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Biden Puts Band-Aid on Crisis He Caused

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April 1, 2022 3:18 pm

Biden Puts Band-Aid on Crisis He Caused

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April 1, 2022 3:18 pm

President Biden has ordered the release of United States oil reserves. Also, today the American Center for Law and Justice is filing a brief in Federal Appeals Court on behalf of 64 members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House in a lawsuit against President Biden’s unconstitutional mandate barring states from lowering taxes. Jay and the rest of the Sekulow team discuss both these breaking items. This and more today on Sekulow.


Jay Sekulow prison including a mandate on the crisis because now you want to hear from your goals in order to embody my bumper later in the broadcast were to come by.

We were covering a lot of topics to be an overview of what we've got. A person would be discussing and this is the services of the President has released oil reserves. The United States, or reserves.

The problem is it's going to deplete a lot of our oil reserves, which means the next tyrant the polls of Vladimir Putin. We could be an even more serious trouble. And the reason we say it self-induced is because when you look at what has happened. We were energy independent folks. 18 months ago in 18 months later, we are not working to get into that with Mike Pompeo, Harry Hodgson also was a lot of experience in that oil and gas industry.

Let me go to the next topic were also the American Center for Law and Justice is filing a brief today with the US Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit we are representing 65 members of the United States Senate and House. This is of the Bidens mandate that Bart states prohibit states is was is this is where these policies makes no sense. Bart states from lowering their taxes if they take any to federal covert relief money. This was back last year of the states in order to lower the tax burden on our people, especially during this crisis we are going to not be allowed to accept federal funds me think about that for a moment, talking about funding were also as we mentioned were to talk about this oil and gas crisis because folks are filling up the gas level. If I can afford it, but I will tell you something when it hits $100 on the on the gas pump. It's it's a little mind blowing $98.57 is what night was long.

I will admit I was lucky I guess but it was $98.57 to pull up the car gas was was close to six bucks a gallon. I may just just just like I said it's it's mind blowing. What is starting to happen here, stock market reports you seen that this is been one of the weaker sectors so you got this kind a cacophony of issues happening simultaneously and then working also get into some of the pro-life battles that are to be ahead of CC Hiles with me here in the studio and in some of those folks were expecting the Dobbs decision. Look, it's going to be either to be this week but will be this week and could be next week. It certainly be by the end of June 1 to July because that's when they're done looking at the what does it look like post Roe versus Wade. It's good, it doesn't mean it goes away it just means it's good to be different, as we discussed, a lot of times on what can happen with this Dobbs case is that if it overturns Roe V Wade or even if it kind of limits. Roe V Wade, the states or the ones that are going to have to make the decision on how much life there can a protector they can protect that baby from the time of conception, I think, and protected at no pain when he can feel pain 15 weeks does those decisions are going to be up to the state when there to protect life and this is also probably be to be honest folks I think would be the one with the little NARAL and and Planned Parenthood you have any doubt that they will still get a business problem to state court there to keep fighting. I mean that the battle is they they are in the abortion business and they will keep fighting till the very end. I have no doubt optimistic though with the way that case I think is going to go now let me take a minute here to say thank you to our ACLJ members and those that donated to the ACLJ yesterday we had a big-budget goal and we hit it big. Matt said were actually technically $300 short from the goal, but one minute after the expiration time. More than that came in so we hit our goal of our budget goal, which is very very important for planning this.

We got some big new initiative ahead. If you're watching your social media plot platforms. We encourage you to share this with your friends of Prof. Harry Hutchison could be joining us next and Bennett will be joining us later in the broadcast. And our senior counsel for global affairs Mike Pompeo so we got a lot ahead. Stay tuned on that.

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If you got any questions on these topics. One 800 684 31 10,000 affecting you at the gas tank, 1-800-684-3110 back to normal. The American Center for Law and were engaged in critical issues at home and abroad.

