Potential 2020 Democratic candidate Kamala Harris vowed to “change human behavior” to combat climate change over the weekend; saying drastic measures were necessary to protect “future generations of our country and this world.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA): “It is a fact that we can change human behaviors…” pic.twitter.com/SYrMpFLwJW
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“It’s a fact that we can change human behaviors without much change to our lifestyles. And we can save the future generations of our country and this world. There has been a failure to do that,” said Harris while speaking with supporters in South Carolina.
“This administration and the people who are a part of it are in the pockets of big oil and are denying what we know is a reality around greenhouse emissions,” she added.
KAMALACARE: Harris Says Universal Healthcare Program ‘Not About the Cost’
Democratic front-runner Sen. Kamala Harris -once again- refused to acknowledge the high-cost and serious questions surrounding her ‘Medicare for All’ system this week; saying “it’s not about cost” but about providing “affordable healthcare” as a right for all Americans.
“How do we get to a point where we change the conversation? How do we have that cultural change so that people understand that this can be done? They want to know how you’re going to pay for it,’” asked one panel member.
“I would say to them that we have to reframe the perspective… Access to affordable healthcare should not be a privilege, it should be a right. When people start saying ‘cost, cost, cost.’ My response is, ‘No. It’s not about cost,’” fired-back Harris.
KAMALACARE? Harris Says It's 'Not About a Cost’ When Asked How She’d Pay for Universal Healthcare
Potential 2020 Democratic nominee Sen. Kamala Harris deflected fierce criticism of her expensive government expansion programs over the weekend; saying the “cost” isn’t as important as the “investment.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) repeatedly failed to give CNN’s John King a clear answer on how she would pay for her proposals, saying, “it’s not about a cost.” pic.twitter.com/w8UHy10heg
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“There’s no question we have to be practical. But being practical also recognizes that climate change is an existential threat to us as human beings. Being practical recognizes that greenhouse gas emissions are threatening our air,” said Harris.
“Can we afford it?” asked CNN’s John King.
“Of course we can afford it… It’s not about a cost, it’s about an investment. The question should be: ‘Is it worth the cost?’” Harris responded.