Hedge fund managers & government officials sitting in their ivory tower crying about $GME. Meanwhile, there are millions of unemployed people who can’t afford dinner because government cant pass stimulus.— WSB Chairman (@WSBChairman) January 28, 2021
John Kerry is asked what his message would be to oil and gas workers who "see an end to their livelihoods":— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 27, 2021
"What President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks have better choices… That they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels." pic.twitter.com/i9TYXlD9Jg
.@JoeBiden in October: “I have this strange notion, we are a democracy … if you can’t get the votes … you can’t [legislate] by executive order unless you’re a dictator. We’re a democracy. We need consensus." pic.twitter.com/7UotJCXSm3— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 26, 2021
Today was Climate Day.
Joe Biden saved the planet today.
The polar ice caps were on the verge of melting, the hole in the ozone layer was expanding and the planet was boiling until these executive orders were signed and we rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement.
“WASHINGTON (AP) — In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders Wednesday to transform the nation’s heavily fossil-fuel powered economy into a clean-burning one, pausing oil and gas leasing on federal land and targeting subsidies for those industries.
The directives aim to conserve 30 percent of the country’s lands and waters in the next 10 years, double the nation’s offshore wind energy, and move to an all-electric federal vehicle fleet, among other changes. Biden’s sweeping plan is aimed at staving off the worst of global warming caused by burning fossil fuels. …”
“Today is climate day at the White House, which means that today is jobs day at the White House,” Biden told reporters as he sought to tie his environmental push to American job creation.
Here’s the executive action Biden took Wednesday and what each item does:
Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.’ This order seeks to cement the climate crisis at the center of US foreign policy and national security. Most notably, it directs the secretary of the interior to pause on entering into new oil and natural gas leases on public lands or offshore waters.The order also:
Instructs Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to prepare a national intelligence estimate on the security implications of the climate crisis and directs all agencies to develop strategies for integrating climate considerations into their international work.
Establishes the National Climate Task Force, assembling leaders from across 21 federal agencies and departments.
Commits to environmental justice and new, clean infrastructure projects.
Kicks off development of emissions reduction target.
Establishes the special presidential envoy for climate on the National Security Council.
‘Executive Order on Establishing President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.’ This order reestablishes the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Moving forward, the council will advise Biden on policy that affects science, technology, and innovation.
Presidential Memorandum on Scientific Integrity. This memorandum charges the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy with the responsibility of ensuring scientific integrity across federal agencies.
Agencies that oversee, direct or fund research are tasked with designating a senior agency employee as chief science officer to ensure agency research programs are scientifically and technologically well founded. …”
It was also White upper middle class, college educated, professional liberal day.
Now that I think about it, Trans Day (Monday), Woke Day (Tuesday) and Friday (Open Borders Day) are all White upper middle class, college educated professional liberal days. As I have been stressing lately, the Democratic Party is two different parties with two different agendas.
The White professional wing is the governing wing of the party which is why Neoliberal Joe is going scorched earth on the polarizing culture war issues and backtracking on $2,000 checks. There is too much agreement on economic populism where half of Republican voters agree on most issues. You want to front load the most unpopular parts of your agenda so that nothing gets done for the working class. The Republicans do this with tax cuts and health care. The Democrats do it with open borders.
Younger and Older Conservatives rank the environment and climate change as their #19 and #20 and #21 and #22 most important issues respectively. It is not an issue for them.
The Democratic Leaning Working Class (DLWCs) rank the environment and climate change as their #9 and #12 most important issues. Their top issues are health care, Social Security, Medicare, the economy and jobs. They want a strong government and a strong social safety net.
The Democratic Independent Liberal Elites (DILEs), however, rank the environment and climate change as their top two issues. They rank the economy and jobs as their #12 and #13 most important issues. These people are well off metropolitan liberals. Unlike all other groups, they can afford to vote on the basis of class identity which is why their focus is on trans, woke, open borders and climate issues.
In the United States and United Kingdom, the Democratic Party and Labour Party has increasingly become the home of these White professional metropolitan liberals since the Bill Clinton and Tony Blair era. They’ve antagonized and driven out White working class voters with extreme culture war positions.