Whether it's defending religious freedom. Protecting those covering corruption in the Washington bureaucracy fighting to protect the courts and in Congress ACLJ to support for that. We are grateful for you to help in the way comes 100 constitutional and only one. A society can agree most vulnerable invoice is, is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying when you stay in the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life, free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission will show you how you are personally sealed. Lowering the right question for you/energy dependence to energy dependence in about an 18 month period and and we have a war in Eastern Europe that makes it even more dangerous and more costly President buying yesterday draws down a million barrels a day of oil for the next six months, which means hundred 80 million barrels of oil total will leave the already depleted reserves down to around 388 million barrels was be the lowest level since grade for this one. March 1984 we say that again we pull these downward started starting now March 1984 he framed the high energy prices. The President did as a wartime issue that requires a robust and wide-ranging response. Average price of regular gasoline in United States is 423. I'll tell you it's me where we are and where studio is right now it's higher than that and I know this is affecting families all over the country. I want to go to Prof. Harry Hutchison, who also is our director policy but also has experience in the oil and gas bill and and Harry get your reaction to this drawdown. We said this is a crisis of his own making absolutely and it's a crisis of competence.

So first we should note that US energy consumption in 2021 was almost 20 million barrels per day.

Hence, Biden's decision to tap into our strategic oil reserve only amounts to 5% of our daily consumption and that is only for six months. Second, as a result of market disruptions, gasoline and diesel prices in the United States have been significantly increasing since the onset of the war in Ukraine on March 6 the price of regular gasoline soared to over four dollars per gallon and is from of March 10. The average price of diesel inflated to over five dollars per gallon.

It's even more than that and that was about three weeks. You're right it is significantly increased when I'm sitting just out and that you are absolutely correct.

And so now the American people are paying the highest petroleum energy prices ever recorded, and in addition to that we should note that the US energy price amount is close to the Biden administration goal so it's important to keep in mind that the Biden administration has always had the goal of raising petroleum prices in order to shift consumption to alternative sources of energy. The problem of course is that there are virtually no alternative sources of energy to make of this kind gap and may be a lofty goal, but you know when the best time to do that is not in the middle of the war in Eastern Europe.

Absolutely Biden administration had fair warning because Russia was amassing troops on the Ukrainian border since March of last year. We are getting great calls, 1-800-684-3110.

I want to go to dampers calling from California hi Dan, welcome broadcaster on their I take my call. Thank you for all you do appreciate her other truck driver one truck owner operator I own my own business.

I have my own authority on pocketbook for a rethink that I and I bow. I actually live in western Nebraska, where fuel is high but that that's it is what it is but I'm not here California right now all need just got gas station and my hurt, heard what you're talking about so I had to follow him.

I just put it out hundred 53 gallons of fuel at $6.25 a gallon use diesel diesel diesel fuel yet, but the big semi truck like two years ago.

What were you paying for that monthly fee. Remember, all got years ago I was bow 9315 so it's doubly basically and this is documented as a commercial truck driver probably cc and not as a pumper Dan in his business, but it's a real problem for families. That's right, it's a problem you are you driving based on ideas.

I actually drive my son's car because it gets better gas mileage than mine and and that we have enough for drivers in our family and we literally try to conserve an email with that color went went to pay more higher prices for gas to pass that on to the consumer to do so with double hit as the consumer I have to go to and pay higher prices at the gas station but I also have to now pay higher prices for goods and services that others are having to say hi to Harry. What's the been the right will obviously the Keystone pipeline. Things like this. What would been the right answer here will the right answer would be, never give up US energy independence, which is what we had in 2020.

It's important to consider that as a national security priority use absolutely and apparently the Biden administration, which is prepared to cave to kind of a globalist agenda is much more interested in so-called green energy rather than the fundamental interest of the American people and it's important to keep in mind we have imposed for instance sanctions on Russian energy Russian banks. But guess what is happening. Russia is doing absolutely fine. The rule is rising.

Fertilizer prices are rising food prices are rising and Russia and Ukraine supply a substantial portion of the world grain production.

So at the end of the day the Biden administration strategy is backfiring all the way down to me calling from California if you want to talk to us about this 1-800-684-3110 is expecting you exam welcome broadcaster on their calls are widespread and Biden that every time he makes a group draw from the oil reserve that's going to make the gas situation better. It can make it worse. What I think the thought is to get more gas into the system. Harry it should bring prices down. There were talk about them giving rebates.

