You think wokeism is bad now? Just wait until the checks being written by Democrats in Congress start getting cashed.
Sen. Pat Toomey talked to Dana Perino about this scourge. You probably haven’t heard about earmarks in a while. They kind of dropped from the public’s consciousness once John McCain quit using them to pretend he was conservative while on the campaign trail.
But they are back in business on Capitol Hill and that business is WOKE all the way.
“The indefensible return of earmarks means congressional Democrats will shower billions of taxpayer dollars on all kinds of radical left wing causes,” Toomey warned.
Earmarks “become the currency by which the leadership buys votes for unrelated legislation” said Toomey. Adding “which is why Speaker Pelosi likes them so much.”
Here’s more from Fox News:
Democrats are earmarking millions of dollars in the upcoming spending bill for unique projects that are designed to advance social justice goals ranging from equality in education to access to preventative healthcare to diversity in public arts projects. The move is being slammed by Republicans as “the currency by which the leadership buys votes.”
A recent Fox News investigation uncovered Democrats’ requests have sought to fund “social equity” programs on race, gender and education.
The demands include:
–$1 million for a “cultural placemaking” initiative designed to celebrate the history and culture of Black Los Angeles by Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif. The project is described as an “innovative 1.3-mile public/private streetscape improvement” to celebrate Black culture.
–In Wisconsin, Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan is asking for $1 million to plan and construct a 55,000-square-foot space for Black enterprise, art, history, performance and culture.
–Illinois Democrat Rep. Cheri Bustos asked for $750,000 to create a “Youth Equity Center” that would help children address the “necessary social determinants of health to be successful.”
–Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., is requesting $742,000 for a program that will provide a space for “inclusion and healthy discussions around difficult issues such as racism, gender discrimination and cultural bias.”
There are a LOT more examples, at the site and in this clip.
The wokes in government also think they should be able to take kids away from unwoke parents, and Democrats, along with fake news outlets like that propaganda factory CNN, want to banish unwoke speech from the airwaves.
We live in dangerous, dangerous times. And now that millennials are the largest generation after having surpassed the boomers, it’s only going to accelerate.