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A Pipeline Welder from TN tells Joe Biden: Your Energy Policies Hurt My Family


10.07.21

Here’s how the DemocratsReckless Agenda Will Hurt Them Even More

President Biden’s energy policies are crippling America’s economy and the American people are hurting.

Suzanne Walker, a pipeline welder from Tennessee, wrote in RealClearEnergy about the harms President Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline have caused her and her family.

After working 10 to 12 hour shifts on projects across the country and making a good living, I was instantly out of a job when President Biden decided to favor foreign pipelines over critical infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL pipeline here at home. Not only was I immediately out of a job during a struggling, post-pandemic job market, but I was pregnant with my first child. This past year and a half was supposed to be the most joyful year of my life— not the most stressful. However, President Biden seemed to have other plans for pipeliners like myself.

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“One missed paycheck at a time, I lose more hope in the current state of our country. During his campaign, Joe Biden promised to be an advocate for middle class families. However, he has instead killed thousands of family-sustaining pipeline jobs. I will most likely have to settle for an entry-level job with entry-level pay here in Tennessee now that there seems to be no realistic options. John Kerry’s empty promise of employing us in solar panel jobs has so far not come to fruition. The Biden administration is putting people like myself out of jobs that are needed now more than ever as we try to recover post-pandemic.”

CLICK HERE to read Suzanne’s full op-ed.

Suzanne isn’t alone. Many more Americans will also lose their livelihoods if the Democrats pass their reckless and radical agenda that builds more inflation and shuts down American energy.

As Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers said:

I think about a man from Deer Park, Washington, who drives his own truck to provide for his family. He told me that because of higher gas prices and inflation he doesn’t know what his future holds.

“Under the Build More Inflation Act, we know the answer because it shuts down American energy.

“Just like our Keystone pipeline workers, he loses his job.

“His livelihood is gone—all while Democrat’s political allies and campaign donors get billions and billions of kickbacks to advance a radical political agenda. It’s cruel.”

Here’s how the Democrats reckless tax and spending spree will hurt families even more, while helping their political allies and the wealthy. Their $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree that was jammed through the Energy and Commerce Committee will:

  • Worsen President Biden’s inflation crisis on American families with more liberal wish list spending
  • Make families pay more for virtually everything with a natural gas tax
  • Create a National Climate Bank and slush fund for their political allies, radical environmentalist, and Wall Street
  • Subsidize millionaires to upgrade their homes and replace lead pipes
  • Issue a federal takeover of American electricity that will undermine grid reliability, raise rates, and kill jobs
  • Give handouts to the wealthy to purchase electric vehicles
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