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It’s easy to see why, according to a new Harris poll, 71 percent of Americans said they do not want Joe Biden to run for re-election. As Americans face record gas prices and the highest inflation in 40 years, President Biden admits he could not care less. His Administration is committed to fight a proxy war with Russia through Ukraine and Americans just need to suck it up.

Last week a New York Times reporter asked Biden how long he expects Americans to pay record gasoline prices over his Administration’s Ukraine policy. “As long as it takes,” replied the president without hesitation.

“Russia cannot defeat Ukraine,” added Biden as justification for his Administration’s pro-pain policy toward Americans. The president has repeatedly tried to deflect blame for the growing economic crisis by claiming Russia is solely behind recent inflation. “The reason why gas prices are up is because of Russia. Russia, Russia, Russia,” he said in the same press conference.

But Biden has a big problem: Americans do not believe him. According to a Rasmussen poll earlier this month, only eleven percent of Americans believe Biden’s claim that Russian president Vladimir Putin is to blame for high prices.

When it comes to disdain for the average American hurt by higher prices, there is more than enough in the Biden Administration to go around.

Brian Deese, Director of President Biden’s National Economic Council, was asked in a recent CNN interview, “What do you say to those families that say, listen, we can’t afford to pay \$4.85 a gallon for months, if not years?”

His answer? “This is about the future of the Liberal World Order and we have to stand firm.”

Has there ever been an Administration more out of touch with the American people? If you asked working Americans whether they’d be happy to suffer poverty for the “liberal world order,” how many would say “that sounds like a great idea”?

President Biden’s attempts to bring down gasoline prices are bound to fail because he does not understand the problem. He can beg the Saudis to pump more oil, he can even threaten the US oil companies as he did in a Tweet yesterday. He can buy and sell from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in attempt to give the impression that prices are lowing. None of it will work.

The strangest part of this idea that Americans must suffer to hurt the Russians is that these policies aren’t even hurting Russia! On the contrary: Russia has been seen record profits from its oil and gas exports since the beginning of the Ukraine war.

According to a recent New York Times article, increasing global oil and gas prices have enabled Russia to finance its war on Ukraine. US sanctions did not bring the Russian economy to its knees, as Biden promised. They actually brought the American economy to its knees while Russian profits soared.

As Newsweek noted last week, Russian television pundits are joking that with the financial windfall Russia has seen since sanctions were imposed, “Biden is of course our agent.”

Washington’s bi-partisan foreign policy of wasting trillions on endless wars overseas has finally come home. Biden is clearly out of touch, but there is plenty of blame to go around. The only question is whether we will see an extended recession…or worse.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Joe Biden, Oil Industry, Russia, Ukraine 
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  1. Durruti says:

    Washington’s bi-partisan foreign policy of wasting trillions on endless wars overseas has finally come home. Biden is clearly out of touch, but there is plenty of blame to go around. The only question is whether we will see an extended recession…or worse.

    A traditional powerful concluding paragraph from Statesman Ron Paul, and is much appreciated.

    On July 4, 2022, we Americans would like to be informed:

    1. Who assassinated the Kennedys and overthrew our Republic, in the Coup D’état, of 11/22/1963?

    2. Who has covered up the Truth of this Treason – for more than half a century?

    3. How the 30 year Shadow Government of Barak, Maxwell, Epstein, and other MOSSAD operatives, worked, and which American traitors cooperated with them.

    4. Who did the 9/11 horror, the Liberty attack (and why), the Corona-Harvard-Epstein-Covid Planneddemic?

    These questions are the first of a long list. I have written my answers; but you are our greatest Statesman, and I am not. Your answers would be appreciated.

    Dr. Peter J. Antonsen – nom de guerre, Durruti

  2. meamjojo says:

    “Foreign Policy Fail: Biden’s Sanctions Are a Windfall for Russia!”

    Possibly if you are an oligarch [lol]
    ———
    Russia’s Economy is Collapsing, Data Reveals
    6/30/22 AT 7:34 AM EDT

    If Russia defaulting on its foreign debt for the first time since the Bolshevik revolution wasn’t a clear enough sign of the impact Western sanctions are having on the Russian economy, a new report on the country’s socio-economic situation leaves no margin for doubt that the Russian economy is gradually collapsing.

    New statistics on the state of the Russian economy, produced by the country’s Federal State Statistics Service, show production has plunged in multiple sectors, from vehicles to domestic appliances, as has retail confidence.

    Russia’s industrial production has dropped by 1.7 percent year-on-year in May.
    ….
    https://www.newsweek.com/russia-economy-collapsing-data-reveals-1720532

    • Replies: @Katrinka
  3. meamjojo says:

    Yup, Russia is doing just swell! 35,750 Russian mothers have lost their children to Pootin’s folly.
    ———-
    Russia Admits It’s Running Out of Weapons in Ukraine War
    7/01/22

    For the first time, Russia has admitted that it is running out of weapons in the Ukraine war, after President Vladimir Putin’s government created a draft federal law that would allow the country to quickly repair weapons and military equipment.

