The newly sworn-in Biden administration has been on a tear during their first full week in office as they issued 37 executive actions. Many of which are executive orders that will be visible once the Federal Register updates the official record.
The executive actions carried out by Joe Biden and his handlers seem to have a common thread throughout, and that is to dismantle any indication of Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” platform as fast as possible. Which, according to one former Obama adviser, should take about 10 days.
“I don’t think it’s fair to say that most of what Trump did can be undone in an afternoon. It’s going to take at least ten days,” said John D. Podesta, a former adviser to President Barack Obama
Sadly, forgotten in the never-ending quest for power, control, and ill-gotten gains that drives the criminal class in DC is what’s good for the folks. Unless you’re a big donor or powerful lobbyist, your opinion, and apparently your vote, doesn’t matter all that much. Like no time in history does the term, “throw the bums out” seem more timely and appropriate than now.
Of the aforementioned Executive Orders signed by the Biden administration, one has had an immediate impact on consumers, and will soon translate into higher prices for everything, especially food.
Executive Order 13990 was signed by Joe Biden on his first day in office and had an immediate impact as it revoked the operating permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, which impacted jobs in several states, including Montana, and Canada. The specific sub-section of EO 13990 concerning Keystone is below:
Sec. 6. Revoking the March 2019 Permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. (a) On March 29, 2019, the President granted to TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. a Presidential permit (the “Permit”) to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities at the international border of the United States and Canada (the “Keystone XL pipeline”), subject to express conditions and potential revocation in the President’s sole discretion. The Permit is hereby revoked in accordance with Article 1(1) of the Permit.
Rubbing salt into the wounds of the Montana workers who were laid-off due to Biden’s executive order is the realization that are they not only going to lose their regular income, but almost all of the items that they, and people across the country, buy going forward is going to cost a lot more as rising fuel prices will be passed on to the consumer.
Montana residents, who already feel the financial pinch by paying some of the highest gas prices in the country, will likely be impacted even more so as the rising cost of energy will drive up the cost of growing crops and raising quality beef. When you factor in the increased cost of transporting goods across great distances, the prospect of having less in your cupboard seems unavoidable if you live in the Treasure State.
Joe Biden has only been in office for a week and gas prices have already increased by an average of 10 cents a gallon across the nation, with reports of even higher increases in the Eastern part of the country. In Montana, one local gas station recorded a 7 cent increase overnight. There is one thing for certain, it is not a matter of if, but when, the Biden executive orders will impact your family.
In summary, your everyday items will be getting more expensive as energy prices rise. Some things considered wants can be omitted, but those items which fall into the needs category, like food, will not be so easily avoided. With some predictions calling for an increase in food costs of 30%-40%, buying food now is likely going to be a good long-term decision. Despite the challenges facing the nation, if America sticks together they will get through what lies ahead, no matter who sits in the White House.