Joe Biden was in the Middle East, at least partially to discuss with Saudi Arabia increasing oil production.
Biden went hat in hand, despite the United States being able to provide for itself if he took his boot off of the neck of domestic production. He went, despite having previously declared that he would make Saudi Arabia a pariah after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He went despite a conversation he had with French President Emmanuel Macron, who said that the Saudis were basically fully functional.
According to Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs, they are claiming that Biden will be leaving without making any public announcements about the increase in oil supply.
BREAKING NEWS: Biden will leave the Middle East this week with no public announcements on increasing oil supply, according to people familiar with the matter, @S_Elwardany @annmarie and @jendeben scoop.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 15, 2022
If this is the case, then what was the point of this trip? Biden knew this would be the outcome, but he threw all of his preconceived principles under the bus and continued on.
He doesn’t want it to happen. He doesn’t want assurances from the energy industry that they will allow the free flow of oil and gas. In his mad rush to eliminate fossil fuels, the solution is right at home. He doesn’t care about who it hurts.
Nevertheless, the Biden team maintained their absurd energy and spending strategies, claiming that inflation would be temporary.
“We have seen some inflation in the recent months, and we will continue to see, at least year-over-year, higher inflation rates, maybe about 3 percent,” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stated about inflation in June 2021. “But, I believe that these are transitory factors.”
A month later, in July of this year, President Biden stated that there was no reason for concern about inflation and said it would be “temporary.”
Biden stated in a speech on July 19th last year that “we also know that our economy has come back roaring,” and added, “We also understand that as our economy is recovering, we have seen some price rises.” “Some people have expressed concern that this could indicate persistent inflation. We don’t believe that.
Biden was seen in a horrible word salad from December 2021, praising inflation for its ability to quickly achieve something.
JOE BIDEN (December 10, 2021): “I think you’ll see [inflation] change sooner than, quicker than, more rapidly than it will take than most people think.” pic.twitter.com/QPqfUSZ1Ec
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 15, 2022
It’s been going on for over 13 months now, with high gas prices being a major problem. The CPI rose to 9.1 percent in June and the PPI at 11.3 percent in June. This indicates that inflation is likely to continue.
What is the Biden team saying? According to Brian Deese, NEC Director, we must spend more.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 13, 2022
What would you do if they tried to get us in?
There’s something to be said for consistency…though it’d be better if it weren’t consistently bad. https://t.co/bL4Zgqh13M
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) July 15, 2022