Washington, DC (November 29, 2022) — Today, President Biden delivered a speech in Bay City, Michigan discussing the economy and the push for “clean energy” solutions at a semiconductor manufacturing plant run by the South Korean company SK Siltron.
Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of Job Creators Network, released the following statement:
“Biden’s speech in Michigan was a mishmash of old speeches, dishonest facts and figures and delusion from economic reality. All in all, a greatest hits of derivative rhetoric. Biden, or more accurately his speechwriter, dusted off the old talking points on the infrastructure bill. A $1.2 trillion pork ridden bill full of special interest handouts that have nothing to do with infrastructure. Biden patted himself on the back for lowering gas prices, a result of draining the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to its lowest level since 1984. President Trump wisely filled the SPR while oil was cheap, but Biden is draining it to improve his public standing with Americans after his climate agenda destroyed American energy independence. The cost to refill it will be monstrous. Biden took credit again for ‘creating new jobs’ even though that’s false, as jobs lost during the pandemic are coming back in spite of Biden, not because of him.
“Finally, Biden focused on the topic of his speech, the ‘clean energy economy.’ Biden himself stated that electric vehicles (EVs) can use 2,000-3,000 chips per vehicle, and the importance of producing them in America. This climate agenda is a boon to China, not America. Nearly 60% of rare earth minerals, crucial elements needed for computer chip and battery manufacturing, come from China. Great humanitarian atrocities produce these minerals, including slave and child labor. Biden closed his speech by saying that America is the only country that can face a crisis and come out stronger. That’s true, and America is experiencing a deep crisis of leadership right now. Biden and the Democrats turned a recovery into a recession, energy independence to energy dependance, and a thriving economy built on small businesses into an economy where more than half of small businesses are afraid they’ll be forced to shut down permanently. But this crisis won’t last forever, and as Republicans step up and meet the challenge America will return to the strength it once had.”