Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Communists are pushing what is known as a “Green New Deal.” These people believe that man made carbon emissions are causing catastrophic climate changes and that everyone will die if something isn’t done about it. And because of this, they are demanding a total restructuring of our entire society. It’s all contained in the draft resolution of their “Green New Deal.”
They even held a press conference about it.
The Americans for Tax Reform did a brief summary of what’s contained in this “Green New Deal.” It’s all totally insane and they don’t have the slightest idea of how much it would cost to implement.
Just look at some of what they’re proposing.
Rebuild every single building in the U.S.
“Upgrade or replace every building in US for state-of-the-art energy efficiency.”
Will end all traditional forms of energy in the next ten years.
The Green New Deal is “a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society at a scale not seen since World War 2 to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.”
Plans to ban nuclear energy within 10 years if possible.
“It’s unclear if we will be able to decommission every nuclear plant within 10 years, but the plan is to transition off of nuclear and all fossil fuels as soon as possible.”
Build trains across oceans and end all air travel!
“Build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary”.
Don’t invest in new technology of Carbon Capture and Storage, just plant trees instead!
“We believe the right way to capture carbon is to plant trees and restore our natural ecosystems. CCUS technology to date has not proven effective.”
Mandates all new jobs be unionized.
“Ensure that all GND jobs are union jobs that pay prevailing wages and hire local.”
May include a carbon tax.
“We’re not ruling a carbon tax out, but a carbon tax would be a tiny part of a Green New Deal.”
May include cap and trade.
“…Cap and trade may be a tiny part of the larger Green New Deal plan.”
How much will it cost?
No estimate of the total cost of implementing the Green New deal is offered by Ocasio-Cortez.
As you can see, the whole thing is nuts. It is simply not feasible to eliminate all existing traditional forms of energy over a ten year time frame. Especially when part of their plan is to phase out nuclear energy. If their plan was actually serious, the expansion of nuclear energy would be a big part of it. But somehow they think the entire country can operate entirely off of solar power and windmill farms. It’s a ridiculous proposal.
Even Nancy Pelosi isn’t all that enthusiastic about it.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., unveiled her much-touted “Green New Deal” on Thursday — a package of far-reaching, big-government proposals like health care for all, federal job guarantees and a push to eliminate U.S. carbon emissions — but it’s already receiving shade from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive,” Pelosi told Politico on Wednesday. “The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it right?”
Pelosi took a more conciliatory tone on Thursday, saying: “Quite frankly, I haven’t seen it, but I do know it’s enthusiastic and we welcome all the enthusiasm that is out there.” She also named Democratic members to serve on the new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, but Ocasio-Cortez was not one of those members.
The whole thing is stupid. It’s even dumber when you understand that climate change as it is sold to us is a gigantic hoax. It’s designed to extract more wealth from productive members of society so it can be redistributed to non-productive individuals. It’s a con designed to guilt White people into accepting increased taxes. That’s all this is.