Biden's Ultimate Wisdom - Tariffs On EV Batteries

You may have heard that the Joek Biden administration has just announced a list of new tariffs on goods coming into the United States from China. I don’t know if Joek’s administration has completely thought them all through.

I wasn’t necessarily surprised that Joek raised the 25% tariff that Trump put on electric vehicles (EV) to a 100% tariff. It’s currently meaningless since I don’t believe China is currently selling Chinese automobiles in the US.

One of the centerpieces, if not the main centerpiece, of Joek’s climate change agenda in the US has everyone driving an electric vehicle. Of course, Joek has made mining for the rare earth minerals needed to make EV batteries virtually impossible in the US. This ends up making us reliant on others for the rare earth minerals. Guess who has enough rare earth minerals to make EV batteries. If you guessed China you guessed correctly. China has been going around the world acquiring the rare earth minerals needed for said batteries. Now Joek, in his ultimate wisdom, just put a new 25% tariff on EV batteries that we need to manufacture electric vehicles in the United States. This will mean that we will become more and more dependent upon China for the batteries and the cars that Americans aren't buying will become even more expensive.

News report after news report says that American auto dealerships have a huge inventory of electric vehicles on their lots that they can’t sell. Add another 25% to the cost of the EV battery and what have you done. The American auto manufacturer can’t continue to make cars that no one wants at current prices much less adding another cost like the new 25% tariff to the equation.

Trying to figure out how much this new tariff will really add to the cost of an EV is not, as I discovered, an exact science. Various reports on the internet have the cost of EV batteries between $7,000 and $30,000. Let’s say for argument’s sake that an EV battery costs $10,000. Joek’s new tariff just added $2,500 hundred to the cost of a new car that nobody wants in the first place.

We all know that Joek Biden is the most pro-union president ever, or so he says time after time after time.

Unfortunately, actions speak louder than words. Almost immediately upon entering the White House, Joek did away with 10,000 union jobs on some obscure pipeline (Keystone XL pipeline) that took over 10 years to plan.

The electric vehicle business is in trouble. They are trying to sell vehicles nobody wants and, in many cases, can't afford and Joek just made it worse. In a news report from CNN on April 25, 2024, “Ford’s electric vehicle unit reported that losses soared in the first quarter to $1.3 billion, or $132,000 for each of the 10,000 vehicles it sold in the first three months of the year, helping to drag down earnings for the company overall.”

Now Joek is going to put perhaps a few thousand UAW auto workers on unemployment because of a new tariff.

I haven't heard anyone make this argument yet but they will.

So much for thinking things through.

Posted by Rick | May 16, 2024 05:44 AM | Political Science ~ | Social Studies

Too Old To Prosecute

The special prosecutor gave his final report on the results of his investigation of President Joek Biden's horde of top secret documents he had squirreled away in a number of locations. The decision was made not to prosecute Biden because "Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,"

Make no mistake, they were never, ever going to prosecute Joek Biden. They just had to conjure up some semi-believable excuse so they came up with 'he's too old to prosecute'.

The special prosecutor said that President Biden was 'too old to prosecute' but he only said that because the excuse he really wanted to use was the one FBI chief Comey used when he said of Hilary Clinton: “No reasonable prosecutor would bring a case,” Comey concluded. “This investigation was done honestly, competently and independently.” Comey went on: “We did not find clear evidence that Clinton intended to violate the law,” Comey said. “There is evidence that they were extremely careless.”

Posted by Rick | March 13, 2024 04:30 AM | Political Science

Joek Biden's State Of The Union

That was a waste of my time. He wants people to have pay their fair share-he should have his son pony up what he owes. Joek has absolutely no intention of securing the border. At times he sounded more like a union boss than the president of all the people. Joek Biden has no plan to address the drug deaths due to the open border. Joek Biden has no plan to address the high cost of groceries and fuel and housing. Joek Biden has no plan to address the crush of illegals in our schools, our emergency rooms, or our courtrooms and jails. He would like us to believe that he has spent the last three years cleaning up the mess left behind by his predecessor, President Donald J. Trump.

To summarize ~ No Plans, No Vision

Posted by Rick | March 8, 2024 07:41 AM | Social Studies

Sticks And Stones

Today Stuart Varney of the Fox Business Network went on a tirade against Donald Trump because Trump had the bad manners to call Gavin Newsom,Newscum.

I wrote to Varney for his Friday feedback segment:

OMG - Trump had the bad manners to call California governor Gavin Newsom, Newscum. Too bad your tender sensiblilites were offended but you are focusing on the wrong thing.

Newscum has sucked on the government tit since 1998 and has had an integral part in transforming one of the most beautiful cities (San Francisco) and states (California) into a filthy, drug infested, uneducated, unaffordable, homeless hell hole all the while dining at the French Laundry and sending his kids to private school. “Let them eat cake” comes to mind.

Newscum could be called a lot worse.

We'll see if I get a response

Posted by Rick | March 7, 2024 10:16 AM | Political Science ~ | Social Studies