The plan would simply waste money, create zero jobs on net, and do nothing to mitigate climate change.
The fate of President Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar social spending agenda, the “Build Back Better” plan, has consumed the political conversation in recent weeks. Amid all the furious attempts at reading political tea leaves, a curious fact has flown under the radar: The latest iteration of Biden’s plan includes one of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s worst ideas.
“Happy to announce creation of a U.S. Civilian Climate Corps is now in the Build Back Better Act,” the far-left congresswoman recently tweeted. Referencing the public works “job creation” scheme first proposed as part of the Green New Deal, Ocasio-Cortez claimed the initiative will create 300,000 jobs while combating the “climate crisis” and “environmental injustice.”
.@VP Kamala Harris: "Once these bills are passed, plumbers will fill the jobs we need to replace all those lead pipes. Young people will join our new Civilian Climate Corps. These are the opportunities we have within our grasp right now." pic.twitter.com/qwAOYTQXHD
— The Hill (@thehill) November 6, 2021
h/t Coastie Patriot