The Democratic Party officially took control of the House of Representatives Thursday; vowing to push a progressive agenda featuring new government programs including Medicare for All, free college tuition, a ‘Green New Deal’ and more.
“The growing socialist wing of the Democratic Party will flex its muscle Thursday with the seating of the new Congress, as more self-described Democratic Socialists join the ranks and dozens of sitting and incoming members – including likely 2020 hopefuls – embrace a massive government expansion that would make FDR look like a penny pincher,” writes Fox News.
The new entitlement programs are largely symbolic, as any new legislation would need to pass a Republican-controlled Senate and be signed into law by President Trump.
The push is widely seen as setting-the-stage for the Democratic Party platform heading into the 2020 presidential election.
Read the full report at Fox News.
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Al Gore Says Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ Will Help ‘Create Jobs’
Former Vice President and climate-change crusader Al Gore threw his full support behind incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ proposal Wednesday; saying the initiative would “create jobs” and promote “sustainable solutions.”
“About to bring our 8th annual #24HoursofReality to a close with my strong support for a #GreenNewDeal, which will create jobs, invest in the right sustainable solutions & protect the health of those most vulnerable,” tweeted Gore.
About to bring our 8th annual #24HoursofReality to a close with my strong support for a #GreenNewDeal, which will create jobs, invest in the right sustainable solutions & protect the health of those most vulnerable. https://t.co/prXQ6Ii5sx
— Al Gore (@algore) December 5, 2018
The former Vice President’s comments come as nationwide demonstrations sweep France in protest of the government’s proposed ‘fuel tax’ to fight Climate change.
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.