If there’s one thing House Democrats are best known for during their first 100 days in the majority, it’s the Green New Deal.
- Upgrade or replace every building in the United States
- Eliminate air travel
- “Plant lots of trees”
- Put charging stations “everywhere”
The document featured on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s website even identified the greatest obstacles to getting to a 100% renewable economy: “We aren’t sure we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”
It also addressed how we would pay for upgrading or replacing every building in the country and somehow putting charging stations everywhere: “The question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what is the cost of inaction, and what will we do with our new shared prosperity created by the investments in the Green New Deal.”
The Green New Deal is arguably the most radical proposal ever put forward. Nonpartisan analysis revealed it would cost taxpayers an astounding $93 trillion.
Ocasio-Cortez quickly went into damage control mode, claiming a nameless staffer uploaded a “draft version” of her resolution and attempted to distance herself from it.
Bottom Line: If the Green New Deal is part of House Democrats’ “For the People” agenda, they must assume Americans want higher taxes, millions of jobs eliminated, and government control over what they eat and how they travel. In reality, it perfectly reflects their socialist agenda that takes power from the people and gives it to Washington, D.C.