It would be difficult to find nary one U.S. citizen who hasn’t asked the question, “Why are we still importing oil from Russia?” Up until today, the Biden administration has refused to answer the question but they just did by replying, “We aren’t.” That’s right. Biden just shoved a plug into Russia’s overflowing oil barrel and this now leaves us to wonder if we really wanted what we asked for. Let’s have a look-see.
First, for any plan to work in its entirety requires the active participation of all interested parties of which there are none. Joe’s going it alone since none of his good buds among our European allies are on board. This also equates to us suffering more at the gas pump while Russia sustains minimal damage from their one and only embargo, the good old U.S. of A.
Biden believes it’s possible for the U.S. to replace the amount of Russian oil the U.S. imports, which means he’s looking at the Saudis who are already gouging this land that we love. Buckle up, kiddos. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Not only are prices at the pump getting ready to soar to new bounds, but Biden’s failure to create even the least bit of unity among U.S. allies is going to push the world market off a cliff. Inflation will continue to escalate at a never-before-seen rate as companies and businesses are forced to raise prices to compensate for their staggering energy bills without having to lay workers off.
Inflation currently stands at its highest rate since 1981 at 7.5%, but hang on, leading economists are saying that before long it’ll shoot all way to 10% so the worst is yet to come.
Because of their energy reliance on Russia, any action from our allies in Europe is not to be expected. Germany is Europe’s largest user of Russian energy and Chancellor Olaf Scholz made it crystal clear how they cannot afford to take part in an embargo. It would shut his country down.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman talked in circles by saying, “We have not been completely identical on all of the sanctions.” This once again points to Biden falling short in his world leadership role. “Not every country has done the same thing,” she added.
The dung really hit the dirt when Nancy Pelosi showed her ignorance by saying something contrary to everything you’ve just read. She said the Biden administration will “remain laser-focused on bringing down the higher energy costs for American families and our partners stemming from Putin’s invasion.” How are y’all gonna do that? It’s a simple question and it’s the one we should be asking.
As the questionable president of these here United States, Biden has the authority to order U.S. Big Oil to start pumping their wells. But he hasn’t and that’s kinda what we wanted him to do first. And he might have were it not for the lobbyists and their pockets full of free loot. There are times when one must think of themself.
So while the Russians are applying ointment to a scratch, the U.S. will be left to suffer the repercussions from a president who took aim but completely missed the target.
And by the way, don’t go looking to buy a car that’ll get you better gas mileage because the price of autos has risen so high that you wouldn’t come out ahead.