thomas

As Democrats in Congress move ahead with their $1 trillion infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion bill to expand entitlements, the devil is in the details. Both bills fund programs that the states are responsible for already. Democrats preach the merits of these federal gifts as an improvement over what the states are doing now since they will be paid for and managed by the federal government.

Milton Friedman once reminded us, “Government is doing so many things it ought not to be doing. And it performs the functions it ought to be performing poorly.” The federal government is already on overload with over 2,300 programs! Policy-makers can't manage what they have. Biden is more focused on expanding the welfare state than he is on fixing the economic crisis the leftists created.

According to Democrats, Biden's infrastructure and entitlement schemes will be funded by huge tax hikes on the rich. His corporate tax increase will destroy business investment, which will result in more unemployment. His capital-gains tax increases will discourage new investment and start-ups.

"It is time big business and the wealthiest pay their fair share for these entitlements." – Joe Biden

Biden's wish list cannot be funded solely by tax increases. Congress is aware of this. According to the CBO, if both bills pass as written federal debt per U.S. household will rise from over $180,000 today to a projected $290,000 by 2031. As debt rises, taxes will be increased on everyone since the rich will either stop producing or eventually run out of money to give to the federal government.

In nine months, we have seen what over borrowing and spending has done to the Trump recovery. Rising debt has already triggered an economic crisis with soaring interest rates and less economic output. We are following the path that Greece took a decade ago when their economy went belly up. Even with all the EU bailout money the Greeks received, their per capita income is down 35%.

Almost all of Biden's infrastructure proposals can be funded from the state level. The only one who is making out is the Democrats. Every dime the states get "back" from the federal government is money that they paid in taxes. The devil is always in the details. By the time the states get their money back, there are so many strings attached they were far better off keeping it in the first place.

"Socialism works because people don't know how to manage their own money." – Hugo Chavez

For the last decade, almost all states have increased their state gas tax to fund their own highway and rapid transit systems to meet their personal needs. Biden's infrastructure bill allocates funding politically. Blue states get a much larger piece of federal pie for state projects than the red states.

Entitlements are subjective to the needs of individual states. States are currently funding programs that Democrats want the federal government to take over and federalize. This is federalism in its finest hour. Taking over and running state entitlement programs and turning them into a national mandate puts the federal government in charge of providing services that belong to the states.

Blue states have a multitude of programs to attract and maintain illegal immigrants while red states don't want them there at all. Currently, states utilize federal subsidies to meet specific needs within their states. But Biden's entitlement package eliminates state management of entitlements and replaces them with a federal "one size fits all potpourri" of federally mismanaged and regulated entitlements.

Nary a day goes by that Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden don't caterwaul that big business is greedy and selfish and vows to punish them. Yet Biden's bill includes billions in federal gifts for manufacturing, research, green energy, broadband, utilities, electric cars, wind power, etc. This is socializing industry through the back door. Now they are accountable to the government.

"Cuba is living proof that we socialists repair everything that the capitalists destroy." – Fidel Castro

Ronald Reagan told us, "Anything the government gives you costs too much." Federal handouts come with liberty-restricting strings attached. This doubles and even triples the administrative cost of managing anything that the state did on their own. Additionally, these federal programs include massive regulations, rewards to the labor unions, and costly environmental regulations attached.

In his inaugural speech, Joe Biden promised to unite America for the greater good of the nation. But he did not mention his intention was to make everyone conjoin with the rest of the progressives so they could turn America into a socialist nation. Expanding federal power and refusing to work with the GOP and red states shows that his hidden agenda was to ditch republicanism for socialism.

Federal failures are so common they are expected. Congress never admits wasting our tax dollars. In fact, they use every failure as an excuse to grab more power. Biden's package of freebees to the states is designed to fail. And that is what progressives want. When th efederally financed scheme fails, liberals blame local mismanagement and take it over. Their plan will turn Federalism into socialism.

