Liberal urban elites are waging a policy war against rural Americans.
It’s been fought for years behind the scenes through regulatory policies that drive up consumer prices and favor concentrated living conditions.
Now one former Democrat Congressman just exposed the dirty truth behind one of the left’s most anti-American policies.
President Trump is rolling back Barack Obama’s economy stifling regulations one-by-one.
Liberals were furious when Trump’s EPA announced they were ditching Obama’s required fuel standards increases, which would’ve required automaker’s fleet average to be 45MPG by 2025 (instead, it’ll be roughly 37MPG).
The move was spurred by Obama to force automakers and consumers to invest in electric vehicles.
What’s so dangerous about electric vehicles?
Former Congressman Silvestre Reyes explains:
Consider that the production of EVs requires a substantial amount of rare earth minerals to develop vehicle bodies, engine magnets, and internal batteries. These minerals include lithium, aluminum, and graphite. Three years ago, the only rare earth mineral mine in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection, leaving us dependent on other countries to supply these critical materials. Indeed, it was bought by a Chinese-led consortium.
Reyes points out that in 2016, more than 70 percent of rare earth metals imported by the U.S. came from China.
As Reyes notes, China is hardly a reliable trading partner, and it would endanger national security to be so reliant on their resources for America’s automobiles.
Another concern with EVs is that they are simply not affordable. According to an auto industry research firm, the average household income for a Tesla driver was $320,000 per year, more than six times the national average.
It’s not a mystery as to why the wealthy buy EVs – it’s because new EVs are expensive and generally only the financially well-off can afford to stay in high-end hotels that offer charging stations.
Lastly, where are the cities and states in this country going to find the resources to provide charging stations for low income residents and those without garages? California’s plan, which the Governor estimated at $2.5 billion, seems like more money than most communities in America can afford.
So when it comes down to it, this “green energy” policy would make us more dependent on China, endangering our national security, and continue to favor liberal urban elites over rural Americans who aren’t located anywhere near electric vehicle charging stations.
What are your thoughts?