Remember, I don't what happened to that idea they would actually send out checks and that was a couple weeks ago to get people like up like we did during covert. What is your sense about that will drawing down the strategic reserve is a drop in the bucket and the market will realize that so keep in mind we basically consume 20 million barrels of oil per day of petroleum products, and so releasing 1 million barrels per day from the strategic reserve.

In addition to drawing down the reserve. It only contributes to a roughly 5% of US petroleum consumption. So at the end of the day. The market realizes that this is a temporary fix. And guess what, the strategic petroleum reserve does not contain unlimited amount of energy.

So the strategic petroleum reserve will be drawn down to around 388 barrels and that would mean that it will take another seven years to fill it back up, which really soil us in jeopardy because another tyrant in Eastern Europe or in the Middle East and were back in disaster zone we are and unfortunately with the Biden administration.

There is no end in sight with respect to his energy-related missteps which basically are replication of his strategic missteps in Afghanistan on the southern border, you name it. The Biden administration is a disaster and the American people to stop taking your calls, 1-800-684-3110 Patrick's calling from Missouri on line 3 Patrick oh Edgar on their luck. All all. Everything you doing what was going to work. Thanks L on overall driver of Philip the other day hundred $50, eight dollars economic, company driver side of pay for it out of my pocket percent per say, but it does affect right I don't it doesn't affect my ESOP sure that with the employee stock option program Dan called in a bit ago but from California. He's owner operator these guys letting their tickets. There's a lot of meta-parking o'clock.

I know that I represent Patrick some logistics company actually represented group reclined in mind it's great investment for his and if this is becoming a huge issue you would you just said something fascinating and that is your company driver but you have an employee stock option plan, which means you can get stock in your company.

But if it's more expensive to operate that company and cc your corporate lawyer that stock is worth less and it's worse worth less to those employees buying it right so once again it's not just going to the gas pump and having to pay more in their ear going to lose investments email dear investments are to go down to pay more for the thing that Dan is driving Juergen have to pay more for that because he has to put charge more for what he dies. I would take your calls in this post I know we had a sensitive issue here is affecting a lot of people about what we can do about 1-800-684-3110 800-684-3110 lines will open up during the breaks.

We encourage you to keep calling 1-800-684-3110 then been asking to join us when talk about a little bit about a case we just follow the budget is too boring to talk about this issue to with our director of government affairs. So let's take your calls, one 800 684 30 with that we normally don't take calls to Leanne but I know this is impacting a lot of people we want to give you some ideas and help them know how were going to address this issue for you from Washington and around the country. Frankly from around the world. That's what it takes and we got the resources the ACL date to do it 100 684 30 want to want to talk to us in their support the work of the ACLJ sure did a markedly appreciated only one. A society can agree that the most vulnerable invoice is, is there any hope for that culture to survive.

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We were energy dependent. 18 months ago was Harry said Harry we were in energy exporter.

Absolutely we were in exporter and so we've given up. We essentially given up a strategic advantage which does empower tyrants throughout the world from Iran to wherever they may be in first.

I have no real understanding of why were doing it something what is the sense in washing. This is a crisis of Joe Biden's own making. But what's the sense in Washington right now. What can we accomplish ear well and it was an election involve the topic, but I would think I would start by just reminding people what candidate Joe Biden said. I mean you said it very clearly that I guarantee you we are going to end fossil fuel and I am not in a cooperate with sensor J it's not like we just sort of got here by accident and in the circumstances of the world and the war in Eastern Europe and COBIT brought us to this place again, this was a policy path that this candidate now this President that he wanted J and I'm lucky we had. Yet a lot of warning from us and other people that this was the tactic he was going to take the American people or the one to pay the price to pay it literally at the pump and their net pay and lots of other ways as well, NJ on day one. He started implementing this plan when he shut down the Keystone pipeline when he when he blocked exploration and were in a number of other things I would just make that it was not an accident. This was an intentional policy choice). Ministration is blaming all of this on Vladimir Putin is ridiculous. And I'll tell you why. We went from energy independence to energy dependence in 18 months and then unfortunately we had an intervening war in Eastern Europe, which is exasperated and already ridiculous policy move closing down the Keystone pipeline but they approve the North from Pikesville true pipeline in danger to Germany from Russia like having Russia as your negotiating partner in Iran who would do that all Joe Biden would Bob Gates was right. Every foreign policy decision is guys made is been on the wrong side of the right back for phones and 800-684-3110 just calling from New York to get on the entire country represented today. I Jeff Erica, one of the things I can think about when he had a chance to buy oil $35 a barrel build up our strategic reserve now are taking that oil when using it in the cost of $410 a barrel to replace it is not math is not encouraging your right it's in the cost a lot of money is not convinced you get those reserves Harry up to where they were.

