In a letter to her colleagues in Congress on Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that she will be ready to unveil her “Green New Deal” for all to see in just a few days.
The deal, which aims to bring the U.S. to zero-net carbon emissions within ten years, has been called one of the most thinly-disguised economic takeovers liberals in Congress have ever designed. According to some estimates, the legislation would cost taxpayers a minimum of $7 trillion over the lifespan of the bill, and that may be the least of its ill effects. At a time when Venezuela is being threatened with total cultural/economic collapse, it is stunning to see one of our two major political parties actually giving this socialist bimbo a platform upon which to speak.
Did we say a platform to speak? Well, that doesn’t quite say it, now does it? No, because right now we have several major Democratic Party candidates for president who aren’t just failing to push back on this idiot’s economic disaster of a bill, they are actually adopting her legislation and her rhetoric for their own use on the campaign trail! This is how far to the left this party has drifted, and it is why we cannot afford to let them take over control of our government. Not for a term, not for a year. Not ever.
In a draft bill released by Ocasio-Cortez last week, the New York Democrat proposed funding the cost of the transition by “using a combination of the Federal Reserve, a new public bank or system of regional and specialized public banks, public venture funds and such other vehicles or structures that the select committee deems appropriate, in order to ensure that interest and other investment returns generated from public investments made in connection with the plan will be returned to the treasury, reduce taxpayer burden and allow for more investment.”
Among the goals pursued by the bill: net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, the production of millions of “good, high-wage government jobs,” and the promotion of “justice and equity by preventing current and repairing historic oppression to frontline and vulnerable communities.”
While several far-left progressive groups have eagerly supported Ocasio-Cortez’s gumption, some of them were less impressed with the legislation itself.
“I understand the value of aspirational goals,” said Paul Bledsoe of the Progressive Policy Institute. “My personal view is, that undermines the credibility of the effort.”
Regardless of the experts, though, more than 70 Democrats on Capitol Hill have expressed their endorsement for Ocasio-Cortez’s “moon-shot” proposal.
After all, this chick has got social media wrapped around her finger and can get in the headlines every time she sneezes, so surely she has something important to say about the future of the United States. True, it may be braindead and painfully ignorant, and it may bankrupt our nation in the pursuit of liberal utopia, but hey, aren’t those things really at the core of what the Democratic Party stands for? Of course they are.
Lord, save us from these imbeciles.