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Crackpot Ocasio-Cortez contradicts herself on role of government in massive and unprecedented 'Green New Deal'
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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who announced a
sweeping "Green New Deal" on Thursday that promises to render air travel
obsolete, get rid of flatulent cows and ensure economic security for
everyone in less than a decade, seemingly contradicted herself in a span
of twelve hours on the nature of the government's role in the massive
undertaking.

NPR host Steve Inskeep asked Ocasio-Cortez Thursday morning about concerns
from conservatives that the 29-year-old former bartender's proposal
involves an unconstitutional government overreach, as well as the
unsustainable and dangerous elimination of huge swaths of the American
economy.

"One reason that people who are politically conservative are skeptical of
efforts to combat climate change is that it sounds to them like it
requires massive government intervention, which they just don’t like,"
Inskeep asked. "Are you prepared to put on that table that, 'Yes actually
they’re right, what this requires is massive government intervention?'"

Ocasio-Cortez responded: "It does, it does, yeah, I have no problem saying
that. Why? Because we have tried their approach for 40 years. For 40 years
we have tried to let the private sector take care of this. They said, 'We
got this, we can do this, the forces of the market are going to force us
to innovate.' Except for the fact that there’s a little thing in economics
called externalities. And what that means is that a corporation can dump
pollution in the river and they don’t have to pay, but taxpayers have to
pay."

But later in the day, in an interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd, Ocasio-
Cortez blamed conservatives for suggesting that she wanted a massive
government program.

"I think one way that the right does try to mischaracterize, uh, what
we're doing as though it's, like, some kind of massive government
takeover," Ocasio-Cortez told Todd. "Obviously, it's not that, because
what we're trying to do is release the investments from the federal
government to mobilize those resources across the country."

Ocasio-Cortez, who has warned that climate change may end the world in 12
years, went on to decline to call herself a capitalist.

"I don't say that," Ocasio-Cortez responded, when asked by Todd if she
considers herself a capitalist. "I believe in a democratic economy, but --
but the but is there."

In what may be the most far-reaching proposal to ever be considered in
Congress, Ocasio-Cortez unveiled the "Green New Deal" hours earlier -- a
government-led overhaul of virtually every aspect of American life that
would guarantee a host of taxpayer-covered benefits for all and phase out
fossil fuels.

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***@nprinskeep asked Rep. @AOC, D-N.Y., if she is prepared to say combating
climate change requires massive government intervention:

"It does. It does. Yeah, I have no problem saying that. Why? Because we
have tried their approach for 40 years." https://n.pr/2DYoFjW

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Along the way, her office says the plan would aim to make air travel
obsolete, upgrade or replace every building in America to ensure energy
efficiency and give economic security even to those "unwilling" to work.

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Ryan Saavedra
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@RealSaavedra
AOC tonight: “One way the Right tries to mischaracterize what we’re doing
as though it’s like some kind of massive government takeover…obviously
it’s not”

AOC this morning on if her plan requires "massive government
intervention": “It does...Yeah, I have no problem saying that”

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“Today is the day that we truly embark on a comprehensive agenda of
economic, social and racial justice in the United States of America,” she
said alongside Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and other lawmakers outside the
Capitol. “That’s what this agenda is all about.”

The plan, which calls for a massive package of big-government proposals
including health care for all, quickly picked up the backing of major 2020
Democratic presidential hopefuls including Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.,
Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. -- who all co-sponsored
the resolution.

“Our history is a testimony to the achievement of what some think is
impossible — we must take bold action now,” Booker tweeted.

Cows may be eliminated by the Green New Deal announced Thursday.
Cows may be eliminated by the Green New Deal announced Thursday. (iStock)

While the resolution itself would do very little because it is non-
binding, it is the first time the policy proposal has been formally
outlined in Congress. The resolution says “a new national social,
industrial and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since World War
II and the New Deal” is an opportunity to tackle systemic injustices
toward minority groups, create millions of high-wage jobs and “provide
unprecedented levels of prosperity and economic security for all people of
the United States.”