I think that is correct and I also think that represents his band rightly points out a deliberate policy choice by the Biden administration. So their long-run goal is to reduce US dependence on fossil fuel and they are attempting to achieve this on the backs of the American people. So this sanctions against Russia for instance there backfiring the ruble's petroleum prices are up. Russia actually seems to be doing relatively well. Given the circumstances. And yet the American people are bearing the burden of this sanctions regime which represents, in my opinion a deliberate policy choice by the Biden administration got a great call coming in on that for South Carolina. Ronald is on line 1 round walk in the broadcaster on their thanks for taking lecture all and was literally saying the handwriting is on the wall. It is true there, looking at all of the evidence, but the Democrats are closing their eyes to it and they are just continually putting in policies and trying plans and stuff like that that is literally failing. It is like the new definition for insanity, which is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Right.

So what you got is a discipline for people. I want to do this to take away from this we lose elections have consequences, and cc part of that election is consequence. Another thing on the stupid MCC first elections have cons was his policy choices the President is a policy maker.

That's the office of the presidency has at Rose Chief Executive and these are the policies he's putting in place what he wants to do right and I said it before. Within this administration. Politics reigns supreme. They do not care about the American people. They don't care about what's best for the United States. We should be producing gasoline and oil, not buying, not dipping from our emergency reserves we have the ability to produce it.

And that helps us in ways that it makes no summer sex makes no sense.

Then we could produce the oil and and and set the pipelines to do this.

What is the sense on conservatives in Washington. What is the solution here change in one of the chamber to at least one of the chamber ministration they had chosen narrative over fact on the ground. I need to be evidence for that strategic reserve day and I think you mentioned in the show it it's really there for a reason that her emergent get only useful if you're tapping into it from a place of energy independent. How do you return to a place of independence that the second issue that actually could be addressed and we know it because we were there. 18 months ago have to open up exploration you happy he's permitting you have to allow for those things to expand.

Why is that not happening right now. J it's because every time the energy companies try to do it. They get punished by it, for it by the federal government. Why would you explore if you know the federal government is going to slap you down for an day just just look that build back better at it is chalk will be no new deal idea.

That's why exploration is not happening everywhere you were in a bit of AME.

To be honest and to be fair where the bit of a crisis right now I'm really get situation is that serious and the policies that the ministration of putting forward are clearly the policies that they believe are going to meet the left party, the progressive wing of their party. But it's harming the American people in the process. I think that is true, but I think Nana was precisely correct. The administration prefers a particular narrative over facts on the ground. I think at the end of the day the American people are seeing a demonstration right before their own eyes, but the Biden administration prefers to believe in an unrealistic narrative then care about the American people. So the Biden administration consistently refuses to return to reality.

Instead, the Biden administration has come post a Requiem for re-for reality.

They've basically moved into the world of make-believe okay what organ do we gotta second half hour broadcast coming up our senior counsel for global affairs Mike Pompeo was good to be on with the season to join our team here, he will give some insight as well and then will be very important. Former secretary Sunday so he can really address these issues as well. We are working on Capitol Hill on this test manager said depleting these reserves is got all kinds of consequences were to talk about that. So again phone lines of open up a little, but we taken some call so we you're on the road right now in your trucker.

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That is not going to get us the relief but it is good to deplete our reserves do not see a significant reduction carrying the cost of fuel. I think that's correct. Eminent. It's important to keep in mind that world energy prices are determined by a forecast of where prices will be so for instance the President has announced that he is releasing million barrels per day. But he's also announced that that will stop in 180 days what the market will adjust to that number one and number two it's very very important that as petroleum prices rise. This actually helps Vladimir Putin why because he is able to sell his energy at higher and higher prices.

