Biden Lied to Miners: "Made in America" Electric Car Metals Will Be Imported
Biden's infrastructure scam was spending $115 billion on repairing roads, bridges, and tunnels, and $174 billion on electric cars for the rich. That includes electric car chargers that cost as much as $260,000 each.
But Biden was going around the country billing this as a "Future Made in America" because it was all going to be done in the United States.
Unsurprisingly, he lied.
The first step of the process is getting the raw materials and those are not coming from America.
Biden will rely on ally countries to supply the bulk of the metals needed to build electric vehicles and focus on processing them domestically into battery parts, part of a strategy designed to placate environmentalists, two administration officials with direct knowledge told Reuters.
Environmentalists (funded by China) First, American Workers Last.
The plans will be a blow to U.S. miners who had hoped Biden would rely primarily on domestically sourced metals, as his campaign had signaled last autumn, to help fulfill his ambitions for a less carbon-intensive economy.
The United Mine Workers, in yet another futile effort to get workers to vote for Biden, touted his "climate" plan that would end coal, but create exciting new green jobs.
Except, as usual, those jobs won't be coming. Not to America anyway.
Biden "privately" lied to the unions.
Joe Biden’s campaign has privately told U.S. miners it would support boosting domestic production of metals used to make electric vehicles, solar panels and other products crucial to his climate plan, according to three sources familiar with the matter, in a boon for the mining industry.
The Obama administration enacted rigorous environmental regulations that slowed U.S. mining sector growth during its time in office. Biden, who served as Obama’s vice president and is well-regarded in conservation circles, has been expected to continue in that vein.
The U.S. Democratic presidential candidate also supports bipartisan efforts to foster a domestic supply chain for lithium, copper, rare earths, nickel and other strategic materials that the United States imports from China and other countries, the sources said.
“Building back better involves miners,” said Rich Nolan, head of the National Mining Association, an industry trade group. “The Biden campaign understands the need for domestic supply chains.”
Biden lied. The American economy died.
Rather than focus on permitting more U.S. mines, Biden's team is more focused on creating jobs that process minerals domestically into electric vehicle (EV) battery parts, according to the people.
And then it'll turn out that it's just simpler to have China do it. And, in the usual Obama fashion, the plan to build a domestic subsidized 'green economy' will mean sending billions of dollars to China... to compete with China by buying Chinese systems.
While U.S. projects from small and large miners alike will feel the impact, the pain from any blocked projects will fall disproportionately on smaller, U.S.-focused companies. Many large miners also have global projects that could benefit from the administration's plan.
“Let’s let Americans extract these minerals from the earth,” said Aaron Butler of United Association Local 469 union, which does work for Rio Tinto Ltd’s (RIO.AX) proposed Resolution copper mine project in Arizona and endorsed Biden in the elections. “These are good-paying jobs.”
Biden doesn't want good-paying jobs. He wants to wreck the American economy for the profit of Big Green. That means shutting down mines and moving more of the US economy to China.
Biden's White House is now quietly working to enlist labor support as it tries to build a case that its green policies are creating jobs, ahead of the 2022 midterm elections that could determine whether the strategy wins congressional backing, according to two organized labor sources familiar with the campaign
Biden's thievery from American taxpayers is creating inflation. The only jobs it's creating are in D.C. and San Francisco.
The metals will be outsourced to Australia and Brazil. And then eventually to China.
Remember who's at the wheel of Biden's green subsidy machine.
In 2011, Jigar Shah, as head of the Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy, had fought efforts to stop Chinese solar dumping as part of the regime’s longstanding trade war on America.
Generate and BYD’s alliance to finance the leasing of Chinese buses in American cities hit a snag when President Trump banned using taxpayer money to pay for the buses. BYD then made headlines with its bizarre $1 billion deal for masks with Governor Newsom in California.
BYD buses were already problematic with a Los Angeles Times investigation finding that the buses had to be pulled after they were found to be unreliable after 100 miles. The buses failed in multiple cities, but money kept flowing to the Chinese company because of Democrat ties.
As the LA Times noted, BYD's "business model involves hiring lobbyists and grant writers to secure no-bid purchases by public agencies, and it has invited public officials on foreign junkets and employed their close associates."
The story came out in May 2018. Generate Capital announced its deal with BYD in July 2018.
BYD’s biggest success story was its deal with the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) in California to replace all its real buses with electric buses. AVTA claims it’s a huge success, but AVTA’s current CEO, Macy Neshati, was also the former Senior VP of BYD Heavy Industries.
First, Biden screws miners. Then he screws factory workers. And finally he screws all Americans.
It's the Biden way.