"The main propaganda trick of supporters of the allegedly progressive policy of government control is to blame capitalism for all that is unsatisfactory in the present-day." – udwig von Mises

https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/op-ed-progerssive-federalism-is-the-new-socialism/article_4ca97f20-2a0c-11ec-ac3f-b3f7dc046ff1.html

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Diversity is not new to America

BY MICHAEL BARONE | The Washington Examiner

“You all share the American belief that there is strength in all our differences,” Vice President Al Gore told the Institute of World Affairs in Milwaukee in January 1994. “We can build a collective civic space large enough for all our separate identities, that we can be e pluribus unum — out of one, many.”

Gore, of course, was mistranslating the Latin motto for the Great Seal of the United States adopted by Congress in 1782. But he was reflecting an idea more common today than when he spoke, that the U.S. has been becoming diverse for the first time, that a monocultural America has become multicultural.

That idea, to put it bluntly, is just plain wrong. In his 1988 book Albion’s Seed, historian David Hackett Fischer has explained in vivid detail how emigrants from different parts of the British Isles brought distinct folkways to the different North American colonies.

Fischer’s book would not have surprised the Founding Fathers. When George Washington took command of the Continental Army in 1775, he immediately noted the differences in attitudes and behavior between New England Yankees and his fellow Virginians. In Federalist No. 60, written in 1788, Alexander Hamilton wrote of the “diversity in the state of property, in the genius, manners, and habits of the people of the different parts of the Union.”

The founders lived when memory was fresh of how religious wars wore apart much of Europe and the British Isles. They knew that Massachusetts was founded by Calvinists, Virginia by Anglicans, Maryland by Catholics, and Pennsylvania by Quakers. The Articles of Confederation they drew up to govern their revolution against Britain purposely gave the states maximum autonomy.

The framers of the Constitution aimed to create a more powerful federal government, but with limited powers. “No religious test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States,” they wrote in Article VI, fully aware of religious tests in Britain and Europe.

“Congress shall make no law regarding an Establishment of religion,” they wrote in the first words of the First Amendment. There would be no state religion in a nation of greater religious diversity than any in Europe. States could choose to abolish established churches, as Virginia did at the urging of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in 1786, or to maintain them, as New Hampshire did until 1817, Connecticut until 1818, and Massachusetts until 1833.

American ethnic diversity, already apparent in the Hudson Valley Dutch and Pennsylvania Germans, increased in the early 19th century. “Irish and German immigrants fleeing the potato famines of western Europe in the 1840s poured into the Northern states in numbers so enormous” — three times as many proportionate to the preexisting population as in this century — “that a panic arose in Yankee America,” writes historian Robert Kelley, But immigrants were allowed in unless sickly or unable to support themselves.

A second huge surge of immigration, mostly from Eastern and Southern Europe, came in the generation before World War I and provided labor for booming garment factories and steel mills, and sharp upward mobility over the next generations. This immigration was largely shut down by 1920s legislation, but a third wave, mostly from Latin America and Asia, began in the 1970s, cresting in the 2007-09 recession and continuing in lower numbers today.

And, of course, America since colonial days has been racially diverse. Slavery, abolished in Northern states between 1780 and 1804, expanded with the cotton boom in the South, and arguments over the expansion of slavery led to civil war in 1861. Reconstruction — attempts to guarantee equal rights after the war — ended in 1877, and the North allowed Southern whites to impose racial segregation until the civil rights laws and court decisions of the 1950s and 1960s.

The universal media of the 20th century — radio, movies, television — with appeal to just about everybody, created an image of Americanness that still rings true and that in time included ethnic and racial minorities. It presented an image of cultural uniformity that seems to have convinced older baby boomers, such as Al Gore, that America had always been monocultural.

They were on better ground in protesting that America has not always been perfect in its toleration of diversity. Today, much intolerance comes from the political Left, with its university speech codes and insistence on political correctness. But they are working against a rich American tradition of tolerating and appreciating diversity, a tradition that goes back to our beginnings as a nation and that has been strengthened again and again over the years.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/equality-not-elitism/diversity-is-not-new-to-america

Friday, October 15, 2021

SICKENING: Loudoun County Schools Covered Up Rape of a 14-Year-Old Girl and Prosecuted Her Father To Protect Male Transgender Student Who Was Permitted to Use Ladies Bathrooms

By Julian Conradson | Gateway Pundit



Earlier this week, The Daily Wire published a shocking investigative piece that exposes the sickening attempt by Loudoun County Schools to bury the brutal sexual assault of a 9th-grade student in a shameless attempt to preserve the Left’s radical agenda in schools.

