The damned thing reads like a middle school project… if it was written by an idiot.
Remember that old joke Q. “what did Socialists use before candles?” A. “Electricity”
That sums up her idea surprisingly well.
For one thing, her ambitious plan aims to do away with air travel and farting cows… maybe within 10 years. Sadly, that reference was NOT a joke. She doesn’t even want us to have NUCLEAR power, let alone coal or internal combustion.
Stalin had Five Year Plans to fundamentally transform his country. “Forced collectivization helped achieve Stalin’s goal of rapid industrialization, but the human costs were incalculable.” — Library Of Congress
And now, Cortez has got herself a TEN-year plan. She’s an ambitious one. And if you read the fine print, it too has an element of ‘forced collectivization’.
This really shouldn’t surprise anyone. We’ve already told you she was part of an organization that was openly Socialist.
In practice, that means DSA [members advocate] ending private ownership of a wide range of industries whose products are viewed as “necessities,” which they say should not be left to those seeking to turn a profit. According to the DSA’s current mission statement, the government should ensure that all citizens receive adequate food, housing, health care, child care, and education. DSA also believes that the government should “democratize” private businesses — i.e., force owners to give workers control of them — to the greatest extent possible.
Read our full article on that here
The Media(D) is thrilled to report the long-awaited Green New Deal that their shiny new Socialist darling is proposing.
But not everyone is on board. Some have noticed some serious flaws:
Forbes, for instance, noticed that this replicates a failed system in Vermont:
The Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) today excludes nuclear energy from the proposed mix. If it were ever actually attempted nationally, it would increase greenhouse gas emissions — just as a similar effort did in Vermont.
The condemnation against Ocasio-Cortez was swift on Thursday as everyday conservatives and right-wing news outlets slammed the freshman lawmaker over the plan.
Ocasio-Cortez teamed up with veteran Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts on the policy, which aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.
Critics seized on parts of the plan, including Democrats’ acknowledgement that it would be difficult to reach a zero emissions society in a decade because they weren’t sure if they could ‘get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast’.
Source: Daily Mail
Oh, yes, it does mention cow farts. But you have to understand the context.
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, but we think we can ramp up renewable manufacturing and power production, retrofit every building in America, build the smart grid, overhaul transportation and agriculture, plant lots of trees and restore our ecosystem to get to net-zero.
Source: GREEN NEW DEAL FAQs
[The entire text of the Green New Deal is at the very bottom of this article, but you can also find it here.]
The Federalist listed their big 10 flaws:
Banning affordable energy; eliminate nuclear; eliminate 99% of cars; gut and rebuild EVERY BUILDING in America; Eliminate Air Travel; A government-guaranteed job; free education for life; a salubrious diet; a house; and free money
Here is the ‘big reveal’ where Alexandria Occasio-Cortez sounds surprisingly childlike in the rainbows and lollipops plan she dropped on us.
So when the Democratic hopefuls back this plan, they are, in fact, backing a plan that is explicitly a Central-Planning Economy in its very nature. Where do we see such economies? In Communist and Soviet-block countries. We also see it in places like Cuba and Venezuela, among others.
NO SHIT SHERLOCK DEPT: I guess the problem with earlier generations is that they merely invented stuff that had been invented before! Now @AOC has a bold idea: Let’s invent stuff that hasn’t! pic.twitter.com/DEFt3WozY6
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) February 8, 2019
Bless her heart.
Here’s a awkward question: Do we really see a lot of world-changing innovation springing out of Soviet-style command-and-control economies?
For some reason — perhaps embarrassed by her abecedarian proposed program — ‘Morning Joe’ is backing away from the narrative of her being the ‘future’ of the Democratic party.
The 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls (either likely or already declared) in the Senate— Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, & Elizabeth Warren— are all official co-sponsors of the Green New Deal resolution.
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) February 8, 2019
Do you believe Jerry Dunleavy, Joe? Let’s make it easier.
Here it is in black and white directly from the website of Senator Markey.
Oh, what? Now you don’t believe your own lyin’ eyes? Well, how about straight from the horses’ mouths?
Pretty remarkable pic.twitter.com/ejS4eGociz
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) February 7, 2019
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 7, 2019
A #GreenNewDeal is ambitious. It's bold. And I’m cosponsoring this resolution with @aoc and @senmarkey because it’s exactly the kind of action it will take to conquer the biggest threat of our lifetime. https://t.co/CfQFgBnlat
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) February 7, 2019
The Green New Deal is a bold plan to shift our country to 100% clean and renewable energy. We do not fight this fight for our generation alone but for generations to come.https://t.co/Mzi2Y2LZg0
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 8, 2019
Excited to join @AOC & @SenMarkey on a historic #GreenNewDeal resolution to address the peril of climate change and worsening inequality. Our history is a testimony to the achievement of what some think is impossible — we must take bold action now.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 7, 2019
Can you imagine the outrage if every single high-profile Republican Presidential Candidate affirmed such a radical document?
AOC and her ‘Green New Deal’ cohorts have taken a whole lot of heat on Twitter. Some of it is critiquing the proposed policy initiatives, but others just mocked the stupidity of it.
Here’s a handful of the best stuff out there:
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) February 7, 2019
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 7, 2019
Green New Deal pic.twitter.com/KPNXTFxuO1
— Amanda House (@AmandaLeeHouse) February 8, 2019
Just obtained advance copy of Green New Deal. Pretty certain people like Cortez and ideas like these were what our forefathers envisioned when they fixed an age requirement for the Office of President in Article II, Section 1, of the United States Constitution. #GreenNewDisaster pic.twitter.com/3hRG5bW9Er
— Andrew H. Scott (@CommissionerKY) February 8, 2019
The "Green New Deal" should have been written in the same font as "Green Eggs and Ham", except it would have been an insult to the academic level of Doctor Seuss. #GreenNewDeal is #GreenNewDisaster. #LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder https://t.co/neaa8jNXCe pic.twitter.com/T7zAS2yeOf
— Brian Keahl (@bkeahl_BuhBye) February 8, 2019
— AppSame (@AppSame) February 8, 2019
This was the best proposal in Green New Deal pic.twitter.com/CWk2jN8RRL
— Matt’s Idea Shop (@MattsIdeaShop) February 8, 2019