Socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started out her new term in the House of Representatives by revealing a draft of her radical Green New Deal — a vast, sweeping plan supported by many Democrats, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.). And it’s a much more dangerous and extreme plan than many people even anticipated.
According to the Washington Examiner, her proposal would “eliminate nearly all fossil fuels from the electric grid and force everyone in the country to buy from power companies selling only renewable energy.”
Aside from creating chaos by forcing Americans to pay twice as much for electricity, Ocasio-Cortez’ proposal would also destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs in the fossil fuel industry in her effort to make all this happen by 2030.
Add to that her proposal for “upgrading every residential and industrial building for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety,” which the Examiner estimates would cost the government $1.3 trillion at the very, very least.
America’s ability to produce food and goods would be greatly hampered by her plan for “eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing, agricultural and other industries,” and the costs of “eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from, repairing and improving transportation and other infrastructure, and upgrading water infrastructure to ensure universal access to clean water” would have to be paid by someone.
As if that won’t cost America’s economy enough, crush most private companies with insurmountable costs, and decimate our ability to compete abroad, Ocasio-Cortez is also tacking on proposals that have little to do with environmental issues.
Perhaps not too surprisingly, the Green New Deal includes her universal health care plan — which would cost $32 trillion in its first decade — and a federal guarantee that anyone who wants a job with “a living wage” will be able to get one from the government.
With costs so high it might break your calculator, how does Ocasio-Cortez plan for us to pay for all of this? With all the normal Socialist means, of course, by “raising taxes, printing money, and creating new publicly owned banks,” according to the Examiner.
Grabien News called the Green New Deal “a radical mandate for government control of American society.” Grabien editor and founder Tom Elliott warned that her proposal would vastly increase the government’s power over our daily lives.
And it would throw in all sorts of non-environmental progressive agendas like “social, economic, racial, regional and gender-based justice,” as stated in the text of the plan. She wants to vastly increase labor union membership and power, too.
Specifically, she wrote that her plan will “mitigate deeply entrenched racial, regional and gender-based inequalities in income and wealth (including, without limitation, ensuring that federal and other investment will be equitably distributed to historically impoverished, low income, deindustrialized or other marginalized communities in such a way that builds wealth and ownership at the community level).”
Grabien pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez believes her new Deal to be so powerful that it can “virtually eliminate poverty in the United States.” Those are her words.
“Let there be little doubt how she aspires to wield power in Washington,” Elliott concluded.
The Examiner warned: “Make no mistake about it: This is one of the most dangerous and extreme proposals offered in modern U.S. history. It’s the sort of thing you’d see in the Soviet Union, not the United States. If we don’t stop the Green New Deal, our economy may not survive. This isn’t a battle we can afford to lose.”