Ocasio-Cortez contradicts herself on role of government in massive and unprecedented ‘Green New Deal’
All of the celebrity she has achieved in the short amount of time has made this loony-bird go off the deep end.
She doesn’t want to correct/solve one problem at a time, she wants to revolutionize the entire system of the USA’s government with one sweep of her magical-lunatic wand.
Proof of an indicator of her fanaticism should be when the very liberal new media NPR is questioning her logic.
NPR host Steve Inskeep asked Ocasio-Cortez Thursday morning about concerns from conservatives that the 29-year-old former bartender’s proposal involves an unconstitutional government overreach, as well as the unsustainable and dangerous elimination of huge swaths of the American economy.
“One reason that people who are politically conservative are skeptical of efforts to combat climate change is that it sounds to them like it requires massive government intervention, which they just don’t like,” Inskeep asked. “Are you prepared to put on that table that, ‘Yes actually they’re right, what this requires is massive government intervention?'”
Ocasio-Cortez responded: “It does, it does, yeah, I have no problem saying that. Why? Because we have tried their approach for 40 years. For 40 years we have tried to let the private sector take care of this. They said, ‘We got this, we can do this, the forces of the market are going to force us to innovate.’ Except for the fact that there’s a little thing in economics called externalities. And what that means is that a corporation can dump pollution in the river and they don’t have to pay, but taxpayers have to pay.”
Ocassio keeps referring to what WE tried 40 years ago. She is magical, she only 29 years old.
In what may be the most far-reaching proposal to ever be considered in Congress, Ocasio-Cortez unveiled the “Green New Deal” hours earlier — a government-led overhaul of virtually every aspect of American life that would guarantee a host of taxpayer-covered benefits for all and phase out fossil fuels.
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 (I love this one especially) give economic security even to those “unwilling” to work.
This is some of what Ocassio wants to reform with one sweep of her magic wand. Its proposals include “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers;” job creation; infrastructure investment; guarantees of clean water, healthy food and sustainable environment; and a curiously undefined “access to nature.”
I may agree that a very small percentage of her ambitions are justifies, BUTT the key question to all of her pipe-dreams is, how do the country pay for it?? The answer is NOT for the 1% ers to fund the entire campaign.
Radical/revolutionists like Ocassio come along every once and awhile and stir up a lot of dust, gaining a lot of foolish supporters with their preposterous promises, BUTT a very minute percentage of them ever achieve their goals.
The biggest problem I see with people like Ocassio, her popularity is picking up speed and followers. Followers constitute votes. Votes constitute people in power that can pass laws, EVEN if the laws may be detrimental to the country. Don’t say no, at one time, these fools got voted into office and where did it get us??
Ocassio and her movement may not reach its goals anytime soon, BUTT somewhere down the road, she may just scrounge up enough support to implement her initiatives.
Never say never.
I am going to keep ringing the alarm bell for THE SILENT MAJORITY to wake up and start pushing back; before we all wake up some morning and find the USA under the control of these far-left-lunatics.
UPDATE on their insanity.
Empowered Dems flex muscle with host of new tax proposals
You have to read it to believe the extent of their fanaticism. One such proposal is a New Jersey ‘Rain Tax’
New Jersey residents could be hit with what Republicans are calling a “rain tax,” if Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signs newly passed legislation.
The bill, approved by the New Jersey Assembly and the Senate, would allow municipalities to create utilities that can collect fees from homeowners and business owners that have large paved surfaces, like driveways and parking lots. During storms, rainwater mixes with pollutants on those surfaces before running into sewers and drains. The funding from the fees could be used for upgrades to reduce the impact on the environment.
It can’t happen HUH??? It appears to me that these fools are trying to out-due one another with tier over-the-top-proposals to see who can be crowned the IDIOT OF THE YEAR. It is a very close race.