President Biden Orders a FTC Investigation into Gasoline Prices

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

After shutting down pipelines right and left, frightening investors with climate extremism, threatening or implementing new taxes and tougher regulations, and banning new leases on federal land, the Biden administration suspects foul play may be driving up the price of gasoline.

President Biden calls on the Federal Trade Commission to look into whether “illegal conduct” is pushing gas prices up

BY SARAH EWALL-WICE

NOVEMBER 17, 2021 / 5:32 PM / CBS NEWS

As gas prices soar across the United States, President Joe Biden called on the Federal Trade Commission to look into whether illegal conduct is driving up the cost of gas prices for families. Americans have seen rising costs, from prices at the pump to shopping at grocery stores

In a Wednesday letter addressed to Lina Khan, chair of the FTC, Mr. Biden called her attention to “mounting evidence of anti-consumer behavior by oil and gas companies.”

“The bottom line is this: gasoline prices at the pump remain high, even though oil and gas companies’ costs are declining,” Mr. Biden wrote. “The Federal Trade Commission has the authority to consider whether illegal conduct is costing families at the pump. I believe you should do so immediately.”

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gas-prices-biden-federal-trade-commission/

The following is a copy of Biden’s letter to the FTC:

Biden FTC Gasoline Prices

I’m pretty sure I remember an economics unit in which the professor explained that if you choke off the supply of a commodity, with new taxes or punitive regulatory attacks on availability, the dot moves up this curve thing, resulting in consumers paying higher prices for less.

Perhaps President Biden needs an advisor who studied economics.

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ResourceGuy
November 18, 2021 6:05 am

All the world’s a stage for political posturing and misdirection plays.

Bryan A
Reply to  ResourceGuy
November 18, 2021 6:59 am

It’s all a Sheer Con

Reply to  Bryan A
November 18, 2021 8:56 am

Was that an intentional or unintentional reference to “The Jungle Book”?

Sunderlandsteve
Reply to  TomB
November 18, 2021 12:22 pm

Well it’ll certainly be more expensive to run your Kaa

The Saint
Reply to  Sunderlandsteve
November 18, 2021 6:51 pm

Joe Biden is a DOLT. And we are at his mercy.

Rich Davis
Reply to  The Saint
November 19, 2021 9:54 am

Don’t insult the dolts please.

Let’s go Brandon!

Bill Powers
Reply to  ResourceGuy
November 18, 2021 7:40 am

I have come to realize that Hunter is the smart one in the family and Hunter’s IQ is just south of my shoe size. There can be no greater proof that politicians are mere hand puppets for the faceless cultural elite than Joe and Giggles his VP for International travel and shopping.

Reply to  Bill Powers
November 18, 2021 7:52 am

Biden tell us that Hunter is the smartest person he knows, which does a lot to explain his cabinet.

Ron Long
Reply to  co2isnotevil
November 18, 2021 9:39 am

A lot of Stupid Writ Large in this group around Brandon, but also a lot of lying and corrupt socialists. What’s next? Maybe Brandon’s annual physical exam with a cognitive decline test?

SxyxS
Reply to  Bill Powers
November 18, 2021 8:08 am

Well ,Obama was not even allowed to chose his own cabinet.
This was chosen weeks before he even was elected by the City Bank.
(i wonder how the City Bank knew beforehand that he’ll win).

Those who chose the cabinet run the show.
And if we take a look how many people from Obama can be found in Bidens regime ( similar thing happened when George junior inherited George seniors staff )
and that Biden is doing 100% Obama politics
then its safe to say the same run the usa now into the ground are the same ones who already did it when Obama was Pretendisent.

Murph
Reply to  Bill Powers
November 18, 2021 1:40 pm

Giggles or Cackles ?

Derg
Reply to  Bill Powers
November 19, 2021 2:00 am

Joe is not in charge

Vuk
Reply to  ResourceGuy
November 18, 2021 7:45 am

There’s something called Nord Stream 2 waiting to pump as much as you like.

Harrow Sceptic
Reply to  Vuk
November 18, 2021 8:04 am

Hi Vuk, Isn’t Nord Stream 2, whenever the Germns allow it, for Russia”s Natural Gas and not gasoline.

Vuk
Reply to  Harrow Sceptic
November 18, 2021 8:31 am

It’s called petrol on this side of the pond, on my hand held device I just saw gas missed the o’line. Price of gas on this side has been launched into cosmos by tzar Vlad the Terrible, hence my not so rare lapsus liguae.

John Garrett
Reply to  Vuk
November 18, 2021 9:53 am

The reason natural gas prices have skyrocketed in Britain and the EU is the complete and utter failure of wind and solar electricity generation in combination with the insane decision not to develop the eminently economic shale natural gas that lies directly underneath the Sceptred Isle.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  John Garrett
November 18, 2021 12:22 pm

And why store natural gas for winter when winter is a thing of the past in the catastrophic climate crusades and children will not know what snow is?

bonbon
Reply to  Vuk
November 18, 2021 8:34 am

Put on ICE for at least 6 months yesterday. NordStream AG is a Swiss firm, and after years of construction someone found a legal twist to stop it.
It is puerile to say Russia itself stopped NordStream 2 – even Greta has more smarts than that!

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Brian J. BAKER
Reply to  Vuk
November 18, 2021 9:26 am

But it has a red flag so cannot be touched.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Vuk
November 18, 2021 7:16 pm

Waiting is right.

Duane
Reply to  ResourceGuy
November 18, 2021 12:14 pm

All politicians do it all they time. That’s how they function.

MarkW
November 18, 2021 6:08 am

It doesn’t matter whether there is any foul play or not, they will find some.
When a left wing president orders a federal agency to go after a common enemy of the left, the hunt will be relentless and will continue until trophies are bagged.

Reply to  MarkW
November 18, 2021 7:19 am

A conspirator sees conspiracies everywhere.

Coach Springer
Reply to  MarkW
November 18, 2021 7:24 am

Well, lying to the government is popular these days. Kind of pressures the subject to offer up even the smallest misdemeanor for which a case can be made.

menace
Reply to  MarkW
November 18, 2021 7:31 am

Next will be call for government to take over the industry a la Venezuela

Steve Case
Reply to  menace
November 18, 2021 9:31 am

Probably not next, but it’s on the agenda, that’s for sure.

Jim Gorman
Reply to  menace
November 18, 2021 12:07 pm

God I hope so forthwith. The only way to truly defeat these “socialists” is for their policies to be so severe that people will no longer vote for them. The government taking over fuel production will be such a fiasco that EVERYONE will become believers in Ronald Reagan’s quip about the government being here to help. Same with inflation. I suspect shortly people will become tired of hearing that Trump caused inflation and will begin to clamor for Democrats to move on from trying to blame someone and actually start to fix the problem.

