Biden and Democrats wrongly call green movement ‘economic’: Charles Payne

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President Biden and the Democrats are cleverly framing the green energy transition they seek to impose on the United States as an economic enterprise, when in fact it is rooted in the historic effort to control the political left, said Charles Payne, FOX Business anchor.

In an interview that aired Sunday on “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Payne said there was a double political bias at work among Democrats in this regard.

First, he noted that Biden “bragging about being from Delaware” as if that automatically affords him prowess as an economist due to the massive number of incorporated businesses in the first tax-friendly state.

Second, Payne recalled the immediate aftermath of the 19th century Industrial Revolution, when Westerners were first presented with the ubiquity of disposable income – and thus freer to make personal choices about their lifestyle and their budget than the previous mainly agrarian period.

An oil pump jack works in the drive-thru area of ​​a McDonald’s in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

At the time, he said, leftists like Karl Marx idealized ways to accumulate control of the levers of the new industrialized world for what they characterized as the common good, but in reality, that was all. except that.

“It’s interesting,” Payne said. “Anytime President Biden brags about being from Delaware, where a lot of businesses are incorporated, it makes him a business genius.”

“I think we’re discussing it [paradigm] the wrong way all the time anyway,” he added. “These are not economic policies. We talk about them as economic policies. This thought process, this movement, if you will, dates back to the 1800s.”


FBN's Charles Payne

FBN’s Charles Payne

“Of course, we know that Marx and these people are out there…And it was always about control. Who controls this money, who controls this new wealth that was actually distributed.”

Payne noted that at the turn of the 20th century, Americans in particular were blessed with life-changing inventions like the automobile, Orville and Wilbur Wright’s then rudimentary airplane, carnival ferris wheels and Moreover.

“We could buy cotton candy the first time we lived in high-rises, so it was always a matter of control,” he said.

“We talk about it as economic policy, so nothing [the politicians] are economic experts, but they don’t care. They have to wrap it in economic veneer to sell it to the public.”


In this photo made available by the German Federal Government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, talks to US President Donald Trump, seated right, during the G7 Leaders' Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada.

In this photo made available by the German Federal Government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, talks to US President Donald Trump, seated right, during the G7 Leaders’ Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada.
(Jesco Denzel/German Federal Government via AP)

He said their rhetoric regarding the Green Revolution, like other similar efforts in the past, has been marked by the term “justice”.

“Always remember, if you think even in the last few years you’ve heard about racial justice, gender justice and now a term they use all the time like environmental justice – this is a group that wants to redistribute wealth and fight wrongs in their minds [and] the wrongs of yesteryear.”

“It has nothing to do with the economy.”

Payne posited that Biden and other Democrats don’t really care about the multi-faceted ‘pain’ the Green Revolution will cause Americans – pointing to the fact that they will be paying off white-collar student loans with taxpayers’ money working class and not – college educated.


“They don’t care about the pain inflicted because of it, and they’re determined to make it work. And I have to admit they have the momentum and right now they have the upper hand,” said he warned.

Payne later told host Mark Levin that in terms of the broader green revolution, nascent plans to ban sales of internal combustion engines in states like California and cap-and-trade pacts RGGIs entered into by Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other states, are the precursor to what Europe is seeing.

He alluded to the fact that many Germans are scrambling for energy sources as winter approaches – after Russia restricted their access to natural gas.

Former President Donald Trump recently recounted his gift of a ‘white flag of surrender’ to then-German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which he explained to her was to signify that she gave up her production rights of energy to Russia by reducing fossil fuels and importing from rival nations.

In July, current Chancellor Olaf Scholz said a new plan to re-ignite idle coal-fired power stations as the crisis unfolding there will only be temporary.

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