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This weekly podcast from The Heartland Institute features interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that focus on the work of think tanks across the United States and how it applies to current events. The show is available as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Host Donald Kendal, Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely, and Heartland’s Editorial Director and Commissar of Stopping Socialism Justin Haskins are usually joined by Isaac Orr of the Center of the American Experiment. They bring you commentary on studies, articles, and reports from the nation’s leading free-market and conservative organizations.

In The Tank The Heartland Institute

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    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

This weekly podcast from The Heartland Institute features interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that focus on the work of think tanks across the United States and how it applies to current events. The show is available as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Host Donald Kendal, Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely, and Heartland’s Editorial Director and Commissar of Stopping Socialism Justin Haskins are usually joined by Isaac Orr of the Center of the American Experiment. They bring you commentary on studies, articles, and reports from the nation’s leading free-market and conservative organizations.

    351: The Planned Destruction of Reliable Energy, Biden the Fall Guy?

    351: The Planned Destruction of Reliable Energy, Biden the Fall Guy?

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 351 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about the current adminstration’s plan to destroy the reliable energy sector of this country. Also, they talk about the contradictions in everything Biden is doing as well as the likelihood that the Democratic establishment is gearing up to jettison Biden at the next opportunity. They talk about this and more in episode 351 of the In The Tank Podcast.

     

    OPENING CHIT CHAT – DEMS CUTTING BIDEN LOOSE?

    538 – Biden Approval Rating

    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-approval-rating/

    CNN - Ocasio-Cortez won't commit to backing Biden in 2024: 'We'll cross that bridge when we get to it'

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/12/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-biden-reelection-2024-cnntv/index.html

    The Hill - Biden can’t escape questions on his age

    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/3532095-biden-can%E2%80%8B%E2%80%8Bt-escape-questions-on-his-age/

     

    THE PLANNED DESTRUCTION OF RELIABLE ENERGY

    Climate Champions - ‘Race to Zero’ campaign updates criteria to raise the bar on net zero delivery

    https://climatechampions.unfccc.int/criteria-consultation-3-0/

    UN – Race to Zero Campaign

    https://unfccc.int/climate-action/race-to-zero-campaign

     

    BIDEN SUSPENDS FEDERAL GAS TAX

    CNN - Biden will call for 3-month suspension of gas tax, though officials acknowledge it 'alone won't fix the problem'

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/22/politics/gas-tax-suspension-biden/index.html

    Illinois Policy Institute - The Illinois Fuel & Retail Association has agreed to post signage notifying drivers of the delayed gas tax hike, and an explanation of why gas in Illinois is so expensive.

    https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-gas-station-owners-fight-pritzker-mandate-with-gas-tax-signs/#:~:text=Pritzker's%20gasoline%20tax%20hikes,be%20two%20hikes%20in%202023.

    Tax Foundation - How High are Gas Taxes in Your State?

    https://taxfoundation.org/state-gas-tax-rates-2021/

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    • 2 hr 2 min
    350. Breaking Down the Biden Energy Narrative

    350. Breaking Down the Biden Energy Narrative

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, and Linnea Lueken are joined by Isaac Orr from the Center of the American Experiment and Jason Hayes from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy for episode 350 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about all the excuses that are being spun to shield the Biden Administration and his energy policies from the rising prices for gas and energy. The ITT crew sets out to separate the facts from the fiction.

     

    OPENING CHIT CHAT

    WSJ - Climate-Change Censorship: Phase Two

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/climate-censorship-phase-two-gina-mccarthy-social-media-biden-white-house-11655156191?st=0inyrmh1n3e5bb2&reflink=desktopwebshare_twitter

     

    GAS PRICE RISE NARRATIVE

    Fox Business - Record high gas prices: West Virginia, Montana, Colorado see biggest weekly jumps

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/record-high-gas-prices-west-virginia-montana-colorado-see-biggest-weekly-jumps

    Washington Post - Fossil fuel leasing program undercuts Biden's climate goals, report says

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/15/fossil-fuel-leasing-program-undercuts-biden-climate-goals-report-says/

    AP News - Biden tells oil refiners: Produce more gas, fewer profits

    https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-biden-covid-health-f73c882b0664a5d5dd62635a9a65364c

