If Joe Biden wins the White House this November, expect drastic changes as soon as he gets into office.
According to his own campaign website, Biden intends to not only “reverse all the damage Trump has done, but go further and faster.”
That’s right. Rather than the vague-sounding “Hope and Change” pitched by former President Obama, Biden’s campaign is more blunt: undo everything Trump has accomplished and go the opposite way even further and faster.
What Trump accomplishments are in view? Well, his website emphasizes Climate Change policies. Number one on the list deserves to be quoted in full:
“1) Take executive action on Day 1 to not just reverse all of the damage Trump has done, but go further and faster. Day 1 of the Biden Administration is going to be very busy! To immediately make progress on his climate agenda, Biden will take actions including requiring aggressive methane pollution limits for new and existing oil and gas operations; developing rigorous new fuel economy standards aimed at ensuring 100% of new sales for light- and medium-duty vehicles will be zero emissions and annual improvements for heavy duty vehicles; protecting America’s natural treasures by permanently protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other areas impacted by President Trump’s attack on federal lands and waters; and banning new oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters.”
To summarize, further restrict and put negative pressure on the oil industry by requiring unrealistic “aggressive” pollution limits on producers, require all light- and medium-duty vehicles be so-called “zero emissions” through higher fuel economy standards. Rather than being pro-worker, Biden is actively running on a platform which will certainly reduce jobs in the oil industry, raise transportation costs for all commuters, and all but drive out of existence already beleaguered auto makers, which provide stable livelihoods for thousands of Americans.
Other items on his climate-change list of goals include putting “us on an irreversible path to achieve economy-wide net-zero emissions no later than 2050” and making “environmental justice a priority across all federal agencies.” An “irreversible path” sure does sound like breaking things beyond repair.
And “environmental justice?” After how the left has handled their pet cause of “social justice” culminating in the widespread riots in Democrat-run cities this summer, one can only imagine the chaos let loose by pursuing “environmental justice.” And just in case it wasn’t clear, the goal is that all federal agencies are included. Just think the CIA and NSA may be roped into helping the cause. And the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms? How might they be asked to aid brining in “environmental justice?” Maybe firearms will be declared a contributor to global warming.
And environmental policy is not the only topic on the list of changes. As The Federalist reports, Biden plans to make the U.S. rejoin the World Health Organization, make over 11 million illegal immigrants U.S. citizens, provide a way for all DACA handout recipients to stay, and remove travel scrutiny from countries which support anti-Western terrorism.
A brave new world, indeed.