February 8 2019

Green New Deal Would Transform US into Unrecognizable Nation State Dictatorship

Get Sheila’s Book, ‘Green Gospel’ here, which DEMOLISHES What You Think You Know About the ‘NEW GREEN DEAL’ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.,…

Get Sheila’s Book, ‘Green Gospel’ here, which DEMOLISHES What You Think You Know About the ‘NEW GREEN DEAL’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., are introducing a framework defining what they call a “Green New Deal” – what they foresee as a massive policy package that would remake the U.S. economy and, they hope, eliminate all U.S. carbon emissions.

In very broad strokes, the Green New Deal legislation laid out by Ocasio-Cortez and Markey sets goals for some drastic measures to cut carbon emissions across the economy, from electricity generation to transportation to agriculture.

The bill calls for a “10-year national mobilizations” toward accomplishing a series of goals that the resolution lays out.

Among the most prominent, the deal calls for “meeting 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources.” The ultimate goal is to stop using fossil fuels entirely, Ocasio-Cortez’s office told NPR, as well as to transition away from nuclear energy.

Ocasio-Cortez’s office calls for a variety of other lofty goals:

  • “Upgrading all existing buildings” in the country for energy efficiency;
  • Working with farmers “to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions … as much as is technologically feasible” (while supporting family farms and promoting “universal access to healthy food”);
  • Overhauling transportation systems” to reduce emissions — including expanding electric car manufacturing, building “charging stations everywhere,” and expanding high-speed rail to “a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary”;
  • A guaranteed job “with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations and retirement security” for every American;
  • “High-quality health care” for all Americans.

Which is to say: the Green New Deal framework combines big climate-change-related ideas with a wish list of progressive economic proposals that, taken together, would touch nearly every American and overhaul the economy.

Removing combustible engines from the roads or expanding high-speed rail to largely eliminate air travel would require nothing short of revolutionizing transportation.

On top of all that, implementing all of these policies could cost trillions upon trillions of dollars.

Pelosi told Politico, “The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it right?”

Ocasio-Cortez says that a policy like the Green New Deal could get voters excited enough to pressure their Congress members to support it.

Aside from the politics, there’s the fact that climate change remains an impending threat — one for which the world has yet to come up with a fix.

“It’s a big legislation because it’s a huge [expletive] problem! We’re all going to die,” said McElwee. “Every week it seems like the risks of climate change become more real, and the amount of devastation it is going to wreak upon humanity becomes larger, and that means we have to do bigger things.” (Emphasis added. Read More)

Get Sheila’s Book, ‘Green Gospel’ here, which DEMOLISHES What You Think You Know About the ‘NEW GREEN DEAL’