Dem Presidential Candidate Sen. Harris “Of Course We Can Afford” Trillion Dollars Of Spending In Green New Deal


On CNN’s “Inside Politics” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris argued the United States could afford the trillions of dollars the Green New Deal could cost taxpayers.

Sen. Kamala Harris: “There’s no question we have to be practical. But being practical also recognizes that climate change is an existential threat to us as human beings. Being practical recognizes that greenhouse gas emissions are threatening our air and threatening the planet and that it is well within our capacity as human beings to change our behaviors in a way that we can reduce its effects. That’s practical.”

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) said the United States could afford trillion dollars of spending in the Green New Deal.

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CNN host John King, in an interview that aired Sunday, spoke to Harris and asked about the realism behind the proposals dominating the nascent Democratic primary, which appears to be a race to the left among Harris and the other leading candidates.

“If you talk to Democratic voters, they’re hungry and they want ideas. So you’ll hear things like the Green New Deal. You’ll hear things like ‘Medicare for all,’ you hear things whether it’s taxes … at what point do you say, ‘that’s our north star but we have to be realists?'” King asked.

“There’s no question we have to be practical. But being practical also recognizes that climate change is an existential threat to us,” Harris responded. “Being practical recognizes that greenhouse gas emissions are threatening our air and threatening the planet and that it is well within our capacity as human beings to change our behaviors in a way that we can reduce its effects. That’s practical.”

“Can we afford it?” King asked.

“Of course we can afford it,” Harris said. More

It is always about cost, or have you forgotten how much the last President cost our grandchildren. Don’t tell me that we can afford it when was the last time you ever picked up the tab on anything you wanted to mandate for the rest of America? If you won’t pay for it, why the heck should we?

 

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