Biden Wants $10 Billion To Put Young People To Work On Environmental Projects

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13 Minute program on how the Biden Administration’s proposal is a reboot of the FDR’s New Deal.

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May 12, 2021 6:11 pm

How about filling highway potholes?

mike
Reply to  John Shewchuk
May 12, 2021 6:22 pm

Only if they are filled with green meanies

Pillage Idiot
Reply to  John Shewchuk
May 12, 2021 6:32 pm

I support this new initiative to use Biden supporters to fill highway potholes!

philincalifornia
Reply to  Pillage Idiot
May 12, 2021 7:15 pm

It’s kinda like digging ditches and filling them in, only with potholes they just have to fill them in. Same pay, half the work.

MarkH
Reply to  Pillage Idiot
May 12, 2021 7:17 pm

There aren’t nearly enough of them though.

H.R.
Reply to  MarkH
May 12, 2021 9:31 pm

Potholes???

We have plenty and to spare. I didn’t know there was a pothole shortage in your locale. We can have the kids dig some up and send them to you if you are a bit short of them.
😜

H.R.
Reply to  John Shewchuk
May 12, 2021 9:37 pm

How about filling highway potholes?”

Isn’t blacktop racist?

Great idea, John, but I’m not sure it will fly with the woke crowd.

n.n
May 12, 2021 6:49 pm

Save a bird, whack a wind turbine?

Go green, clear the Green blight?

With a viable polar bear population, donate to World Walrus Foundation? Think of the pups!

Oh, and hold a pride parade of lions, lionesses, and their [unPlanned] cubs.

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Alan
May 12, 2021 7:11 pm

How much are they going to pay kid’s to do this? It’s hard enough to find kid’s who’ll flip burgers for$15. But then, there’s a lot of “Greta’s” out there who would be willing to slave away for nothing to save the planet.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Alan
May 12, 2021 7:19 pm

Greta now has a new title – the Doom Goblin.

Old Goat
Reply to  philincalifornia
May 13, 2021 1:36 am

That ain’t new – not by a long chalk…

philincalifornia
Reply to  Old Goat
May 13, 2021 7:49 am

I’d never seen it on here before. Maybe I need to get out more?

WBrowning
Reply to  Alan
May 13, 2021 10:13 am

If they work for Uncle Sam for a few months can they quit and get some real money on being on unemployment?

philincalifornia
May 12, 2021 7:17 pm

Biden Wants $10 Billion To Put Young People To Work On Fake-Environmental Projects
There, fixed the title for you. I didn’t watch the video, so it’s just a guess.

MarkW
Reply to  philincalifornia
May 12, 2021 7:20 pm

and be thoroughly indoctrinated while they work.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  MarkW
May 13, 2021 12:01 am

I suspect they’re already indoctrinated before they start!!! As I’ve said before, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, et al, all knew that to win the war, get to the children first!!!! In the UK it is illegal to brainwash children in our schools, at least in our state(your public ones) schools, yet it’s being done daily 5 days a week through lies, deceit, manipulation, about climate change, or global warming as it must be called, it’s all about a warming world!!!! Even the impartial, neutral, unbiased, BBC’s children’s programmes are full of warmist eco-propaganda, just to keep the message reinforced!!!! I’ve signed at least three online petitions to have the BBC privatised, but sadly they’ve amounted to nothing, but hopefully if we pester the powers that be enough, they may just get the message!!!!

Reply to  philincalifornia
May 13, 2021 3:54 am

How about all those Obama “shovel-ready” projects?

philincalifornia
Reply to  John Shewchuk
May 13, 2021 7:57 am

Ha ha yeah, translated to slang usage “idiot stick-ready”.

Reply to  philincalifornia
May 13, 2021 9:34 am

Joey the Clown wants to use $10 billion to indoctrinate the kiddies into demrat-socialist politics…let’em practice mail-in voting…was that vote counted? Demrat party is led by Joey and Chuckie and Nanci….all have never had a job except being in demrat politics.

