America’s largest organized labor group absolutely obliterated Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist Green New Deal in a scathing letter this week.
The AFL-CIO sent the letter to Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), who is co-sponsoring the bill, and argued that the socialist plan could “cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families.”
“We welcome the call for labor rights and dialogue with labor, but the Green New Deal resolution is far too short on specific solutions that speak to the jobs of our members and the critical sections of our economy,” the letter states.
“It is not rooted in an engineering-based approach and makes promises that are not achievable or realistic,” they added.
“We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families,” the letter continued. “We will not stand by and allow threats to our members’ jobs and their families’ standard of living go unanswered.”
Below is a tweet featuring the full letter:
“We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families.”
I agree with the AFL-CIO. pic.twitter.com/pEVhr9Ricr
— Sen. John Barrasso (@SenJohnBarrasso) March 11, 2019
Earlier this week, one of the founders of the environmental group Greenpeace annihilated Ocasio-Cortez and warned that her Green New Deal would “end civilization.”
During an appearance on Fox News with host Tucker Carlson, Patrick Moore described exactly how the Green New Deal would lead to the U.S. collapsing and around half of the population starving.
“So, you’re one of the founders of the most famous environmental organizations in the world, and you think the ‘Green New Deal’ sounds terrifying. Tell us why,” Carlson asked.
Well, because it would be basically the end of civilization if 85% of the world’s and also 85% of the U.S.’s energy in the form of coal, oil, natural gas were phased out over the next few years, like ten years. We do not have anything to replace them with. Yes, if we went into a crash course of building nuclear reactors, we could replace them for producing electricity.
So when you have no fuel, how do you get the food to the center of New York, to Manhattan, where AOC is from? You don’t. Then the people there will begin to starve and that will spread out as a rot from the center of the metropolises all across the country, and half the population will die in a very short period of time.
The Green New Deal has also been heavily criticized for how much it will cost taxpayers.
A new study reveals that the price tag for socialist measure comes out to $7 trillion.
In fact, 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.
The “Green New Deal” will cost approximately $49.109 trillion in the first ten years, enough to fund Trump’s border wall 8,616 times over. The president is requesting $5.7 billion for the wall.
Ocasio-Cortez has also called for a smart power grid to replace the U.S. power grid, an estimated cost of $338 billion on the low-end ($476 billion on the high-end), according to the Electric Power Research Institute. This kind of transition may be a good idea in general, but it drives up the cost of the “Green New Deal.”
All that “free” stuff Ocasio-Cortez keeps promising sure is expensive, and experts argue it will literally end all of civilization if implemented.
Also consider that top environmental groups are warning that his socialist plan could literally bankrupt the country and lead to half the population starving.