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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' calls for US to 'upgrade or replace'



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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' calls for US to 'upgrade or replace' every building in the country

    It also says that the price tag is more than 'every billionaire and company' could afford

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    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) have released an overview for their "Green New Deal" to save the environment.
    Among other liberal wish-list items, the plan calls on the United States to "upgrade or replace every building in US for state-of-the-art energy efficiency" and admits that every "billionaire and company" could not pick up the price tag for such an endeavor.
    What's in this plan?

    The Green New Deal suggests making sweeping — and very pricey — changes to U.S. infrastructure. These include having the country "upgrade or replace every building in U.S. for state-of-the-art energy efficiency." The plan does not mention an estimate for the carbon footprint of such an endeavor.
    As a separate bullet point from upgrading every building, the Green New Deal would "repair and upgrade U.S. infrastructure." The document states estimates that it will cost "$4.6 trillion at minimum."
    But wait, there's more. The plan called for a massive overhaul of the U.S. transportation system.

    Totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary, create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle
    In addition to phasing out all fossil fuels and airplanes, the deal would also get rid of nuclear power.
    "It's unclear if we will be able to decommission every nuclear plant within 10 years," the plan states, "but the plan is to transition off of nuclear and all fossil fuels as soon as possible."
    When it's not cleaning up the environment, the Green New Deal would also solve poverty by creating "millions of high-wage jobs and ensure prosperity and economic security for all." It would also provide "economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work"
    The biggest winners of the deal? Labor unions.
    This deal would "create millions of family supporting-wage, union jobs" and would require "that all [Green New Deal] jobs are union jobs that pay prevailing wages and hire local."
    But who would pay for this massive undertaking?

    To their credit, Ocasio-Cortez and Markey admitted that their plan would be expensive:
    The level of investment required is massive. Even if every billionaire and company came together and were willing to pour all the resources at their disposal into this investment, the aggregate value of the investments they could make would not be sufficient.
    So if all the billionaires and companies can't afford this plan, where will the money come from? According to Thursday's release, it would come from credit extended by the Federal Reserve:
    The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments and new public banks can be created to extend credit. There is also space for the government to take an equity stake in projects to get a return on investment. At the end of the day, this is an investment in our economy that should grow our wealth as a nation, so the question isn't how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity.
    What's the time frame?

    These plans to dramatically overhaul U.S. infrastructure, transportation practices, and the economy would take place over a decade. According to the release, the U.S. must "get to 0 [carbon emissions] by 2030."
    The plan admits:
    The speed of investment required will be massive. Even if all the billionaires and companies could make the investments required, they would not be able to pull together a coordinated response in the narrow window of time required to jump-start major new projects and major new economic sectors.
    Because of this, the government would have to step in and take control. The report says that "the level of investment required will need every actor to pitch in and ... the government is best placed to be the prime driver."
    Even Pelosi seems skeptical of this deal

    Despite the claim in the Ocasio-Cortez/Markey release that "92 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans support the Green New Deal," Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) seemed wary of openly supporting it.
    On Thursday, Pelosi named eight Democratic members of Congress to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, including three freshmen. Notably, Ocasio-Cortez was not one of those freshmen.
    When Politico asked Pelosi whether or not the committee would be focusing on the Green New Deal, she dismissed the idea.
    "It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive," she said. "The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it, right?"

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    Green New Deal Provision:
    “Expanding high-speed rail to ‘a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary’"
    👆 Impact: LaGuardia Airport
    >Smack in the middle of Ocasio-Cortez's NY 14th CD
    >Queens airport contributes 9,000 direct and 63,000 indirect jobs to NYC
    >$11+ billion economic impact to NYC



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    Unbelievable, that’s what happens when a teenager mind set girl wants to play with the big boys. I actually feel sorry for her. Welp.... Here comes the unemployed bartender / Borderline retard for another round



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    Well if it's stupid, look who's being the Green Deal! El Wacko! America... Its one thing to be a Simpleton and know it; its a whole another ball game when you are a Simpleton and NOT know it




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    STOP VOTING FOR UNEMPLOYED BARTENDERS AMERICA



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    That Was Quick!… Ocasio-Cortez Pulls Her Lunatic Green New Deal Plan from Her Webpage

    February 7, 2019, 4:05 pm by Jim Hoft
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    Democrat darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released information on the Democrat Party’s radical and lunatic Green New Deal on Thursday.

    The radical Democrat-Socialist plan will destroy the country in months… if not days.
    The plan ends air travel with ocean bridges, ends traditional forms of energy, destroys the US energy sector, ends nuclear energy, mandates all new jobs must be unionized and gives free money for not working.

    That’s just part of it.
    They also want to get rid of farting cows.

    John Roberts @johnrobertsFox

    The FAQ's released by @AOC 's office regarding the "Green New Deal" include the following passage: "We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast"

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    1:09 PM - Feb 7, 2019


    Americans for Tax Reform posted details to the plan.
    The plan did not go over well.

