Gas prices aren’t the only things on a meteoric rise – could a catastrophic food shortage be imminent?

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In case you haven’t been listening to the White House lately, you may not be aware of this. Apparently, everything that has gone wrong the past 14 months of Biden’s administration is because Putin invaded Ukraine 3 weeks ago.

No, really.

Don’t believe it? Just ask Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary.

Inflation? Putin.

Gas prices? Putin.

More on these two things later.

The only thing on the world stage that may actually be due to this criminal invasion is a potential grain shortage.

Russia and Ukraine are responsible for 29% of global exports of wheat, 19% of corn and 80% of sunflower oil. The continuance of this war has the experts concerned.

As reported by Fox Business:

“This reliance has many traders worried that any further military force could trigger a massive scramble by food importers to replace supplies normally sourced from the Black Sea region.

Chicago futures for grain closing 41% higher than the previous week at $12.09. That jump marks the biggest gain over six decades. On Monday, the price closed up for the 6th consecutive day.”

Russia also happens to be one of the biggest exporters of fertilizer, accounting for more than 50 million tons. That is roughly 13% of the world’s total annually.

And now, the Epoch Times is reporting that Vladimir Putin is threatening consequences if countries suspend their imports of Russian oil, gas and fertilizer.

“‘This obstruction of supplies concerns energy carriers, oil. Of course, it concerns gas, including liquefied gas. This also concerns fertilizers and some other goods, metals, and so on, chemical products in the broad sense of the word. As for fertilizers, then, of course, if this continues further, it will have serious consequences for this segment of the world market and for food in general,’ Putin said, according to TASS. 

Putin added that any attempts to interfere with the supply of Russian products will also negatively impact the global economy.

‘It will also affect macroeconomic indicators because inflation is inevitable in this case.'”

Given that inflation is already at a ridiculous rate in the US, this could impact the purchasing power of farmers nationally, impacting their ability to grow. Fertilizer is costing 98% more this year compared to 2021.

Farm owner Ryck Suydam told Fox Business that last year, it cost him $17,000 to fertilize his 300-acre farm. This year, $34,000 to cover only half of his acreage.

“My fear is that we’re gonna probably lose money this year,” Suydam said. “Some farmers are sitting out. They’ll say ‘never mind, I’m not going to fertilize my fields this year. I know before I even plant a crop, I’m going to lose money. Why am I doing it? They’ll let the fields go fallow.”

Economists are warning that disruption in supply of fertilizers will drive the cost of food prices up further.

Suydam highlighted what many Americans already know. If the Biden administration hadn’t shut down production of natural resources here in the US, the impact of Russia’s engagement in Ukraine would not be creating the havoc that it is.

“We’ve got a lot of natural gas in this country,” Suydam said. “Open the gates, the pipeline, you’re sure to get more natural gas flowing, bring that price down and more fertilizer be available.”

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But wait, Jen Psaki just told us all that they aren’t shutting down the drilling of fossil fuels. We are where we are today because of Putin.

Peter Doocy took Psaki to task over the White House’s reliance on the “this is all Putin’s fault” defense.

But she stood firm, doubling down by saying that the increase in prices over the last 14 months was because experts predicted that this might happen.

But Jenn, if they predicted this might happen, why has the administration been saying that inflation is temporary, when in fact it has been record breaking? Why are you continuing to say it is temporary when other experts say they do not know when this war in Ukraine will end or what the results will be?

If this war and Putin’s military actions have been the catalyst to all of the price increases in the US, how could it be temporary?

Oh, by the way, do you all remember when the White House was blaming inflation on supply chain issues that were solely driven by COVID?

Wait, what?

Also, did Jenn forget that we have the ability to do our own research and prove you to be a liar?

The average price for a gallon of gas when Biden took office was $2.38.

In November, when the Russians began their unusual troop movement in November, it was $3.63. An increase of $1.25. And that increase can arguably be completely attributed to Biden removing the US from a place of energy independence and putting us back into reliance of foreign oil.

And that $0.75 increase that Psaki alluded to in the briefing, it is actually only $0.54, taking us to a current national average of $4.17. And those same experts that Psaki keeps referring to, they believe that gas will stay above $4 until November 2022.

The Daily Wire also pointed this out when they reported:

“‘It sounds like you are blaming Putin for the increase in gas prices recently, but weren’t gas prices going up anyway because of post-pandemic supply chain issues?’ Doocy asked.

‘Well, I think that there’s no question that as we have seen and outside analysts have conveyed as well, the increase and the anticipated continue increase…that is a direct result of the invasion of Ukraine, and also there was anticipation of that,’ Psaki replied, appearing to suggest that gas prices had only risen prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine because the markets had anticipated it.”

So, this meteoric rise in inflation we are seeing along with the increase in gas prices, are “temporary,” given that the White House believes that things will level off at the end of the year. So, 23 months is temporary to these clowns?

Meanwhile, notice that they are using the words “level off,” and not “return to pre-invasion/pre-pandemic levels.”

If the price of good and services remain at an inflated level, even if that level plateaus, it is still inflated. That is not temporary, it is sustained. But none of that matters to this administration, and Biden’s own response indicates that they aren’t going to do anything about it.

But wait, Joe. Did you not tell the American people the exact opposite?

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While Americans get slammed at the gas pump, Biden poised to spend billions worldwide to promote “gender equity”

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WASHINGTON, DC- While the American people concentrate on where they are going to get the money to fill their gas tank of buy their next supply of groceries, at least Joe Biden has his priorities straight.

He is poised to request a mere $2.6 billion for foreign assistance programs to promote gender equality worldwide, The Hill reports. Biden made the announcement on International Women’s Day on Tuesday.

The funds will be included as part of Biden’s FY2023 budget request to be submitted to Congress and will more than double the amount requested for such programs last year.

“On this day and every day, let us recognize that all of us have a better future when women and girls can reach their full potential—and together, let’s renew our efforts to advance dignity, equality, and limitless possibilities for all,” Biden said in a statement.

Biden said International Women’s Day was the perfect time to acknowledge the achievements of women and girls, celebrate progress, and recommit to work that needs to be done.

“Ensuring that every woman and girl has that chance isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s also a strategic imperative that advances the prosperity, stability, and security of our nation and the world.

Yet too often, in too many places, women and girls face obstacles that limit their possibilities and undermine their participation in economic, political, and social life,” Biden continued.

The fact Biden was actually using the terms “woman” and “girl” might be viewed as a step in the right direction, although likely has gotten the base of the Democrat Party upset for not including any of the 57 varieties of gender identity pervasive among the far-left loons of that party.

Biden made the claim that “barriers” faced by women were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which he claims limited women’s ability to participate in the labor force (due to draconian policies put in place by Democratic mayors and governors, which kept children out of in-person learning), increased the burden on caregivers, and allegedly increased gender-based violence. Biden gave no examples for this hyperbolic statement.

One might think that Biden would be seeking to lower the temperature in order to remove stress from families, currently struggling with out-of-control inflation, skyrocketing fuel prices, and supply chain issues.

It is policies implemented by Biden and his ilk which have likely led to increased stress, which in turn has caused increases in domestic violence among all demographics.

International Women’s Day this year marked the one-year anniversary of Biden creating the Whi9te House Gender Policy Council through (of course) an executive order, which is responsible for leading a government-wide effort to advance gender equity and equality in the U.S. and globally, The Hill said.

 


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