The male ‘transgender’ offender was reportedly wearing a dress when he raped the girl in the lady’s bathroom at Stone Bridge High School. The school district’s policy allows male students to use the girl’s bathroom and vice versa. 

Not only did the school officials cover up the incident to ‘prevent controversy over their transgender policy,’ but they also arrested and prosecuted the girl’s father after he tried to sound the alarm at a school board meeting.

On June 22, Scott Smith joined hundreds of other outraged parents at a Loudoun County school board meeting to speak out on behalf of his daughter. The meeting was eventually deemed an “unlawful assembly” by the board members, and Smith was one of two people who were arrested that day.

Smith was attempting to tell the board that his 14-year-old daughter had been raped in the girl’s bathroom by a boy wearing a skirt, but when another person at the meeting – a local leftist activist – interrupted and told him that she didn’t believe his daughter, he shouted back at her. That’s when a police officer grabbed him by the arm and arrested him.

The incident went viral, but his daughter’s story remained buried.


CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.

Following Smith’s arrest, the county charged Smith and prosecuted him.

After hearing part of Smith’s cut-off testimony, the county’s superintendent – Scott Ziegler –  claimed that the outrage over new transgender policies was “unreasonable” because the school district had “no record of a sexual assault ever taking place in a school bathroom.”

Thanks to what the Daily Wire calls a ‘false statement by the superintendent,’ the new transgender policy was approved by the board and passed after the meeting concluded.

“A school policy passed following what appear to be false statements from the superintendent – a policy whose passage would have been politically impossible had Smith’s story seen the light of day.”

The brutal assault was able to be hidden for so long because the school tirelessly worked to conceal the incident for months. They made every effort to avoid getting law enforcement involved in the investigation, telling Smith that they would handle everything “in-house.” They also lied about the assault when communicating with other parents at the school by describing it as “something out of the ordinary.” 

The school did not even expel the offender, all they did was transfer him to another school. Once at the new school, he was allowed to continue using the girl’s bathroom and he sexually assaulted another girl just a short while later. 

Luke Rosiak of the Daily Wire makes a keen observation, putting it as simply as you can.

“Two girls, allegedly sexually assaulted in school, four months apart, by the same person. And so far, the only person convicted of a crime is the victim’s father.”

This is not justice – It’s the exact OPPOSITE.

The inexcusable actions by these so-called ‘educators’ are truly abhorrent. The Loudoun County School District has completely obliterated any shred of credibility they were hanging on to and should be immediately investigated for willfully endangering students in order to fraudulently advance their radical policy agendas. If the allegations are true, several people should be put in jail for this crime.

As of right now, the only one being punished is Scott Smith. It’s sickening.

If you are a parent in Loudoun County or have concerns about the incident, you can contact their school board here.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/sickening-loudoun-county-schools-covered-rape-14-year-old-girl-prosecuted-father-protect-male-transgender-student-permitted-use-ladies-bathrooms/

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Virginia dad vilified for defending daughter shows rot at heart of system: Devine

By   Miranda Devine | New York Post

Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County Buta Biberaj tried to lock up Scott Smith for speaking out against transgender bathrooms causing his daughter’s alleged rape. - REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Virginia dad who says his daughter was raped in girls' bathroom was hauled out of school board meeting

The callousness is what is so hard to stomach from the progressive elites of Loudoun County, Virginia, the wealthy dormitory community of Washington, DC. 

They laughed and cheered when plumber Scott Smith was crash-tackled by police and humiliated at a school board meeting on June 22 as he tried to raise the plight of his 15-year-old daughter, who he says was raped and sodomized in the school bathroom by a boy in a skirt. No one expressed any concern for his daughter. 

