Since taking control of Washington earlier this year, President Joe Biden and the Democrats routinely place their far-left policy initiatives ahead of the well-being of the American people.
Central to the Democrats’ Big Government Socialist Spending Bill is a slew of Green New Deal “environmental justice” initiatives. One of these, the Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP), would dramatically increase energy costs when households are already dealing with skyrocketing prices.
Whether it be at the gas pump or the grocery store, the cost of inflation is hitting American families hard. Rather than providing any meaningful relief, Washington Democrats are doubling down on radical policies that only serve to make the problem worse.
As it currently stands, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that heating bills will soar this upcoming winter. Some households expect to see an increase of up to 54% compared to last winter. In particular, areas like California and New England are expected to be hit exceptionally hard with high natural gas prices due to the ramifications of years of far-left green energy policies.
The Democrats’ massive reconciliation package makes the same mistake of putting Green New Deal ideals ahead of the actual needs of Americans. Included in their package is the CEPP, a program that requires energy providers to increase the amount of carbon dioxide-free electricity by 4% annually or face penalties.
In Arizona alone, a recent report from the Center of the American Experiment found that the cost of the CEPP would cost an additional $119.4 billion. This number is, of course, without accounting for the rampant inflation that is ravaging our economy.
Inflation has become such a significant issue that Social Security is currently undergoing its highest cost of living adjustment in nearly 40 years.
Why it Matters
Americans are struggling in President Biden’s lackluster economy. With rampant inflation and soaring prices, Democrats are more interested in checking off boxes for their far-left base than actually helping lower energy prices.
Rather than attacking safe and dependable American energy, the Biden administration should be working on getting prices down. That can only be done by putting a stop to Washington’s out-of-control spending, embracing domestic energy projects, and abandoning doomed-to-fail Green New Deal policies.
The Democrats’ Big Government Socialist Spending Bill only makes problems American families are facing even worse. Lawmakers in Washington must put the needs of Americans ahead of far-left interests by bringing an end to this misguided reconciliation package.