Spetzer86
Reply to  menace
November 18, 2021 12:20 pm

When industry implements your vaccine mandate before it’s legal and/or official, what’s the difference?

Tim Gorman
Reply to  menace
November 18, 2021 3:59 pm

Biden’s nominee for Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has already stated this is one of her main goals in here public statements. She thinks the government should take over the industry and set price controls of fossil fuel and wage controls on the workers in the industry.

Central planning of the economy has worked *so well* everywhere it has been implemented. Venezuela is just the most recent place.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  MarkW
November 18, 2021 12:28 pm

Brandon hit 36% in the Quinnipiac poll today.
Let’s go Brandon!!

MarkW
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
November 18, 2021 1:05 pm

Is Brandon the first president to have his disapproval number to break the 50% mark?

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  MarkW
November 18, 2021 2:16 pm

Could well be, not sure but he has to be past Jimma now.

Brandon is in the 20s for 18-30 YOs.

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Gunga Din
Reply to  MarkW
November 18, 2021 2:25 pm

Brief side note.
DeSantis signed a bill in Florida banning some of Biden’s mask mandates.
He chose to sign it in Brandon Florida.

Allan
Reply to  Gunga Din
November 18, 2021 9:43 pm

lol – epic burn. That is like the time Churchill had a wartime meeting the obnoxious de Gaull and greeted his arrival at Waterloo station.

very old white guy
November 18, 2021 6:14 am

The man is a demented old fool.

SxyxS
Reply to  very old white guy
November 18, 2021 6:47 am

For an old fool he is darn good in intalling tyranny disguised as good intentions
and doing sabotage and then investigating the cause of the problem.

bill Johnston
Reply to  SxyxS
November 18, 2021 7:13 am

Just a variation on the Marxist theme of “accuse your enemy (opponent) of that which you are doing”.

Kevin McNeill
Reply to  SxyxS
November 18, 2021 11:56 am

The road to hell is paved with good intentions as you’re finding out

Gunga Din
Reply to  SxyxS
November 18, 2021 2:34 pm

Biden was the nominee because his handlers deem him controllable.
Harris is VP because they didn’t want a VP smarter than Joe.

MarkW
Reply to  Gunga Din
November 18, 2021 3:28 pm

With all the leaks recently regarding dissension and incompetence in the VP’s office, I can’t help but wonder if they are getting ready to ease her into an early retirement. If so, they can’t wait too long since the Senate has to approve the replacement and they won’t control the Senate past next year.

That way when Biden retires, they won’t be replacing him with the only person in the country who is less popular than Biden.

Idle question, if the sitting vice president has to resign before a new VP can be voted on by the Senate, who sits in charge of the Senate, and would this mean the Senate is in a 50/50 tie until a new VP is selected?

TonyG
Reply to  MarkW
November 18, 2021 4:22 pm

No worries, Mark, they can count on Reliable Romney to break the tie.

BobM
Reply to  MarkW
November 18, 2021 5:43 pm

Short answer, yes, the Senate would be in a 50/50 tie until a new Vice-President was nominated and elected. The President nominates the candidate, who must receive a majority vote of BOTH houses of Congress to take office. The Senate alone doesn’t decide. In a 50/50 Senate, seating a new Vice-President could be difficult since a tie vote does not satisfy the requirement for a majority.

Reply to  very old white guy
November 18, 2021 8:14 am

He’s a puppet to the Leftist radicals around him. Dementia Joe has serial liars to his right, socialist liars to his left.
Susan Rice is a senior domestic policy advisor, a retread proven serial liar from the Obama Maladministration. These tools are no doubt taking their direction from Obama, not dementia-ridden Joe and telling Biden what to say and writing the WH agenda.

Since August, Dementia Joe has been leaving the WH every Friday for the weekend,usually to his home in Delaware or Camp David. Also since August, the WH has stopped publishing the WH visitors logs.What is likely happening is the Communist-style Central Committee of the DNC-WH meets without Joe on Saturday. They review the past week’s Biden disasters and plan the next week’s activities for Sleepy Joe.
Joe is just a puppet.

rbabcock
Reply to  very old white guy
November 18, 2021 8:56 am

I worked with Democratic US Senators in the early 80’s and got to know quite a few. Biden and John Kerry were, as they say, not the brightest bulbs on the tree. In fact, I’m not sure Biden’s bulb was even lit. The one thing about Joe was he had no shame. He absolutely didn’t give a flip about what anyone said about him and was just more interested in publicity and power. One of my favorites was (believe it or not) Teddy Kennedy. He was pretty sincere and extremely personable and had a lot of friends on both sides of the aisle.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  rbabcock
November 18, 2021 8:42 pm

The one thing about Joe was he had no shame.

He might be related to griff.

MarkW
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
November 19, 2021 6:07 am

They both love big government.

Art
Reply to  very old white guy
November 18, 2021 10:06 am

ALL lefties are demented fools, old or young.

leowaj
November 18, 2021 6:21 am

“The most harm of all is done when power is in the hands of people who are absolutely persuaded of the purity of their intentions.” Milton Friedman

Bill Powers
Reply to  leowaj
November 18, 2021 7:47 am

Great quote but Joe wouldn’t know an intention if it bit him on his arse. He moves in the direction he is pointed. The people that are running the deep state bureaucracy and moving Biden’s mouth when they speak are evil with Central Authoritarian Visions which will not bode well for you and I.

leowaj
Reply to  Bill Powers
November 18, 2021 3:52 pm

Bill, my thoughts exactly. I often wonder if under the back of his suit jacket there’s a hole for a wind-up key.

Kevin McNeill
Reply to  leowaj
November 18, 2021 12:00 pm

The five laws of stupidity,
1. Always and inevitably, each of us underestimates the number of stupid individuals in the world
2. The probability that a certain person is stupid is independent of any other characteristic of the same person
3. A stupid person is one who causes harm to another person or group without at the same time obtaining a benefit for himself or even damaging himself
4. Non-stupid people always underestimate the harmful potential of stupid people
5. The stupid person is the most dangerous person that exists.
Where does Joe stand?

November 18, 2021 6:23 am

Without fossil fuel infrastructure we’re supposed to have an ENERGY CRISIS!
For decades, the ASCE Infrastructure Report Cards have taught us those infrastructures deteriorate with under-investment.