    And already the plan was taken down.

    The Green New Deal Plan was pulled from Ocasio Cortez webpage today.
    That was quick.


    Via Ryan Maue:

    More… Apparently Ocasio-Cortez’s green plan was littered with typos!
    Figures.


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    Big League Politics

    2020 Dem Hopefuls Endorse ‘Green New Deal’ Requiring Every American Building Be Rebuilt



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    2020 Dem Hopefuls Endorse ‘Green New Deal’ Requiring Every American Building Be Rebuilt - Big League Politics

    It appears Ocasio-Cortez is successfully dragging the Democrat Party further to the left, and away from any semblance of sanity.

    Published 4 hours ago on Feb 7, 2019
    By Tom Pappert




    Democrat presidential hopefuls Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand publicly endorsed U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical ‘Green New Deal’, which would require rebuilding every building in the United States.
    Eager to please the new Democrat firebrand, several Democrat Presidential candidates have already endorsed Ocasio-Cortez’s radical ‘Green New Deal’, which she claims would pay for itself. Absent from their endorsement was any mention of the staggering cost of rebuilding or “upgrading” every building in the United States to become compliant with the proposed legislation.

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    According to the text of the bill, it would require the United States to go through the arduous process of “upgrading all existing buildings in the United States and building new buildings to achieve maximal energy efficiency, water efficiency, safety, affordability, comfort, and durability, including through electrification.”

    While Ocasio-Cortez has claimed the bill would pay for itself, there is no mention to the potentially astronomical cost of rebuilding or “upgrading” all existing buildings. In New York City’s Manhattan alone, there are 60,000 individual buildings, and government estimates suggest there are 5.7 million commercial buildings throughout the United States.
    The vast majority of these buildings would likely not meet Ocasio-Cortez’s standards.
    Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ would also tackle the menace of farting cows in the agricultural sector by “working collaboratively with farmers and ranchers.”
    Additionally, it would require discontinuing use of the majority of existing vehicles by requiring “zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and manufacturing,” and necessitate an unknown amount of spending on nationwide public transport, which the bill claims will help with “mitigating and managing the long-term adverse health, economic, and other effects of pollution and climate change.”
    It appears Ocasio-Cortez is successfully dragging the Democrat Party further to the left, and away from any semblance of sanity.





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    STOP VOTING FOR INCOMPETENT SIMPLETONS AMERICA



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    Who's scared now???
    Ocasio-Cortez deletes "Green New Deal" documents from her website when people realize how CRAZY her plan really is!!
    😂😂😂😂
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    'Green New Deal' document disappears from Ocasio-Cortez's website after receiving massive social media mockery


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    Here Are The Most Shocking Proposals From Ocasio-Cortez' "Green New Deal"



    "Guarantee a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States"

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    This morning, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released an overview of her “Green New Deal” which threatens "a massive transformation of our society."
    Below are the details of the proposal:


    • Rebuild every single building in the U.S.

    “Upgrade or replace every building in US for state-of-the-art energy efficiency.”

    • Will end all traditional forms of energy in the next ten years.

    The Green New Deal is “a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society at a scale not seen since World War 2 to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.”

    • Plans to ban nuclear energy within 10 years if possible.

    “It’s unclear if we will be able to decommission every nuclear plant within 10 years, but the plan is to transition off of nuclear and all fossil fuels as soon as possible.”

    • Build trains across oceans and end all air travel!

    “Build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary”.

    • Don’t invest in new technology of Carbon Capture and Storage, just plant trees instead!

    “We believe the right way to capture carbon is to plant trees and restore our natural ecosystems. CCUS technology to date has not proven effective.”

    • Mandates all new jobs be unionized.

    “Ensure that all GND jobs are union jobs that pay prevailing wages and hire local.”

    • May include a carbon tax.

    “We’re not ruling a carbon tax out, but a carbon tax would be a tiny part of a Green New Deal.”

    • May include cap and trade.

    “…Cap and trade may be a tiny part of the larger Green New Deal plan.”

    • How much will it cost?

    No estimate of the total cost of implementing the Green New deal is offered by Ocasio-Cortez.
    However, as Ocasio-Cortez admits, “even if every billionaire and company came together and were willing to pour all the resources at their disposal into this investment, the aggregate value of the investments they could make would not be sufficient.”
    She does provide one estimate that the cost to “repair and upgrade infrastructure U.S. infrastructure” alone will cost “$4.6 trillion at minimum.”

    • How will it be paid for? Don’t worry about that.

    Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t provide any insight into how the trillions of dollars in spending will be paid for other than claiming, “The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments and new public banks can be created to extend credit”. But as Ocasio-Cortez says, “the question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity”.
    ***

    Below is the text of the proposed bill:

    6 pages of SCRIBD Documents can be viewed at the page link

    ... And here is the FAQ from Ocasio-Cortez' office:


    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...green-new-deal
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    Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The Republicans Secret Weapon For 2020



    "The Green New Deal encapsulates everything Americans fear from government, all in one bonkers resolution..."

