When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked prospective Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg what would be the Biden teams answer to the 11,000 energy jobs expected to come in this year that they’d just taken an axe to, Buttigieg’s response was pitiful.
Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg defends Biden's elimination of Keystone pipeline jobs, saying those workers need to get “different ones”pic.twitter.com/T56f7aKp8D
— Tommy Pigott (@TCPigott) January 21, 2021
They’re very eager to see those people get new good union jobs, Buttigieg says with a smile. Ok, where? Where are those jobs? Shouldn’t you know where those jobs are coming from before you kill these people’s jobs? I mean just a thought? He’s smiling and he has absolutely no idea where said jobs would be coming from and they’re certainly not here now to put food on anyone’s table.
‘Climate Envoy’ John Kerry was asked the same question today and he just made it even worse with a response that took some kind of nerve. But that, after all, is Kerry in a nutshell. Always wrong, but insisting how right he is. Taking away your job is really better, Kerry implicitly suggested, because it’s giving you “better choices.” Wait, what?
John Kerry is asked what his message would be to oil and gas workers who "see an end to their livelihoods":
"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
— 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.” Kerry said those workers have been sold a false narrative that climate policies will come at their expense and he blames “other market forces.” Imagine doing away with jobs and then insisting no, our policies really aren’t costing you those jobs. What nerve. They’re going to kick you and then demand that you like it too and blame someone else.
It isn’t the market killing these jobs, it’s the Biden policies. I don’t know about you, but I think I essentially heard “Learn to code” somewhere in there.
Here’s one laid off pipeline guy who let the Biden team how much their decision would hurt workers and the industry, as we reported.
Laid-off Keystone XL worker: Biden's canceling of the Keystone pipeline “is going to hurt a lot of people, a lot of families, a lot of communities” pic.twitter.com/eoOc91Vhkg
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 26, 2021
“Just like the rest of the country, COVID hurt us bad. We had a lot of projects canceled,” he told Fox News. “We’ve got guys that haven’t worked in months, and in some cases years, and to have a project of this magnitude canceled, it’s going to hurt a lot of people, a lot of families, a lot of communities.”
“I don’t consider this a job, I consider it a career,” he said. “You spend a lifetime fine-tuning your skills and if you go start another job you’re starting at the bottom. I doubt that these politicians would like it if someone told them to go start over and find a different job.”
That would require actually knowing what it’s like to work in the real world and not living in the political bubble that folks like Kerry and Biden have lived in for years.