Joe Biden has repeatedly turned to other countries for oil and energy, rather than making use of America’s domestic capabilities.
This hasn’t ended well. Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and OPEC+ each rejected the president’s pleas pertaining to oil supply. By the president still refusing to make the most of domestic energy production, he’s dooming Americans to pay higher prices.
Democrats, not just Biden, are refusing to come clean about this. Instead, they’re blaming foreign countries and oil companies for higher costs of gas.
In a recent turn, California Gov. Gavin Newsom demanded a state legislature special session in order to boost oil companies’ taxes, per Washington Examiner.
What to Know About Newsom’s Special Session
Monday, December 5 is when the California governor’s special session will take place. The taxes in question on oil companies will specifically center around the profits they make while selling in the Golden State.
Towards the end of last week, Newsom accused gas companies of “price gouging” and “fleecing” folks who are barely getting by.
What the California governor didn’t mention, though, is how the state legislature rejected an opportunity months ago to temporarily cut the gas tax and provide relief to residents.
Gas prices in Florida are half the price in California. Why is it only California with $7 gas right now!
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) October 7, 2022
While GOP and Democratic states alike agreed to reduce the gas tax in their communities, California boggled many minds by rejecting this policy.
Newsom’s upcoming special session to hike oil tax rates has already been condemned as a political stunt by the Western States Petroleum Association.
This energy group maintains the California governor’s upcoming election is what’s truly motivating December’s special session, rather than a genuine interest in reducing gas costs.
Little Action From Biden
While Newsom and Biden are both on the wrong side when it comes to energy policies in America, the California governor’s special session has been widely viewed as an upstaging of sorts against Biden.
Since being coldly rejected by OPEC+ and other nations on energy production, Biden claimed its administration is looking at all options before them. Of course, this appears to exclude embracing domestic energy generation that would increase supply and lower costs.
Peter Doocy: "The President says no one Fs with a Biden, but it appears OPEC+ has done just that." pic.twitter.com/rJZjH8sjFa
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) October 5, 2022
Democrats continue to reject this in the name of climate change. Though in the end, everyday Americans that Newsom and Biden pretend to care about are the ones suffering.
The snubs by OPEC+ and other foreign countries have been widely recognized as both a loss and an embarrassment for Biden. Before he got into office, America reached new heights in energy independence.
What do you think about California Governor Gavin Newsom calling a special session in his state legislature to increase taxes on oil companies in the state? Feel free to let us know in the comments area if you believe this will improve or worsen gas costs.
This article appeared in New Vision News and has been published here with permission.