Socially responsible investing is decades old, but ESG (Environmental, social, and governance) considerations now propagating throughout the world continues to make firms reluctant to invest in oil and gas exploration and infrastructure which is destined to lead to deteriorated infrastructures. Tinkering with the supply chain of oil could impact the supply chain and shortages of thousands of products, and fuels, needed by current lifestyles and worldwide economies.

https://www.cfact.org/2021/11/05/without-fossil-fuel-infrastructure-were-supposed-to-have-an-energy-crisis/

fretslider
November 18, 2021 6:27 am

“As gas prices soar across the United States,”

I’m sorry, but this is funny – on this side of the pond.

The average price of petrol in the US is now ~$3.76 per gallon (4.544L) or so 

The average price of petrol in the UK is now ~£1.48 per litre or $ 9.06 per gallon

And that is taxed twice – once on the fuel itself and then on the total of that as ‘value added’.

I would like your prices even now.

Reply to  fretslider
November 18, 2021 8:07 am

Somebody has to pay for the nanny state. The fact that Europeans are forced to pay so much for their Socialist tendencies is not lost on those of us who don’t want it in America. The evil of Socialism comes from its popular support which arises from 2 places. First are those who covet the benefit of wealth they did not earn and the other are those who feel guilty about wealth they have. Anyone who thinks that a society based on the pillars of guilt and greed is sustainable is an idiot.

Paul Penrose
Reply to  co2isnotevil
November 18, 2021 9:50 am

I added the last three sentences of your post to my list of great quotes. You are in good company there, my friend.

Reply to  Paul Penrose
November 18, 2021 2:16 pm

Here’s another you might like and that’s been validated by recent events.

CO2 is not the control knob of the temperature, but energy prices are the control knob of inflation.

glen
Reply to  co2isnotevil
November 18, 2021 12:00 pm

Voters can peacefully elect to have a socialist government but they usually have to shoot their way out.

So sad,

Glen

Izaak Walton
Reply to  co2isnotevil
November 18, 2021 12:18 pm

Actually the Europeans pay significantly less for their socialists tendencies than people do in the US and get more for their money. Health care costs in the USA are twice what they are in Europe and the outcomes in terms of measurables such as infant mortality, life expectancy etc are worse. So while the Europeans might be paying more for petrol they easily recoup that in terms of health savings plus other benefits like cheap public transport, university education etc.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Izaak Walton
November 18, 2021 12:25 pm

I don’t believe you.

MarkW
Reply to  Izaak Walton
November 18, 2021 1:11 pm

That lie is frequently told, but it has never been true.

Socialists hide most of the costs of their health care under other budgets, and you can’t directly compare the medical outcomes because they are measured differently in every country.
For example, in the US if a baby takes a single breath after birth, it’s counted as a live birth. In Germany any baby that dies in the first 24 hours is considered a still birth. In France, any baby under a certain wait at birth and then dies, is considered a miscarriage, regardless of how long it lived.

There are also issues with the US and Europe having different demographics.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  MarkW
November 18, 2021 1:30 pm

Mark,
where is the evidence that the health care is hidden under different budgets and not counted?

LdB
Reply to  Izaak Walton
November 18, 2021 3:17 pm

With your evidence the converse is true. You made a claim with no evidence and then demand evidence to the contrary.

MarkW
Reply to  Izaak Walton
November 18, 2021 3:32 pm

Does this mean that you are conceding the fact that your claims that Europe has better medical care than does the US is just another lie?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Izaak Walton
November 18, 2021 8:59 pm

If European health care is so great, why have England and Italy been so devastated by COVID? I remember when COVID was an item of discussion here and somebody from Germany was trying to rub our noses in the failure of America to deal with it. From what I have been reading lately, Germany is now doing much worse than the USA.

I have no problems with my health care. I have a choice between an HMO supplemental under Medicare, or Veterans Administration coverage. I use both. Typically, for any kind of procedure I’ve needed, I can get it in less than two weeks. If the VA can’t get me in quickly, they refer me to either the Wright-Patterson AFB hospital, or a civilian doctor. That is in contrast to Canadians who sometimes travel to the USA to see a specialist so that they don’t have to wait a year to be seen.

Ted
Reply to  Izaak Walton
November 19, 2021 3:25 am

Every single time the WHO studied health care of different nations, the U.S. had the best care actually delivered, both to rich and poor. This is backed up by the U.S. leading the planet in cancer survival rates. Unfortunately, care received by patients was only 25% of the overall score (labeled Responsiveness in their studies). Leading the world in funding for medical research was counted as a negative by the WHO. The life expectancy in the U.S. is dragged down by the murder rate and traffic fatalities, neither of which are the fault of the health care system. In fact, just being socialist was given just as much weight as getting care to people that needed it in the WHO rankings.

MarkW
Reply to  Ted
November 19, 2021 6:10 am

That reminds me of study done several decades ago that sought to rank public safety in various cities. The biggest factor in the survey was how much was spent on police on a per capita basis.
In the survey, spending more was counted as proof that the city was safe from crime.

Reply to  fretslider
November 18, 2021 8:20 am

But you see, a year ago I was paying $1,95/gal in Phoenix, AZ.
in some places in the USA the price at the pump has more than doubled.
A year ago in the EU, was the price 1/2 of what it is today?

paul courtney
Reply to  fretslider
November 18, 2021 10:24 am

Mr. slider: We yanks are glad to give you a laugh at our low, low prices on gasoline. Sorry we whinge about the price going up, but we are in the process of discovering that, in our democracy, the vast majority who think the low price is good find ourselves being governed by a few folks who think the low price is just ghastly. And this discord only gets worse with elections! Democracy indeed.

stewartpid
Reply to  fretslider
November 18, 2021 11:09 am

Fretslider …. u are forgetting that US gallons are around 3.8 litres … an imperial gallon is 4.54 litres.
Plus there is no petrol over here …. only gasoline and it is delivered in trucks not lorries. Maybe ur stuff would be a lot cheaper if u called it gasoline and got it from trucks? I won’t even mention boots and bonnets or the craziness of driving on the wrong side of the road.

Disputin
Reply to  stewartpid
November 18, 2021 11:26 am

“the craziness of driving on the wrong side of the road.”

Yes, I’ve often wondered why you do that. Were you ever conquered by Napoleon?

Editor
Reply to  Disputin
November 18, 2021 12:58 pm

Maybe China is more at fault than Napoleon. If China had not switched to driving on the right in 1946 …..

Gunga Din
Reply to  Disputin
November 18, 2021 2:44 pm

Now, now, let’s all come down here.
Let’s all drive down the center of the road.
Then we can all, literally, meet in the middle!

