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Green New Deal is About Socialism, not the Envrionment

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by GoodTidings, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. GoodTidings

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    Saikat Chakrabarti, the chief of staff and former campaign mastermind for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), reportedly admitted that the “Green New Deal” was not originally about climate change, but changing the economy.

    That claim comes from Sam Ricketts, who directs climate change policy for for Washington Governor Jay Inslee, one of the two dozen candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Ricketts met with Chakrabarti this spring to make acquaintances after Ocasio-Cortez called Inslee’s climate change plan the “gold standard” in policy.

    The Washington Post reported Wednesday:


    Chakrabarti had an unexpected disclosure. “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” he said, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.” Ricketts greeted this startling notion with an attentive poker face. “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Chakrabarti continued. “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”

    That report confirms early analysis of the Green New Deal by Breitbart News in February. After “democratic socialist” Ocasio-Cortez introduced the plan, this author wrote (original links):

    As predicted, it is pure socialism.



    Furthermore, the authors say they will proceed “through transparent and inclusive consultation, collaboration, and partnership with frontline and vulnerable communities, labor unions, worker cooperatives [are we literally in the Soviet Union now?], civil society groups, academia, and businesses.”



    The Green New Deal will also “guarantee” a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people [note: not “citizens” or even “legal residents”] of the United States.” It will also provide “high-quality health care”; “affordable, safe, and adequate housing”; and health and affordable food.” And it bans unfair “domination and competition” from monopolies — except the state, of course.

    Chakrabarti is currently under fire from members of the Congressional Black Caucus for accusing moderate Democrats of behaving like segregationists.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Chief of Staff Admits: Green New Deal About Socialism, Not Climate | Breitbart
     
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    AOC wants to make sure that everyone has a toilet to drink from.

    That being said, her plan is government control and not common sense. Common sense says that cars are cheapest to run on gasoline. Common sense says that cheap electricity from coal and natural gas and even nuclear and water power is the best and that solar and wind are the dreams of an insane person. Big government has no immediate future because federal debt is at 22 trillion dollars and an estimate of all other private and public debt is 80 trillion dollars. How can we continue to borrow to finance a squandering of money on needless federal and local programs? They say Washington DC is as gay as San Francisco and as crime ridden as Gary, Indiana. What kind of horrible place is Washington DC where all this money is being scammed in this snake pit of crime and corruption and depravity?
     
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    Sobering thoughts indeed.
     
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    But this needs to be turned into a meme! Complete with swirly hairdos, etc.
    No doubt some Central American thought she'd promised just that and took advantage first chance they got. The whole disgusting "Squad" voted against alleviating the situation at the border, even against their own party.
     
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