February 8, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has released her “Green New Deal,” and it’s far worse — and more hilarious — than many previously thought.
The New York lawmaker released the legislation, co-authored by Sen. Ed Markey, D-MA, on Thursday through National Public Radio, and it’s pure socialism.
As noted by The Daily Beast’s Lachlan Markay, the legislation calls for every single building in the United States to be “upgraded or replaced.”
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 7, 2019
That’s right, taxpayer will be stuck footing the bill for millions of buildings in the country being upgraded or completely replaced.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
The socialist “Green New Deal” begins by claiming “human activity is the dominant cause of observed climate change over the past century.”
The measure then asserts that “a changing climate is causing sea levels to rise and an increase in wildfires, severe storms, droughts, and other extreme weather events that threaten human life.”
This is a highly speculative claim that several scientists who endorse anthropogenic global warming have been hesitant to support.
Ocasio-Cortez and Markey go on to argue that the United States will lose $500 billion in annual output by 2100 due to climate change.
If true, that’s a very tiny percentage compared to the estimated $7 trillion that the “Green New Deal” will cost taxpayers to implement.
Not missing the chance to peddle liberal talking points, the bill actually argues that climate change has “exacerbated systemic racial … injustices” as well as other inequalities.
The legislation goes on to argue that its goal is to secure “community resiliency” and “repairing historic oppression” of almost every class of victims the authors can imagine.
It’s unclear how that has anything to do with the…