Gottlob
Reply to  fretslider
November 18, 2021 11:27 am

I’ve lived in both the UK and US and have seen both sides. Whatever your stance on him, the low taxes during the Trump era, including gasoline/petrol had a huge stimulus effect on the economy, it was visible everywhere. Hi taxes on everything are choking off growth, industry, entrepreneurship in Britain and are one of the reasons I moved to the US in the first place.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  Gottlob
November 18, 2021 12:21 pm

What stimulus effect? In 2015 the GDP growth in the US was 3% in 2019 it was still 3%. The economy grew at about exactly the same rate under Trump as it did under Obama.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Izaak Walton
November 18, 2021 12:26 pm

Got yer booster #2 juice yet?

MarkW
Reply to  Izaak Walton
November 18, 2021 3:38 pm

There is a lot of lies hidden in averages.
Obama inherited a good economy, and it got worse during his term.
Trump on the other hand inherited a bad economy, and improved it, until the Democrat pandemic restrictions caused a big constriction.

Yes, the average over the two presidencies was the same, but the trajectories were radically different.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  MarkW
November 18, 2021 6:42 pm

Obama inherited an economy suffering from the effects of the global finanical crisis and the great recession. The state of the US economy in 2008 could hardly have been described as good. Do you remember the bail out of the US auto industry, mulitple banks, the printing of trillions of dollars in quantative easing etc?

And in regards Trump I pointed out that in 2019 before any effects of the pandemic the growth rate was exactly the same as it had been Obama.

Ted
Reply to  Izaak Walton
November 19, 2021 3:42 am

The banks paid back every penny with interest, giving the economy an artificial temporary boost during the Obama administration. The auto bailouts were Obama’s gift to unions at the expense of ordinary retirement funds and billions of taxpayer dollars. The printing of trillions of dollars was also the choice of the Obama administration. His own economic advisors said that unemployment would have returned to pre-recession levels in half the time if they had done nothing at all.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Izaak Walton
November 19, 2021 3:58 am

If the growth rate under Obama was the same as under Trump then exactly what negative effects did Obama inherit?

BTW,. the covid effects started in 2019, where were you? You really don’t remember everyone telling Trump that he couldn’t get the covid vaccines done in less than five years? But by the end of 2020 Trump was getting out more than a 1M vaccine shots per month?

Either you are sadly misinformed or you are just plain lying. Probably both.

MarkW
Reply to  Tim Gorman
November 19, 2021 6:14 am

In another thread, Izaak makes the claim that the reason that Venezuela is an economic basket case is because the US refuses to trade with them.

MarkW
Reply to  Izaak Walton
November 19, 2021 6:11 am

The so called effects of the financial crisis were over long before Obama took office.
And you are still hiding behind averages.
Government printing money has never, not even once, improved an economy.
The bail out of the auto industry didn’t save a single job, it just transferred it from non-union to union shops.

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Ted
Reply to  Izaak Walton
November 19, 2021 3:37 am

2016 the GDP growth was 1.7%. Two of Obama’s last four years the GDP growth was below 2%, and he told Americans that would be the “new normal”. The economic growth was not the same under Trump and Obama. Also lost is the fact that the amount of taxes collected from the rich went up after the Trump tax cuts.

MarkW
Reply to  Ted
November 19, 2021 6:16 am

Much of the increase in taxes from the rich came because of Trump capped SALT (State And Local Tax) deductibility.
The Democrats are devoted to removing this cap, thus providing rich Democrats with the biggest tax cut in decades.

Rich Davis
Reply to  fretslider
November 19, 2021 2:31 pm

You’re right about UK petrol prices being outrageous and making US look cheap, fretslider.

But wrong gallon. 3.785L per US gallon. Your 4.544L is the imperial gallon.
At $1.34/£, £1.48/L = $1.98/L = $7.50/gallon
(or $9.01/imp. gallon)

Stalin k!illed 20 million and Hitler only got 12 million, if you catch my drift.

Claude Vercher
November 18, 2021 6:28 am

There is a tight correlation between oil and gasoline prices which only changes with taxes.

Steve Case
November 18, 2021 6:29 am

Chutzpah: 
After murdering his parents the child asks
the courts for mercy because he’s an orphan.

Paul Jenkinson
November 18, 2021 6:34 am

Surely,the biden regime is underestimating the proletariat and their ability to discern BS when they see it!

Coach Springer
Reply to  Paul Jenkinson
November 18, 2021 7:27 am

Having been elected on media peddling of BS as truth, he thinks that will keep happening. But the media can only go so far before they lose the power to sway the majority of their BS.

MarkW
Reply to  Paul Jenkinson
November 18, 2021 7:36 am

With the MSM refusing to cover it, and all of the social media giants actively suppressing all mention of it, how is the proletariat supposed to find out that it is BS?

Disputin
Reply to  MarkW
November 18, 2021 11:28 am

“With the MSM refusing to cover it, and all of the social media giants actively suppressing all mention of it, how is the proletariat supposed to find out that it is BS?”

The interweb thingie.

Jeffery P
November 18, 2021 6:43 am

Another diversion. The reason gas prices are high right now are obvious to anyone, except perhaps a recent economics grad.

How much of the Biden agenda is diversion? How the fight over vaccine mandates? Is a vaccine mandate an actual tool to combat the pandemic or is the mandate, especially the fight over the mandate, a diversion from failed Covid policies?

I could keep going along these lines. How much of what Dr Fraudi, er, Fauci spouts is diversion, for example?

Coach Springer
Reply to  Jeffery P
November 18, 2021 7:29 am

Don’t bring up AOC.

ScienceABC123
Reply to  Coach Springer
November 18, 2021 8:05 am

She double-majored in international relations and economics from Boston University, and graduated cum laude. I guess you really don’t get a better education at private schools…

Hari Seldon
Reply to  ScienceABC123
November 18, 2021 8:53 am

Dear ScienceABC123,

You write: “I guess you really don’t get a better education at private schools…”

In this case the result (AOC) clearly demonstrates, that the value and quality of the education at private schools would be ZERO (best case)… AOC has already demonstrated many times very clearly that she doesn´t have even the slightest idea about economics.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Hari Seldon
November 18, 2021 3:08 pm

Hmmm … when filing one’s taxes you are required to report you income from tips.
When she was a barmaid,
Did she learn enough in getting her degree to be able to keep track of her tips? What did she report on her tax returns?
An honest and accurate number due to her integrity and the ability to count?
An honest but wrong number due to her economic incompetency despite her degree?
A dishonest and wrong number because she has no integrity and/or can’t count despite her degree?
“The World Wonders”

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MarkW
Reply to  Gunga Din
November 18, 2021 3:42 pm

To resolve such questions is one of the reasons why the Democrats want the IRS to have the ability to monitor all checking accounts.

