Why aren’t we at war with? War against MAGA? War against climate change? White Supremacy? If every issue rises to the level of war and a president can invoke war powers then we live in a dictatorship. It really is as simple as that.
Remember when they warned us that Trump would violate all the norms of our country and grab power and become a dictator? Yeah, I do too.
What makes it worse is that we don’t even know who the real dictator behind this is. We know it’s not actually Biden who can’t even read a teleprompter at this point. In short, someone just adopted war powers of the leader of the free world and we have no idea who that is. Think about that.
HotAir: President Biden invoked a Cold War-era law in a surprising move Friday to pour taxpayer funds into domestic manufacturing of electric heat pumps, an alternative to gas-powered residential furnaces.
In a joint announcement with the White House, the Department of Energy (DOE) said the federal government would award a “historic” $169 million for nine projects across 15 sites nationwide in an effort to accelerate electric heat pump manufacturing. The significant level of funding was made possible after Biden utilized the 1950 Defense Production Act (DPA) to increase domestic production of green energy technologies.
“Getting more American-made electric heat pumps on the market will help families and businesses save money with efficient heating and cooling technology,” said Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.
Fox quotes Ben Lieberman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who correctly described this announcement as “ridiculous.” There is no shortage of heat pumps in this country, so handing out cash in this fashion is no more than blatant corporate welfare.
It’s also once again worth pointing out that the United States is not currently at war. We’re fighting some proxy wars, to be sure, that shouldn’t be a trigger for Biden invoking wartime powers. This is a blatant case of inappropriate execution of executive powers and misuse of taxpayer funds that were not appropriated by Congress for this purpose.