I can hear the conversation happening in the halls of congress among the liberal caucus explaining how if the price of gas was raised in the US, American would flock to purchase electric vehicles. Their liberal allies in the media nod their heads vigorously cheering on the save the planet mentality, thinking that those evil fossil fuels are going the way of the dodo. In the meantime the price of food has exploded with inflation, interest rates are starting to soar upwards and more people than in 50 years are living pay check to pay check.
Who will buy these wonderful electric cars with a greater and greater number of Americans are battling poverty caused by the increase in gas prices? The cost of these cars, already significantly greater than the cost of an old fossil fuel standby will also increase. Then as credit gets tighter, as interest rates go up, no one will be able to finance these electric luxuries.
Inflation and gas prices will drive people to use available credit, then to default, forcing millions into bankruptcy. They won’t be buying electric cars or any car for years to come. The cars that remain on the road will get older and older and as those cars age they will spew out more and more carbon emissions. So much for saving the planet.
Oh, they say, “People will drive less.” The vast majority of driving is to and from work, over the road with trucking and delivery people. In order to work they will have to drive. Sure there will be fewer vacations, so that those working at resorts and inns and destinations will lose their jobs. Those people will drive less, lose their homes and suffer greatly.
But never fear, there will be charging stations everywhere. Already in California 25% of the charging stations are not functional. If you are driving any distance in South Alabama charging stations are pretty much non-existent. So the people telling you to buy electric, want you to over pay for a car you can’t afford, with money you can’t afford to spend, at rates that you can’t afford to pay, so you can not drive it in over one half of the country.
Someone tell me how this makes sense. A return to Trump’s energy policy where this country was energy independent would go a long way toward reducing inflation, creating high paying jobs, and keeping the middle and lower class from absolute economic destruction.