Skip to comments.In 'Marshall Plan' for region, Peduto hopes Biden can pull spending plan from dysfunctional Washington
Posted on 12/09/2020 11:11:06 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
WASHINGTON — The architects of a newly unveiled 10-year, $600 billion climate plan to revitalize Appalachia and the Ohio River Valley region are moving forward with a difficult task of building political willpower in Washington while gaining the trust of rural communities tied to the coal and natural gas industries, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto told a group of sustainable development advocates Tuesday.
That coalition-building — a communications strategy to be forged over the next six weeks among academic institutions in Pittsburgh and seven other cities — is a critical step toward executing the plan Mr. Peduto described as both idealistic and grounded in reality.
It is also necessary as a divided Congress gears up for a fight next year over President-Elect Joe Biden’s proposal to pull the country out of an economic downturn while investing in clean energy development. Negotiations between Democrats and Republicans for a COVID-19 relief bill have dragged for months, raising the question of whether Mr. Biden’s plan could garner enough support.
“We have been in touch during the [plan’s] research phase with the Biden campaign and their ‘Build Back Better’ authors,” Mr. Peduto said, referring to President-Elect Joe Biden’s jobs and economic recovery plan.
Since Mr. Biden won the White House last month, Mr. Peduto and other local officials “have had contact with the transition team,” he said, “working to see what we can try to be able to get on the radar in Washington during the first 100 days of a new administration, while simultaneously working with grassroots organizations.”
Using the example of a large solar field spurred by local land use ordinances, a feasible project under the plan “lacks the necessity of needing to have large government control,” Mr. Peduto said . . .
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The federal government: stealing from savers via inflation to give money to by job security for Congresscritters.
Also, no delegated power for it anyway.
$600 billion for one region.
How about let Capitalist Free Enterprise have a go at it.
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Sure doesn’t take the looters and moochers long to line up.
Fiscal policy that is likely to sink the dollar is also likely to sink the stock market.
I suspect Republicans aren’t trying hard to stay in office because the stock market is likely to tank.
The Pittsburgh mayor speaks like the true arse that he is.
The reality is that our region has an abject shortage of sunshine for solar power and an abject abundance of clean burning natural gas available for fracking.
This is nothing but a giveaway to the left-wing bottom feeding special interest groups.
Man Plans, God Laughs.
(must be the whole Point, the INTEL inside)
Right up there with a sitch in time saves 9:
The ZS wiki page says he was
Known for: Fringe theories.
... A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about:
I came of age in the Appalachia part of the Ohio River Valley around Portsmouth, Ohio. 70 years of government spending on uranium enrichment, clean coal, and countless great society economic development programs. Billions spent for naught. So what is several billion dollars more between bureaucrats and politicians?
[Fiscal policy that is likely to sink the dollar is also likely to sink the stock market.
I suspect Republicans aren’t trying hard to stay in office because the stock market is likely to tank.]
This guys is arsehat and a pillow biter..
dimentia joe couldn't find his ass with two hands and a gps, how is he gonna pull a spending plan out of it?
I can’t get away from the idea they won’t support anything
that will work until the nation is destroyed.
“large solar field” - I live outside of Pittsburgh. Beautiful place to live, hardly any Sunny days though. One of the most overcast cities in the USA, IIRC.
When the mention sustainable development they are saying globalist UN control and agenda 21
So this is not a "Marshall Plan".
I’ve heard Marshall Plan metaphors used over the years, as plans are made to help economically disadvantaged regions.
I’ve often heard that “we need a Marshall Plan for the cities”, to help economic wastelands in our big cities.
Will a Marshall Plan for Appalachia work? Wasn’t the Appalachian Regional Commission set up under LBJ, as part of his “Great Society” programs? Did anything get accomplished for Appalachia at that time?
I guess I’m skeptical of plans for massive governmental programs.
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