Fox Business Host Falsely Blames Green New Deal for Energy Prices
Fox Business host Stuart Varney on Wednesday claimed that the Green New Deal – a series of policy proposals aimed at modernizing the American energy grid – has cost the United States thousands of jobs and caused a spike in energy prices.
The problem is that the Green New Deal is not the law of the land.
Varney – an outspoken conservative and proud endorser of the gigantic tax cuts for the super-wealthy that were ratified by former President Donald Trump – was irate that President Joe Biden wants to invest in American infrastructure.
“The Democrats see this as an opportunity to re-shape America and President [Joe] Biden is all in. He’s going big – big on climate change, big on free stuff, really big on spending, and yes, big on taxation – as punishment for capitalist success,” Varney growled.
He was especially upset that Biden aims to break the fossil fuel industry’s stranglehold on all aspects of American life, which is necessary if the human species intends on surviving on a rapidly warming planet.
“After the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, here comes a $3 trillion catch-all plan. It’s yet another far-left wish list. Free pre-k. Free community college. Government re-training for millions of fossil fuel workers. Electric vehicle charging stations. One million new energy-efficient housing units. Throw everything in, why not?” said Varney.
“Whatever happened to the moderate Joe Biden?” Varney asked.
“He got the Democrats’ nomination on the grounds that he could win and [Senator] Bernie Sanders [I-VT] could not. Well, he did win, but now it seems it’s Bernie Sanders who is calling the shots. Two months into this presidency and what we have is the most left-wing agenda in modern history. But you know, it’s not going well,” Varney continued.
“Open borders have given us a border disaster. That’s an understatement,” he said. It is a lie, first of all. And second, the influx of asylum-seekers has been increasing for the better part of a year.
“The Green New Deal has already given us higher energy prices and thousands upon thousands of lost jobs,” he added, lying again.
“What do you think’s gonna happen when we spend $5 trillion and print trillions more? Inflation, higher interest rates – here comes massive unsustainable debt. The irony is, it’s popular. Everybody likes to see their check arrive,” Varney whined. “That’s the bet. Buy votes, buy popularity now with free money and free stuff. Worry about the consequences later. All that matters is the transformation of society. Regrettably, the left is well on its way to doing just that. Joe Biden is tax and spend on super-steroids.”
Like most progressives, Biden wants to tax the rich to pay for his programs.
Where, however, were Varney’s grievances when previous Republican administrations gave away trillions to billionaires and wasted trillions more on pointless wars in the Middle East?
There is no irony, of course, because the American people understand that investing in the public good helps everyone, not just those like Varney at the very top.
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