OCA and Her Green New Deal

by Jack

In a wide ranging proposal called the Green New Deal, Congress person Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, hereafter called OCA, submits the following ideas, as noted in the Federalist report online:

  • Ban affordable energy. GND calls for the elimination of all fossil fuel energy production, the lifeblood of American industry and life, which includes not only all oil but also natural gas — one of the cheapest sources of American energy, and one of the reasons the United States has been able to lead the world in carbon-emissions reduction.
  • Eliminate nuclear energy. The GND also calls for eliminating all nuclear power, one of the only productive and somewhat affordable “clean” energy sources available to us, in 11 years. This move would purge around 20 percent of American energy generation so you can rely on intermittent wind for your energy needs.
  • Eliminate 99 percent of cars. To be fair, under the GND, everyone will need to retrofit their cars with Flintstones-style foot holes or pedals for cycling. The authors state that the GND would like to replace every “combustion-engine vehicle” — trucks, airplanes, boats, and 99 percent of cars — within ten years. Charging stations for electric vehicles will be built “everywhere,” though how power plants will provide the energy needed to charge them is a mystery.
  • Gut and rebuild every building in America. Markey and Cortez want to “retrofit every building in America” with “state of the art energy efficiency.” I repeat, “every building in America.” That includes every home, factory, and apartment building, which will all need, for starters, to have their entire working heating and cooling systems ripped out and replaced with…well, with whatever technology Democrats are going invent in their committee hearings, I guess.
  • Eliminate air travel. GND calls for building out “highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.” Good luck Hawaii! California’s high-speed boondoggle is already in $100 billion dollars of debt, and looks to be one of the state’s biggest fiscal disasters ever. Amtrak runs billions of dollars in the red (though, as we’ll see, trains that run on fossil fuels will also be phased out). Imagine growing that business model out to every state in America?
  • A government-guaranteed job. The bill promises the United States government will provide every single American with a job that includes a “family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations, and a pension.” You can imagine that those left in the private sector would be funding these through some unspecified “massive” taxation. On the bright side, when you’re foraging for food, your savings will be worthless.
  • Free education for life. GND promises free college or trade schools for every American.
  • A salubrious diet. The GND promises the government will provide “healthy food” to every American (because there are no beans or lettuce in your local supermarket, I guess).
  • A house. The GND promises that the government will provide, “safe, affordable, adequate housing” for every American citizen. I call dibs on an affordable Adams Morgan townhouse. Thank you, Ocasio-Cortez.
  • Free money. The GND aims to provide, and I am not making this up, “economic security” for all who are “unable or unwilling” to work. Just to reiterate: if you’re unwilling to work, the rest of us will have your back.
  • Bonus insanity: Ban meat. Ocasio-Cortez admits that we can’t get zero emissions in 10 years “because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and

Of course this absolutely impossible to do, but in a recent poll almost 54% thought this was all a good idea?   What is happening to voters, is there LSD in the water suppy?  

What OCA is describing in GND is a full-on shift towards a Soviet style utopia and its completely un-American. There is no way she can engage in this sort mass overhaul without force and even then it can be done.   

This is crazy stuff because what this Congress person is describing is a full on shift towards a Soviet style utopia and its completely un-American.  There is no way she can engage in this sort mass overhaul without force.  It simply can’t be done otherwise, especially with the democrats open door policy on immigration.  Can you imagine offering whoever slips in to our country all these expensive entitlements?  This would be funny, but it appears  OCA really believes what she is proposing.  God help us.     

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13 Responses to OCA and Her Green New Deal

  1. J. Soden says:

    Two things come to mind. Guess we’re gonna build rail service to Hawaii, and o-c running around the pasture trying to plug cow farts – a job she is extremely qualified for.

  2. RHT447 says:

    GND. What could possibly go wrong?

    https://borepatch.blogspot.com/2019/02/you-know-that-green-new-deal-has.html

    Link to Georgetown, TX goes to Anthony Watt’s WUWT. He links to full story. Here is that link–

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/texas-towns-environmental-narcissism-makes-al-gore-happy-while-sticking-its-citizens-with-the-bill

    And we haven’t even gotten to the part about how much wind and solar is subsidized with our tax dollars.

    All this brought to you by someone with a credit score of 430 and two evictions.

  3. Libby says:

    You wanna be straight, Jack, you post HER outline … and criticize from there.

    [And … better to spend time on that, than on this:

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/02/jeff-bezos-national-enquirer-source.html

    Two years of these slimy goings-on? I don’t think I can take it.]

    But you will be pleased to know you are not the only ones in an OCA-inspired panic:

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/02/11/the_weak_rollout_of_the_green_new_deal_139426.html

    Best Bits:

    “In other words, the fact that the Green New Deal divides the Democratic Party is a feature, not a bug. It is designed smoke out anyone who isn’t “progressive” by the standards set by McElwee and his allies.

    “Green New Deal supporters aren’t reaching across the aisle because they don’t believe broad coalitions are possible. Bipartisanship is assumed to be a lost cause, and Democratic moderates are considered as useless as Republicans. Once Democrats take back the Senate, they want the legislative filibuster abolished, so the GND can get passed with a slim majority. “Green New Deal will never happen while the filibuster lives,” said Ezra Levin of the progressive activist group Indivisible.

    “Building a broad coalition behind a politically sustainable climate protection policy is tough enough. Piling on a populist-socialist wish list, including the end of the legislative filibuster, makes it impossible.”

    But this kind of talk only demonstrates how far to the right the Dem Party Establishment has been pulled in the last 40 years. I say we spend the next 40 pushing it back where it belongs. You go, Girl !

  4. Harold says:

    RHT447, great eye opening article, about a wind filled/driven Politician with a Kool-aid mentality. And just to add a bit more to the current Georgetown massacre of family’s budgets a like article in Forbes.

    This is a bit redundant of the facts in of your post, however Forbes is the source and a solid contributor in today world of effective economic leadership.

    “Bill Peacock, the Vice President for Research at the Texas Public Policy Foundation (and a colleague of the author), told the Austin American-Statesman last week that what Georgetown did to make the 100% renewable claim “…was (to buy) more electricity than they could use almost any day of the year.” The city’s policymakers had to buy far more wind and solar energy because those sources are so unreliable. For instance, on days with high electric demand with little wind generation, the city may fall short of power, but, because it’s hooked up to the larger Texas grid, reliable power produced by natural gas, coal or even nuclear plants fill the gap and keep the lights on.

    The flip side of 100% renewable claim is that on low demand days with plenty of wind, Georgetown’s contracted wind and solar energy suppliers generate a surplus, selling that power at very low cost into the larger Texas market.

    As Peacock observed of the practice of trading electricity on the market, “They knew they would have to buy this and sell it, and that’s not the way most people work. It’s more evidence they are wanting to portray themselves as a green city rather than doing something for their consumers.

    As of today, residents of Georgetown who aren’t pleased with paying more for their electricity for the privilege of making the dubious claim to 100% renewable power have three options: vote in a new set of elected officials who promise to focus on the basics of local governance, convince the legislature to end the electric monopoly extended to municipal government, or move out of town.”

    And if I recall, Forbes has a higher financial credibility factor great than a 430 credit rating.

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