It seems for a lot of Americans, that short drive from home to office may no longer happen very often.
Nor might the family drive to grandma’s.
Or a trip to a football or basketball game.
Instead they’ll apparently walk to a train station, get on and ride, then walk from the train station to their destination.
It’s because President Biden is going to take “literally, millions of automobiles” off the road.
His comments came this week while he was promoting his big-spending, big-government agenda, and were captured by CNS News.
The report explained that “in his mind,” if he gets Congress to approve his multi-trillion dollar spending packages, much will be solved.
“When the almost-79-year-old president finally got around to the main point – explaining the two ‘infrastructure’ bills Democrats want to pass simultaneously – he returned to the topic of train travel, which in his mind will take ‘millions’ of cars off the road,” the report said.
“Both these bills are going to help us meet the moment on the climate crisis in a way that creates good jobs, makes us more economically competitive – $66 billion in passenger rail and freight rail,” Biden claimed. “Why (do) I always talk about passenger rail and particularly high-speed rail? You realize the Chinese are now building another high-speed rail line that will go up to 300 miles per hour? You say, what difference does that make, Biden?”
He went on, “Well, guess what? If you can get on a train and go from here to Washington much faster than you can go in an automobile, you take a train, you take the train. We will take, literally, millions of automobiles off the road – off the road, saving tens of millions of barrels of oil, dealing with cleaning up the air. This is not hyperbole; this is a fact. These are facts.”
His storytelling wandered a little bit, CNS documented.
“Most people live in cities. You know, the vast majority of people now, working people, live in cities. Their jobs are out of town, no longer in town, no longer in town, but 65 percent do not own an automobile. They live in a black or Hispanic neighborhood or a poor neighborhood, and all the time they waste trying to get to work,” he said.
“Look, more than $7 billion to build out the national network of electric vehicle charging stations. The way my grandpop got up here, my Grandpa Biden who died in Mercy Hospital of an aneurysm when he was 46 years old, two months before I was born in Mercy Hospital – he was with the American Oil Company. He was up here opening up gas stations in 19 – that’s how he got here.
“This was 1942 – late ’42. Well, guess what? The same thing happens. We build these charging stations, what happens? Communities build up around them. You get everything from the figurative McDonald’s or the Dunkin’ Donuts to the drugstore…”