Abolition Man
Reply to  ScienceABC123
November 18, 2021 9:37 am

Are you sure that wasn’t “cum loudly?”

Derg
Reply to  ScienceABC123
November 19, 2021 2:17 am

I cringe watching her give speeches…she is quite dumb.

ScienceABC123
Reply to  Derg
November 19, 2021 7:25 am

I wonder what Boston University thinks about her?

Wait, leftists don’t think they “feel.” I assumed too much in my question…

Alfred T Mahan
November 18, 2021 6:44 am

Wasn’t Chair Khan a tiger in The Jungle Book?

Tom Halla
Reply to  Alfred T Mahan
November 18, 2021 6:56 am

Sher Khan

Bryan A
Reply to  Alfred T Mahan
November 18, 2021 7:00 am

I think they just misspelled Sheer Con

MarkW
Reply to  Alfred T Mahan
November 18, 2021 7:38 am

Sher Khan hated humanity.
And so do most leftists.

Tom Halla
November 18, 2021 6:58 am

Actually,I think Biden is being advised by someone who did study economics, as taught by a deconstructionist intersectionalist.

Last edited 10 days ago by Tom Halla
bill Johnston
Reply to  Tom Halla
November 18, 2021 7:16 am

“deconstructionist intersectionalist”? Is that a fancy term for moron?

Last edited 10 days ago by bill Johnston
Joao Martins
Reply to  bill Johnston
November 18, 2021 7:39 am

It is rather the description of someone without brains with a chainsaw in his/her/its/etc hands.

Rick C
Reply to  Tom Halla
November 18, 2021 8:31 am

But, but, but… Biden has 13… er… 14 Nobel winning economists advising that massive government spending and barrowing will actually reduce consumer costs and won’t cause inflation. Maybe these economists have repealed the law of supply and demand. Apparently they hand out Nobels for economists like Halloween candy.

Gottlob
Reply to  Rick C
November 18, 2021 11:37 am

They do for climate modelers now too.

Peter Morris
November 18, 2021 6:58 am

This is how tyrants behave. We’ve seen it in the old Soviet Union, Cuba, China, and Venezuela. When the government chokes off supply and causes rising prices, they use the executive arm to threaten the companies.

They’re not confused about the economics. They know exactly what they’re doing.

MarkW
Reply to  Peter Morris
November 18, 2021 7:40 am

They drive up retail prices, but refuse to allow companies to raise their prices.
Then when the companies go under, they proclaim this as proof that the free market doesn’t work and that the only solution is for the government to own and operate everything.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  MarkW
November 18, 2021 8:56 am

Mark, you hit it !…and in step 1 “drive up retail prices”, they do that by pretending to wrestle with the cost of some “emergency”…for example, say carbon pricing for a climate emergency…

David Kamakaris
November 18, 2021 7:04 am

“President Biden Orders a FTC Investigation into Gasoline Prices”

Look in the mirror, you dotty old fool!

stinkerp
November 18, 2021 7:11 am

I am writing to call your attention to mounting evidence of anti-American behavior by Joe Biden and his puppeteers

Signed,
The American People

Gregory Woods
Reply to  stinkerp
November 18, 2021 7:23 am

aka Traitor Joe

Not Chicken Little
Reply to  stinkerp
November 18, 2021 7:44 am

It’s going to take more than a “sternly worded letter”…

Frank from NoVA
November 18, 2021 7:14 am

So…the spread between pump prices and unfinished gasoline is widening. Sounds like the FTC needs to investigate the rack operators and retailers, the vast majority of whom are not affiliated with the oil majors. Not to mention the increase in ethanol / compliance cost. Should be fun when these guys push back through their local congressmen.

Drake
Reply to  Frank from NoVA
November 18, 2021 4:29 pm

How many small refineries have been shut down since OBiden’s executive order to review all permits issued for continued operations during the TRUMP! administration?

I heard there were 30 or more they were

I just got back from a cross country trip (US) and noted at least 10 small refineries visible from interstate of which only 2 had any signs of activity. A refinery on the York river in Virginia that was in operation since WWII was also shut down. So there are fewer refineries operating, and as is the want of the leftists, only the MOST EXPENSIVE to run, i.e., those built with the most restrictive regulations, are operating. So the costs WILL go up.

The problem is that it does not matter what push back the business owners give, the MSM will not cover their positions, only those of the left.

John Bell
November 18, 2021 7:14 am
David Elstrom
November 18, 2021 7:20 am

Find a scapegoat to brand as “the enemy.” A long line of tyrants from Lenin on would be proud of the Democrat Marxist puppet masters working President Demented Sock Puppet.

Coach Springer
November 18, 2021 7:22 am

I wonder if there’s a political angle not previously incorporated into economic theory on supply and demand. Every fossil / thermal energy producer has been subjected to world-wide declaration of economic warfare and eventual annihilation. Doing nothing right now complies with the progressive while increasing profit from rising prices and gaining at least temporary leverage on their enemies who demand their destruction.

ResourceGuy
November 18, 2021 7:39 am

Well, the agencies need something to do in between press conferences and reports about catastrophic climate change and administration efforts to combat it with your money.

Andy Pattullo
November 18, 2021 7:50 am

As Joe either doesn’t remember or perhaps never understood all the things his administration did to deliberately push up the price of fuel, this probably makes perfect sense to him.

DonM
Reply to  Andy Pattullo
November 18, 2021 9:33 am

Both Biden & Obama admins tried to say the the jump in gas prices was a good thing as it indicated a strong demand and a strong economy.

… guess that nobody was buying that logic.

November 18, 2021 7:50 am

What happens if the FTC reports the truth and tells Biden that it’s his anti-energy policies that are driving up the cost of gasoline.

MarkW
Reply to  co2isnotevil
November 18, 2021 8:37 am

That would be the truth. There’s no way any member of this administration would ever permit that out.

LdB
Reply to  co2isnotevil
November 18, 2021 3:19 pm

That and I though Biden wanted higher prices to phase out fossil fuels was that not his stance at COP26?

MarkW
Reply to  LdB
November 18, 2021 3:44 pm

They want higher prices, they just don’t want their voters to have to pay those higher prices.

Jim Gorman
Reply to  MarkW
November 19, 2021 9:30 am

There is the rub.

Naysayer
November 18, 2021 7:57 am

This is simply the precursor for the justification for Price controls

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Naysayer
November 18, 2021 8:09 am

Swell! Then we can add unavailability of gasoline to the litany of this admin’s self imposed economic problems.