    On Thursday evening, the Kremlin submitted a bill to the State Duma on “special economic measures” for “counterterrorist and other operations” outside of Russia.

    An explanatory note attached to the bill said that there is, particularly amid Putin’s war against Ukraine, “a short-term increased need for the repair of weapons and military equipment.”

    The bill proposed, among other measures, “the implementation of material assets from state reserves” and “the temporary activation of mobilization capacities and facilities,” as well as overtime work in “individual organizations.”
    ….
    Ukrainian officials regularly provide updates on Russian military losses. On Friday, the general staff of the armed forces of Ukraine said on Facebook that so far, Russia has lost 35,750 military personnel, 1,577 tanks, 3,736 armored combat vehicles, 796 artillery systems, 246 multiple rocket launchers, 105 air defense systems, 217 aircraft, 645 operational-tactical UAVs, 15 ships/boats, 2,610 vehicles and tankers, and 186 helicopters.
    ….
    https://www.newsweek.com/russia-putin-admits-running-out-weapons-ukraine-war-invasion-state-duma-law-1720957

    • Replies: @Katrinka
    , @Wokechoke
  4. SteveK9 says:

    The NY Times is full of … it. Russia does not need oil and gas revenues to ‘finance’ its operation in Ukraine. That is ‘funded’ by rubles, and as long as Russia considers this an existential threat, it is Russia that will do ‘whatever it takes’ to win and they will decide what that is. Anyone who is not a moron can see that.

    • Replies: @meamjojo
  5. Cowboy says:

    Russia Russia Russia is subterfuge for the environmental cause. The liberal world order is the Environment first and formost. The fact that The People need to sacrifice for this cause against Russia to ensure some sort of order AND it also includes the advantage that there is less fossil fuel emissions caused by high prices is, well, one of those lucky happenstances that comes with the war.

    Today I rebel against the Controllers and demand our freedom! I reject their order! I demand a new decentralized order. I demand freedom of conscience to reject Secular Enviromentalism. I reject the diktats of pathological terrorism. I resist technological technocrats. I decry collectivist ideologies. Deep State surveillance must end! Political prisoners must be released! Corrupt prosecutors must be indicted. Militarization of police must end. Finally, I demand the ability to trade with others independent of the coercion of phony money.

    Today I say I will not comply.

  6. Jokem says:

    As distasteful as Donald Trump was, we were energy independent with him, so how is Putin responsible for high fuel prices? Does Vladmir Putin dictate the price of gasoline here in the USA?

    My understanding is the President has shut down some of the domestic oil resources and that drives up the price of fuel.

    • Replies: @meamjojo
  7. Biff says:

    All wars are banker wars.

  8. meamjojo says:
    @SteveK9

    Where do you think those Rubles come from Steve? Possibly the sale of oil & gas? [lol]

  9. Luhansk, another narrative bites the dust w/Larry Johnson



    Video Link

    • Thanks: Levtraro
  10. Katrinka says:
    @meamjojo

    Russia isn’t defaulting on its debt. Russia was cut off from the SWIFT system and hence has no way to pay. Russia is doing much better than the U.S. And, as time goes by this will become so obvious even Boobus Americanus will figure out that they have been had.

    • Replies: @meamjojo
  11. Katrinka says:
    @meamjojo

    Newsweek is a jewish propaganda rag and nobody (except you) reads it.

    • LOL: meamjojo
  12. Jokem says:
    @meamjojo

    A long diatribe littered with Ads.

    • Replies: @meamjojo
  13. The criminals who own and opperate the District Of Corruption are going to blame Joe for all their crimes when they toss him under the bus. The sanctions may or may not be a “mistake” depending on what they were intended to accomplish. Joe is just a dummy with a stick up his ass.

  14. meamjojo says:
    @Katrinka

    A default is a default is a default. Doesn’t matter how or why it occurred. People due thier money didn’t get it.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  15. meamjojo says:
    @Jokem

    You are calling a Google search hit list a “diatribe”? You are dumber than I thought.

    • Replies: @Jokem
    , @Wokechoke
  16. Far worse than gasoline prices – and filling the Kremlin coffers – is that the proxy war in Ukraine is leading towards WW III – worse than extended recession.
    https://patternofhistory.wordpress.com/

  17. Jokem says:
    @meamjojo

    You have departed from rational discussion and are now in the realm of personal attacks.
    I am done discussing this with you.

  18. Wokechoke says:
    @meamjojo

    I don’t think you fully grasp the scale of the Russian military industrial sector. They can fire off 50,000 rounds a day from their artillery for example. That’s probably not even them running at full capacity.

  19. Wokechoke says:
    @meamjojo

    My foreskin has more neuro-synapses than your brain.

  20. Anonymous[970] • Disclaimer says:

    “prices are lowing”?

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