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Let's Cut Some Spending: Chuck Schumer secures $11 million for tree planting

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Remember the absolutely critical Omnibus spending bill Congress muscled through at the end of last year? It was 4,000 pages that no one read and cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.

In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica will chronicle parts of the 2021 and 2022 spending bills from a variety of sources that you probably don't know about - programs, grants and spending of all kinds that should have never happened in the first place and many that are still happening.

Today’s offering: Chuck Schumer secures $11 million for tree planting!

CNYCentral reports:

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced $10,945,000 for three projects in Syracuse, Auburn, and across Central New York to plant thousands of new trees and expand youth and job training programs helping make the community greener through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program.
Schumer says this funding was made possible thanks to the historic increases he secured in the Inflation Reduction Act, which included over $1 billion for the USDA program to help increase equitable access to trees…
Schumer said, “I fought hard to plant this funding in the Inflation Reduction Act so that places like Syracuse, Auburn, and other cities across Central New York, could have access to the funding they have long needed to breathe new life into our most underserved neighborhoods.

Three questions:

1. Where in the Constitution does it say tree planting is a federal role?

2. What does tree planting have to do with inflation?

3. What does the Inflation Reduction Act have to do with reducing inflation?

They are scamming the American people every way they can. Chuck Schumer is among the best at it.


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