Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive lawmakers left Americans scratching their heads Thursday; unveiling their Green New Deal proposal that seeks to end air travel and support those “unwilling to work.”
“Along the way, her office says the plan would aim to make air travel obsolete, upgrade or replace every building in America to ensure energy efficiency and give economic security even to those ‘unwilling’ to work,” writes Fox News.
Excited to join @AOC & @SenMarkey on a historic #GreenNewDeal resolution to address the peril of climate change and worsening inequality. Our history is a testimony to the achievement of what some think is impossible — we must take bold action now.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 7, 2019
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 7, 2019
“Today is the day that we truly embark on a comprehensive agenda of economic, social and racial justice in the United States of America,” said Cortez. “That’s what this agenda is all about.”
Read the full story 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.