Skip to comments.The 'Green New Deal': A Radical Mandate for Government Control of American Society
Posted on 01/03/2019 11:54:01 AM PST by Red Badger
ncoming New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brings with her a massive online following, influence she says shell deploy only in support of candidates and politicians who support her plan for a Green New Deal.
The Green New Deal is something Ocasio-Cortez invokes frequently in media appearances and rallies.
So whats actually in it?
Her office recently released the text of a proposed House rules change outlining the plan.
The proposed rule change for the upcoming 116th Congress would require the creation of a Select Committee for a Green Deal that would be responsible for creating the plan by January 1, 2020, with corresponding draft legislation soon after. The text of the rule change lays out the committees jurisdiction and required areas of action.
Its scope and mandate for legislative authority amounts to a radical grant of power to Washington over Americans lives, homes, businesses, travel, banking, and more.
Early on, under Jurisdiction, the document makes clear its grandiose philosophical vision: The select committee shall have authority to develop a detailed national, industrial, economic mobilization plan for the transition of the United States economy to become greenhouse gas emissions neutral and to significantly draw down greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and oceans and to promote economic and environmental justice and equality.
In addition to achieving its goal of meeting 100% of national power demand through renewable sources, the document also repeatedly states the Green New Deal will advance non-environmental projects, such as, social, economic, racial, regional and gender-based justice.
Ocasio-Cortezs plan further claims it will (virtually) eliminate poverty: The Plan for a Green New Deal (and the draft legislation) shall recognize that a national, industrial, economic mobilization of this scope and scale is a historic opportunity to virtually eliminate poverty in the United States and to make prosperity, wealth and economic security available to everyone participating in the transformation.
More specifically, Ocasio-Cortezs plan calls for, within 10 years, a series of lofty overhauls of American life [emphasis added]:
The installation of a national, energy-efficient, smart grid. Upgrading every residential and industrial building for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing, agricultural and other industries as well as from Americas transportation and infrastructure network Funding massive investment in reducing existing greenhouse gasses
Between its calls for upgrading homes and overhauling travel, public infrastructure, and even the way Americans consume electricity, the plan leaves virtually no facet of everyday life untouched. Think of how often you dont use electricity to imagine how much of your average day the plan wouldnt impact.
The proposed committee would also have seemingly total oversight of American industry, with a mandate for pushing union membership. Under Scope of the Plan, a section on labor states the committees final plan shall: Require strong enforcement of labor, workplace safety, and wage standards that recognize the rights of workers to organize and unionize free of coercion, intimidation, and harassment, and creation of meaningful, quality, career employment.
Later in the document, Ocasio Cortezs plan imagines creating a national jobs force to help people participate in this transition. The Green New Deal, it says, shall provide all members of our society, across all regions and all communities, the opportunity, training and education to be a full and equal participant in the transition, including through a job guarantee program to assure a living wage job to every person who wants one.
The plan also imagines creating governmental support for transitioning minority communities. The deal shall: ensure a just transition for all workers, low-income communities, communities of color, indigenous communities, rural and urban communities and the front-line communities most affected by climate change, pollution and other environmental harm including by ensuring that local implementation of the transition is led from the community level.
More, Ocasio-Cortez sees this plan is being a vehicle through which social equality might finally realized through the use of reparations to right historical injustices. The final Green New Deal will mitigate deeply entrenched racial, regional and gender-based inequalities in income and wealth (including, without limitation, ensuring that federal and other investment will be equitably distributed to historically impoverished, low income, deindustrialized or other marginalized communities in such a way that builds wealth and ownership at the community level).
And if that werent enough to ensure that Democratic Socialism could be fully realized in America, the plan includes failsafe in the form of universal income and Medicare for All: The plan, it says, shall include additional measures such as basic income programs, universal health care programs and any others as the select committee may deem appropriate to promote economic security, labor market flexibility and entrepreneurism.
Ocasio-Cortez clarifies that this plan would not only need to be financed by taxpayers, but also the Federal Reserve and other institutions the government can create. The end of the document contains a Q&A, one of which deals with the plans funding: 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 may not be in Congress yet, but she already has a plan to remake the way Americans drive, commute, live, work, and even use the financial system. Let there be little doubt how she aspires to wield power in Washington.
This is Venezuela-Cuban Marxism on full parade....................
That thing reads like a collection of every wet dream from every university faculty lounge from 1972 till today.
Nah, it’s just Alex from the Bronx...I mean Sandy from Westchester...whatever, you know...
“deficient in training, knowledge, or experience”
“not fully qualified for or experienced in a particular function”
Saint Elizabeth’s comes to Capitol Hill.
More from the watermelons of the Left.
***Ocasio Cortezs plan imagines creating a national jobs force to help people participate in this transition. The Green New Deal,****
Like all socialist dreams, from Marx or Hitler, Bernie or Cortez, the leaders have a great aversion of WORK! “They” will supervise while underlings will do the forced labor.
No doubt she will see herself as the future dictator telling everyone how to do it. A few other socialists might also see themselves as the dictator, leading to a blood letting power struggle of who ill be the top dog of socialism.
“In addition to achieving its goal of meeting 100% of national power demand through renewable sources, the document also repeatedly states the Green New Deal will advance non-environmental projects, such as, social, economic, racial, regional and gender-based justice.”
And there we have it.
Yes, REPARATIONS FOR ALL OPPRESSED PEOPLES, GENDERS, ETHNICITIES and SOCIO-ECONOMIC LEVELS......................
Nationalization by another name.
Ocasio-Ortez "plan," like the grand plan of Democrat Lyndon Johnson, will result in more poverty, eliminate upper economic mobility among those who need it most, and assure equality in misery for all except the political elite in both Parties!
The queen, my lord, is dead.
She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
The savioresse of the world has arrived.
Well, she can just screw off. There are still more in this country who choose freedom.
And right there Mrzz AO"S"C will be when she finds out about real corporate muscle.
The other 400 some odd members of the house will be advising her of where a lot of their campaign money actually does come from.
can't wait to see what that means!
Obscene gesture to you little miss and your plan too.
Radical climate change proposals have always been about increasing government power and limiting individual rights and liberty.
F this arrogant imbecilic twit and her idiotic ideas
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