And that goes along with higher and higher prices for Russian fertilizer, which is one of the major producers of fertilizer. I think in the world and so at the end of the day the American people are paying the price for Biden's missteps on energy and his ability to understand what is going on in the world and I think at the end of the day the American people will need to step in. In November, and demand a massive massive change to take a phone call extent as to what this or do they went before we take this call may make the call that excitement. We also filed a brief was reviling it today at the US Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit which is another one that affects American families because it involves reduction of state income taxes which everybody would like to see except the body ministration put a little wrinkle into that explain what one would been working on for years now. The first covert stimulus package that passed after Pres. Biden took office artist and one day in a user to jam all sorts of partisan measures into it. One of the new one at work piling on today at the provision that said, every state that gets covert stimulus dollars get this day.

They can't reduce your state taxes in any form or fashion all the way until 2024 now date. We know Congress can condition funds, but they certainly can't core states like that. We partnered with state of the district level. We challenge that in court filing briefs on behalf of members of Congress 12 rulings at the District Court level but get this, Jake. The government continues to press their case to the 11th circuit they want to make sure state can't reduce taxes.

But today we filed on behalf of 54 members of Congress and 15 on a stage right to set their own tactile friend of Sen. Tim Scott Carson Brady got some leadership on this brief and this goes to a profamily agenda reducing the tax burden on the American people is a profamily agenda cc and the problem here is the way the government operates. They will tie the hands of the local state officials of the state taxing authorities to get their way. In other words, you want to get some relief money don't conditionally lift the stay can reduce the tax burden during coping.

You would think that would be a good idea and that shows you I think the true heart behind the Biden administration. Obviously, every time take federal funds. It comes with strings and so it's you take federal funds very limit limited lay on but this is ridiculous.

When these federal funds are coming with strings that say estate cannot reduce taxes just absolutely hits to the American people are not place their harming the American people almost intentional I were taking continuing center because of this very important issue. 1-800-684-3110. That's 800-684-3110. Get your calls and my pump is coming up the last segment of the broadcast want to stay tuned for this clear lodging in any of her social media platforms. We encourage you to share this feed with your friends there out there driving around today truck drivers really listen to his answers and we love our truck drivers give us a call 800-684-3110. Want to hear from you and others, but that would just said understated, giving federal funds for covert relief. They refuse to allow the states if they could to reduce the tax burden on American families. That's why the ACLJ is in federal court. We won twice will win again at the 11th circuit back with more including your calls in a moment the American Center for on critical issues at home and abroad. Whether it's defending religious freedom. Protecting those covering corruption in the Washington bureaucracy fighting to protect life in the courts and in Congress ACLJ for that. We are grateful to others and help in the way becomes 100 constitutional and only one. A society can agree most vulnerable invoice is, is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying when the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life, free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission will show you how you are personally sealed. Lowering the right question for you/64 3110 800-684-3110 talk about the present releasing oil reserves doesn't move the needle doesn't move the needle.

Harry for the American family know it doesn't it doesn't provide long term relief. It's important to keep in mind at the Biden administration says it's a bridge, a bridge to the future. Actually, it's a bridge to nowhere to higher and higher petroleum prices and so the American people should anticipate that they will have to pay higher and higher energy prices.

Keep in mind we are now paying the highest gas prices in you as history and I do not foresee much of a reduction coming from this latest move by the Biden David in California like three hi David, we had a lot of calls in California and know you're paying a lot out there for fuel, but David goiter on their call to point regarding getting away from fossil fuels and going to electric vehicles. The first is naturally the 70% electricity generated by burning fossil fuel or some coal or other type of fossil fuel and secondly to make the switch in the 1960s to electric vehicles and make a significant reduction in smog paralegals produce about 1% of smaller vehicles in the 1960s. One of the studies I read said that if you want to electric vehicles tomorrow. That pollution would say the same for go up slightly. The reality is the cost of those electric cars right now are prohibitive for most families doing all of this through the lens of how does this affect your family, whether it's this tapping reserves and arm can actually lower gas or the binding ministries which were in court on the 11th circuit Court of Appeals with one so far same when you got covert relief state government. You can't lower taxes.

