Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is set to introduce her first bill in Congress, and it’s nothing short of socialism.
According to Axios, Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, D-MA, are putting the final touches on her signature legislation, the “Green New Deal.”
Her controversial plan, which experts argue would cost roughly $18 trillion per year, also includes a “guaranteed” job, “free” universal healthcare, and a commitment to transform the U.S. economy with 100% renewable energy within 10 years.
Here’s more from Axios:
The Green New Deal is a set of vague, but broad progressive policy goals seeking to transform the economy in the name of fighting climate change. It has risen from obscurity to prominence since the November election, with Ocasio-Cortez, a rising progressive star, leading the charge. Democrats eyeing presidential runs — including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris — are backing the general concept of the Green New Deal, which is sure to play a role in the 2020 primary.
[The proposed bill will likely include] a goal of 100% renewable electricity within 10 years (up from 17% today), a federal jobs guarantee for people working in the low-carbon transition, and universal healthcare.
It’s light on details on how that would be funded and is also silent on whether the policy includes a price on carbon dioxide emissions, long considered central to climate change policy.
The details of the plan remain unclear.
The bill is highly controversial and likely has absolutely no chance of passing in the Republican-controlled Senate.
In fact, it may not even pass in the House of Representatives, which Democrats currently control.
News of Ocasio-Cortez planning to introduce her socialist measure — which could bankrupt the nation over time — comes after reports that bitter Democrats are already looking to end the 29-year-old socialists political career.
The report states that her Democratic colleagues have grown frustrated with her antics and alignment with Justice Democrats, a far-left group who is planning to primary several Democrats in the 2020 election who they say aren’t “progressive enough.”
Now, some Democrats are looking to turn the tables and are reportedly discussing recruiting a primary challenger to run against Ocasio-Cortez.
A House Democrat, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said they have been privately urging members of the New York delegation to recruit someone to challenge Ocasio-Cortez.
It’s not hard for many to understand why so many are taking issue with Ocasio-Cortez.
This is the same woman who just last week suggested reparations for minorities, claimed climate change is comparable to the atrocities of World War II, and implied that it is “immoral” for billionaires to exist.
Earlier this month, she claimed that illegal aliens trying to enter the U.S. are more American than President Donald Trump.