Appropriately titled with a price tag of over 2-trillion, progressive Democrats released their “Green New Deal.”
According to The Daily Wire, A Congressional “progressive” coalition that includes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) released their “Green New Deal” Thursday morning, and it’s … something.
The bill is a complete overhaul of the nation’s energy systems with the goal of “creating millions of ‘good, high-wage jobs’ by striving for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions,” according to The Hill, and it starts out predictably enough, given Ocasio-Cortez’s previous statements touting the apocalyptic ramifications of “climate change.”
The Bill has many outrageous and extremely far fetched ideas, but one that surely stands out is this doozy.
And then there’s the cow farts. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her cohorts would prefer to eliminate the consumption of meat altogether and press for the full extinction of methane-farting livestock, but as they put it in the “frequently asked questions” sheet, the prospect of banning meat is simply too overwhelming and likely impossible (even if “impossibility” doesn’t have an impact on any of their other proposals).
— Jon Corley (@JonMCorley) February 7, 2019
Here are some of the other simply outrageous ideas it proposes:
The complete elimination of air travel. Jeff Esoteric provided an insight on how states like Hawaii and Alaska may feel about the new deal.
I'm sure that the residents and representatives of the states of Hawai'i and Alaska will be supportive of the Green New Deal, which sets as its goal the COMPLETE ELIMINATION of all air travel. Take the high-speed rail to Maui and Anchorage, folks!
— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) February 7, 2019
Retrofit or rebuild literally every building in America as noted by Lachlan Markay.
Ummmmmm the Green New Deal outline that AOC's office released says her plan is to "upgrade or replace" EVERY BUILDING IN THE COUNTRY https://t.co/sjBy6ammGX
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 7, 2019
The full elimination of nuclear power as noted by Alex Griswold.
Geez, I missed the part where the Green New Deal not only doesn't include nuclear, but aims to ELIMINATE nuclear. pic.twitter.com/in24P04QOv
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) February 7, 2019
The full elimination of all fossil fuel consumption, including natural gas, within the next ten years as noted by Natalie Johnson.
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) February 7, 2019
To say the least it’s very extreme and has more of a symbolic feel than anything as it’s changes of passing are very slim.