That was the condition on that. How does this impact the family cc that's what we look at we look at this through the lens of how does this affect the mom and dad or the grandparents. How does it affect the newlyweds house effective for the single family homes. How does it impact people where they are right.

So whether it be taxes or the price that they the gas pump. We want families want to keep as much money in our pockets as we possibly can, and we are seen as much money and flying out of our pockets and that's problematic. We can't live like that and then I will take another call him the moment but we do with we need solutions to this which you courts mean sometimes political change, but we also need to hear what those policies look like there are any. We had a Carpenter couple weeks ago he was talking about some of that idea to unleash American energy JEE came on we were talking about blocking the import of Russian oil.

What you know I think most Americans are probably okay with but you have to replace that with something in the point he made in the legislation and people escorted. Let's take this opportunity to ease the permitting process not hurt Saudi oil or Venezuelan oil or Iranian oil.

What about Pennsylvania shale.

What about exploring in Alaska. What about deepwater drilling permits the case New Year's is in Capitol Hill to open that up and try to get legislation through their RJ. In fact, you gotta legislation is legislation that would do all of that but your Speaker Pelosi is actually looking at putting a different proposal on the floor and that proposal would do nothing but cut a check another stimulus check and pay for it by taxing the producers only get you part of the week.

Bill attacked the producers when you get you get less production. It complicates the prime time is gone from Virginia's online 6I, caused by the way, 800-684-3110, 1-800-684-3110 Tom delay drawn there like that but I felt the strategic reserves are for military dog we draw that down there when we get into a military conflict somewhere. What we end up with no military reserve over here and you know ship that are becoming from Iran and Pakistan. Whatever their easy targets. The two to take out or going to commandeer the strategic reserves are for the military jet there problem areas look at this from a policy perspective, and if we actually do release the million a day. Basically hundred 80 million barrels of fuel it's gonna take how many years Harry it will take up to seven years to refill it.

And so it's an enormous problem which the Biden administration seems unaware of, in part because the Biden administration is perpetually confused about energy and about a raft of policy issues and how do you project something seven years from now when the world's changing at it in milliseconds. That's the problem. One thing that we can project is that the United States will indeed be still dependent on fossil fuel in seven years. Notwithstanding the Biden administration's best efforts were not France.

France producers over 90% of its electricity.

For instance, nuclear power and so if you even if you look at electricity. Most electricity is generated by what fossil fuel price Camry is calling news online five Camberwell broadcaster on their part.

We are the high unemployment rate in the country, not the pocketbook here because the gas by an evening now the organization making penetration are know the number and how they must be going. Actually, bankruptcies right now. From what I've read have not been going through the roof, which is interesting Harry that will I think that is correct, but I also think we should anticipate as the caller points out future bankruptcies, in part because interest rates are indeed rising inflation along with inflation and so I think long-term. Perhaps in the next 6 to 18 months.

We should see a rise in bankruptcies in the United States right were just a report that Western nation Alex release oil from their reserve. So most of Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and South Korea will join the US in a bid to tamp prices down tame prices down. That sort followings. Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Here's the only problem with all of that if you got all of your allies releasing their reserves your allies have no reserves and you're doing this in the middle of a war in Eastern Europe, more troops on the battlefield since World War II in Europe. I want to think about that one for a moment.

And that's a consequent go to Barry. He's calling from Tennessee alone when I bury the doctor and will prices have indeed doubled it. I think the credits of the country.

Democrat voters are very stupid in that they don't realize I'm not going to pay that fuel cost out of the goodness of my heart, I will pass it on to the consumer. Like using the word stupid.

