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Democrats planning Civilian Climate Corps of 'millions' paid at least $15 per hour


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A group of Democrats is pushing for the creation of a Civilian Climate Corps that could employ "millions" of young people at a minimum of $15 per hour as a way to tackle climate change.

 

"I was proud to stand alongside Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez this year as we reintroduced the Green New Deal and also brought forward our new Civilian Conservation Corps because that legislation is a pathway to new jobs in our country, union jobs for young people," Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said during a news conference focused on including the Civilian Climate Corps in the filibuster-proof budget reconciliation bill the Democrats are drafting.

Recruits for the envisioned corps "can, through apprentice programs, not just have a job but have a career in fighting this climate crisis and a pathway for education, a pathway for them to pay off their student loans or to go to college," Market added.

President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have endorsed creating a Civilian Climate Corps modeled on the the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal-era public work relief program.:snip:

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Stand by for nostalgia about all the wonderful things The Civilian Conservation Corp did in the 1930's 

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"What if this led to record improvements in and record performance in containing our wildfires across the country?" suggested the progressive New York representative. "What if this led to tens of thousands of new trails in our national forests and park service? And what if I told you that this isn't something that we have to imagine doing but that was actually the record of the original Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938?"

DAMN I was Right! 🙂

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Ocasio-Cortez asked the public to imagine that three months after the authorization of a Civilian Climate Corps "a quarter million young people were employed in a dignified job."

 

Our  *Democrat friends are Great on promises. Just A little weak on results.

Actually politicians in general.

Does anyone remember $787 billion American Reinvestment and Recovery Act?

Here's A Golden Oldie The Model Cities Program. (Strange thing Very Very Hard To find the total cost of this. 

 

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