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Pollak: ‘Green New Deal’ Is a Republican Parody of the Democratic PlatformRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) released her “Green New Deal” on Thursday through National Public Radio (NPR).
As predicted, it is pure socialism.
The legislation, co-authored by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), is a non-binding resolution that reads, to borrow a phrase from the late Jeanne Kirkpatrick, like a letter to Santa Claus — or, in this case, a wish list to Gaia or Mother Nature.
Nancy Pelosi Slights Green New Deal: ‘Green Dream or Whatever’House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday mocked the “New Green Deal” just hours before its outline was unveiled — the latest example of the Democrat Party’s widening split between establishment lawmakers and its progressive wing on how to tackle “climate change.”
Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the United States economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.
The freshman lawmaker and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) are teaming up on the plan, which aims to eliminate all carbon emissions in U.S. energy production by 2030. A joint resolution drafted by Ocasio-Cortez and Markey sets a goal to meet “100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources,” including dramatic increases in wind and solar power.
originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: xuenchen
I find it fascinating that Occasional-Cortex was not placed in the Climate Change panel, although 4 other juniors were.
There is a war brewing in the Democratic party, for sure.
Maybe actual liberals have a chance at taking thier party back....
Oh wait... there are no actual liberals left there.
The Green New Deal would be paid for “the same way we paid for the original New Deal, World War II, the bank bailouts, tax cuts for the rich and decades of war — with public money appropriated by Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed.
originally posted by: lakenheath24
I think she is awesome. Misguided and nuts but awesome. Think about it....she doesnt give a damn what Nancy P or any other Dem thinks....she is going for what she believes in. I admire her courage. A lot of other congresskids should pay attention cuz like it or not she aint going nowhere.
Its a new generation ya,ll. Horses replaced manual labor...then steam replaced horses...then came gasoline.
Its time to rock some renewables on a serious scale.
Lets just do it wisely and with some fiscal responsilbility.
originally posted by: dashen
this commie kook is outta control