As we previously reported, Joe Biden spoke about his plan to release a million barrels a day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for 180 days. Then he said he would be fining oil companies and invoking the Defense Production Act to dictate to private companies to produce “secure American production of critical materials to bolster our clean energy economy,” specifically the raw materials to make batteries for electric vehicles.
Biden can’t pass legislation to force his green energy agenda, so he’s trying to sneak it through the back door: draining our supply, as well as having the government conscript labor to pick winners and losers — with green energy getting the help and fossil fuels getting the punishment.
But how does he spin what is truly a horrible idea to Americans? Oh, you’re going to save money, Biden claims. As I wrote yesterday, he claimed that Americans would save $80 a month in gas. That is, if you could afford to buy the $55,000 electric vehicle.
Then he also pushed another lie – that Americans could save about “$500 a month on average,” if they used clean energy in their homes like solar or heat pumps. As we noted earlier, the White House immediately had to rush out to clean it up, saying people might save $500 a year — not a month.
That’s the fifth walk-back of a Biden statement within the past couple of weeks. The White House has to do more clean-up than a maid service to cover the messes that Biden leaves.
But never fear, they have their trusty operatives in the media. The Associated Press came rushing to Biden’s aid, saying that he “misspoke.”
President Joe Biden has told Americans they could save $500 a month by transitioning to renewable energy. An AP Fact Check shows he misspoke. The White House actually claims that using green energy might save people $500 a year, not per month.https://t.co/WB6tckyj1A
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 31, 2022
The AP did note that the average person spends far less than $500 per month on their energy use per month — that it was generally less than $120 for most Americans’ electric bills a month. What they don’t say is that what Biden said didn’t even make any sense to say, but still it came out of Joe Biden’s mouth.
In addition to being straight-up false, it shows Biden has no understanding of what Americans pay and/or what he is saying. It’s not that he “misspoke”: he’s lying his head off to deceive Americans and/or he is deluded. It’s a serious issue, if Biden doesn’t even know what an average American has to pay. It’s a serious issue, if he is so cognitively impaired that he no longer gets it. And I don’t believe the claims of $500 a year — Biden is already costing us thousands more a year with his inflation.
I’m just tired of this game that the fact-checkers play now: when it’s Joe Biden or some other Democrats, oh, the poor guy just “misspoke” or you just need a little more “context” to understand it or make it true — when it’s a lie. Meanwhile, if it’s a Republican, it’s a lie even if it’s in context, and untrue, if any tiny aspect of it is wrong. I supposed — given the spin of a lot of the liberal fact checks — we should count it as lucky that at least they recognized it was wrong, but I’m done with all the spin.
Do they think we can’t see what’s going on? Do they not wonder why no one trusts them or their ‘fact-checks’ anymore? How many “misspeaks” equal a lie? How many times are we going to have to see this or have the White House rush out to save him before we say it’s more than a “misspeak” — that there’s a huge problem in the White House — and its name is Joe Biden.
Needless to say, people weren’t buying that he just “misspoke.”
FACT CHECK: AP stands for American Pravda
— Christina Pushaw 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) April 1, 2022
Oh, and can we even say how much it would cost for all the expensive, clean energy equipment to save that small amount a year?
The ‘fact check’ is also wrong. An expensive overhaul of your homes energy system to run partially on solar will not “save” you any money in the short term, only in the very long term after you have paid back the upfront cost of the panels and heat pumps.
— nic ‘it’s over’ carter (@nic__carter) April 1, 2022
It’s the same as telling the folks who are already being strained with the rising gas prices — hey, just run out and buy a $55,000 Tesla. It’s ridiculous.