$700 billion on subsidies and tax credits for “green” energy
$300 billion for business and manufacturing
$400 billion for care for the elderly and the disabled
$100 billion for workforce development programs
$100 billion for school construction
$25 billion for child-care facilities
$174 billion on electric vehicles
$85 billion for mass transit
URGENT: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer formally began the budget reconciliation process, which allows the Senate to pass legislation with only a simple majority. Schumer stated that he will use “reconciliation” to force through Biden’s “infrastructure” plan. Tell your senators to put an end to this!
Joe Biden, his administration, and congressional Democrats are seeking to pass a radical “climate change” bill – disguised as an “infrastructure” bill – that would codify the Paris climate agreement and the Great Reset.
On March 31, 2021, the Biden White House unveiled its so-called “American Jobs Plan.” This plan is estimated to spend about $2.5 trillion and would raise an estimated $2.75 trillion through record tax increases. While advertised as an “infrastructure” plan, only 5% of the funds would actually go to roads and bridges, and even if one takes an expansive view of “infrastructure,” only 25% of the plan would fund such projects.
Where will the remaining 75% of the funds go? They will be used to advance a far-left environmental-Marxist agenda that would codify the Paris climate agreement and the Great Reset into U.S. federal law.
If you want the United States to act at a national level to fight climate change, this bill is it. This is the climate bill.
First, the plan calls for “100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2035” and “net-zero emissions by 2050.” The plan’s provisions are all designed to meet these goals; to achieve this, a radical government-mandated restructuring of the American economy would occur. In other words, the Paris climate agreement would effectively become American law, and the United Nations would be in the driver’s seat of U.S. domestic policy.
Among other provisions, the plan would spend $10 billion to create a “Civilian Climate Corps,” which would implement the Biden administration’s climate projects, and $35 billion for climate change “research.” It would spend another $174 billion on electric vehicles, including to electrify all federal vehicles and at least 20% of school buses. Additionally, the plan would spend $700 billion on subsidies and tax credits for “green” energy, even as it ends all subsidies for the so called “fossil fuel” industry – thus rigging the U.S. economy in favor of environmentalist policies.
This climate change agenda stretches into housing. Biden’s plan would spend “$213 billion to produce, preserve, and retrofit more than two million affordable and sustainable places to live.” It would also seek to abolish local zoning rules – including “minimum lot sizes” and “prohibitions on multifamily housing” – that preserve the quality-of-life in communities. This would destroy America’s suburbs. In other words, Biden’s plan is consistent with the Great Reset’s goal of mass urbanization and driving individuals out of rural or low-density areas, along with his “30 by 30” federal land grab that the plan alludes to.
Implementing high-density housing goes hand-in-hand with implementing mass transit programs. Biden’s plan does just that, with $85 billion going generally to mass transit programs and an additional $80 billion to Amtrak specifically. According to a Heritage Foundation analysis, Biden’s plan “would spend nearly 50% more on trains and buses than on roads.”
Biden’s plan also calls for enacting the pro-labor union “PRO Act,” which would unconstitutionally abolish state “right-to-work” laws and help destroy American sovereignty by aligning its labor laws with the USMCA’s dictates. The plan’s call for a global minimum corporate tax – which the Treasury Department formally proposed – would further restrict national sovereignty while also hurting the economy.
The numerous other provisions in Biden’s plan include “$400 billion for care for the elderly and the disabled,” “$300 billion for business and manufacturing,” “$100 billion for school construction,” “$100 billion for workforce development programs,” and “$25 billion for child-care facilities.” As Charles Scaliger points out in The New American magazine, not only are these provisions enormously expensive, but they have absolutely no legal basis under the U.S. Constitution. Under the 10th Amendment, all of these areas are reserved to the states.
Biden’s “infrastructure” plan is not limited to domestic policy or spending. At the June 2021 G7 meeting, he proposed a $40 trillion global plan to “Build Back Better for the World.”
Negotiations over the specifics of an “infrastructure” spending bill are ongoing and a bill number has not yet been assigned. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has announced that he will move on the bill in July regardless of whether negotiations succeed or not.
Congressional Republicans must not compromise on such a radical and unconstitutional “climate change” plan. Unfortunately, the Senate GOP negotiated with the Biden administration; it published a $568 billion counterproposal, along with a subsequent $1 trillion proposal. In addition to including multiple spending provisions that, again, violate the Constitution, their plan would establish a national pilot program for a draconian “vehicle-miles-traveled” tax. On June 8, Biden ended talks with Senate Republicans, and a bipartisan group of senators are now working on an $880 billion plan. Meanwhile, several Republican and Democrat senators announced a $1.2 trillion agreement.
Although the Biden administration has expressed pleasure at Senate Republicans’ cooperation with its spending proposals, it and congressional Democrats plan to unilaterally pass this bill if the GOP does not cave-in to enough Biden Plan provisions. The Biden administration moved the goalposts during negotiations, indicating its unwillingness to compromise. The House has already begun the process for passing Biden’s plan. Even if this draconian plan passes, it will not satisfy the Left; Biden has already announced a new proposal on top of his “infrastructure” proposal.
Tell your U.S. representative and senators to reject this radical Paris agreement implementation plan – disguised as an “infrastructure” bill – regardless of whether it is the full plan or a “compromise.” Instead, tell them to abide by the U.S. Constitution and to promote fiscal responsibility.
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