Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm faced criticism on social media Sunday after she said Americans should buy solar panels. She suggested that lower to middle-class Americans could fight the rising cost of living by investing thousands in solar panels and other green energy initiatives.
The Energy secretary appeared on “Fox News Sunday” to explain how the recently-passed Inflation Reduction Act would help Americans. According to her claims, the recently passed law, which has since been publicized as a tax for energy, and health care bills, would impact everyday Americans. People are evidently struggling with record-high inflation, food, gasoline, and energy costs.
She said, “If you are low income, you can get your home entirely weatherized through the expansion from the bipartisan infrastructure laws, a significant expansion — you don’t have to pay for anything. If you want heat pumps, insulation, new windows, that is covered.”
Granholm added, “If you are moderate income, today you can get 30% off the price of solar panels. Those solar panels can be financed, so you don’t have to have the big outlay at the front. If you don’t qualify for the weatherization program, you will be able to, starting next year, get rebates on the appliances and equipment that will help you reduce your monthly energy bill by up to 30%. That is all about reducing costs for people.”
Critics who have had enough of the democrats lying to the faces of the public by playing with words quickly called her out on her fraud. They pointed out how people who could barely get through the day thanks to the debts and inflation caused by the Biden administration could afford this. Americans were still struggling to feed their children or wondering how they would afford the gas to get to work. This set of people are not just waiting on a 30%-off sale to jump to solar; they are just doing what they can to get by.
Erick Ericksen was one of the first people to criticize Granholm. He tweeted, “GOP just needs to run ad after ad of Granholm telling the poors to buy solar panels and electric cars to save money.”
GOP just needs to run ad after ad of Granholm telling the poors to buy solar panels and electric cars to save money. https://t.co/oAdXKutrBi
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) August 21, 2022
Ohio Republican Senate candidate also commented. He said, “If you’re poor, Tim Ryan will give you 30 percent off the price of solar panels. They won’t keep you warm this winter but they are made in China, so there’s that.”
Omri Ceren added, “They don’t know how they sound. Because everything they read and everyone they know just echo their ideology back at them — except turned up in volume, higher in pitch, and with applause.”
In addition, RNC Rapid Response Director Tommy Pigott pointed out that this was a perfect example of the democrats’ true colors. They have no care about the rising costs and only think about their so-called Green New Deal. This was a perfect example as the Biden administration has not cared that food has been rising at the fastest pace since 1979. His response is to push Americans to buy solar panels instead.