New York Times columnist David Brooks slammed the Democrats’ recently revealed ‘Green New Deal’ over the weekend; saying new members of the party are “somewhere to the left of Che Guevara.”
“This is simply the government taking control of large swaths of the American economy, and that’s something I don’t think the government is capable of doing,” said Brooks on Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal.’
New York Times columnist David Brooks says Democrats are "somewhere to the left of Che Guevara"
Brooks blasts @AOC's "Green New Deal," says it "concentrates power in the hands of the Washington elites" and is "government taking control of large swaths of the American economy" pic.twitter.com/d9nhvtLR0T
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 18, 2019
“The Democrats have done an outstanding job of making it hard for a lot of moderates to support anything,” said Brooks. “It used to be Democrats wanted to shift the tax code, shift the regulations in order to steer the market.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
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.
DEAL REVEALED: Green New Deal Includes Free Healthcare, Housing, Food, Jobs Guarantee, MORE
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled their ‘Green New Deal’ proposal Thursday; revealing a massive federal program that calls for universal healthcare, affordable housing, a national jobs guarantee, and more.
A handful of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls -including Sen. Elizabeth Warren- threw their full support behind the legislation months before the full text was posted online.
NEW: Elizabeth Warren supports the idea for a "Green New Deal" — a sweeping climate framework being championed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. https://t.co/bAqAcrN8a6
— Axios (@axios) January 2, 2019
According to the legislation, the Green New Deal seeks to provide “all people of the United States with high-quality healthcare; affordable, safe, and adequate housing; economic security; and access to clean water, clean air, healthy and affordable food, and nature.”
Read the full text here.