After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) unveiled her “Green New Deal,” which would cost tens of trillions of taxpayer dollars, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had the perfect message.
It’s more of a challenge, in a sense, to AOC and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Why not put the socialist’s pet project up for a vote?
This way, Americans can see exactly where their representatives stand.
Let’s vote on the Green New Deal!
Americans deserve to see what kind of solutions far-left Democrats are offering to deal with climate change.
Let’s vote on the Green New Deal!
Americans deserve to see what kind of solutions far-left Democrats are offering to deal with climate change. https://t.co/VKTIyfnDCY
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 8, 2019
Democrats are coming out in full-force to support AOC’s plan. Conservative Twitter caught on quickly, leading one person to claim “Donald Trump just won 2020.”
This is insane. Donald Trump just won 2020.
— Deangelo Thunders (@DeangeloThunder) February 7, 2019
Enter the Dems:
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 7, 2019
Excited to join @AOC & @SenMarkey on a historic #GreenNewDeal resolution to address the peril of climate change and worsening inequality. Our history is a testimony to the achievement of what some think is impossible — we must take bold action now.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 7, 2019
Confronting climate change is the defining challenge of our time, and also an opportunity to create millions of jobs building a more just, inclusive and innovative clean energy economy. This has to be our focus #GreenNewDeal
— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) February 7, 2019
Climate change is an existential disaster facing the entire world. We must transform our energy system away from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. A Green New Deal can save the planet and create millions of new jobs.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 7, 2019
A #GreenNewDeal is ambitious. It's bold. And I’m cosponsoring this resolution with @aoc and @senmarkey because it’s exactly the kind of action it will take to conquer the biggest threat of our lifetime. https://t.co/CfQFgBnlat
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) February 7, 2019
If we want to live in a world with clean air and water, we have to take real action to combat climate change now. I'm proud to join @RepAOC and @SenMarkey on a #GreenNewDeal resolution to fight for our planet and our kids’ futures.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) February 7, 2019
More from Fox News:
The Green New Deal nonbinding congressional resolution unveiled by Democratic lawmakers Thursday calls for economically destructive and environmentally toxic extremist policies that would be an utter disaster for our country and the American people.
The radical and impractical plan could suck trillions of dollars out of our economy, raise costs of much of what we buy, wipe out millions of jobs and plunge our country into a recession or perhaps even a depression. It would be a self-inflicted wound causing enormous harm to us all.
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., released the proposal, elements of which have already drawn support from some congressional Democrats, including several seeking their party’s presidential nomination.
Lol they’re literally re-electing trump
— Talley6 (@Talley616) February 7, 2019
This could be a poster for Trump’s re-election campaign.
— Jay K (@JayKlos) February 7, 2019
The proposal is so all over the place and strange. Why the bizarre focus on intersectionality in a enviro proposal. Tons of stuff about totally unrelated topics. Completely achievable drivel. It doesn't seem like anyone thought it through.
— ShagNasty (@YaBoiShagNasty) February 7, 2019
Asking for details would be hate speech.
— Jason (@Jason_Opines) February 7, 2019
— Bob Salera (@BobSalera) February 7, 2019
Something tells me they won't be challenged on it by the media at all
— CPrice (@CPriceDenver) February 7, 2019
The knuckleheads are all getting on board. They have a political death wish.
— CLA (@ConservativeLA) February 7, 2019
Calling climate change “a direct threat to the national security of the United States,” the resolution calls for the United States to “achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers.”
In reality, the direct threat to our national security and economic security comes from the Green New Deal itself.
The resolution aims to accomplish its ambitious goals by eliminating virtually all fossil fuels from U.S. electricity generation within 10 years. That would destroy at least 3.4 million jobs in the oil, natural gas and coal industries.
The radical plan would replace fossil fuels by building hundreds or even thousands of costly new renewable energy facilities across the country. It also calls for building high-speed rail and eliminating as many gasoline-powered vehicles “as is technologically feasible.”
All this would hit American families and businesses hard in the wallet – not just with increased taxes to fund the Green New Deal but with dramatically higher prices of much of what we buy.
More on the “Green New Deal,” via Daily Caller:
Democrats are increasingly lining up to support a “Green New Deal,” which, while vague on details, could end up being the largest expansion of government in decades.
Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” calls for creating a House committee to draft legislation to fight global warming and turn the U.S. economy into something akin to what Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders envisions. Indeed, the “Green New Deal” could be a preview of what policies the Democratic Party will back in the 2020 elections.
Those goals include moving the U.S. to 100 percent green energy, federal job guarantees for workings forced out of their fossil fuel jobs, guaranteed minimum income and universal health care.
On top of that, the non-energy-related portions of the Green New Deal could cost trillions more, including universal health care and guaranteed income.