Pete Buttigieg was the mayor of a small town in Indiana. He rose to fame during the 2020 presidential primaries when he thought he had what it takes to be president. He was everything that many liberals said that they wanted – he was young, homosexual, and had military experience.
However, he didn’t have enough experience in politics to make it to the finish line.
Yet, somehow, he managed to secure himself a position as the Secretary of Transportation.
What does Pete Buttigieg know about transportation? Not a lot. He was not qualified for the position, so he’s been learning as he goes along.
That’s been one of the big problems with the Biden administration. Joe Biden paid off his debts by giving unqualified people positions of power – and it’s been coming back to bite Lady Liberty in the rear.
The rising gas prices are obviously an issue that needs to be addressed by the Secretary of Transportation. We’re coming up to the summer months when more and more people are going to be taking road trips. There are also people complaining about the cost to fill up their tank just to handle their daily commute. $20 is only likely to give people half a tank of gas – and that’s if they’re lucky.
Joe Biden’s only solution is to invest in an electric car. But there are so many issues with that suggestion that it’s better left for another day.
So, Pete Buttigieg addresses the gas prices by talking about the various sources of energy. The words that come out of his mouth are both embarrassing and disturbing.
At this point, the entire Biden administration has decided that they’re not interested in permanent solutions or even long-term solutions to the rising energy costs.
Instead, there are “short-term problems” that need to be addressed, and Buttigieg isn’t interested in offering permanent solutions. Wait, what?
The rising costs are hardly a short-term problem, and we have Biden to thank for that. When he closed the Keystone XL pipeline, he created a long-term problem – at least until the next president comes along and opens it back up.
Biden has been clear from the beginning that he has the desire to destroy the fossil fuels industry in America. During the 2019 Democratic presidential primary debate, Biden let out a resounding “no” when asked if there would be a place in his administration for “fossil fuels, including coal and fracking.”
But Biden doesn’t want to answer to any of that. Instead, he’d rather let Buttigieg take the heat for all of it.
During an MSNBC “11th Hour” interview that Buttigieg had with host Stephanie Ruhle, he was asked about whether there are possibilities of authorizing the Keystone Pipeline or even working something out with Iran. Obviously, simply releasing some of the oil reserves is not enough to drive gas prices down for more than a few days.
Buttigieg identified that “all options are on the table.” That’s when he made it clear, however that “we are not galloping after permanent solutions to immediate short term problems, where more strategic and tactical actions in the short term that can make a difference.”
What in the world is he talking about? It’s as if he just started rattling off keywords without thinking about how they fit together.
Essentially, the entire Biden administration is content to let Americans suffer from high gas prices until they can figure out how to get things under control.
Opening the Keystone pipeline likely isn’t going to happen. Biden would rather buy oil from either Russia or OPEC – though neither one is interested in supplying it to the U.S. at the moment. So, Biden is limited on what he can do. He can either pay EVEN MORE for the barrels or he can allow us to be energy independent once more.
Regardless of what happens, it’s clear that Buttigieg does not have the answers that will actually help Americans at the fuel pumps.