In what may be the most far-reaching proposal to ever be considered in Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., unveiled her “Green New Deal” on Thursday — a government-led overhaul of virtually every aspect of American life that would guarantee a host of taxpayer-covered benefits for all and phase out fossil fuels.
It’s important to note that this climate change resolution, not legislation, is nonbinding. The estimated cost is at least 2 trillion dollars. That’s an enormous economic hurdle. Here are some of the things the resolution proposes to do.
- Healthcare for all.
- It pushes a high-speed rail system and eliminates air travel.
- Net-zero emissions.
- Upgrade ALL existing buildings.
- Aid those “unwilling” to work.
In an article on Fox News by Adam Shaw, Ocasio-Cortez said, “Today is the day that we truly embark on a comprehensive agenda of economic, social and racial justice in the United States of America,” …..“That’s what this agenda is all about.”
The resolution has some prominent supporters, including some presidential hopefuls.
One concern we should have is the real effects of this resolution on all economic and social aspects. Many times Democrats propose resolutions or bills without any real look at the consequences. How will this bill affect, the following
How will healthcare for all, high-speed rail system and upgrading every single building in America be paid for? Especially without raising taxes.
If we support all Americans “unwilling” to work, what is the incentive for anyone to work?
- How will eliminate air travel effect tourism, the United States army, missionaries, and international business?
- How will a Green Resolution resolve racial injustice?
For many millennials, climate change triggers their emotions. However, it is essential to look at this from a realistic perspective. This bill has a socialistic aspect. It calls for big government and significant government regulations.
UAF Contributor: Marie Penetranti