Democrats are reportedly refusing to eliminate any of their progressive priorities from their $3.5 trillion social welfare bill, so we did a little digging to find out what's so important to them.
Turns out, the bill is filled to the brim with crazy, ridiculous spending proposals that will do almost nothing to help everyday Americans.
What's worse, this waste is coming at the worst possible time for our country. The national debt is skyrocketing, inflation is rising, and our economic recovery is being stifled by the Biden administration's leftist policies.
Check out a few of the things our "leaders" in Washington would like to spend our hard-earned money on:
- $3 billion for a campaign to increase “tree equity” across the U.S. in hopes of further curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
- $5 million in annual grants to the Small Business Administration for helping “felons transition into entrepreneurs.”
- $7 billion for the U.S. Postal Service to transition its mail delivery vehicles to electric.
- $3.5 billion to create a “Civilian Climate Corps” to combat climate change by weatherizing buildings, planting trees, and capping oil wells. Participants would be paid $15/hour or more.
- $79 billion to beef up the Internal Revenue Service’s tax enforcement division.
- Newspapers and media outlets with fewer than 750 employees would receive a $50,000-per-year journalist tax break.
H/T Washington Times
If this is how the federal government wants to spend our money, it's time to take away their credit card.
They'll never vote to limit their own power to tax and spend. Even Republicans, who generally oppose this latest spending package, won't vote to permanently limit how much of our money they can spend on their proirities.
We need an outside agent that can force Congress to be fiscally responsible, and Article V of the Constitution empowers the states to do just that.
At an Article V Convention of States, the states can propose constitutional amendments that force Congress to balance the budget without raising taxes or increasing spending. This provision, once ratified by 38 states, would compel Congress to cut any unnecessary and wasteful spending.
We may not be able to write constitutional amendments outlawing every instance of waste and abuse, but we can make it much more difficult for Congress to justify "tree equity" and Green New Deal initiatives. With a budget to balance, they'll be forced to choose between things that really matter and things just designed to please their radical base.
What's more, fiscal limitations will forever bar big-government socialist items from ever becoming law. Socialism requires massive taxation and massive government spending. Under these new amendments, neither will be possible.
Five million Americans have voiced support for the Convention of States movement to fight back against wasteful spending and save their children and grandchildren from fiscal hardship. To join the movement, sign the petition below!