Democrat $3.5 Trillion Budget Bill Fulfills AOC Dream of a Civilian Climate Corps

Senate Democrats announced Monday they would include federal funding to create a new Civilian Climate Corps.

The program would use taxpayer dollars to pay for a host of young people to fight climate change, a longtime dream of socialist Democrats and environmental advocates. The exact cost has not been detailed, but Democrats said it would be part of $135 billion additional funding to the Department of Agriculture.

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) first included the idea in the Green New Deal.

Ocasio-Cortez further detailed it in May, noting it would employ 1.5 million young Americans, paying them $15 an hour to “reduce carbon emissions, enable a transition to renewable energy, build healthier and more resilient communities, implement conservation projects with proven climate benefits, and help communities recover from climate disasters.”

Biden warmed to the idea after his climate czar, John Kerry, endorsed it.

He spoke about the climate corp during a meeting with Western governors addressing the issue of wildfires – READ MORE