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Nancy Pelosi dismisses Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’

Nancy Pelosi dismisses Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’

Freshman lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday unveiled her “Green New Deal” – an ambitious proposal that aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and stimulate the economy through job creation.

The package is non-binding, which means that no action would be required if it passes. A companion bill was introduced in the Senate this week by Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey.

AOC’s proposal is “one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ahead of the reveal. “The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”

Pelosi softened her stance Thursday, saying: “Quite frankly, I haven’t seen it, but I do know it’s enthusiastic and we welcome all the enthusiasm that is out there.”

The Green New Deal seeks to address a number of “crises” including: 

  • Declining life expectancy
  • Economic stagnation
  • The erosion of worker bargaining power
  • Income inequality
  • Racial and social injustices

Goals of the proposal include:

  • Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions
  • Guaranteed employment (with paid vacations and retirement security)
  • Free healthcare
  • Investment in high-speed railroads
  • Clean water, healthy food, and “access to nature”

The resolution outlines a 10-year economic mobilization plan that calls for major expansions of power sources and a total overhaul of the transportation sector. It also asks that all future infrastructure bills specifically address climate change.

According to estimates, full implementation of the proposal would cost trillions of dollars.

“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,” says AOC. “This really is about providing justice for communities and just transitions for communities…So, really, the heart of the Green Deal is about social justice.”

According to Fox News, the outrageous proposal has support from eight potential or confirmed 2020 Democratic presidential candidates including Fauxahantus (Elizabeth Warren), Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Not surprisingly, the proposal is also supported by Bernie Sanders and Al Gore.

Author’s Note: The tension between AOC and Nancy Pelosi is indicative of the growing rift between Progressive Democrats fighting for a socialist-style economy and Establishment Democrats, who are worried the party is moving too far to the left.

On Thursday, Pelosi confirmed that AOC would not be serving on the chamber’s new “climate crisis” panel – which was formed after Democratic leaders rejected AOC’s request for a special committee on climate change.

Editor’s note: Climate Change advocates are a very large constituency of the Democratic Party. The Dem’s have used this as a club to beat on the allegedly anti-science Republicans many times in the past.  But are they serious enough to take action? Nancy’s lack of enthusiasm make indicate a lack of interest by the establishment Democrats who have, perhaps, a completely different agenda.

Full disclaimer, I’m a climate change skeptic but I’ve written a book on the solution to climate change that does not involve spending trillions of dollars.  A Republican solution to climate change that costs nothing (is indeed profitable) and ushers in an economic boom could pull a great many climate change advocates into the Republican Party.  Want to know more?  Go to  The Energy Net.

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7 Comments

  1. Marc

    “IT IS YABBA DABBA DOO TIME!” CAN’T WAIT FOR THE SHOU TO START! ATTA GIRL, ALEXANDRA OCASIO- CORTEZ. THE COUNTRY IS IN FOR A RIDE IT WILL NEVER FORGET! THANK YOU!!

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    • RobbieCockrell

      Another of the LEFTIST HATER DEMS & FAKE LYING MEDIA’ WAY TO DESTORY OUR COUNTRY !! CORTEZ AND THESE FAR LEFT, ANTI-AMERICANS ARE GONE WAY TO FAR LEFT. FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY AND US WORKING MIDDLE CLASS, TRUE GOD FEARING AMERICANS, THESE HATER LYING LEFTIST DEMS AND FAKE LEFTIST DEMS MEDIA HAVE TO GET GONE !! THE CORRUPT LYING LEFTIST DEMS MUST BE VOTED OUT, WILL BE !! TRUE AMERICANS THAT ARE GOOD GOD FEARING PEOPLE WILL PREVAIL OVER THE SINS & LIES OF THE CORRUPT LEFIST DEMS & THE LYING FAKE ANTI-AMERICAN LEFTIST MEDIA MUST BE GONE !!! GOD HELP US RID OUR COUNTRY OF THE CORRUPT LEFTIST ANTI-AMERICAN DEMS THAT ONLY HATE & LIE ABOUT ALL !! AND FAKE LYING LEFTIST MEDIA !!!

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  2. David Kelder

    Good for Nancy Pelosi. The best thing she has done in a long time. AOC and her ilk need to drop out of the democrat party and create a socialist party. BTW there should be no socialism in the USA.

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  3. James Heagy

    My, my such is no suprise from the nitwit allegedly from the Bronx, talk is easy..a good proposal is thought out. This seems to be just easy talk!

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  4. Ian

    Ms Green
    Allegedly anti-science Republicans? They want to go back to pre-Darwin times. Picture the four monkeys……hear nothing , see nothing , say nothing, do nothing. Trump, Pence, McConnell, and whoever Trump seems to be determined to appoint head of the EPA. We have one little planet, our little blue marble, to take care of. The effects of human activity are clearly visible. And they’re only going to get worse unless we act decisively and immediately. Put aside the political bent Al Gore had in his “Inconvenient Truth” movie. The one graph of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere vs time is an absolutely mind boggling, eye opening picture of what’s going on here in our environment. If you show that graph with no labels on each axis, the conclusion that something is clearly amiss is inescapable. Even to a climate change skeptic as yourself.

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  5. Bill Anthony

    The problem with the Democrats, is that they’ve been putting their party ahead of their country, since about 1965. Everything they do, everything they try to accomplish, is always put forward with the thought of how it will benefit their party. The conservative wing of the Democratic Party has all but evaporated. They’ve created the situation where all things conservative are now tied to the Republican Party, and all things liberal, tied to the Democrats. This serves their own selfish interests, but hardly helps the greater interests of The United States.

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  6. john cornett

    Proposal would ban vehiclles,air travel, no more cattle and dole out free stuff to all the unemployed and to those that don’t want to work. Plus free health care for all. With no bus transportation , you either walk or ride a bike and no air travel means take the train. Great time to see the scenery between CA. and D.C. for Nancy and Maxine. This is so hair brained by markey and Cortez it doesn’t deserve any news or my time.

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