Students all for Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ … until they find out what’s in it

Students all for Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ … until they find out what’s in it
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Daily Mail video screen grab)

[Ed. – They haven’t yet learned the Democratic notion that have to pass a bill to see what’s in it.]

Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her long-awaited “Green New Deal,” a plan aimed at drastically reducing carbon emissions in the next ten years.

The plan has already received the endorsements of Democrat presidential candidates, like Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris but, for others, it has turned heads for its drastic approach to fighting climate change. Among the proposals initially listed in the plan were moving away completely from oil, coal, and natural gas within ten years, creating a high-speed rail system to help eliminate air travel, and renovating every home in America.

But perhaps the most controversial point of all was a plan to provide “economic security” for those “unwilling to work.”

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Ocasio-Cortez has since removed the document from her website that included such language as eliminating air travel or providing help to those “unwilling to work,” but archived data shows the initial post did, in fact, make such a statement. Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff said this was merely a draft and that it was published by accident.

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