    ExxonMobil – Response to Biden

    https://corporate.exxonmobil.com/News/Newsroom/News-releases/2022/0615_ExxonMobil-statement-regarding-President-Biden-Letter-to-Oil-Industry

    IER - Another U.S. Refinery Slated to Close

    https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/another-u-s-refinery-slated-to-close/

     

    ENERGY SHORTAGES

    WSJ - Why Electricity Blackouts Are Coming to Michigan

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-electricity-blackouts-are-coming-to-michigan-nuclear-power-plant-green-energy-renewable-climate-11653685521?mod=article_inline

    Washington Post – A summer of blackouts

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/06/02/blackout-states-summer-heat/

    WSJ - ‘That Could Never Happen in America,’ I Once Thought

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/blackout-rolling-electricity-power-venezuela-america-11654185555 

    Reuters - U.S. Midwest may have summer power shortages for years

    https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/us-midwest-may-have-summer-power-shortages-years-2022-06-10/#:~:text=On%20Friday%2C%20MISO%20released%20a,responses%20over%20the%20next%20year.&text=One%20gigawatt%20can%20power%20about,on%20a%20hot%20summer%20day

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    • 2 hr 2 min
    349. Brace for a Financial Hurricane? Doubling Down on Renewable Energy

    349. Brace for a Financial Hurricane? Doubling Down on Renewable Energy

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 349 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about the upcoming January 6 hearings, the general state of the economy, and the Biden Administration’s doubling down on renewable energy. We talk about all this and more on episode 349 of the In the Tank Podcast.

     

    AWAITING A FINANCIAL HURRICANE?

    POTUS TWEET – “America has achieved the most robust recovery in modern history”

    https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1533811782367727616

    White House - Remarks by President Biden on the May Jobs Report

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/06/03/remarks-by-president-biden-on-the-may-jobs-report-2/

    CNBC - Jamie Dimon says ‘brace yourself’ for an economic hurricane caused by the Fed and Ukraine war

    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/01/jamie-dimon-says-brace-yourself-for-an-economic-hurricane-caused-by-the-fed-and-ukraine-war.html

    Fortune - Former U.S. Treasury head Larry Summers says a recession is ‘the most likely thing’

    https://fortune.com/2022/04/14/larry-summers-recession-likely-interest-rates-unemployment/

    Yahoo - Tesla: Musk’s Economy Warning Demands Attention, Says Morgan Stanley

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-musk-economy-warning-demands-221538694.html

    Markets Insider – (Counterpoint: JPMorgan's chief economist says there's no reason to be worried about a US recession, with the private sector in 'remarkable' shape

    https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/us-recession-no-reason-worry-jpmorgan-economist-consumer-corporate-spending-2022-6

    NPR - Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she was wrong about the risks of inflation

    https://www.npr.org/2022/06/01/1102364460/yellen-inflation

    (video) Janet Yellen ignores question about inflation and government spending

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzH2CpumOHE

     

    DOUBLING DOWN ON UNRELIABLE ENERGY

    Barron’s - Yellen Says New Biden Investments Can Counter Inflation

    https://www.barrons.com/news/yellen-says-new-biden-investments-can-counter-inflation-01654618508?tesla=y

    USA Today - Biden is using the Defense Production Act to make more solar panels, other clean-energy technology

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/06/biden-defense-production-act-solar-panels/7532045001/

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    • 2 hr 5 min
    348. Here Comes Gun Control, Inflation and Gas Prices Continue to Spiral

    348. Here Comes Gun Control, Inflation and Gas Prices Continue to Spiral

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Chris Talgo, and Jim Lakely present episode 348 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about how Jim survived Covid! The gun grabbers are really ramping up their rhetoric, and Don’t worry folks, when it comes to inflation and rising gas prices, Biden has some solutions. We talk about all this and more on episode 348 of the In the Tank Podcast. 

     

    OPENING CHIT CHAT

    Jim survived COVID!