There was no compassion, either, from superintendent Scott Ziegler, who claimed bafflingly at the meeting that there had been no assault in a school restroom anywhere in Loudoun County and airily dismissed parents’ concerns about the risks of transgender bathrooms. Then he gave a little woke homily to show those powerless parents in the room who really was in charge. 

“Time magazine in 2016 called that a red herring … we’ve heard it several times tonight from our public speakers but the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist,” he said. 

Tell that to the Smith family. 

The rainbow activist who allegedly threatened Smith’s livelihood at that meeting told him point-blank his daughter’s rape three weeks earlier did not happen, as if she would know. 

He raised his voice and called her a “bitch.” 

Scott Smith’s story of his daughter being raped by a boy in a skirt in a school bathroom was dismissed at a school board meeting before he was hauled off by cops.

For that mild response to her provocation, he was arrested. The video of his humiliation, his T-shirt ripped, his belly exposed, his pants pulled down, went viral globally. 

No one cared about his shattered family.

The Soros-funded left-wing prosecutor, Buta Biberaj, reportedly a decarceration proponent, tried to get Smith jailed for his disruptive behavior. 

She’s against jailing criminals but all for locking up an apolitical dad looking for accountability from a school that failed to protect his daughter. 

Jeering progressives demonized and dehumanized him. They fat-shamed him on social media and toasted their success at getting him banned from the next school board meeting at which they passed their policy to turn all Loudoun County school bathrooms transgender. 

Who cares if that made girls like Smith’s daughter less safe in the process? 

The subterfuge might have been successful if it hadn’t been for an enterprising reporter at the Daily Wire who bothered to find out Smith’s side of the story — and a horrific tale it is. 

The alleged rapist of his daughter was quietly shipped to another school, where he struck again. That’s a failure of the school system of Loudoun County, which quite obviously did not take the Smiths’ complaint seriously. 

“If someone would have sat and listened for 30 seconds to what Scott had to say, they would have been mortified and heartbroken,” Smith’s attorney, Elizabeth Lancaster, told the Daily Wire. 

But no one listened. Instead, Smith, 48, became the poster boy for the new “domestic terrorism” the Biden administration has concocted to destroy anyone who gets in the way of its agenda. 

The left-wing activist group National School Boards Association wrote a letter to President Biden citing Smith’s case, without naming him, and urged the administration to use the Patriot Act to crack down on parents who demand a say in their children’s schools. It didn’t seem to occur to Biden that targeting disgruntled parents with legislation designed for foreign suicide bombers might be over the top. 

Loudoun County didn’t bother to listen to Scott Smith’s warning as the alleged rapist of his daughter was simply sent to another school.

Five days later, on Oct. 4, the obedient Attorney General Merrick Garland issued his infamous memo that sics the FBI on parents like Smith. 

Again, not a thought for Smith or his daughter. 

There wasn’t a word of compassion in the statement released Wednesday by Loudoun County Public Schools. Citing privacy concerns and respect for police matters, it excused itself and school board members for their silence about the Smith debacle and the false information provided to parents. 

“What’s happened to Scott Smith’s daughter and the second victim is something that could happen to all of our children,” says Smith’s friend and fellow Loudoun County parent Elicia Brand. “It’s not a transgender issue. This is a child endangerment issue. 

“We don’t want politics and ideologies and agendas in school … We don’t want sexually explicitly material in schools [or] normalizing pedophilia.” 

She says the reason the June 22 meeting got rowdy was because the progressive school board had “stacked the deck” by opening public speaking slots a day early so that pro-transgender bathroom activists could fill the slate. 

One after the other, activists spoke in favor of the unpopular policy and traduced the majority of parents in the room as bigots. One said “hate … seems to be dripping off the followers of Jesus in this room.” 

When parents in the room objected, the board threatened to close the meeting and instructed them to use “jazz hands” — silent gestures instead of cheering, jeering or clapping. Then the anti-Jesus speaker was reallocated her time so she could repeat the hateful remark. 

When former Sen. Dick Black finally had a chance to speak, he said it was “absurd … for teachers to call boys girls, and girls boys” and lamented that Loudoun County schools were “teaching children to hate others because of their skin color.” The crowd gave him a rousing cheer instead of using jazz hands. So the board closed down the meeting, causing uproar. 

