Skip to comments.The True Meaning of That Green New Deal
Posted on 02/18/2019 12:11:43 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
It would be easy to dismiss the Green New Deal as an impossible progressive dream, but that would be a mistake.
The Green New Deal is not the bucket list of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow travelers, but a blueprint to turn America into a socialist state. It is the culmination of a 90-year campaign, begun with FDR and the first New Deal.
The first obligation of government is the protection of the welfare and well-being, indeed the very existence, of its citizens, presidential nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt said at the 1932 Democratic National Convention.
Roosevelt said that in the depths of the Great Depression. In electing him, a panicky American people, faced with 25 percent unemployment, a plummeting stock market, and cashless banks, accepted a new leading role for the federal government after 150 years of free markets and representative democracy.
Since then, successive waves of progressives have worked to expand and extend the government through Harry Trumans Fair Deal, LBJs Great Society, Bill Clintons Third Way, and Barack Obamas transformative Obamacare. The only president who sought to reverse the swing to socialism was Ronald Reagan, and even he said he would not attempt to do away with the New Deal.
Sponsors of the Green New Dealincluding Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.list these goals: Phase out conventional fuels (that is, oil, natural gas, and coal) by 2030, only a decade from now; implement a federal jobs guarantee; retrofit all U.S. buildings; overhaul transportation with high-speed rail; and provide universal health care.
Scant mention is made of the cost of this radical retrofit of America and who would pay for it. Its easy being green when all you have to do is pick other peoples pockets.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailysignal.com ...
It’s like Christmas for the elites at the top ?
In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is...in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to. -- Theodore Dalrymple [Wiki attributes this to Anthony Daniels, TD is his nom de plume]
I think it’s true purpose is to start a process of horse trading that will greatly increase the level of Socialism in this country.
We’ll end up accepting “free” college and national health care, while breathing a sigh of relief that we got to keep airplanes and hamburgers.
The thing is just chock-full of straw men for negotiating.
Don’t write off AOC as a nutcase. Polls show that 70% of the people say they would vote for her for president and she will be 35 Oct 13, 2024.
I read that she would lose to Trump by 3, which I don’t believe.
WHAT INSANITY are you reading?? :)
COMMON SENSE alone dictates that the 50 percent plus that voted for Trump only TWO YEARS AGO wouldn’t vote for her.
Your journalism couldn’t be any more yellow :)
I believe she would lose to him by MORE.
We can hope she is laughed completely out of the running before 2024. If some nutcase like her got elected,I’m afraid she might be the ruination of this country in ways that Obama only dreamed of.
If we do such a thing, we deserve what we get.
Virtually all of the young people I talk to are aware of the social benefits in European countries. They think that is just peachy and see no idea why it can’t be done here.
And I’m afraid as soon as enough of us die, it will be.
If she is ever elected president then by God it will be time to use the 2nd. Amendment for the very reason the Founders left it to us.
Unfortunately, the half of America that voted for the homosexual Communist is stupid enough to vote for this hateful qitch.
The people are uneducated fools for the most part and believe everything could be free if the rich weren’t so greedy.
Trump won’t be running in 2024.
Then it will be President Abbott.
Green Wet Dream
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