     

    GUN CONTROL PROPOSALS

    Fox News - Beto O'Rourke says AR-15 owners shouldn't 'be able to keep them'

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/beto-orourke-ar-15-owners-shouldnt-keep-them

    Newsweek - Gun Debate Updates: Biden Supports Ban on Assault Weapons, White House Says

    https://www.newsweek.com/gun-debate-live-updates-1711699

    USA Today - Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau proposes ‘national freeze’ on handgun sales

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2022/05/31/justin-trudeau-gun-sales-canada/9999197002/

     

    INFLATION AND GAS CONTINUE TO SPIRAL

    Axios - U.S. gasoline prices hit new record on Memorial Day weekend

    https://www.axios.com/2022/05/30/us-gas-prices-record-high

    Forbes - Democrat Big Oil ‘Price-Gouging’ Bills Advance In Congress

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidblackmon/2022/05/17/democrat-big-oil-price-gouging-bills-advance-in-congress/?sh=60d6d207368a

    The Hill - Biden lays out plan to fight inflation

    https://thehill.com/news/administration/3506444-biden-lays-out-plan-to-fight-inflation/

    National Review - GOP Governors Come Out against SEC Climate Rule

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/05/gop-governors-come-out-against-sec-climate-rule/

    CNN - Health and Human Services announces new office focused on the environmental risks to underserved communities

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/31/politics/hhs-office-of-environmental-justice-climate/index.html

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    • 2 hr 5 min
    347. Davos 2022 Plans for Global ESG Scheme, Another School Shooting

    347. Davos 2022 Plans for Global ESG Scheme, Another School Shooting

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Chris Talgo, and Sam Karnick present episode 347 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about the ongoing World Economic Forum Davos 2022 meeting and their scheme to establish a global ESG system. Also, in the aftermath of another school shooting, the ITT asks “What is going on?”

     

    TOPIC ONE – ANOTHER TRAGIC SCHOOL SHOOTING

    Instead of talking about this from a that-policy-won’t-help perspective, I want to talk about this from a whats-going-on-culturally perspective. I think we can have a good discussion on what factors are occurring that results in horrific acts like this happening so frequently.

     

    TOPIC TWO – DAVOS 2022 ENVISIONS GLOBAL ESG SCHEME

    WEF - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

    https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2022

    WEF - Turing Up the Heat on Greenwashing

    https://www.weforum.org/videos/davos-annual-meeting-2022-turning-up-the-heat-on-greenwashing-original

    New York Post - ESG’s Power Grows as Banker Is Canceled for Talking Sense on Climate Change

    https://www.realclearenergy.org/2022/05/25/esgs_power_grows_as_banker_is_canceled_for_talking_sense_on_climate_change_834180.html

    NYP - Biden praises high gas prices as part of ‘incredible transition’

    https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/biden-praises-gas-prices-as-part-of-incredible-transition/

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    • 2 hr 2 min
    346. Gas and Diesel Hit All Time Highs, Ministry of Truth, Formula Shortage

    346. Gas and Diesel Hit All Time Highs, Ministry of Truth, Formula Shortage

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and Linnea Lueken present episode 346 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about the Disinformation Governance Board being “paused,” gas and diesel prices hitting all time highs …. again, and parents struggling to find baby formula.

     

    OPENING CHIT CHAT

    National Review - Biden Administration Considers Shutting Down Disinformation Board amid Blistering Criticism: Report

    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/biden-administration-considers-shutting-down-disinformation-board-amid-blistering-criticism-report/

     

    GAS AND DIESEL HIT ALL TIME HIGHS … AGAIN

    USA Today - The average gas price is above $4 in every state. How long will they continue to rise?

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2022/05/17/why-gas-prices-continue-rise-record/9798086002/

    Fox Business - Price of diesel hits all-time high, straining the trucking industry

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/price-of-diesel-hits-all-time-high-straining-the-trucking-industry

    The Federalist - Diesel Prices Hit All-Time High, Meaning Soon So Will The Costs Of Everything You Buy

    https://thefederalist.com/2022/05/09/diesel-prices-hit-all-time-high-meaning-soon-so-will-the-costs-of-everything-you-buy/

    Washington Post - Yellen warns of global ‘stagflationary’ risk from gas, food prices

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2022/05/18/yellen-gas-prices-biden/

     

    BABY FORMULA SHORTAGE

    Heartland Daily News - How Government Created the Baby Formula Shortage

    https://heartlanddailynews.com/2022/05/how-government-created-the-baby-formula-shortage/

    The Federalist - The FDA Was Making It Difficult For Moms To Get Baby Formula Long Before The Supply Chain Imploded

    https://thefederalist.com/2022/05/12/the-fda-was-making-it-difficult-for-moms-to-get-baby-formula-long-before-the-supply-chain-imploded/

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    • 2 hr 5 min

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