I think with their policy is misinforming Anderson exactly what you're saying Barry that the end result is that gets passed on the consumer that what you're saying yeah now I think that's him a look. I think that simple economics was the paperwork. I think that's correct in corporations and businesses are very skillful in passing on price increases in costs to consumers in the Biden administration does not seem to understand that doing so when inflation is already exploding at a 70 year rate. In other words, the highest inflation in roughly 7 years that it makes no sense to continue to give up US energy independence by the Biden administration. They've made a deliberate policy choice and the American people should make their but good news Harry with all of that, at least with this person as President not getting nasty tweets think that's the criticism you want. That's what they were lovely tweets are mean. I think it will take the mean tweets 39 a gallon for gas, or about 89 a gallon for gasoline. This is this is this is you know I got to go to the fan because his sit. This is the frustrating part of all of this politically well and that there are be enacted on the caller clapped point you actually look at the polling right now. It cut across all partyline affiliates and Republicans, Democrats and Independents are all feeling the squeeze on the pocketbook begin placing them in a big wake at right away layer on date can't reduce their tax burden on the budget. These are the kind of factor voters going to the polling booth the party affiliation can fall away a little bit. I am going to vote for someone at the top of the ticket all the way down to the bottom is going to help my pocketbook date.

Every election we stated pocketbook factors are always number one and I would say now more than ever indicating these midterms as well. Great jam again. 1-800-684-3110, 1-800-684-3110 it was mostly joined by our senior counselor global affairs Mike Pompeo. We got questions about this.

For him, but folks again at the ACLJ were not just talking about it were putting together policies were analyzing policies were putting together better solutions were filing in the courts. As I said were in the 11th circuit Court of Appeals. Today the brief was filed today will be filed today are representing members of Congress in a ridiculous move. I do find administration at center getting funds for covert relief states you cannot lower your taxes for a period of time.

Why would you put an additional tax burden during economic something that was why would you do that to the American people what what what is the advantage of some left-wing you know aggressive agenda to do this with the end result is a cost the American people more money talking to our senior counselor global affairs Mike Pompeo we come back from the break. 1-800-684-3110 is the number that's 800-684-3110 will be taking your calls as well. Again, support working ACLJ NACLJ only one. A society can agree vulnerable invoices.

Is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying the American Center for Law and Justice right free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission will show you how you are personally sealed/the American Center for Law and solutions at home and abroad. Whether it's defending religious freedom. Protecting those covering corruption in Washington fighting to protect life courts and in Congress ACLJ for that. We are grateful to others in a way becomes 100 constitutional and everyone were now joined by our senior counselor global affairs Mike Pompeo course for Secretary of State, former director of the CIA. Mike, I want to start with this present bind and we been getting a Emily been inundated with phone calls that from Americans. Truck drivers fearlessly Sirius XM or other stations and you know this is getting to be mindnumbing.

The amount of money being paid for fuel but present bind announce yesterday's plan to release 1 million barrels of oil a day from our strategic reserves over the next six months to help cut the gas prices is always thinking that can happen is the President putting essentially what amounts to a Band-Aid on a problem that he actually created a political solution in search of finding a way to get out of a economic problem that he created he created a bike that American energy but the drillers and the people producing energy, but the pipeline fluid around the world exported the massive national security problem in million barrels a day out of the reserve Nothing in the sense of that. The girls attend 11 million barrels per day for another 10% hundred and three Merrill million barrels per day consumed around the world.

Roughly, so it's 1% so it's not nothing to solve the problem. The whole world can see that this is temporary.

They conceded he did it for six months between here and the election.

This is not a solution to what families are suffering from, whether they're trying to keep their homes cooler get their homes in the winter all around the world and if you try to drive in place today in your carpool and your kids to school. I guess prices today are calamity in a million barrels a day from the strategic petroleum reserve doesn't begin to address that challenge, I wanted to follow up on that one because Mike, this is really affecting the pocketbook's American family is a family issue at this point and I'm trying to think to myself how did we as a country go from energy independence. We were actually exporting energy when you served the previous demonstration to a situation where we are dependent upon imports now having inner strategic reserves. We report every form of horrible and we wonder what the market drive we wanted people who had when melted solar panels to be successful. We wanted book to a prison possibility left portable energy on the planet to be able to be successful this semester.

He took a complete hundred 80 grit degree turn from that date that the President that he wants people to drill on federal lands, but that he's telling the folks who would fight in the capital to do that you gotta comply with a set of environmental rules that are just crazy and who's going to take risk to drill the next well when Gina McCarthy is in charge of energy policy for United States of America is the what this woman who wants to abandon fossil fuels and she's gonna punish anybody who produces them so they say one thing on the top line, but anybody who's actually going to go make this affordable for for ordinary families prefer young people to getting started their careers in United States you have to drive a little garlic or keep it the big house near near their workplace left to live out someplace far from that work like this is really costly and it can impact everything they do their life for the next years.

