By Duncan Smith
One thing Democrats always talk about but never deliver on are so-called “kitchen table” issues.
That is, they always talk about enacting policies that people and families talk about around the kitchen table because they are important to them.
These are also often called “pocketbook issues” — policies that make it easier for individuals and families to earn a living.
But when they get power, Democrats always pursue policies that cost Americans more money.
Raising taxes; increasing regulations; imposing fees. All of these policies raise prices for goods and services.
The vast majority of Americans have to buy gas to get to work. Not only that, they understand that in order to get the goods they want to buy to market, it takes fuel — and the higher fuel is, the more those goods will cost.
One of the first things Joe Biden did when he was led into the Oval Office is sign an order halting the Keystone XL pipeline.
Gas prices have been climbing since not because supply is lower now but because the industry got a taste of Biden’s anti-energy independence agenda.
Now, however, state attorneys general are fighting back, claiming that what Biden did was unconstitutional.
Breitbart News reported:
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen said in an interview on SiriusXM's Breitbart News Sunday with host Matt Boyle he believes President Joe Biden's executive order to shut down the Keystone XL pipeline is unconstitutional.
And 21 other attorneys general across the country are joining Knudsen in a lawsuit challenging Biden's move.
'Interstate and international commerce, according to the Constitution, has to be regulated by Congress not by the president,' Knudsen said. 'And that's really the crux of our argument here.'
'I think we have a strong Constitutional case,' Knudsen said.
He added that it takes more than the stroke of a pen to put in place policies that impact millions of Americans in many states.
'Joe Biden doesn't get to step in here on Day One, with no comment, no process, no talking to any stakeholders … come in here with a foregone conclusion and just wipe this thing out,' Knudsen said.
Knudsen spoke about what shutting down Keystone means in just Montana where 300 miles of pipeline already traverses across the state and many of those miles are in the poorest counties in the state.
'This pipeline project was set to become the largest property tax payer in all of these counties,' Knudsen said. 'And was going to bring in $50 million to $60 million just in property tax revenue to the state and to these counties.'
'That's a huge shot in the arm for local governments, for fire departments, for roads, for police, for schools — just go down this list,' Knudsen said.
The shutdown also wipes out thousands of jobs directly and indirectly created and sustained by the pipeline.
'Approximately 12,000 of the 42,100 total jobs needed to construct and operate the Keystone XL, would be located in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas,' the lawsuit stated.
This is how to fight the Marxists running Biden’s regime; state-by-state.
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