[Ed. – Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley isn’t far behind. While a guest on CNN he defined socialism as ‘a society coming together to increase the standard of living of our seniors, and that is pretty much the definition.’]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is the gift to the Republican Party that never stops giving, and on Thursday it was Christmas, Easter, and everyone’s birthday all wrapped up into one.
She unveiled her much-anticipated Green New Deal, which calls for a complete overhaul of society within the next decade, including the elimination of all internal combustion engines, air travel, and would “upgrade or replace every building in the United States for state-of-the-art energy efficiency.”
Its goal is to make America rely 100 percent on clean, renewable energy “to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions” within 10 years. It earned a thumbs-up from global warming guru Al Gore.
But the Green New Deal is more than an energy policy — it’s a blueprint to completely overhaul society as we know it. It’s a cradle-to-grave social contract that is a socialist’s dream and a capitalist’s nightmare.
It aims to guarantee a “job with a family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations, and retirement security.”
It also provides “free” medical care and “free” education for life.