If present, bind and resolve this central idea, which is an affordable clean energy United States of America is a good thing that said, and we we really believe this at the ACLJ that this is a family issue and got some of our folks on on the set with me and and CCed that this is an issue is change topics in it that really does affect the American family were certainly hearing this, and the calls were getting today.

Yes I go and fill up the gas tank and I do it for four people in our family and I'm shocked and it does when it's expensive. It's harmful to my family and then Harry when you got the expense part and then you got the new plan policy going forward. I think that is correct and I think that is basically in a microcosm of the Biden administration. In a nutshell, they don't seem to think two or three steps ahead.

Mike, I want to switch gears. We got a real crisis again looming at the border. Here we go again at title 42 is about to be removed. That's the policy that your ministration had in place and were to look at you know it can be chaos on the board. What are your thoughts on this.

Well, the barcode of million illegal entry looks like April at title 42 will talk about to give your listeners a sense of what this is your view of what the think of a good size basketball arena of attendees crossing the border illegally every day, 10, 12, 15,000 people every 24th.

This is a flow of people going to Gaza border and GNU.

You have talked about this before. This is, this will include people trafficking drugs. This will be people using bring us women forgot trafficking so trafficking women across the border. This is a this is a calamity for the United States from a national security perspective of an economic perspective, and if you care about these people from your Medicare inspected well I think you're exactly correct and humanitarian crisis is going to be huge and his contacts are agents at the border again and were back to and the human mean the sex trafficking cc we talked about in a broadcast yesterday. It impacts every community in the United States.

Everyone every single community in the United States every single country in the world deals with human trafficking. When you have a porous border it just it's going to increase exponentially. The human trafficking that flows across the plugboard. Mike is there anyway when you get those kind of numbers that you can really control what's taking place in who's getting in Notepad, but we thought about the numbers that we are able to get better control have more knowledge to deeper vetting of a deeper understanding what was actually taken place on those numbers explode like that. I was at an airport in Southwest Texas. Just this week I had a say BPA to tell me that there were 300 people a day for Orlando, Florida, and I asked a few questions about our own put him in about said that they don't know who's coming in the whatever name you give them when they come across take the ability for us to detect who and what is coming across the portable beak administered drastically and is always bad for American national security will be really bad for America.

Last question we can say that as I ran representative from Mike McCall's lead Republican on the House foreign affairs committee says that house Democrats are privately becoming more more skeptical of a nuclear deal, Dan Shapiro, the so-called Israel whisper was on the red negotiating committee has left that position, saying he'll comment more if there's a deal he's not sure there will be what's your sense of course. Yet Russian negotiating which is absurd third of March that give an awful lot month ago and then gives more each and every day I pray the Democrats will write it. You can walk into. Don't forget the terrorism is taking place in his temple as well. These are not disconnected events when the bad guys are rewarded bad guy get more aggressive. You really get into that next week on the broadcast of them being claimed by ISIS last one last thing. Mike Gallison really less than a minute here on Ukraine Russia how you see it right now. What needs to be done. More equipment, more tools, more support for the training people and making job defending themselves. We should have done more sooner should have been more lethal in the weapons that we provided and we can still do it really isn't looking for an exit ramp. He is looking for a way to continue his aggression later.

Like that's exactly what I think. I think this is false like center him some 40s looking out and beating them back. They haven't even released with. I got so I mean Ukrainians are doing a phenomenal job there. Having proms in their right generals were dismissed by Zelinski last night and all that next week. That program again for those of you that supported the work of the a thanks Mike. For those of you that support the work of the ACLJ and R matching challenge March.

Thank you.

We could not have done it without you and you came through. We made our budget. Thank you very much for that makes a big difference again April the matching challenge two months in a row. We do this so for that, but again just a huge thank you for your file this under social media platforms. The a lot of information even over the weekend. Have a great weekend everybody will talk to you on Monday. Constitutional and religious freedoms to you and your family today. Online

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