(Chris Parker, Headline USA) Experts heavily criticized Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm after she suggested that struggling families should invest in solar panels and weatherized homes, as the administration spends billions of taxpayer dollars on a radical green agenda.
“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,” she said during an interview on Fox News Sunday, reported the Daily Wire. ”If you want heat pumps, insulation, new windows, that is covered.”
“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,” she peddled like a cheap used-appliance huckster.
“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.”
Granholm didn’t elaborate on the threshold for “moderate income.” However, her comments come at a time when soaring inflation has already forced average Americans to scale back.
Experts were quick to respond on Twitter.
“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,” tweeted Omri Ceren, Natsec Advisor for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
“An underrated aspect of the Biden admin unpopularity is just how terribly his cabinet has performed at messaging – Becerra, Mayorkas, Granholm, Buttigieg, Garland, Yellen all drags. When your best performer is Tony Blinken you have a problem,” wrote Fox News contributor Ben Domenech.
Commentator and radio show host Erick Erickson urged Republicans to take advantage of her mishap. “GOP just needs to run ad after ad of Granholm telling the poors to buy solar panels and electric cars to save money,” he tweeted.