Skip to comments.The Senate just passed the decade’s biggest public lands package. Here’s what’s in it
Posted on 02/14/2019 8:02:19 AM PST by rktman
The Senate on Tuesday passed the most sweeping conservation legislation in a decade, protecting millions of acres of land and hundreds of miles of wild rivers across the country and establishing four new national monuments honoring heroes including Civil War soldiers and a civil rights icon.
The 662-page measure, which passed 92 to 8, represented an old-fashioned approach to dealmaking that has largely disappeared on Capitol Hill. Senators from across the ideological spectrum celebrated home-state gains and congratulated each other for bridging the partisan divide.
It touches every state, features the input of a wide coalition of our colleagues, and has earned the support of a broad, diverse coalition of many advocates for public lands, economic development and conservation," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
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So, how much money will be spent to implement and sustain this. Smells like pork to me.
Well, just a quick pass through the piece, looks like pigs in a blanket kind of a deal. The usual suspects all patting each other on the back-side. Or kissing it in some cases.
Here is the other dirty little secret:
NONE of those acres pay any property taxes to the states or counties.
In Nevada, 87% of the land mass is controlled by the Feds. That puts the tax burden on 13% of the land mass & it can get dicey.
Like the Federal Gummit needs more land. They already own 50% of the West.
How many more acres of land will NOT be property taken care of & the next big fire will be there????
Oh, joy. Another gratuitous federal land grab. Something America wants as much as a 70% income tax rate.
What America needs is a sunset provision on individual federal lands, so unless congress reauthorizes them every decade, individually, no bundling, they will *automatically* revert to state control.
And it will require a 2/3rds majority to overturn the sunset provision.
My analysis is that the pork distribution was bi-partisan.
No matter how much the most conservative congress critter screams about ideological purity, bring home some goodies for the voters once in a while is part of the game.
Civil War heroes? Must be Yanks right.
No individuals named—but my guess is that they all are cites of union victories.
One of them, is described as follows: “Mill Springs Battlefield in Kentucky, home to the decisive first Union victory in the Civil War.”
Resume padding 150 years after the fact.
More control by the feds.
MEDGAR EVERS home is now a National Monument?
Bi-partisan sucking for sure.
Wait until the sign up malcom-x place.
I feel dirty.
Then their work here is done.
“House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl M Grijalva (D-Ariz.)”
That’s disgusting. A Mexican Supremacist in charge of American public lands.
Louie Grijalva’s parents tripped over the border in the 1940s. He and his family have NOTHING to do with the U.S. except their bottomless hate for the nation and its people. He spent decades in Tucson ripping the school system apart to benefit ONE group: his fellow Mexicans.
Yeah but wouldn't that also say that 87% of the land mass uses no government services or requires any infrastructure? So it's like that 87% doesnt exist for the state, and the 13% paying taxes is allocated 100% of the tax revenue for services and infrastructure and the like (after the government takes their cut and pays their cronies, of course) just like every other state?
You overlook the fact that the BLM controls lots of the land simply because nobody wants it.
, bring home some goodies
But *they* do. That’s the problem.
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