TOPLINE: Whip Scalise is committed to exposing President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ giveaways to radical special interest groups and the far-left provisions buried in their 2,135-page big government tax-and-spending spree. There are many “hidden gems” that Democrats are handing the socialists, and Whip Scalise will be highlighting them throughout the next few weeks.

 

$500 Million Lands Projects Slush Fund

 

Section 70703 provides $500 million for the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management to carry out vaguely defined “conservation projects or resiliency or restoration projects” on public lands.

 


 

While Democrats’ rebranding efforts removed all references to their “Civilian Climate Corps” program from their radical tax-and-spending spree, the bill text does not lie.

 

Tucked away in their big government socialist legislation, President Biden and Speaker Pelosi have created an unnecessary slush fund that would hire their liberal and woke base to work on conservation projects.

 

Democrats are creating a “make work” government-funded hiring program that would further hurt local and small businesses desperately struggling to fill existing positions.

 

 

BOTTOM LINE: President Biden and Speaker Pelosi are making a $500 million down payment on the Green New Deal by attempting to sneak their controversial “Civilian Climate Corps” program into their socialist reconciliation package. Their “Lands Projects” slush fund is just another example of corrupt Democrat politicians using taxpayer money to create jobs for their supporters and finance liberal pet projects.