Josh Jordan
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@NumbersMuncher
If you're laughing at Trump for claiming that building a wall will pay
for itself (as you should), you'd better be rolling on the floor laughing
at Democrats claiming the #GreenNewDeal will pay for itself to the point
of asking what "will we do with our new shared prosperity?" ??

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Its proposals include “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair
and just transition for all communities and workers;” job creation;
infrastructure investment; guarantees of clean water, healthy food and
sustainable environment; and a curiously undefined “access to nature.”

December 10, 2018 - Washington, DC, United States - Protesters seen
holding placards during the Sunrise Movement protest inside the office of
US Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to advocate that Democrats support
the Green New Deal, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Credit Image: ©
Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire)
December 10, 2018 - Washington, DC, United States - Protesters seen
holding placards during the Sunrise Movement protest inside the office of
US Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to advocate that Democrats support
the Green New Deal, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Credit Image: ©
Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire) (Michael Brochstein/SOPA
Images via ZUMA Wire)

Beyond those broad proposals, the plan and accompanying documents from
Ocasio-Cortez include a range of far-fetched goals -- and drew swift scorn
from Republicans and other critics. The Republican National Committee
dubbed it a "socialist wish list" that would kill at least 1 million jobs
and disrupt global trade -- while costing trillions.


Cory Booker
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@CoryBooker
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.

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The resolution, for instance, includes a proposal to “upgrade all existing
buildings” in the country in order to achieve energy efficiency, safety,
affordability, durability and comfort.

An accompanying FAQ, released by Ocasio-Cortez’s office and first obtained
by NPR, goes even further, calling to "upgrade or replace every building
in the US for state-of-the-art energy efficiency." A second similar FAQ on
her website echoed some of those prescriptions though was later removed.

The resolution also backs the concept of high-speed rail as a proposal to
reduce carbon emissions -- but the FAQ goes so far as to urge that
development “at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.”

It also promises “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to
work.”

What constitutes economic security is not clear, but the plan does call
for programs including a federal job guarantee, universal health care and
"affordable, safe, and adequate housing."

The FAQ also notes that it has set a goal of net-zero, rather than zero,
emissions in 10 years “because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to get
rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”

Kimberley Strassel
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@KimStrassel
1) By the end of the Green New Deal resolution (and accompanying fact
sheet) I was laughing so hard I nearly cried. If a bunch of GOPers plotted
to forge a fake Democratic bill showing how bonkers the party is, they
could not have done a better job. It is beautiful. #GreenNewDeal

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As for how to pay for the Green New Deal?

"The same way we paid for the New Deal, the 2008 bank bailout and extended
quantitative easing programs," Ocasio-Cortez's FAQ states. "The same way
we paid for World War II and all our current wars. The Federal Reserve can
extend credit to power these projects and investments and new public banks
can be created to extend credit."

The FAQ continues: "There is also space for the government to take an
equity stake in projects to get a return on investment. At the end of the
day, this is an investment in our economy that should grow our wealth as a
nation, so the question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do
with our new shared prosperity."

However, the push is likely to see resistance not only from Republicans
but even some Democrats. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, was asked about the
plan to replace planes with high-speed rail and did not seem impressed.

“That would be pretty hard for Hawaii,” she laughed.

On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to dismiss the plan.

“It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive,”
Pelosi told Politico on Wednesday. “The green dream or whatever they call
it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it right?”

Even aside from the Green New Deal, conservative commentators have argued
that most proposed solutions to global warming would do more harm than
good, and also have accused climate activists of crying wolf. In 2006, a
NASA scientist and leading global warming researcher declared that the
world had only 10 years to avert a climate catastrophe -- a deadline that
has come and gone.
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Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
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green-new-deal-contradicts-herself-on-governments-role
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who announced a
sweeping "Green New Deal" on Thursday that promises to render air travel
obsolete, get rid of flatulent cows and ensure economic security for
everyone in less than a decade, seemingly contradicted herself in a span
of twelve hours on the nature of the government's role in the massive
undertaking.
That's nothing, LeRoi!...Trump contradicts himself on an hourly basis on
everything and anything!

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