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Schumer Left Fuming After McConnell Vows Vote on Disastrous Green Deal

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was fuming after Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed to vote on the Green New Deal and force Democrats to go on the record with their support for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical proposal.

“The Republican leader announced he’s going to bring up a resolution he intends to vote against,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “Now that is what the American people hate about Congress — the pointless partisan games.”

Schumer told McConnell to “bring it on” and insisted the vote wouldn’t “embarrass” Democrats.

“Bring it on. You think it might embarrass Democrats to vote on a nonbinding resolution that some of us may support but not others,” he said. “Trust me, we’ll be fine because the American people know that our entire party actually believes that climate change is happening and it’s caused by humans.”

Yesterday, McConnel told reporters, “I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate. We’ll give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal.”

The Green New Deal proposal would ensure that “all people of the United States” would be provided with healthcare, adequate housing and “economic security.” It would also provide higher education “to all people” in the country. It also guarantees “a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States.”

The Green New Deal’s FAQ document–which has since been scrubbed from Ocasio-Cortez’s website–promised to make air travel “unnecessary” and offered “economic security” for those “unwilling” to work.

The FAQ document also tackled the dire issue of “farting cows.” It states, “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”

Senate to Vote on Green New Deal, Forcing Dems to go on Record

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will allow a vote on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) radical Green New Deal.

Yesterday, McConnell told reporters, “I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate. We’ll give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal.”

The Green New Deal proposal has come under fire by many on the right for its unrealistic and radical agenda and embarrassing “frequently asked questions” (FAQ) paper.

The FAQ document–which has since been scrubbed from Ocasio-Cortez’s website–promised to make air travel “unnecessary,” guaranteed a job for every person in America, and “economic security” for those “unwilling” to work.

The FAQ document also tackled the dire issue of “farting cows.” It states, “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”

Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) seemed dismissive of the plan, telling Politico last week, “It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive. The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”

Fox News points out that the Senate vote will have implications for Democrats running in the 2020 presidential race:

“But McConnell’s move to bring the plan to a vote on the Senate floor will be a key test for Democratic presidential candidates such as Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, who are running on the progressive platform in 2020.

While backing of the far-left proposal will ultimately improve their liberal bona fides and their support from the Democratic base, the support of the plan will undoubtedly be the target of attacks during the general election.”

GOP Senator Slams “Stalin-Like” Media Cover up of AOC’s Green New Deal

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) slammed the mainstream media for for burying the most egregious proposals in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal “frequently asked questions” (FAQ) document, Fox News points out.

In an interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show, the Senator discussed the Green New Deal at length and what it would mean for the United States.

In particular, Cotton was disturbed at how the media was “complicit” in covering up some of the most outrageous parts of the radical plan as outlined in the FAQ document released onto the Congresswoman’s website; specifically where it promises to provide jobs for every person in the United States and where it suggests the government will provide “economic security” for those “unwilling” to work.

A few hours after the FAQ document made its debut on the Ocasio-Cortez’s website, it was removed and directed to a “404 error” page.

“I understand the Democrats that proposed this immediately tried to retract that white paper that went along with their resolution,” Cotton said. “And too many people in the media have been complicit in the Stalin-like or 1984 technique of disappearing it, sending it down the memory hole.”

Cotton said the Green New Deal is exactly what Democrats desire for the country.

“But this is where their heart lies,” he said. “They believe that Americans driving around in trucks on farms, or commuting from the suburbs where they can have a decent home into the city to work are a fundamental threat to the world, and they have to have the power and the control of those Americans’ lives to implement their radical vision for humanity.”

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Ep. 913 The Democrats’ Really Bad Week

In this episode I address the disastrous rollout of the Green New Deal, and the ridicule that ensued as the details went public. I also address the growing consensus that the real Russian collusion scandal involves the Democrats and key Russian players. Finally, I discuss a devastating new tax in New Jersey and the real reason the Democrats want to shut the government down this week.

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The “Green New Deal” is a Total Disaster

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has finally released a resolution to “recognize the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal,” which was released alongside an outline/FAQ of the “Green New Deal” that reads more like a bad high school policy paper than an attempt at serious policy analysis.

Overall, Cortez’s New Deal aims to “mobilize every aspect of American society at a scale not seen since WWII to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and create economic prosperity for all.” Cortez thinks it can all be done in less than 10 years, and if that doesn’t sound ambitious enough, Cortez tells us it’ll create “millions of family supporting-wage, union jobs,” provide economic security to all, and even “ensure justice and equity,” because why not.

Highlights

Not only does this Green New Deal look like it was conceived by a high schooler – it appears to have been proofread by a bartender. Read the passage below and see if you can figure out where exactly Neil Armstrong stepped foot on.

That was immediately followed up with a bullet point in which AOC ponders that perhaps because people questioned how they’d fund a $500 billion interstate highway system (which we were able to afford), that somehow that means we can afford her $40 trillion+ New Deal.

Cortez seems to be under the impression that because people laughed at past ideas that turned out fine, therefore hers must too be on “the ride side of history.”

To paraphrase Carl Sagan – just because someone laughs at you doesn’t mean you’re correct. People may have laughed at Galileo and Newton – but they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Cortez also thinks that it was investing half of our GDP in a world war was what created America’s greatest period of middle-class prosperity – not the fact that most of our international competition was literally destroyed.

Cortez would like an end to nuclear energy, even though nuclear gives off fewer greenhouse emissions than solar panels, and is the safest energy source.

Vermont is one example of a state that saw a rise in emissions when they closed their Vermont Yankee nuclear-power plant despite a commitment to renewables.

And as nuclear goes out the door, Cortez wants to retrofit every single building in the entire U.S. to make them Green New Deal-compliant.

