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Biden Says Willing to Sacrifice Hundreds of Thousands of Energy Workers for a Green Economy

Biden Says Willing to Sacrifice Hundreds of Thousands of Energy Workers for a Green Economy

At debate, enthusiastically says “Yes” would risk displacing hundreds of thousands of blue-collar workers in order to combat climate change.

The issues of energy and climate change came up at the Democratic debate on Thursday night as expected. What was surprising, was Joe Biden’s response when asked about displacing American energy workers for the sake of fighting climate change.

Biden has no problem with the idea. His answer could not have been any more straightforward.

Paul Steinhauser reports at FOX News:

Biden says ‘yes’ when asked about sacrificing blue-collar jobs for clean energy

Former Vice Preisdent Joe Biden made clear at Thursday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate that he’d sacrifice economic growth due to a boom in oil and natural gas production and potentially risk displacing hundreds of thousands of blue-collar workers in order to combat climate change.

Moderator Tim Alberta asked: “Three consecutive American presidents have enjoyed stints of explosive economic growth due to a boom in oil and natural gas production. As president, would you be willing to sacrifice some of that growth, even knowing potentially that it could displace thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of blue-collar workers in the interest of transitioning to that greener economy?”

“The answer is yes,” the former vice president said.

But Biden — the front-runner in national polling in the Democratic nomination race — emphasized that “the opportunity for those workers to transition to high-paying jobs … is real.”

“We’re the only country in the world that’s taken great, great crises and turned them into enormous opportunities,” Biden added.

Even Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, who is hardly a conservative, reacted on Twitter:

See the video below:

Biden’s response should alarm people working in the energy sector:

This followed a line of questioning about whether or not the United States government should relocate citizens in coastal cities that might be affected by climate change. My Twitter response:

Featured image via Twitter video.


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Voice_of_Reason | December 20, 2019 at 10:34 am

How generous of him.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Voice_of_Reason. | December 20, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    And how “RICH” of Biden, considering the BIDEN Family is getting hundreds of millions from the Ukraine Petroleum extraction……..

      I’m still waiting on some reporter to realize that Hunter Biden was collecting big bucks from Burisma (and the Chinese) at the same time the Obama Administration was writing 4000 new regulations on the US Energy Industry – and actively driving coal out of business. Seems like knowing ahead of time about those rules would give a pretty good advantage to a foreign energy company in the markets.

    He thinks that green[backs] grow on trees. The People aren’t so green.

it’s called the ‘misery index’, the ‘green energy is what we say it is’

Fauxcahontas evinced the same moronic and flippant response, when asked about the workers in the health insurance industry, who would lose their jobs if her idiotic and unworkable “Medicare-for-All” plan was implemented. “Oh, we’ll just train them to do something else,” was the gist of her idiotic reply.

Nothing else so perfectly encapsulates the stunning, totalitarian apparatchik callousness and the total fiscal/economic illiteracy of these contemptible Dhimmi-crats, than this imperially arrogant and cruelly indifferent attitude towards the peasant rabble whose lives and livelihoods are upended by their statist schemes.

“that he’d sacrifice economic growth”

Ds never fail to crack me up. Joe and his ilk would “sacrifice” absolutely nothing. The costs for all D plans are always paid by someone else.

Of course, if Biden wins the nomination the Official Party Truth will be that green energy SAVES jobs. Playing this clip from the debate will be labeled “hate speech” and “inciting violence” by the MSM/DNC axis.

Oh my God, it’s as plain as the nose on our collective faces. We shut down US coal and oil and guess who fills the void? The very same companies that Biden (Joe and Hunter) benefits from. Ukrainian and Chinese coal and oil and gas producers.

I guess we can take Pennsylvania off the swing state list and just color it red, then?

I fear we may have to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of politicians and government workers to restore the Constitutional Republic.

This is a stark reminder that Dems think in terms of the abstract and conservatives think in terms of hard data. Biden and Warren think in terms of their big programs without the consequences of the people involved. Conservatives think of employment and job creation as their aim. Also, almost all of the “Green” equipment will come from liberal companies like the ones obama gave the TARP money to. They have all gone bankrupt. All of that taxpayer money down the drain for a big green experiment.

    ConradCA in reply to inspectorudy. | December 20, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    The progressive fascists believe in Communism and Socialism which theoretically could work though every time they have been tried they fail.

I am far from convinced that Biden knows (or cares, when making political calculations) that essentially all motorized transportation runs on fossil fuels. It’s not as if there’s a fleet of electric trucks standing by to deliver stock to your local supermarket, or as if the U.S. Air Force could keep those flying thangs it uses in the air without fossil fuels. Or as if semi-trucks and trains can somehow be replaced with human-powered rickshaw-trucks.

Or (for that matter) as if environmentalists wouldn’t be outraged (yes, outraged!) at the vast increase in nuclear electric generating capacity that would be necessary to charge all those electric cars, trucks, trains and buses overnight even if all of today’s fossil-fueled vehicles could be replaced with electric ones. Although I wouldn’t count on long-distance electric air transportation anytime soon.

Surely Biden is smart enough to realize that there would be no reduction in CO2 emissions if the USA were to substitute imported fossil fuels for ones produced here? Or that the U.S. economy would simply freeze and die without transportation? Let alone that other countries would follow the USA’s “lead” in crippling its economy (and thereby impoverishing its people).

Reminds me of Walter “I will raise your taxes” Mondale. That went well.

Joe, are you willing to sacrifice Hunter for the presidency?

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | December 20, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Doesn’t this confirm that Biden’s already the “chosen” one for 2020? Means watch who the DNC sticks in as his VP.

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He’s so Green. People aren’t so green.

Let’s not mince words: biden should be charged with the most serious of federal crimes – along with clinton, kerry, obama and – yup – romney: all of them have looted US aid via kickbacks from Ukraine.

And that’s the LEAST we know. Imagine what corruption remains unknown?

Yes, Joe Biden is willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of energy workers. Just like the South American Aztecs.

All he wants is your hearts.

This moron is telling oil patch workers that he will “transition” them to high paying jobs? Does he have any idea what oil and gas workers are paid? Stupid or senile, I don’t care, this guy couldn’t run a self-service gas station.

It is so easy to sacrifice somebody else’s job.