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    Having been mocked by her own leadership (and much of social media) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) - the little socialist that could - faces the final condemnation tonight as The Wall Street Journal surveyed the Bronx Congresswoman's "Green New Deal" resolution... and was left in hysterics, with Kimberley Strassel tweeting:
    "By the end of the Green New Deal resolution (and accompanying fact sheet) I was laughing so hard I nearly cried. If a bunch of GOPers plotted to forge a fake Democratic bill showing how bonkers the party is, they could not have done a better job. It is beautiful. "
    Leaving the outspoken reporter with only one conclusion:
    " The Republican Party has a secret weapon for 2020. It’s especially effective because it’s stealthy: The Democrats seem oblivious to its power. And the GOP needn’t lift a finger for it to work.
    All Republicans have to do is sit back and watch 29-year-old Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . . . exist."



    And while we already highlighted the most shocking proposals from the "Green New Deal," we leave it to Strassel to destroy it line by line...
    AOC, as she’s better known, today exists largely in front of the cameras. In a few months she’s gone from an unknown New York bartender to the democratic socialist darling of the left and its media hordes. Her megaphone is so loud that she rivals Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the face of the Democratic Party. Republicans don’t know whether to applaud or laugh. Most do both.
    For them, what’s not to love? She’s set off a fratricidal war on the left, with her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, this week slamming the “radical conservatives” among the Democrats holding the party “hostage.” She’s made friends with Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain’s Labour Party, who has been accused of anti-Semitism. She’s called the American system of wealth creation “immoral” and believes government has a duty to provide “economic security” to people who are “unwilling to work.” As a representative of New York, she’s making California look sensible.
    On Thursday Ms. Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her vaunted Green New Deal, complete with the details of how Democrats plan to reach climate nirvana in a mere 10 years. It came in the form of a resolution, sponsored in the Senate by Massachusetts’ Edward Markey, on which AOC is determined to force a full House vote. That means every Democrat in Washington will get to go on the record in favor of abolishing air travel, outlawing steaks, forcing all American homeowners to retrofit their houses, putting every miner, oil rigger, livestock rancher and gas-station attendant out of a job, and spending trillions and trillions more tax money. Oh, also for government-run health care, which is somehow a prerequisite for a clean economy.
    It’s a GOP dream, especially because the media presented her plan with a straight face - as a legitimate proposal from a legitimate leader in the Democratic Party. Republicans are thrilled to treat it that way in the march to 2020, as their set-piece example of what Democrats would do to the economy and average Americans if given control. The Green New Deal encapsulates everything Americans fear from government, all in one bonkers resolution.


    It is for starters, a massive plan for the government to take over and micromanage much the economy. Take the central plank, its diktat of producing 100% of U.S. electricity “through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources” by 2030. As Ron Bailey at Reason has noted, a 2015 plan from Stanford envisioning the goal called for the installation of 154,000 offshore wind turbines, 335,000 onshore wind turbines, 75 million residential photovoltaic (solar) systems, 2.75 million commercial solar systems, and 46,000 utility-scale solar facilities. AOC has been clear it will be government building all this, not the private sector.
    And that might be the easy part. According to an accompanying fact sheet, the Green New Deal would also get rid of combustion engines, “build charging stations everywhere,” “upgrade or replace every building in U.S.,” do the same with all “infrastructure,” and crisscross the nation with “high-speed rail.”
    Buried in the details, the Green New Deal also promises government control of the most fundamental aspects of private life. The fact sheet explains why the resolution doesn’t call for “banning fossil fuels” or for “zero” emissions across the entire economy—at least at first. It’s because “we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast” (emphasis mine).
    This is an acknowledgment that planes don’t run on anything but fossil fuel. No jet fuel, no trips to see granny. It’s also an acknowledgment that livestock produce methane, which has led climate alarmists to engage in “meatless Mondays.” AOC may not prove able to eradicate “fully” every family Christmas or strip of bacon in a decade, but that’s the goal.

    Finally, there is the one little problem of how to pay for all this 'free shit' - never you mind says AOC, that's what taxes-on-the-rich and a printing press are for...
    ...the resolution is Democratic math at its best. It leaves out a price tag, and is equally vague on what kind of taxes would be needed to cover the cost. But it would run to tens of trillions of dollars. The fact sheet asserts the cost shouldn’t worry anyone, since the Federal Reserve can just “extend credit” to these projects! And “new public banks can be created to extend credit,” too! And Americans will get lots of “shared prosperity” from their “investments.” À la Solyndra.
    At least some Democrats seem to be aware of what a danger this is, which is why Ms. Pelosi threw some cold water on the Green New Deal this week. They should be scared. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is a freight train gaining speed by the day—and helping Republicans with every passing minute.
    Finally, it is worth noting that, on the day AOC unveiled her socialist utopian dream for Amerika - and the way she hopes to pay for it - the sovereign risk of the United States of America surged...


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