The harm done to our economy by Joe Biden’s socialist wish list is getting worse every day. Self-inflicted crises dominated the first 15 months of the Biden administration. From inflation skyrocketing to a 40-year high, to violent crime plaguing major cities, to skyrocketing gas prices, to a lawless border wide open leaving millions of illegal immigrants and Deadly fentanyl on our streets, to endless federal warrants threatening our individual liberties, the Biden administration is a disaster.
When President Trump was in power, he made America energy independent. It sparked America’s positive attitude to build the Keystone XL pipeline. He also opened up our vast abundance of natural gas and oil and authorized responsible drilling on federal lands. At the end of President Trump’s term, gas was just over $2.00 a gallon.
Biden’s policies just don’t make sense. One of his first acts as president was to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline and stop drilling on federal lands. He then lifted all of President Trump’s sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream II gas pipeline. I repeatedly urged President Biden to ban Russian energy imports and support American energy production. Yet, according to reports, after banning Russian oil imports, President Biden is now planning to buy oil from anti-American regimes in Venezuela and Iran. It seems that Joe Biden would rather beg oil from Venezuela and Iran than just buy from Americans.
Under Biden, the national gas average has soared to over $4.00 a gallon with estimates for it to be even higher by Memorial Day. Think about it, if you used to spend a hundred dollars a month from your family’s budget on gasoline, you’re now spending over $200. It’s a big hit for people.
Every Alabamian feels the pain when they go to the gas station. High energy prices caused by Biden’s reckless policies are a tax on every hard-working family in Alabama. The more we have to spend on gasoline, the less we can spend on other necessities.
The radical left that is really running the Biden administration is determined to impose its socialist agenda on every American family, and America is suffering for it right now.
We won’t let that happen. As President Trump so aptly put it, “America will never be a socialist country.”
Congressman Mike Rogers (AL-03) serves in the United States House of Representatives, where he is the senior member of the Armed Services Committee