So, freshman Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came out yesterday with her “Green Deal” that basically is going to throw the world back to the stone age. In it, she promises to single-handedly save the world by herself and through this legislation in a period of ten years. Let’s take a look and see if you want to be a part of that world…
First off, you can forget about fossil fuels. There will be no coal, no natural gas, and no oil in AOC’s world of the future. That’s going to be replaced with wind power and solar. What if it’s a cloudy, unwindy day you ask? I guess you do what the pilgrims did…twiddle your thumbs or make babies!
Second, you can forget about flying across the world. That’s out. No more planes of any kind. I’m wondering how Al Gore is going to handle that one!
Third, and don’t laugh at this one…she’s serious…EVERY single building in America will be rebuilt. See, today’s buildings aren’t as energy efficient as they could be, or they should be. So, we need to tear down every single building in this country…that’s hundreds of millions of buildings folks, and start again.
Like it so far? Afraid the government isn’t doing enough to put it’s tentacles in your life? Then, you’ll LOVE this plan. Because basically the government is going to regulate everything you do, everything you say, everything you eat, everything you drink to levels that you’ve never dreamed of before. You’re going to have free education, free healthcare, free universal wages so you don’t have to work, and freedom! Of course, that’s “freedom” as long as it passes government scrutiny!
2020 Presidential hopefuls, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker were all very quick to pick up on AOC’s plan, and announced their support. They even co-sponsored it. However, not all Dem’s are jumping on board the AOC train yet (which by the way, will be the main mode of transportation…high speed rail is going to be making a huge comeback). Nancy Pelosi basically nixed the plan as too liberal. So did pretty much everybody else. I’m not sure what Bernie Sanders said!
So, basically that’s the plan. Turn your life over to the government and live. No ideas on how all of this is going to be paid for, which is surprising since AOC is an economics major from Boston University (I bet they’re real proud of that one!). Kind of makes you long for the old FDR days, doesn’t it?
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!