As one person estimated, we’d “only” have to retrofit 39,179 buildings every single day for 10 years for this to be viable. An analysis of what it would require to fully convert the U.S. to renewable, zero-emission energy sources, includes “335,000 onshore wind turbines; 154,000 offshore wind turbines; 75 million residential photovoltaic systems; 2.75 million commercial photovoltaic systems; 46,000 utility-scale photovoltaic facilities; 3,600 concentrated solar power facilities with onsite heat storage; and an extensive array of underground thermal storage facilities.” Price tag: $7 trillion.

These logistical challenges would be quite the task for government – but if you ask AOC, the New Deal either will or will not require a massive role for government (depending on what part of the day you ask). Within a 12 hour period, she went from blasting Republicans who mischaracterized her plan as a “massive government takeover” to saying that her plan requires “massive government intervention” the following morning.

Zimbabwenomics

Knowing she’ll need revenue sources besides the uber-rich, AOC came up with a brilliant idea every banana republic has also thought they invented: simply printing a ton of money. She did at least give it some financial lingo (quantitative easing), which you have to admit, does sound more sophisticated than “print a ton of money out of thin air and pray there are no consequences.”

World War II and FDR’s New Deal were funded with massive hikes in the income tax and establishing new payroll taxes for Social Security and unemployment insurance at the expense of the middle class. A middle-class family in 1939 could earn up to $60,000 (in 2018 dollars) before paying a cent of income tax. By 1945, that was only $8,000. By contrast, the 2008 bank bailouts were repaid almost entirely by the banks that were bailed out.

The call for money-printing does illustrate that despite some of her rhetoric, Cortez is aware that there simply is no possible way her vision can be funded by taxes due to the exorbitant cost.

Perhaps AOC knows taxes won’t be enough to fund her dream, because nobody would be working if  it were a reality. She calls for guaranteeing “jobs with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security,” but also raises the question of how many people would bother to work in the first place under her system. Just look at that final bullet point below:

Key word: unwilling.

Oh – And By The Way, None of This Fights Climate Change

While the goal of the Green New Deal is reduce carbon emissions to zero, as economist Nicolas Loris notes,  even that wouldn’t make a difference in global warming.

Using the same climate sensitivity (the warming effect of a doubling of carbon dioxide emissions) as the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assumes in its modeling, the world would be only 0.137 degree Celsius cooler by 2100. Even if we assumed every other industrialized country would be equally on board, this would merely avert warming by 0.278 degree Celsius by the turn of the century.

When the reward is 0.137 degrees, it’s hard to imagine a less efficient way to blow through $40 trillion.

Admittedly, I have doubts that climate change is even the end goal of this “green new deal” – I think the climate is just the trojan horse being used to justify a radical reorganization of society. While there’s plenty of talk about climate in AOC’s paper, there are numerous other references to the minimum wages, the alleged gender wage gap, the wealth gap between whites and African-Americans, indigenous rights, healthcare, affordable housing, racial justice issues, and more. It’s for that reason one climate scientist calls this brand of progressives “watermelons” – green on the outside, red on the inside.

Luckily, we don’t have much to worry about. A recent poll found that two-thirds of Americans wouldn’t pay even $10 a month extra to fight climate change (most drew the line at $1). If the American public won’t pony up a few bucks, they won’t pony up trillions either.

In the meantime, AOC has removed the Green New Deal FAQ documented quoted liberally in this article from her website. She must’ve realized that her document is a better advertisement for the Republican Party than her own.

AOC’s Green New Deal Promises Govt Guaranteed Jobs for All, Elimination of Air Travel

The Green New Deal policy package introduced by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is riddled with a number of radical, big government, outrageous ideas.

Among them, “overhauling transportation systems,” building “charging stations everywhere” for electric cars, guaranteeing jobs for all, and making air travel “unnecessary” through an increase in high-speed rail systems.

Oh, and if you can’t or don’t want to work, the government will provide you with “economic security.”

**LISTEN: Dan address the radical shift in the Democrat Party and their quest for socialism in the U.S.*

The so-called Green New Deal seeks to cut carbon emissions across the economy while creating jobs and somehow “boosting” the economy.

NPR points out some of the ridiculous goals of the Green New Deal:

  • “upgrading all existing buildings” in the country for energy efficiency;
  • working with farmers “to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions… as much as is technologically feasible” (while supporting family farms and promoting “universal access to healthy food”);
  • “Overhauling transportation systems” to reduce emissions — including expanding electric car manufacturing, building “charging stations everywhere,” and expanding high-speed rail to “a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary”;
  • A guaranteed job “with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations and retirement security” for every American;
  • “High-quality health care” for all Americans.

Other outrageous goals of the Green New Deal–highlighted by the Federalist— include:

  • “Free education for life. GND promises free college or trade schools for every American.
  • A salubrious diet. The GND promises the government will provide “healthy food” to every American (because there are no beans or lettuce in your local supermarket, I guess).
  • A house. The GND promises that the government will provide, “safe, affordable, adequate housing” for every American citizen…
  • Free money. The GND aims to provide, and I am not making this up, “economic security” for all who are “unable or unwilling” to work. Just to reiterate: if you’re unwilling to work, the rest of us will have your back.
  • Bonus insanity: Ban meat. Ocasio-Cortez admits that we can’t get zero emissions in 10 years “because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.” The only way to get rid of farting cows is to get rid of beef.”

“Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowhere near the scale of the actual problem that climate change presents to us,” Ocasio-Cortez told NPR today.

“It could be part of a larger solution, but no one has actually scoped out what that larger solution would entail. And so that’s really what we’re trying to accomplish with the Green New Deal,” she continued.