Forrest Gardener
May 12, 2021 7:42 pm

Just a note on the headline. It is exceptionally unlikely that Biden has had any input whatsoever to this or any other government action.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Forrest Gardener
May 12, 2021 8:24 pm

What’s really bad is that Biden himself knows he’s just a place holder … an empty suit, fearful that he’ll put a step wrong. So he doesn’t do or say anything without permission.

Reply to  Rory Forbes
May 13, 2021 9:39 am

Come on man! Joey is doin’ a great job…he’s got gasoline up 50%…inflation up….illegals and drugs floodin’ across the border…he’s doublin’ the debt…and he’s makin’ Iran Russia and China happy happy happy…..and Hunter is makin’ out like a bandit…cause he is a bandit.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Anti_griff
May 13, 2021 10:20 am

Gosh, when you put it that way, what could I have been thinking? He’s a star, no question.

dk_
May 12, 2021 8:13 pm

Naturist Propaganda for Radicals communications. You know it must be true.

Bubba Cow
Reply to  dk_
May 13, 2021 7:27 am

They call it Noxious Progressive Rant in Wyoming.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Bubba Cow
May 13, 2021 8:02 am

They don’t rant though do they? The producers get the presenters to speak in a microphone-assisted nicey nicey “I live in North Berkeley where the world is lovely” kinda voice. The equivalent of Baghdad Bob Corporation-speak. I find it quite sinister.

Editor
May 12, 2021 8:18 pm

“At one of our dinners, Milton [Friedman] recalled traveling to an Asian country in the 1960s and visiting a worksite where a new canal was being built. He was shocked to see that, instead of modern tractors and earth movers, the workers had shovels. He asked why there were so few machines. The government bureaucrat explained: “You don’t understand. This is a jobs program.” To which Milton replied: “Oh, I thought you were trying to build a canal. If it’s jobs you want, then you should give these workers spoons, not shovels.” – Stephen Moore

Jim Gorman
Reply to  Mike Jonas
May 13, 2021 4:43 am

I saw the same thing in Mexico City when I worked there for 6 months. Had a room at a hotel overlooking a two story, old brick building of about 1/8th of a block. Every morning an old pickup with four guys, sledgehammers, wheelbarrows, and shovels would show up. They would proceed to dismantle the building brick by brick. They were still at it when I left.

When I asked folks at the company I was consulting for why heavy equipment wasn’t used they explained it was a jobs plan! It finally explained why they were so reluctant to modernize and reduce labor costs. The government was subsidizing their use if labor.

alloytoo
May 12, 2021 8:44 pm

Constant reference to Roosevelt’s “New Deal”, which while it did produce some infrastructure didn’t do very much for the economy overall.

It took WW2 to properly wake the sleeping giant.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  alloytoo
May 13, 2021 2:43 am

Right, because it made huge investments in fossil fuel loving industries.

tonyb
Editor
May 13, 2021 12:18 am

Lets make a distinction between the environment which we can have an impact on and the climate that we can’t.

So spending some money on an environment we are often careless about doesn’t seem a huge problem to me. depends on whether it is politically linked to climate in the manner it is carried out

tonyb

Reply to  tonyb
May 13, 2021 9:51 am

and let’s keep those illegals coming in …need a new roof?,,,,need new carpet?….need some landscape/grass cutting?….etc. ….those illegals work fast for cash, baby!

Ed Zuiderwijk
May 13, 2021 12:22 am

Like planting trees in New Forests? Bring back the 30-ties; we know how to keep the unemployed busy.

sky king
May 13, 2021 12:32 am

Don’t suppose that in that 10 billion will be clearing underbrush in CA. I would guess it will be a grant to the NFT and NEA to develop and administer green brainwashing in schools.

Prjindigo
May 13, 2021 12:33 am

Breaking up the highways, laying more rail line, tearing down signage… these are environmental projects.

