Biden speaks positively of high gas prices as a necessary part of an ‘incredible transition’ in energy production

Americans are currently paying near-record prices for gasoline and diesel fuel that are due, at least in part, to President Joe Biden’s disfavorable policies toward the domestic production of energy derived from fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas.

On Monday, Biden seemed to slip up and openly acknowledge that the painfully high costs Americans are paying at the pump are simply part of an “incredible transition” away from a reliance on fossil fuels that he views positively, Breitbart reported.

In other words, the president essentially admitted that more expensive energy is a deliberate and even desirable result of his administration’s policies to force a national transition in domestic energy production away from plentiful and reliable fossil fuels to limited and far less reliable renewable sources like solar and wind.

“Going through an incredible transition”

President Biden’s gaffe on high gas prices came during a joint press conference Monday with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as part of the president’s current trip to Asia.

Biden was asked by a reporter about the current state of the U.S. economy and its “record-high inflation” as well as “enormously high gas prices” and whether he thought a recession was imminent.

The president said “No” with regard to a recession and highlighted positive aspects of the economy before fumbling his response on the topic of high gas prices.

“Here’s the situation,” Biden said. “And when it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over.”

Saying the quiet part out loud

Forbes reported that President Biden appeared to accidentally “say the quiet part out loud” with regard to the costly impact of his own policies on domestic energy production that have all but demonized fossil fuels while championing renewable sources.

That would include policies like the implementation of environmental regulations that restrict energy companies, stalling on permits for new pipelines and facilities to produce and transport liquid natural gas, canceling federal leases for energy exploration, and failing to put forward a new 5-year plan on leases that is required by federal law.

Perhaps realizing the significance of his apparent approval of high gas prices as a necessary element of an “incredible transition” in energy production, Biden then seemed to reverse course and highlight steps his administration has taken to ostensibly limit the economic damage of his own policies, such as an ineffective trickling release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

“And what I’ve been able to do to keep it from getting even worse — and it’s bad. The price of gas at the pump is something that I told you — you heard me say before — it would be a matter of great discussion at my kitchen table when I was a kid growing up. It’s affecting a lot of families,” Biden said. “But we have released over two hundred and, I think, fifty-seven thousand — million barrels of oil, I should say. Us and the rest of the world we convinced to get involved. It’s helped, but it’s not been enough.”

Americans are legitimately suffering from soaring gas prices on top of inflated costs for virtually everything else, but rather than take action to actually address the issue and bring costs down the president has seemingly celebrated those high prices as both necessary and good in his pursuit of a transition in energy production.

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