Do we need to clean up our environment? Is climate change real? Yes to both.
Do we need to keep working toward cleaner energy? Do we need new technology to accomplish real results? Of course. In fact, the Ocasio-Cortez Resolution frequently uses the words “as technologically feasible.” Which means that much of what she wants is not and likely will not be within ten years. Many of her stated goals are being worked on and have been for years.
The Resolution is a rambling document covering every problem facing mankind from inequality to quality health care to the plight of native Americans. Take a look at the excerpt below.
There is no focus, but an attempt to cover every base. It is a naive joke in the face of a serious problem and reflects the naiveté of its sponsor. Or, is it simply grandstanding?
Focus lady‼️ You aren’t mixing from a cocktail menu.
Representative Ocasio-Cortez should have majored in psychology and world history instead of economics. Why not make your next Resolution banning war, racism, bigotry, slavery, bias, intolerance, xenophobia and every other fault of human kind since Neanderthals?
This document and more important the thinking behind it is seriously dangerous to the freedoms of Americans, unless you agree that the federal government is best suited to run every aspect of our lives.
February 7, 2019 (9:55 a.m.)
Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that—
(1) it is the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal—
(A) to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers;
(B) to create millions of good, high-wage jobs and ensure prosperity and economic security for all people of the United States;
(C) to invest in the infrastructure and industry of the United States to sustainably meet the challenges of the 21st century;
(D) to secure for all people of the United States for generations to come—
(i) clean air and water;
(ii) climate and community resiliency; (iii) healthy food;
(iv) access to nature; and
(v) a sustainable environment; and
(E) to promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of indigenous peoples, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialized communities, depopulated rural communities , the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth (referred to in this resolution as ‘‘frontline and vulnerable communities’’);
Whereas the United States is currently experiencing several related crises, with—
(1) life expectancy declining while basic needs, such as clean air, clean water, healthy food, and adequate health care, housing, transportation, and education, are inaccessible to a significant portion of the United States population;
(2) a 4-decade trend of wage stagnation, deindustrialization, and antilabor policies that has led to—
(A) hourly wages overall stagnating since the 1970s despite increased worker productivity;
(B) the third-worst level of socioeconomic mobility in the developed world before the Great Recession;
(C) the erosion of the earning and bargaining power of workers in the United States; and
(D) inadequate resources for public sector workers to confront the challenges of climate change at local, State, and Federal levels; and
(3) the greatest income inequality since the 1920s,
(A) the top 1 percent of earners accruing 91 percent of gains in the first few years of economic recovery after the Great Recession;
(B) a large racial wealth divide amounting to a difference of 20 times more wealth between the average white family and the average black family; and
(C) a gender earnings gap that results in women earning approximately 80 percent as much as men, at the median;
Whereas climate change, pollution, and environmental destruction have exacerbated systemic racial, regional, social, environmental, and economic injustices (referred to in this preamble as ‘‘systemic injustices’’) by disproportionately affecting indigenous peoples, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialized communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth (referred to in this preamble as ‘‘frontline and vulnerable communities’’);