Local news anchors are usually the last people to give controversial opinions on national politics. However, one reporter in North Dakota did just that on a recent newscast, telling his viewers that a Hillary Clinton presidency would ruin the state’s economy.
Chris Berg, host of “6:30 Point of View” on KXJB-TV in Valley City, North Dakota, told his viewers Friday that the prospect of a return of the Clintons to the White House “should freak people out” in his state, particularly based on what Hillary would do to the state’s oil revenue.
Berg made his remarks as Bill Clinton was in nearby Fargo, trying to gather support for his wife’s candidacy. Berg began by noting that the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget had just released a revenue report saying that the state had missed its budget forecast.
“Bottom line, our state is not only losing jobs, it is clearly losing revenue as well … the revenues that fund our government,” Berg told his audience.
“This should freak some people out if you think about what a Hillary Clinton presidency would mean for the state of North Dakota,” Berg said. “Right now, for the fracking industry, the oil and gas industry generates about $17 billion a year.”
The Washington Free Beacon reported that “(t)he petroleum industry has $17.7 billion in direct economic impact on North Dakota, $25.4 billion in secondary economic impact, and creates 55,137 jobs for the state in direct employment while adding another 26,403 in secondary employment.”
“Even if you cut that thing in a quarter, it’s still a lot of jobs that have direct employment and secondary employment and revenues,” Berg said. “So you got to get a little bit concerned when you see the numbers coming out from the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics today.”
Berg then played a clip of Hillary talking about fracking.
“So by the time we get through all of my conditions, I do not think there will be many places in America where fracking will continue to take place,” Clinton was shown saying.
“Clearly, the free market, if you will, if you can consider OPEC a free market, has driven down the price of oil, which has already impacted our economy enough,” Berg continued. “Then you put on more regulations per a Secretary Clinton presidency, it’s not going to bode well for the state of North Dakota’s economy and jobs.”
Hillary Clinton isn’t going to like what this anchor said, but it’s 100 percent true. She’s not only going to cost this country jobs, she’s going to further whittle down what little energy independence fracking, coal and natural gas has given us. While this is supposedly designed to make us more reliant on renewable resources, the actual effect is to instead make us dependent on Shariah oil states even more than we already are.
This isn’t just a disaster for North Dakota. It’s a disaster for America. Please like and share on Facebook and Twitter if you agree.