2hotel9
May 13, 2021 4:26 am

Open the economy and they will all have jobs, then use convicts to pick up the litter and clean streambeds. Win/Win!

Doug Huffman
May 13, 2021 4:36 am

$10B divided by the number of recipients suggests that they will all be chair-warming managers, interns, and leaders. Fat old white guys will still be out there, manning the idiot sticks, pick-up sticks, doing the scut work as always.

Doug Huffman
May 13, 2021 4:37 am

I can just see a soy boy or not-boy shoveling a hole. Bwahahaha.

Rod Evans
May 13, 2021 4:41 am

If they want to educate the kids in environmental matters, can I suggest a simple field trip. A class of twenty are given two buckets each, capable of holding 2 gal of water.
Tell them they are on a two day awareness project that requires them to fill their buckets at the outflow of the hydro dam stream. There experience involves them filling and carrying the water buckets, climbing the steps back to the top of the dam and pouring the water into the header lake.
Repeat as often as they can manage without stopping.
When the class is exhausted after their second trip up and down, gather them round and explain, they have moved 160 gals in maybe two hrs. Show them an electric pump powered by the dam. Tell them it moves water back up during low energy demand periods, pointing out, it works at the rate of 20,000 gals/min, thus it would pump 2.4 million gals in the time the whole class moved just 160 gals.
Ask them if they think human energy or the use of reliable non tiring energy is better for filling the header of the dam?
Practical demonstrations, work wonders in education. Teachers should try it….

IAMPCBOB
Reply to  Rod Evans
May 13, 2021 2:09 pm

Except that the teachers can’t handle the math! All they know how to use is this ‘new math’ thingy.

Bruce Cobb
May 13, 2021 4:51 am

At first glance, there is nothing inherently wrong with a program like this, other than the “climate” spin put on it. The idea is to give young people jobs doing maintenance type stuff, most of which probably needs to be done, although I wouldn’t be surprised if some of it is make-work inspired and symbolic in nature. If it’s a government program, you can bet there will be plenty of waste and corruption involved. Where the rubber meets the road will be when they try to expand it, which they almost certainly will.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
May 13, 2021 6:44 am

A couple of suggestions seemed reasonable. The podcasters thought using the Civilian Climate Corps to clean the forests of deadwood and build some seawalls was a good thing, and sounds ok to me. They could recruit the California homeless into the CCC, which would get them off the streets, and clean out the California deadwood in their forests. Why didn’t Gavin think of this?

The Biden administration is proposing a $10 billion budget for the Civilian Climate Corps, and AOC says this will create 1.5 million jobs, so I guess that is going to be the size of the CCC.

What I suspect will happen is the CCC will be used to harass climate change skeptics, along with any environmental work they might do.

Let’s see, what other environmental work could the CCC do?

How about patrolling the windmill farms and properly disposing of all the dead animals that accumulate during their operations.

I’m sure there are many more things they could do that would be useful.

TonyG
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 13, 2021 12:34 pm

The math on that $10b for 1.5m jobs works out to ~$6700/job. Quite the “living wage” there.

Rick C
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
May 13, 2021 7:48 am

I guess they could pick up trash along roadsides, but then what would juvenile delinquents do for their community service? More likely this is just a way to use tax payer money to fund a bunch of democrat campaign workers disguised as green beans.

ResourceGuy
May 13, 2021 7:29 am

I would suggest enviro projects work sites among the wolf packs, grizzly bear populations, and alligator infested amusement park ponds.

ResourceGuy
May 13, 2021 10:44 am

There will be more than enough young interns to go around.

ResourceGuy
May 13, 2021 10:45 am

Epstein interns

Jon R
May 13, 2021 10:49 am

Humans who prattle on endlessly about how damaging and horrible humans are are so full of virtue, I mean my goodness they are the real standouts of awesome goodness.

/SARCASM

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