Just to drive home the point that Marxist progressives have no clue about economics and where prosperity comes from, their poster boy, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has declared that the federal government needs to “phase out” (i.e. shut down) Alberta’s oil sands over time. In his words:
We can’t shut down the oil sands tomorrow. We need to phase them out, we need to manage the transition off of our dependence on fossil fuels. That is going to take time and in the meantime, we have to manage that transition.
Of course, higher energy prices and less employment will hit the poor hardest. A single Mom told Trudeau:
I lived off Kraft dinner, hot dogs, whatever it took to survive but I bought that home and I’m proud. But something’s wrong now, Mr. Trudeau. My heat and hydro now cost me more than my mortgage.
Justin’s response? To paraphrase: Suck on it, woman.