Democratic presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke claimed on Tuesday that the Green New Deal will spur “sacrifice” similar to United States soldiers in World War II.
While speaking to college students at the University of Virginia, O’Rourke touted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist Green New Deal resolution and said he fully supports it.
“One of the reasons I like Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed Green New Deal is that it calls to mind another time in this country’s past when we faced an existential challenge,” O’Rourke said.
“In that case, it was to our way of life to the western democracies, to our allies in Europe, to our fellow Americans,” he added.
O’Rourke then compared the socialist measure to the “sacrifice” of soldiers who fought in World War II.
“In the midst of the Great Depression, this country was willing to sacrifice men and women all over the United States to make sure that we defeated Germany, and we won that war and for the following 75 years that we made this world safe for democracy,” he said.
“The Green New Deal calls that sacrifice and service in scale of commitment when it talks about the challenges that we face today,” he added.
As if it isn’t obvious, there’s no comparison to the brave men and women who fought and served in World War II.
His comments are abhorrent and insulting to the American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the country.
Aside from that, the Green New Deal has been heavily criticized for how much it will cost taxpayers.
One study found that the price tag for socialist measure would be around $7 trillion.
However, a second study found that the estimated $7 trillion projected cost is painfully low, and that it could actually cost nearly $50 trillion, which would be roughly seven — SEVEN — times more than that.
A third study found that it would actually cost around $93 trillion over the next decade.
Ocasio-Cortez’s insane plan also calls for a guarantee that every American will “get” a job, pledging to “provide all members of our society, across all regions and all communities, the opportunity, training and education to be a full and equal participant in the transition, including through a job guarantee program to assure a living wage job to every person who wants one.”
All that “free” stuff Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats keep promising sure is expensive, and experts argue it will literally end all of civilization if implemented and destroy the country.
The Democratic Party has become so radical that even former President Barack Obama is warning Ocasio-Cortez and others.
Someone should also informed Ocasio-Cortez and O’Rourke that there’s no comparison to the brave men and women who fought and served in World War II.