President Joe Biden struck again, this time with a move that will only make gas prices skyrocket even more. In a late-night announcement, Biden revealed that he’s putting an end to gas and oil leases in the Arctic. Seriously, does this guy have any understanding of how supply and demand work? It’s as if he’s trying to single-handedly hike up prices at the pump.
And it gets even more absurd when you consider the timing. Gas prices are already nearing a painful $4 per gallon, and to make matters worse, Saudi Arabia is cutting back on oil production. So what does our dear President do? He decides to cancel these leases just to please his green donors. Talk about values misplaced!
But here’s the kicker: Alaskans actually support the development of their own state’s resources. They’re responsible and would act as good stewards of the environment. Yet, Biden’s federal overreach continues to undermine their economy and cost them countless jobs. It’s like he’s determined to suffocate any opportunity for growth and prosperity.
If there’s any hope left, it lies with Senators Murkowski and Sullivan, who must stand up against this disastrous decision. These two should reverse this action during the upcoming budget negotiations, taking a stand for common sense and the will of the people.
My Administration is canceling all remaining oil and gas leases issued under the last administration in the Arctic Refuge and proposing to protect 13 million acres in the Western Arctic.
There's more to do, but we’re taking action to meet the moment for future generations.
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 7, 2023
And let’s not forget the brilliant move by Biden to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve before the 2022 midterm elections. Clearly, he thinks he can trick us into believing he’s doing something to control prices. But all he’s doing is depleting our strategic resources and making us even more vulnerable in the future.
It’s time for Biden to stop playing politics with our energy industry and start focusing on real solutions. We need to encourage domestic production and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. But alas, it seems like he’s more interested in pandering to his environmentalist friends than in taking care of hardworking Americans.