Olen
November 18, 2021 7:59 am

The policies are in trouble and they want to use that to destroy the energy industry. The only problem is the old saying, when you are in trouble first look at yourself, applies here, there and everywhere.

Jim Gorman
Reply to  Olen
November 19, 2021 9:31 am

Kind of like the first thing to do to get out of a hole is to quit digging.

ScienceABC123
November 18, 2021 8:01 am

Translation: White House to FTC: “You are ordered to investigate the rise in gasoline prices, and you better not find it to be our fault!”

bonbon
November 18, 2021 8:13 am

Biden is doing his job – covering for the FED, Wall Street.
What people notice at shops and the pump is called INFLATION.
Who wud´a thunk?

Expect exactly this tactic to spill over the Atlantic to Brussels, where NordStream 2 was put on ICE, even when ready to pump.

Expect a Gazprom Knew , a theatric Exxon Knew retread on winter tires.

Expect hyperinflation, a replay of 1923, after insane liquidity pumping (not gas) by the FED since 2019. As FLOP26 utterly failed to secure a gigantic green bubble of $150 TRILLION, sheer panic is breaking out – see the threats of The City of London’s Economist against those who refused the offer of economic suicide.

Actually Biden does address the stock buy-backs but not the reason that happens – the FED insanity. That liquidity never reached the physical economy.
Meanwhile Belarus cut gas pumping in response to EU sanctions. Speculators warm up, the rest freeze. Prices on the spot-markets are such fun!

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Gerald Machnee
November 18, 2021 8:13 am

Does Biden have any mirrors in his residence?

Teddy Lee
November 18, 2021 8:14 am

Purely to deflect flack he and the dimbo’s are getting via polling

Joel
November 18, 2021 8:25 am

Price controls will fix the problem.

Wharfplank
November 18, 2021 8:26 am

Textbook definition of gaslighting. PS The irony of the very word “gaslighting” could be a separate essay…

n.n
November 18, 2021 8:29 am

A wicked solution. A handmade tale with “benefits.” That said, there is no mystery in sex and conception. But, I suppose, all’s fair in lust and abortion.

bonbon
November 18, 2021 8:38 am

Here is a full readout of Biden’s chat with XI, given to the Brookings Institution :

https://www.brookings.edu/events/readout-from-the-biden-xi-virtual-meeting-discussion-with-national-security-advisor-jake-sullivan/

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David Sulik
November 18, 2021 8:50 am

The answer is
POOPY PANTS
EXTREME DEMENTIA

Citizen Smith
November 18, 2021 9:07 am

If Joseph Stalin Biden can nationalize the oil companies, many problems are solved. Gas won’t be available at any price. This is step 1 in that process.

SMC
November 18, 2021 9:09 am

Just remember, Xiden may have dementia but the people behind the scenes aren’t dumb, they’re communists. This is all by design.

TonyG
November 18, 2021 9:32 am

It’s just a way to shift blame and make people mad at the oil companies instead. Unfortunately it’s working with many.

Robert of Texas
November 18, 2021 9:38 am

The frightening part of this is that the current administration probably does NOT understand why gas prices are going up. They have no concept of how capitalism or any market economies actually work. Just as they do not understand inflation – so they want to print more money to stop inflation.

Jim Gorman
Reply to  Robert of Texas
November 19, 2021 9:36 am

Most of them have never had to make payroll out of their own pockets. They get taxpayers money on a regular basis to pay bureaucrats and don’t have to use their own money. They would have no idea how to run a small business.

Rud Istvan
November 18, 2021 9:45 am

Biden’s FTC move is being justifiably ridiculed in many places, not just here. Akin to asking OPEC to increase production while cancelling the Alaska drilling permits and Keystone XL.

Stolen elections have consequences. In this case, not good for Dems in 2022.

John K. Sutherland
November 18, 2021 9:50 am

Get settled children, I have a lovely fairy tale to send you to sleep.
Covid, struck.
Everything was locked down… not for two weeks like Saint Fauci said, but for two years! So far.
Bad things happen in the dark, when people get locked out of work and roil in FEAR.
Society stumbled.
Oil prices cratered, reaching a low of minus $40… briefly (it was costing more to keep it on ships than the cargo was worth… sell at a loss).
Shale players stopped pumping oil… not profitable… no predictability.
Exploration and drilling stopped.
Then, ‘he who shall not be named’ cancelled the XL gas pipeline, the first days in office.
Gretchen, the wicked witch of the mid-states, threatened to close off a pipeline through to Ontario and Quebec.
Quebec resisted letting a pipeline through to the eastern provinces (let the ‘bast….s freeze in the dark’). Time for regrets?
Predictably the price of oil started to rise from its lows of $50 up toward $70.
Then, ‘He who cannot be named’, decided that there would be no drilling or fracking on Fed. lands (national parks) including Alaska.
Europe had a bad year, and needed Russian Nat gas. Russia obliged, but didn’t turn up the spigot enough to satisfy them. They scrambled for energy.
A hurricane hit the gulf… as they do… and oil production dropped… for months.
Oil prices rose.
Gasoline prices rose.
Politicians began to panic. People don’t like high gasoiline prices. Not good for the image.
Appeal to OPEC. Pretty please ‘Omar’, “please pump more oil to bring the price down.”
‘Pound sand… idiot. We like these prices. Why should I produce more to bring prices down?’
COP 26 in Glasgow… We gotta get off Fossil fuels.
Developing world… ‘give us a trillion dollars, first.’
Idea… ‘lets release oil from the strategic reserve since no one else wants to play ball’.
Shale players don’t like that kind of vacillation either. Hold off pumping oil, this is too unpredictable.
‘Oh, and lets backtrack over what I said earlier about cancelling that black ‘gold’ stuff, and let oil companies bid on leases in the Gulf. There are several billion barrels of oil there. Okay, so the courts made it happen, not me, it will still work… in about a few decades.
‘And, I talked to Xi, this a.m. He’ll release from his strategic reserve, if I release from ours.’
Let’s see if that will work to get me out of this mess I created… so what if he releases only ten barrels to my few million. It will look good and we (him anyway) will save face while he laughs at me… again for the clown I am.
Europe is still having a bad year… they’ll need more energy… nat gas, for heating to keep people alive.
Let’s see… what else can I screw up? Oh, oh, I gotta…
Ma! Ma? Does a fart have lumps in it?

paul courtney
November 18, 2021 9:54 am

First, there’s no chance Joe Brandon will get good economic advice from anybody near him. Jennifer Granholm, the energy adviser who smells so good, tells Joe that U.S. oil production can’t haha possibly haha affect the price of a global product haha. Kamala, who smells good but is never around, tells Joe haha it’s all good haha (she brings depth). Joe vaguely thinks “price go up bad”; but those around him are very happy with it, so have some ice cream, sir!

