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Senate transportation bill funds more federal government land grabs

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The U.S. Senate has approved of a $109 billion bill that provides two years of funding for transportation and transit projects around the country.

The bill may or may not be taken up by the U.S. House Representatives depending on if they choose to write a separate House bill, but hopefully what will be left out of any final version is an amendment by Montana U.S. Sen. Max Baucus.  His amendment funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to the tune of $1.4 billion for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 — quite a jump from the $323 million it is currently receiving in FY 2012.

Why does the LWCF need such a boost from Congress?

This Fund helps purchase and protects lands across the country.  Evidently the line of thinking within the Senate is more U.S. lands are in need of being purchased and protected by the federal government.

The federal government owns almost 650 million acres of land in the U.S. That’s about 30 percent of all the land area in the nation and includes national parks, forests and wildlife refuges.  In other words, it’s equivalent to 1 out of every 3 acres in the U.S. — 1 out of every 2 acres in the West, says Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), a member on the Natural Resources Committee and ranking member on the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.

And now the Senate thinks the government needs even more land.
Chuck Cushman, executive director of the American Land Rights Association located in Washington State, has dedicated his life to stopping federal land grabs and limiting trust funds such as the LWCF.  He says this big boost of funds from the Senate endangers all land owners in or near federally protected lands.

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  1. Nunya

    March 21st, 2012

    They can come up with this but they still can’t pass a budget after 4 years? :P Time to dissolve Congress!

    Obama has shredded the Constitution anyway, so it’s time to rewrite the way we do things to favor We The Producers for a change!

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  2. grayscape

    March 21st, 2012

    From first hand experience – the feds patrol this land extensively and threaten, abuse, and harass anybody who even gets close.

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  3. Dadof3

    March 21st, 2012

    Makes one wonder what is in that ground the Feds want to keep for themselves.

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  4. moarkdave

    March 21st, 2012

    They have to have it for collateral on all of the money we are borrowing from China.
    We can not drill or mine on it though — heaven forbid a bird or a tree might be in danger.

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  5. Mr.Gates

    March 21st, 2012

    Federal Gov has no constitutional authority to own land. They’re stealing more from us to give to who or what?

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  6. keepin r pithy

    March 21st, 2012

    “This Fund helps purchase and protects lands across the country. Evidently the line of thinking within the Senate is more U.S. lands are in need of being purchased and protected by the federal government.”

    seriously, folks, this is PURE AGENDA 21…
    (if ya don’t know, you better find out fast)
    that Fn POS clinton (when he wasn’t wiping himself off with kleenexes) did this sh1t to us!

    When they were the president, billary SUBJUGATED our fine country to the Fn UN.. signed over the whole Natl Parks over to them … REDEFINED them as World Heritage Parks … UN now decides what gets done to and around the Parks

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  7. bitterclinger

    March 21st, 2012

    Yeah, it’s under the guise of Agenda 21, but Barky and Co.’s dream is to sell the land to the highest bidder after we collapse.

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  8. Nutjob

    March 21st, 2012

    Nail on the head Nunya!

    and yeah moarkdave, Obamas going to need the deed to as much land as possible when he does the land transfer debt swap, then he’ll use the media to convince morons that our kids will now be debt free and to ensure the 20something dumb approval he’ll tell the college kids their student loans are wiped free likewise.

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  9. Bob M.

    March 21st, 2012

    Who SAYS CONgress’ egos are as big as all outdoors?!?! :roll:

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  10. Corona

    March 21st, 2012

    Congress is for us lil folk to vote for. The Senate is for the billionaires. Destroy the Senate. Representation.

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  11. The Doktor

    March 22nd, 2012

    “Acreage For Reparations!”

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