The Wacky “Green New Deal”

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Communism in “green” disguise, different – but same shit – by the same low IQ., ignorant leftists as before, start preparing coffins!

By David Wojick, Ph.D. PA Pundits – International

Most of what has been said about the proposed Green New Deal (GND) has been pretty vague and very hyperbolic, but there are some specifics available. One of the holy texts at this point is a 36 page proposal from the Dataforprogress.org think tank. This report provides hundreds of specific goals, tasks and needs that might make up a potential GND.

The proposed GND has two basic components. First is a great wish list of green goals for America, none of which is surprising. This is the Green part. Then comes the idea that the huge amount of work to be done will be with new federal jobs. This is the New Deal part.

Mind you the real New Deal was done when a great number of people were out of work, which is not the case today, but that issue is not addressed. The GND would be more like mobilization for war, with many existing jobs being abandoned to do the new green stuff.

In addition to this vast mobilization, there would be great array of federal payments and tax incentives, so the cost of the GND is probably staggering. Not surprisingly, no cost estimate is given. They just say it is all worth it.

Decarbonization is one of the central green goals, although there are many others. The list is familiar. For example it includes attainment with all national air quality standards and replacing all lead water pipes, plus a lot of other stuff.

To take one example, consider electric cars. The impossible goal is “100% Zero Emission Passenger Vehicles by 2030.” So in just eleven years we would have everyone driving electrics, with all of the existing gas burners either off the road or converted to electric.

The tasks and costs are stupendous. These start with building and installing the national system of vehicle charging stations, on the highways, in the homes, at work, etc. Not mentioned, but also necessary, are building the factories and plants to make all these cars and light trucks. (Heavy trucks, trains, buses, ships and planes are a separate case.)

Then there are massive tax incentives to get people to buy this electric iron, plus a big program to buy up all the gas burners. These are apparently either converted to electric or scrapped. The plan is vague here, but the internal combustion engine is no more.

There is no doubt that all of this will require a huge amount of labor, which certainly translates into a lot of new jobs. Apparently they are all government jobs, this being a New Deal model.

But the GND actually goes farther than mandating laborious effort and hiring the workers needed to do it. One of the great goals is that everybody who wants to work for the government will get a good job, needed or not. I am not making this up.

It is called the “Green Job Guarantee.” Here is the specification:

A job guarantee is more than just the direct hiring of workers by the federal or state governments, and more than an entitlement program like unemployment insurance. A job guarantee is a legal right that obligates the federal government to provide a job for anyone who asks for one and to pay them a livable wage.The more states and communities that participate in a federal job guarantee the more public works projects can be completed across the country. A Green New Deal requires a massive workforce for the construction, operations, and administration of projects, and a federal job guarantee program can ensure there are enough workers to meet that need.” (Emphasis in original.)

Who is going to do the real work that America depends on is unclear. If the GND sucked up enough workers the economy would collapse. Or they might just nationalize everything and put the now Feds back in their old jobs. This is one of the socialist features.

In any case we have here a relatively clear explanation of what a proposed Green New Deal looks like. All things considered it is ridiculous, but that does not make it harmless, quite the contrary. It remains to be seen how seriously the Democrats take this nonsense.

Ref.: https://papundits.wordpress.com/2019/01/11/the-wacky-green-new-deal/

The ‘Green New Deal’ is to stop (Man Made) Global Warming – that doesn’t exist. A money grabbing scheme that won’t do anything but to make people poorer, especially the already poor.

Don’t Be Fooled: Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ Is Crammed With Socialist Goodies

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., says her Green New Deal proposals are necessary to stop human-caused global warming. (Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto /Getty Images)

By Justin Haskins ~ PA Pundits – International

An aide for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says Warren supports Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-N.Y., “Green New Deal,” further elevating the status of the plan at the highest levels of the Democratic Party.

In expressing her support for the plan, Warren joins Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.

The Green New Deal has been hailed by Democrats and liberal pundits as one of the most important proposals to tackle global warming in decades, but don’t be fooled: Many supporters of the Green New Deal know it will do absolutely nothing to reduce global temperature or prevent future temperature rise—the primary purpose of the proposal, according to Ocasio-Cortez.

The real goal of the Green New Deal is to impose a series of radical, socialistic programs—policies that would dramatically increase the size and power of the federal government, cause immense harm to the U.S. economy, and run up the national debt by trillions of dollars.

In a proposed draft resolution to form a House committee to create legislation for the Green New Deal, Ocasio-Cortez provided important details for her plan.

One of the most important elements of the plan is a mandated transition away from fossil fuels in virtually all aspects of American life and the creation of a huge new renewable energy industry. Ocasio-Cortez proposes ending the use of fossil fuels in nearly every industry, including on farms and in all manufacturing, in just 10 years, from 2020 to 2030.

Additionally, all power in the United States would need to be produced using renewables, which have been proven on countless occasions to increase the cost of electricity.

Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t stop there, however.

In addition to forcing everyone to use renewable energy, thereby closing entire existing energy industries and taking away the jobs of tens of thousands of people, she also proposes “upgrading” every single home and business building in the country to make them more energy efficient, and for “comfort,” a policy that would likely cost trillions of dollars on its own.

Ocasio-Cortez says the Green New Deal would create a federal jobs guarantee that would “assure a living wage job to every person who wants one,” as well as a single-payer health care program that would put the federal government in charge of the entire health care industry—a plan the Mercatus Center says will cost at least $32 trillion in its first 10 years.

The Green New Deal would also form “basic income programs” and impose all sorts of new workplace requirements, including new “wage standards.”

Ocasio-Cortez wants the federal government to lead the charge in this effort, but she also says the legislation should “deeply involve national and local labor unions to take a leadership role in the process of job training and worker deployment.”

How would the government pay for these multiple trillion-dollar programs? By raising taxes and, most importantly, printing money.

According to the Green New Deal’s own “Frequently Asked Questions” section (in Ocasio-Cortez’s draft resolution):

Many will say, ‘Massive government investment! How in the world can we pay for this?’ The answer is: in the same ways that we paid for the 2008 bank bailout and extended quantitative easing programs, the same ways we paid for World War II and many other wars. The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments, new public banks can be created (as in WWII) to extend credit and a combination of various taxation tools (including taxes on carbon and other emissions and progressive wealth taxes) can be employed.

Ocasio-Cortez and other Green New Deal advocates say these proposals are necessary to stop human-caused global warming, but the truth is the Green New Deal would do absolutely nothing to avert future global temperature increases, even if we assume that humans’ carbon dioxide emissions are the primary cause of climate change and that moderately warmer temperatures would create more harm than good. (Both of these assumptions have been challenged by many highly prominent scientists and economists. For more, see the Heartland Institute’s “Climate Change Reconsidered” series.)

The reason the Green New Deal wouldn’t have the impact its supporters say it will is because the rest of the world is increasing its carbon dioxide emissions at a rate so high that whatever reductions occur in America would be more than offset by increases in other countries, especially China and India.

Ocasio-Cortez and others know the Green New Deal won’t stop climate change, but this plan isn’t really about global warming; it’s about creating massive new government programs that will increase the power of government and move the country closer than ever to socialism.

Those of us who support free markets and individual liberty must stop the Green New Deal, or else America as we know it will disappear entirely.

Ref.: https://papundits.wordpress.com/2019/01/11/dont-be-fooled-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-is-crammed-with-socialist-goodies/

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