Art
November 18, 2021 10:04 am

Once more illustrating the left’s disconnect from economic reality.

Also illustrating the need for fossil fuels that the left claim not to want.

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IanE
November 18, 2021 10:27 am

Of course there has been foul play: it was Trump wat dun it!

Shanghai Dan
November 18, 2021 10:32 am

It’s just profiteering!

I mean, who does Evil Big Oil think it is, expecting to actually make a profit on gas! Don’t they know their insistence on not providing oil and gas for free is causing people to buy LESS gas, and that means less gas taxes to Government?

It’s just not fair. NOT FAIR!

Gordon A. Dressler
November 18, 2021 10:34 am

One sign of the onset of senility is a failing memory.

Apparently, Joe has forgotten quite a few, relatively recent FACTS:
“In total energy consumption, the US was between 86% and 91% self-sufficient in 2016. In May 2011, the country became a net exporter of refined petroleum products. By 2014, the United States was world’s third largest producer of crude oil, after Saudi Arabia and Russia, and second-largest exporter of refined products, after Russia. In November 2019, the United States became a net exporter of all oil products, including both refined petroleum products and crude oil. By 2021 the US was the world’s largest producer.”— source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_energy_independence (may underlining emphasis added)

So, Joe, look to what and who caused the US to now be blaming rising gasoline and heating oil prices on “cutbacks in production from oil suppliers in the Middle East”, the current meme being circulated by politicians to satisfy the sheeple.

Ed Fox
November 18, 2021 10:40 am

Nord 2 was put on hold until ownership is transferred to Germany.

Ed Fox
November 18, 2021 11:12 am

Sure. Defund the Police. Then. Defund the Oil Companies.

Same solution same result.

Joe, if the price is too high why not sign an executive order? Make the price $2 a gallon for gas. With gas now $2, shut down Line 5 for Whitmer.

Dave Fair
November 18, 2021 12:13 pm

But his proposed commissar of our money supply did get a degree in economics – from the Soviet Union.

Duane
November 18, 2021 12:13 pm

I know how popular it is to blame a Democratic US President for swings in gas prices, and it certainly makes great political fodder for Republicans heading into the 2022 mid-term elections. But data matters, as do facts.

Worldwide oil production in 2019, just before COVID hit, as well as through all of 2018 and 2019 remained within a narrow range of 81-83 MBPD.

Worldwide oil demand remained relatively stable at about 99-100 MBPD during that same timeframe. If you’ll recall, President Trump was in office at that time.

Then COVID hit in the spring of 2020, and worldwide oil demand plummeted to about 91 MBPD – a nearly 10% sudden reduction in demand within a world wide market that lives or dies on tenths of a percent variations in supply vs. demand.

Worldwide oil production also took at hike at the same time, for the same reason – COVID induced crash in demand – dropping from just under 83 MBPD to just over 70 MBPD. That also occurred during Trump’s term office. Prices at the pump were the lowest they had been in nearly a decade,

Since the spring of 2020, worldwide oil demand spurted from 91 to 96.5, while completely unsurprisingly, oil production has lagged behind because investors and producers had cut back production in 2020. So now prices at the pump are at a decade high (meaning they use to be as high or higher a decade or more before either Trump or Biden were in office).

This is otherwise known as the “law of supply and demand”.

It’s not Presidential politics, or Presidential policy that cause this result, before 2020 or after. It’s the markets, responding to external events that upset the finely balanced supply vs. demand of oil.

c1ue
Reply to  Duane
November 18, 2021 1:22 pm

It isn’t Biden direct policy that is responsible for all of it – but Biden’s policy definitely reflects a 1% limousine liberal movement to demonize all fossil fuels. This includes ESG, attacks on coal, etc etc.
Thus to say none of it is Biden’s fault is technically correct but it is equally true that Biden’s policies are responsible – since said policies are extensions of the Democrats’/Limousine Liberals views.

TonyG
Reply to  Duane
November 18, 2021 1:39 pm

“responding to external events” such as shutting down pipelines, changing lease terms, stuff like that. But not policy. Got it.

Doonman
Reply to  Duane
November 18, 2021 3:29 pm

Joe Biden drove a new Ford Lightning Electric Truck and told everyone on all news channels how great it was. Joe Biden did not drive a new Ford F250 Diesel.

That’s proof positive that Presidential Politics are picking and choosing winners and losers. To claim otherwise is disingenuous.

Ted
Reply to  Duane
November 19, 2021 4:04 am

The bottom of the demand was in March 2020. The rebound to current 96 MBDP occurred by October 2020 and has stayed relatively steady for a year. So why not ramp production back up? A large part of the reason is Presidential politics and policies.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Duane
November 19, 2021 4:11 am

Where were you in 2019? Covid didn’t hit in 2020, it started in 2019! That was when everyone was telling Trump that he’d never have a vaccine in five years. yet by the end of 2020 he was seeing 1M vaccine shots per month!

I love how the far left likes to rewrite history.

DonM
Reply to  Duane
November 19, 2021 11:27 am

Duane,

I am again very confused about you oil posts.

You state that demand was about 18% greater than production in 2018 & 2019. That is a crapload of oil that appeared out thin air (or was taken out a very very big reserve?)

Then you say (with the COVID crash) that the demand is more than 20% more than the production.

Prices should have skyrocketed (per the Obama hope & change).

Then you reference the Law of supply and demand like it supports your statements.

You are very confusing.

Rich Davis
Reply to  DonM
November 19, 2021 3:04 pm

confusing. Yes, that’s a polite way to say it Don. Because “innumerate loon” is not quite so polite.

DonM
Reply to  Rich Davis
November 24, 2021 10:50 am

I was thinking more along the lines of ‘lying McGinnley’.

Seems to want to be your buddy in areas that really don’t matter, but spews lies and misinformation on very specific subjects.

Jim Gorman
November 18, 2021 12:32 pm

It’s not just shutting down drilling permits, banks are stopping capitalization of new drilling even on private land. They don’t want to be caught by Treasury of not supporting green policies. Let everyone eat cake, if they can make it!

November 18, 2021 1:12 pm

Bill Gates Thorium salt reactor coming to Wyoming …

Bill Gates-backed nuclear reactor heading to Wyoming coal town (msn.com)

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
November 18, 2021 1:59 pm

Sure, this time the MSR nuclear reactor that will save mankind—in additional to curing lumbago—is positively, without a doubt, swear to God, not kidding, most assuredly “just around the corner”.

