The Democrats’ highly-touted ‘Green New Deal’ hit a major snag this week, with economists now predicting the plan could cost as much as $93 trillion over a ten year period.
“Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ambitious plan to fight climate change won’t be cheap, according to a Republican-aligned think tank led by a former Congressional Budget Office director,” reports Bloomberg.
“That includes between $8.3 trillion and $12.3 trillion to meet the plan’s call to eliminate carbon emissions from the power and transportation sectors and between $42.8 trillion and $80.6 trillion for its economic agenda including providing jobs and health care for all,” adds the report.
The plan was widely panned by economists and conservatives across the country following its unveiling; with experts blasting the lawmakers’ calls for universal healthcare, a jobs guarantee, basic income, affordable housing, and more.
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BOOKER GOES BERSERK: Explodes, Says ‘Green New Deal’ Same as FIGHTING NAZIS
Sen. Cory Booker doubled-down on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ Friday; telling a crowd of supporters the fight against climate change is the same as those who fought against Nazi Germany during World War II.
“We have to deal with this, our planet is in peril. We need to be bold, that’s why I co-sponsored the resolution for the Green New Deal,” said Booker.
“We are a nation that has done impossible things before. We need to be bold again in America. When the planet has been imperiled in the past, who came forward to save earth from the scourge of Nazism? We came forward,” he added.
You can’t make this up.
Cory “Spartacus” Booker says adopting the socialist “Green New Deal” would be like defeating the Nazis and putting a man on the moon.pic.twitter.com/QwqegeusJH
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 8, 2019
CLIMATE CONFUSION: Sen. Warren Says ‘Green New Deal’ Will Prevent Future ‘Polar Vortexes’
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren touted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal Thursday; saying the progressive proposal would help prevent future “polar vortexes” from occurring.
“Our children & grandchildren should grow up in a world where they can breathe the air & drink the water – and go outside without risking their lives in extreme temperatures. It’s time to protect our planet & pass a Green New Deal. #PolarVortex2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/us/weather-polar-vortex.html …” she tweeted.
Our children & grandchildren should grow up in a world where they can breathe the air & drink the water – and go outside without risking their lives in extreme temperatures. It’s time to protect our planet & pass a Green New Deal. #PolarVortex2019 https://t.co/JYnVrxMf1t
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 31, 2019
Cortez and other left-wing legislators are poised to introduce the Green New Deal in the coming days; calling for a complete transition to renewable energy in 10 years, a universal jobs program, and Medicare for All.