Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become wildly popular among young liberals since she gave up her bartending job to represent Democratic Socialists in the U.S. House of Representatives. Since entering politics, she has made headlines for her wild claims about the immorality of billionaires, and climate change destroying the world in 12 years.
Well now, she and Sen. Markey (D-MA) have released details of their plan to save the world from the dangers of climate change. This “Green New Deal” will completely overhaul the entire U.S. economy, and transform us into a full scale Communist state. Let’s discuss some of the most ridiculous aspects of the Green New Deal.
To begin, this ridiculous plan explains the necessity to “Upgrade or replace every building in US for state-of-the-art energy efficiency.” The government would, under this plan, regulate every single home, office building, restaurant, and barn to ensure they are compliant with the deal. If it’s not compliant, you may would have to renovate or completely destroy and rebuild your home or business.
In addition, the transportation sector of the U.S. would be wildly transformed. Ocasio-Cortez wants to “Totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary, create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle.” So, in addition to upgrading or replacing every building in the country, we’d have to eliminate every gas-using car, truck, and plane.
Don’t worry though, they admit the goals meant to be reasonable because there are some things they can’t perfectly predict, like eliminating airplanes and cows. “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.” Yes, they actually intend to eliminate “farting cows.”
These goals are completely ridiculous, but their inclusion in this plan makes sense because they are focused on battling climate change. However, there are other aspects of this bill that would wreck the economy and don’t even have anything to do with climate change. In fact, this plan seems more like a way to turn America into a socialist or communist state under the guise of fighting climate change.
In Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to give government complete control of the economy, within 10 years, she plans to “Provide high-quality health care, housing, economic security, and clean air, clean water, healthy food, and nature to all.” Not only do we have to pay for a complete overhaul of every building, road, vehicle, and the entire power grid, but we should also just give everyone everything they need.
This wouldn’t just be provided to everyone who works towards these lofty goals, but the Green New Deal specifically states it will “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.” “UNWILLING.” The entire economy would be transformed, and, in addition, everyone would get everything for free, regardless of if anyone is even working.
How would they pay for all of this? They'd print more money, and confiscate and redistribute wealth as the government sees fit. This is economically irresponsible and outright immoral.
One of the few things that seems attainable, although very unspecific, is the plan to “plant lots of trees.” Well, for our country’s sake, I hope “lots” of money is growing on those trees.