Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden unveiled his own version of the ‘Green New Deal’ Tuesday morning; a private-public partnership aimed at reducing carbon emissions that economists say will cost upwards of $5 trillion over the next ten years.
“Using the Green New Deal as a framework, the clear front-runner right now in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination announced he’s ‘calling for a Clean Energy Revolution to confront this crisis and do what America does best – solve big problems with big ideas,’” reports Fox News.
“The price tag for the proposal — named ‘The Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution & Environmental Justice’ — is $1.7 trillion over the next 10 years. Biden’s campaign said this would be supplemented by leveraging more than $5 trillion in additional private sector and state and local investments. This is considerably less expensive than the Green New Deal itself, for which cost estimates range as high as $93 trillion,” adds the article.
The former Vice President’s campaign schedule was called into question this week; with supporter complaining they haven’t seen the Obama official since his kick-off event in Philadelphia on May 18th.
“After launching his Democratic presidential campaign in late April, the former vice president came out of the gate with a busy schedule, holding events in all four of the states that kick off the primary and caucus calendar, as well as stops in California. And Biden started and closed that campaign swing with speeches in his native Pennsylvania, which is also a crucial general election battleground state,” reports Fox News.
“But Biden hasn’t held a public campaign event since his large kickoff rally in Philadelphia on May 18. Since then, he’s only headlined a top-dollar fundraiser in Nashville, Tenn., and two more in Florida,” adds the article.
“Joe Biden has no public events scheduled,” read a release from his campaign.
The former Vice President now enjoys a double-digit lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders according to recent polls.
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BIDEN REBUKED: AOC Says Biden Presidency Would be ‘Going Back,’ Vows ‘To Go Forward’
Democratic superstar Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refused to back former Vice President Joe Biden’s potential presidential run over the weekend; saying the top Obama aide’s win would be “going back” while she hopes to “move forward.”
Ocasio-Cortez was speaking with Yahoo News podcast ‘Skullduggery’ Sunday when she was asked to comment on Biden’s long-rumored White House bid.
That does not particularly animate right now,” said the Congresswoman.
“I can understand why people would be excited by that, this idea that we can go back to the good old days with Obama, with Obama’s vice president. There’s an emotional element to that, but I don’t want to go back. I want to go forward,” she added.
Recent Democrat polling shows Biden slowly losing momentum among supporters, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders taking the top spot in the latest surveys.
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BIDEN RISING: Insiders Say the Former VP Sees Himself as Democrats’ ‘BEST HOPE’ in 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden reportedly sees himself as the Democratic Party’s “best hope” for defeating Donald Trump in 2020; with political insiders saying he is in the “final stages” of deciding whether to launch a potential run for the White House.
“Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is in the final stages of deciding whether to run for president and has told allies he is skeptical the other Democrats eyeing the White House can defeat President Trump, an assessment that foreshadows a clash between the veteran Washington insider and the more liberal and fresh-faced contenders for the party’s 2020 nomination,” writes the New York Times.
“He has the best chance of beating Trump, hands down,” said Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware.
“In 2020, Biden-style centrism will become a toxic and losing brand of politics in Democratic primaries,” said a progressive activist from the left-wing of the Democratic Party.
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