Stupidity should be painful and expensive. It’s the only way that people with two-digit IQ’s will learn a lesson – maybe. Yes, we are talkin’ your average Democrat voter. The reasons for their stupidity are wide and varied. Some are simply asleep. Others are too comfortable and lazy to do their homework. And then we have the lost – those that are beyond salvageable because of low bandwith in their sub-cranial neural nets.
President Slow Joe, in an effort to outdo himself with killing 11,000 jobs directly and several thousands more indirectly by cancelling the Keystone pipeline, has now directed the secretary of the Interior Department to halt new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and waters, and begin a thorough review of existing permits for fossil fuel development. If you want to know how that affects YOU, oil and gas extracted from public lands and waters account for about 10 percent of annual US oil and gas production. Do the F-ing math.
On top of that, it has been estimated that the domino effect from these actions in oil producing states like New Mexico, Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma, and a slew of others will result in a net loss of up to one million jobs. And for you folks employed in the automotive industry, that will mean a decrease in sales of high profit vehicles like pick-up trucks and SUVs in those states. For those of you who work in the already decimated restaurant industry, people will eat out less. For those of you who enjoy cheap food prices and sales, kiss those goodbye from increased transportation costs. And for all of you who enjoy cheap plastic goods at Walmart or your local dollar store, kiss those goodbye, too.
From the NY Times:
“Penalizing the oil and gas industry kills good-paying American jobs, hurts our already struggling economy, makes our country more reliant on foreign energy sources, and impacts those who rely on affordable and reliable energy,” Anne Bradbury, president of the American Exploration and Production Council, a trade group that represents oil and gas producers, said in a statement.
Erik Milito, president of the National Ocean Industries Association, a trade group that represents offshore energy companies, hinted at legal challenges ahead, saying in a statement that the pause on oil and gas leasing in particular “is contrary to law and puts America on a path toward increased imports from foreign nations that have been characterized as pollution havens.”
Oil, gas and coal executives as well as Republican lawmakers described Mr. Biden’s climate change plans as a broadside against the fossil fuel industry that will do little to actually reduce United States emissions. Pete Obermueller, president of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, said the decision to pause new leases represents “a staggering loss” to his state, while Jim Willox, president of the Wyoming County Commissioners Association called it “a punch in the gut” to Wyoming.
New Mexico, a major oil and gas producing state that owes about a third of its budget to revenues from the industry, “will be hit harder than any other state” by President Douchebag’s (NOT from the NY Times) leasing plan.
In case processing basic math and understanding simple economic principles are not your strongest attributes, or you’re a Democrat, or just an F-ing moron, that means we will be – by this time next year – paying far more than $2.40 a gallon (Today’s AAA National Average Price as of 1/27/21 is $2.408).
So, for the next four years, the next time I hear someone complaining about the cost of gas, or unemployment, or an economy that has stalled and your 401Ks are tanking, I will simply ask you who you voted for in 2020. If you provide the wrong answer, I am going to sucker punch you. Hard.
Again, stupidity should be painful.