Stupidocrisy: No-petro Joe

I so do appreciate Joe Biden’s energy policy. He has single-handedly raised the cost of living for everything, beginning with his zero tolerance for oil exploration and gasoline production. He is an absolute genius. I have been trying to justify having an electric car for years. But every time I sit down to calculate whether the extra cost can be recouped over the lifetime of the car compared with a gasoline-powered car, gasoline can’t be beat. Thanks to No-petro Joe, someday, if the price of gasoline rises enough, it just might pay to buy that electric car. But wait, outside the cities there is no recharging infrastructure. And what about the $20,000 it takes to replace one of those batteries after 100,000 miles? Hmmm.

I compared the cost recovery on a 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid getting 41 miles to the gallon with my 15 mile per gallon Ford F-150 driving 1,500 miles per month. According to Car Cost vs Mileage Calculator, it would take 174 months (14.5 years) at $2.79 cents a gallon before I could really begin saving money on my Hybrid purchase. Now, thanks to No-petro Joe’s $5 a gallon gas it will only take 8 years to begin saving money. Golly, I hope that Ford Escape can last that long. But by the 6-year mark, my 100,000 mile warranty on the battery will have expired and I would have to pay another $15,000 to $20,000 to replace it. So I’m really hoping No-petro Joe can get that gasoline price up around $40 a gallon so it will only take me a year to begin saving money.

Remember on May 24 during a press conference in Japan, No-Petro Joe made it clear: “[When] it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over.” You go, Joe and take Brandon with you. I don’t really know how we will all be stronger with this no-drill, no-produce oil and gas policy, since the cost of food will be so high that none of us can eat. Not much nutritional value in boiling old shoes and dandelions into a stew. School meals will skyrocket and no doubt property taxes will have to be raised. Well, maybe No-petro Joe will bail us out of the coming food and fuel lockdown with another $1,500 check.

In March, No-Petro Joe gave a speech at the White House on his plan to reduce the cost of gas. He said, “Under my plan, which is before the Congress now, we can take advantage of the next generation of electric vehicles, that a typical driver will save about $80 a month from not having to pay gas at the pump.” Makes sense. I just can’t wait to save money on gas through my electric car that is subsidized by the government. I’m so happy that I’ll be saving gas money that I won’t mind paying higher prices for everything else, including the purchase price of my new electric car, because I’m doing my part as a citizen for the government to control the weather. I’m so happy, so, so happy. Proverbs 14:7 says, “Walk away from the presence of a foolish man; you will gain no knowledge from his speech.” Gotta say it. No-petro Joe…stupidocrisy.

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Bill Wilson