Democrats Plan on Using Infrastructure to Push Their Green Agenda

Democrats Plan on Using Infrastructure to Push Their Green Agenda

March 8, 2021

The Biden Administration has made clear that it will take any and all executive action to implement an eco-left agenda. So far, this has largely taken place in the form of a seemingly endless slate of destructive Executive Orders. Now, Democrat lawmakers are planning on taking the same approach – using any means at their disposal to push green initiatives.

CNBC reports on Senator Ron Wyden’s (D-OR) plans for the upcoming infrastructure bill:

President Joe Biden’s coming infrastructure plan should dramatically reduce tax breaks for the energy industry and focus them on green initiatives, the chairman of a powerful Senate committee told CNBC.

Essentially, Wyden plans on replacing all existing tax breaks with just three: one for clean energy, one for clean transportation and fuel, and one for energy efficiency. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), the top Republican of the tax-writing committee in the House, is warning Democrats that this type of change would only serve to undermine job creation – something that Americans cannot afford as we continue to recover from Covid-19.

“The energy sector targeted by Democrats is able to deduct investment costs similar to any other business — hardly ‘subsidies’ compared to the lucrative tax credits Democrats will offer to their hand-selected ‘green’ companies,” he told CNBC. “Americans deserve an all-of-the-above approach that means more jobs and affordable and reliable energy.”

Unfortunately, rather than acknowledging this potential harm or even focusing on the actual purpose of the legislation – infrastructure – Democrats will likely continue their tunnel-vision approach to enacting a radical climate agenda.