Why, heck, even Bill Gates is backing it and we all know how smart he is . . . NOT!

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
November 18, 2021 3:07 pm

Sounds like ol’ Bill is taking his cut of the “infrastructure” swindle.

Doonman
November 18, 2021 1:46 pm

Every time a democrat administration is elected, taxation increases and the cost of living soars. There is not one democrat administration in my lifetime where this has not been the case.

You would think that voters would notice this. Apparently, they are too addicted to handouts to care.

Gunga Din
November 18, 2021 2:17 pm

They lost the suits brought by liberal state AGs.
Why not try the Feds?

ResourceGuy
November 18, 2021 2:56 pm

The demand curve is shifting out because of vote buying with borrowed money. The production gap can be filled with imports–at a higher price, while giving money to the export countries for being on the list needing help in transition costs. simple

John
November 18, 2021 4:32 pm

America has a dimwit for a president
sooner someone turns his lights out permanently the better for you

Pat from Kerbob
November 18, 2021 7:08 pm

With all apologies to those with mental issues or damages

What a bunch of retards

DonM
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
November 19, 2021 11:30 am

No problem … no offense taken.

ResourceGuy
November 18, 2021 7:22 pm

I miss Jimmy. /sarc

Quilter 52
November 18, 2021 8:39 pm

Isn’t Chair Kahn the evil tiger in Kipling’s Jungle Book? Oops no, that is Shere Kahn.

Meanwhile I find it absolutely terrifying that Biden has access to a nuclear button.

Rainer Bensch
Reply to  Quilter 52
November 19, 2021 3:45 am

He has? You mean ‘He’?

Thaipixie
November 19, 2021 5:44 am

I am sure Joe is getting his economics advice from experts such as AOC!!

Gerry, England
November 19, 2021 6:25 am

I suppose the only surprise is that he is not blaming Trump. Perhaps even Xiden has realised that a year after he stole the election – sorry, given his demented state that should be stolen on his behalf – you can’t keep blaming Trump.

otsar
November 19, 2021 2:35 pm

Jimmy Carter 2.0+ I am waiting for 18% interest on my CD account as the government attempts to find real money. Stagflation will become apparent after a poor retail Christmas.

Mickey Reno
November 19, 2021 4:22 pm

Surprising results, immediately returned by the panel. Biden is an effin’ idiot!

Boris
November 19, 2021 10:13 pm

I would like to point out that Canada is sitting on the third largest oil reserves in the world. What is becoming more apparent since our last scam election here is that means NOTHING. Not only are still been lead by a bunch of corrupt Liebel clowns with a minority government but the Crime minister in charge Trudope appointed an actual convicted terrorist as our new environmental minister. That former felon has been on record that he wants to shutdown the whole of our resource industry and he wants to have gasoline upward of $2.00 a liter at the pumps by the end of 2022. Higher Carbon taxes and “Clean Fuel” initiatives. Another tax incognito while reducing the BTU value of every fuel out there so we end up burning more to run everything. IE Ethanol in gasoline.

So I really hope that after the “Review” by the Army Corp of Engineers that line 5 will suffer the same fate as the last three environmental reviews that were forced upon resource projects here in Canada by Truedope. The response that killed 15 billion dollars of resource projects from the new 6 member environmental review panel was “Not In The Public’s Interest.” HUH? Where is the science in that response and who determines what the public is interested in.

Just remember who is in charge of the Army Corp Of Engineers. Oh that would ultimately General Milley the Chinese early warning system.

One other thing to note that line 5 has been in operation since the Mid 1950’s and Embridge has been trying to drill a non evasive tunnel under the Mackinaw Straight. They want to run a new line inside this tunnel to prevent anchor strikes like the one seen off of long Beach on the exposed oil line. They have had this proposal before the Michigan government for over 5 years now and are still awaiting a permit for construction. If this line is shutdown not only will Michigan, Illinois, Ohio. Ontario and Quebec be affected by the lack of oil and propane deliveries but it will go a long way to point out to these eastern neighbor’s how much they depend on Western Canadian oil fields. In the long run it maybe a good thing to have the east suffer their own stupid policies by draining their Liebel wallets to the point that they are marching on the capital demanding that they want to heat their homes and drive their cars to work.

DocSiders
November 20, 2021 1:59 am

Leftists’ “living on the other side of reality” has morphed into “living in the opposite of reality”.

A Civilization operating on lies is truly “unsustainable” to use the favorite word in the Vernacular of the Culture of Liars.

The Leftist Elites can’t sell their Utopia by telling the truth. Actually, they could try selling their visions of Utopia based on the truth…SO WHY DON’T THEY??

They lie constantly in the Press. Their lies and propaganda have always been a part of daily life the last 50 years. Those constant lies gave birth to the Rush Limbaugh phenomenon.

This Underground Leftist Elite cabal surfaced a century ago with the Wilson Administration. These Billionaire Families have steadily chipped away at the Institutions that support Western Civilization. They have captured and corrupted all of our Institutions:

The Press obviously, the Unelected Administrative Government Apparatus (“Deep State”), K-12 Education, Academia, Law, Justice (Corrupt Prosecutors and the “Legislating” Courts), Medicine and Medical Publications, Science and Science Publications, the Entertainment Industry, the Sports Industry, Elections are Corrupted (unauditable), Boards of most Fortune 500 Companies are Corrupt (they raised several $Billion for the Fraudulent Marxist BLM Movement), the Top Brass of the Military is Corrupt. Only the Rank and File Military and Our Police Forces remain mostly “True Americans”…and they are under constant attack (“Defund the Police”…really?).

The War against freedom and our US Constitution is well under way…and the enemies of freedom have all the weapons (Propaganda Press) and all the ammunition (Press Propaganda and Teacher’s Unions and University Professors running the Propaganda “on the ground”). And all of that Propaganda is based on lies and bat excrement crazy Social Theories.

Truth and Persuasion are not the tools they chose to use to gain legitimate power. All we get are lies and lying propaganda.

Why is that?

Why can’t we see their real motivations and their real plans?

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Mike Maguire
November 20, 2021 10:42 am

Gasoline stocks are the lowest in 3 years. That’s the recipe for higher prices.

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/77946/#78114

Screenshot 2021-11-20 at 12-36-52 Weekly U S Ending Stocks of Total Gasoline (Thousand Barrels).png
Mike Maguire
November 20, 2021 10:47 am

Make that the lowest in 4 years and soon to be the lowest in 7 years!

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