Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” is projected to cost $93 trillion.
That’s quite a lot of cash to spend on a socialist’s fantasy.
Americans need not fret, at the moment, as even Democrats aren’t in favor of AOC’s wild plans.
What’s weird is they let her know it in a very interesting way. While four Dems sided with Republicans, 43 Dems voted “present.”
In other words, not one member of the Senate voted “yes.”
U.S. Senate fails to advance resolution calling for debate on #GreenNewDeal.
0 – Yea
57 – Nay
43 – Present
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 26, 2019
From Fox News:
The Green New Deal, a sweeping Democratic proposal for dealing with climate change, fell at the first hurdle Tuesday as the Senate failed to reach the 60 votes necessary to begin debate on the non-binding resolution, with 42 Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., voting “present.”
No senator voted to begin debate on the legislation, while 57 lawmakers voted against breaking the filibuster. Democratic Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona joined 53 Republicans in voting “no.” Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, who caucuses with the Democrats, also voted “no.”
The vote had been teed up by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in a bid to make Democratic senators — including several 2020 presidential candidates — go on the record about the measure. McConnell had called the proposal “a radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy.”
Check out Senator Mike Lee’s (R-UT) hilarious take on the Senate floor:
WATCH: Mike Lee officially became a General in the Great Meme War on the floor of the Senate…
He used Reagan on a raptor, Aquaman, and Sharknado to show how insane the Green New Deal is… and it clearly worked, because it set off @AOC.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) March 26, 2019
While attempting to clarify a question about “farting cows,” AOC admitted that her plan will mean complete control of the government over the lives of Americans.
From The Hill:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sought to explain a recent document from her office that linked “farting cows” to climate change, saying that serious climate policy needs to address agriculture.
A set of frequently asked questions released by her office this month as part of the rollout of her “Green New Deal” proposal to fight climate change mentioned cow flatulence as a problem, but her staff later denounced the document.
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t directly defend the statement in an interview that aired late Thursday on Showtime’s “Desus & Mero,” but said that climate policy might need to look into reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
“In the deal, what we talk about is … that we need to take a look at factory farming, period. It’s wild,” she told hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero on the premier of their show’s first season on the network.
“And so, it’s not to say you get rid of agriculture. It’s not to say we’re going to force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that. But it’s to say, listen, we’ve got to address factory farming. Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real,” she continued.
“We have to take a look at everything.”