Caught amid this Kafkaesque nightmare was a father trying to protect his daughter. Too bad. He’s an inconvenient reproach to the perverted equity agenda, so he must be crushed like a bug.

https://nypost.com/2021/10/13/virginia-dad-vilified-for-defending-daughter-shows-rot-at-heart-of-system-devine/#

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Biden Admin Alerts Americans: You're Going to Be Paying 54% More If You Want Heat This Winter

By Samantha Chang |The Western Journal


As if Americans aren’t suffering enough amid soaring inflation, their heating bills this winter could be 54 percent higher than they were a year ago, when Donald Trump was president and energy costs weren’t as exorbitant as they are now.

“We expect that households across the United States will spend more on energy this winter compared with the past several winters because of these higher energy prices and because we assume a slightly colder winter than last year in much of the United States,” the U.S. Energy Information Administration wrote in an alarming report Wednesday.

The EIA, which is the statistical arm of the Biden administration’s Department of Energy, said prices for all fuels will be higher this winter than in previous years, and those costs will be passed down to consumers.

“On average across the United States, we expect prices for all fuels to be higher than in recent winters,” the EIA wrote.

“Rising wholesale commodity prices for natural gas, crude oil, and petroleum products are being passed through to retail prices.”

Rocketing energy prices aren’t surprising after President Joe Biden undercut America’s oil independence by stopping construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and halting new oil and gas leases on public lands.

This was part of a sweeping initiative to make climate change a focal point of his administration’s domestic and foreign policies.

So far, all it did was erode the nation’s energy independence, eliminate energy-sector jobs and set the stage for higher utility costs for all Americans, including sky-high gas prices. That’s what we’re seeing now.

The EIA report said Americans will be impacted by steep energy prices regardless of which fuel source they use to heat their homes.

  • “We forecast that households in [the South, Northeast and the Midwest] will spend $631 (54%) more on average for propane this winter compared with last winter.”
  • “We expect households that use natural gas as their primary space heating fuel will spend $746 this winter, 30% more than they spent last winter.”
  • “We expect that households heating with propane in the Northeast will spend an average of $2,012, which would be 47% more than last winter.”
  • “We forecast that U.S. households that heat primarily with electricity will spend an average of $1,268 this winter on their electricity bills, which is 6% more than last winter.”

Naturally, these heating costs will be even higher if the winter is colder than expected: Propane users would see a 94 percent price increase, according to the EIA.

It will be unspeakably tragic if people freeze to death because they can’t afford to pay their sky-high heating bills.

Biden and the Democratic Party claim to champion the middle class and low-income groups, but those are the people who are being hurt the most by surging energy prices and rampant inflation.

Mark Wolfe, executive director of the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association, said the poorest Americans will suffer the most.

“This is going to create significant hardship for people in the bottom third of the country,” Wolfe told The Associated Press. “You can tell them to cut back and try to turn down the heat at night, but many low-income families already do that. Energy was already unaffordable to them.”

Carol Hardison is the CEO of Crisis Assistance Ministry, which helps poor people in Charlotte, North Carolina.

She agreed that surging consumer prices will hurt low-income Americans the most.

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Where are Americans seeing inflation? A lot of places:

Rental cars +43% over last Sept

Gas 42% Used cars 24%

Bacon 19%

Hotels 18%

Beef 18%

Pork 13%

Eggs 13%

TVs 13%

Kids' shoes 12%

Furniture 11%

New cars 9%

Chicken 8%

Apples 8%

Restaurant prices: 5%

Electricity 5%

Rent 2.9%

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Hardison told the AP that households seeking her group’s assistance this year have unpaid bills that are twice as high as they were a year ago.

While Americans are buckling under the weight of our cratering economy, Biden’s top priorities appear to be mass-importing unvetted armies of illegal aliens and stoking race wars.

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Samantha Chang is a politics writer, lawyer and financial editor based in New York City.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-admin-alerts-americans-going-paying-54-want-heat-winter/