Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey are poised to reveal their ‘Green New Deal’ as early as next week; pulling back the curtains on the Democratic-Socialist’s highly-anticipated plan to move the US economy towards 100% renewable energy.
“A spokeswoman for Markey confirmed the offices are working on legislation, but said there is no final text and timing isn’t final yet for next week. A request to Ocasio-Cortez’s office wasn’t immediately returned. Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, also said legislation is due as soon as Wednesday or Thursday of next week,” reports Axios.
While details of the plan remain unclear, prior versions of the bill call for the US to be totally reliant on renewable energy within a decade, a federal jobs guarantee program for all Americans, and a ‘Medicare for All’ system across the country.
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GOING GREEN: Top Democrats Voice Support for Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’
A growing chorus of congressional Democrats are throwing their weight behind Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ program; indicating the party is lurching left heading into the 2020 presidential election.
According to Fox News, eight potential Democratic candidates for the presidency have voiced their support for Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal.’ The program would drastically limit the amount of fossil fuels permitted in the United States and create a massive federal jobs program similar to Franklin Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’ during the Great Depression.
“It’s time to go big on this issue with bold solutions. I welcome a Green New Deal and am excited to offer additional ideas to create meaningful jobs and address the crisis of climate change,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell.
Senators Warren and Booker are also getting behind the new entitlement program.
“We must take bold action on climate change & create a green economy that benefits all Americans. Thank you to @sunrisemvmt & activists for your inspiring work. Excited to support a #GreenNewDeal,” tweeted Sen. Booker in December.
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LIBERAL LOGIC: Cortez Compares Her ‘Green New Deal’ with LUNAR LANDING, ‘Civil Rights Movement’
Incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her previous comments regarding the lunar landing this week; comparing her ‘Green New Deal’ proposal with the “moon shot” and the Civil Rights Movement.
Cortez was speaking with supporters when she -yet again- equated her drastic climate change program with some of the United States’ greatest accomplishments.
‘The only way we are going to get out of this situation is by choosing to be courageous.’ — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pic.twitter.com/givJA9w8gy
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) December 5, 2018
“This is going to be the great society, the moon shot, the Civil Right Movement of our generation. That is the scale,” said Cortez.
“It’s unsurprising that the response to any bold proposal that we have is to incite fear… The only way we are going to get out of this situation is by choosing to be courageous,” she added.
Watch Cortez’ comments above.