In one of his recent monologues, Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized the country’s economic management that has reached the point of gasoline shortages. The videos recorded by civilians were also used by the host to compare them with the gasoline shortage in Venezuela.
At the beginning of his speech, Carlson named several of the economic policies that the Biden administration has implemented and then talked about the results that these have obtained in return, which he perceives as negative in their entirety.
“Corn prices, to name just one example of a staple commodity that’s now out of control, have risen by 50 percent just since January,” he commented.
“The lunatics,” Carlson continued, referring to the Democrats, “decided to make things worse.” “They paid millions of Americans more than they make at work, to stay home and do nothing” The Fox host claimed that to justify such astronomical spending, the Democrats used the virus argument, but “it had nothing to do with the pandemic. They just wanted to break the system. And they did.”
Later, the host addressed the gasoline shortage. “In case 2021 didn’t remind you enough of a grimmer version of the 1970s, we now have serious gas shortages, in a country that just recently was energy independent. All along the east coast of the country today, people couldn’t fill up their cars. The footage looks like Venezuela,” Carlson stated.
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He then went on to explain the shortages that occurred in North Carolina, Georgia and Atlanta. “The official explanation is that some mysterious gang of cybercriminals hacked the software at a major American fuel supplier called Colonial Pipeline,” stated Carlson.
Colonial Pipeline, reveals Carlson, “handles more than two million barrels a day, that’s roughly half the East Coast’s supply of diesel, gasoline, and jet fuel. That’s not a small problem in a country — like every country on earth — that still relies almost entirely on fossil fuels to survive” He went on to assert that this is no small problem in a country, like every country in the world, that still relies almost entirely on fossil fuels for survival.
For Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Secretary of Energy, the problem is not a gasoline shortage, but a “supply crunch.” To this, Carlson states that “It’s a supply crunch. And that’s very different from a shortage, at least in some theoretical way that’s apparently important to Jennifer Granholm.”
Carlson asserted that “on some level, let’s be honest, the White House approves of this disaster.”
“Remember on his first day in office, Joe Biden shut down a pipeline, that was the first thing he did. It was the massive Keystone XL,” the host recapped.
“Biden didn’t wait for mysterious hackers to shut it down. He shut it down himself. And more than 11,000 people lost their jobs. And, by the way, gas prices went up. In case you haven’t noticed, gas prices have never gone down.”
“This is a green revolution,” Carlson sentenced.
Rafael Valera, Venezuelan, student of Political Science, political exile in São Paulo, Brazil since 2017 // Rafael Valera, venezolano, es estudiante de Ciencias Políticas y exiliado político en São Paulo, Brasil desde 2017