Fox and Friends – Broadcast May 6, 2021 – Fox News Channel – Interviewed by Carley Shimkus
AOC pushes for $10B taxpayer-funded ‘Climate Corp’
May. 06, 2021 – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling for the creation of a 1.5 million-strong group of civilians to work on federally funded projects addressing climate change; ‘Green Fraud’ author Marc Morano reacts.
Morano: First of all, we already have Park Service, all sorts of government agencies doing exactly what this program is claiming to do. This is just a big political patronage effort. If you go back, and I actually did, Duke University has a great history of FDR, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s original Civilian Conservation Corps, which this is modeled after. The FDR program was riddled with political patronage. They actually passed a bill that Democratic Congressmen — FDR’s ruling party — had to be able to provide lists of people they wanted jobs for. This is how you do favors in politics, this is how you get loyal voters. And again, this is not something that, that is needed because it’s already duplicating what we have.
The real question is given they’ve gone after hamburger eating and even owning dogs and cats in the climate agenda, are they going to lose the ‘R’ in ‘Climate Corps’ and become ‘Climate Cops’ and start admonishing people, knocking hamburgers out of their mouth at a park or telling them they shouldn’t own a pet dog?
This could go in a whole bunch of different ways. But bottom line, this has nothing to do with the climate. It’s not going to stop the Biden administration from trying to push the UN Paris Agreement on us. It’s just another nonsense government job instead of actually creating wealth and giving people real opportunities.
Carley Shimkus: With a massive $10 billion price tag too. Thank you so much Marc Morano, we appreciate you coming on. Be sure to check out his upcoming book, Green Fraud, don’t miss it.
“Are they going to lose the R of corps and become climate cops?”:@ClimateDepot states a $10 billion taxpayer-funded ‘Climate Corps’ proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is not needed and has nothing to do with climate change. https://t.co/Mowuc4XnpB
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Here is an excerpt of the history of FDR’s plan from the 1930s from Duke University: During FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps, “Democratic congressmen were quick to exploit another source of political gain. A substantial section of the array of jobs created by the establishment of the CCC was available as political largesse.” … Congressional Democrats were irate over the possibility that no spoils would be forthcoming; to placate them, an order was issued in July, 1933, requiring that certain supervisory positions not demanding any special skill “shall be filled from lists submitted by Congressmen.” … “The fact that the CCC had become a source of electoral gain for politicians explains in part the overwhelming support for it in Congress.”