Just days before the midterms, at the top of most Americans’ lists are the issues that affect their wallets the most. With that being said, inflation (of groceries, gas, common household goods) appears to grab the #1 spot this election cycle. Moreover, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) in a recent op-ed wrote about the Democrats and their decision to wage “war on U.S. energy” that will “wreak havoc on our nation and countless American families.”
Alongside rising gas prices, Sen. Scott is predicting more hardship for the energy sector, and that President Joe Biden (D) is the one who should be receiving the blame.
“America is facing looming shortages of diesel and home heating oil. Banks are lending money to folks to buy heating oil. For America’s poorest families, like my family growing up, the higher cost of living caused by Biden’s war on energy is devastating and begs the question: why do so many of the policies pushed by the Left hurt America’s poor families the most?” writes Scott for Fox News.
In the past, some Democrats have suggested buying electric cars, however, those vehicles normally far exceed the budget of the average American.
“For people who are barely making ends meet, rising energy prices aren’t just an inconvenience, they’re a permanent barrier to rising out of poverty and achieving the American Dream. Even for those not living in poverty, rising energy costs can pull them away from financial security,” writes Scott.
He even likened the attack on American energy to prior socialist movements that have taken control of the energy industry and as a result, have weakened or even abolished the middle class.
“When governments demonize and eliminate affordable and reliable energy, and fossil fuels check both boxes, the result is the elimination of the middle class and a society in which energy becomes a luxury, not a utility…This should sound familiar. It’s the result of every socialist society that’s ever existed on Earth,” Scott writes.
In his conclusion, Sen. Scott pens that Republicans will reverse the course when it comes to the energy sector, because “American lives depend on it.”