Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was elected to Congress from New York to bring a communist revolution to the U.S.A… at least that is what she thinks. And so, to that end, she has released her “New Green Deal” plan and, according to the Daily Wire, it is one of the dumbest documents ever written.
The New York Democrat increasingly being called “Occasional-Cortex” for how little she uses her brain, has laid out her great ideas for saving da earf, and BOY did she uncork some doosies in this joke of a plan.
Ben Shapiro of Daily Wire rips this document to pieces:
How bad is the Green New Deal paper? Putting aside the fact that, as written, it would receive a C+ in any high school English class, it essentially articulates a magical world in which the skies rain chocolate, the world is powered by unicorn farts, and AOC dances through the gumdrop meadows to Lisztomania. The proposal calls for the United States to be free of carbon emissions within 10 years without the use of nuclear power. It calls for every building in the United States to be replaced or retrofitted in green fashion. It calls for universal healthcare, free college education, the replacement of airplanes with high-speed trains, charging stations “everywhere” (this is the sort of exactness the proposal contains), replacement of “every combustion-engine vehicle,” government-provided jobs, family and medical leave, vacations, and retirement security, and the abolition of “farting cows.” It also calls for total “economic security” for anyone “unable or unwilling to work.”
AOC gave us ideas like mandatory train travel and the end of the airline industry, regulated cow farts (no really), an end to all cars that use gasoline or even natural gas, and the elimination of nuclear power among other nutcase ideas.
Another idiotic claim is that her “New Green Deal” will “create jobs” by forcing the nation to either tear down and completely rebuild every building or retrofit them for greenieism.
See… new jobs.
Of course, these are not “jobs.” Jobs are created as a result of need. Rebuilding every building to satisfy greenists’ nutty ideas would be a government mandate, not a “need” to be filled by a dynamic market that creates jobs and wealth. This program would create redistribution of money, not wealth creation.
This crazy screed also calls for housing for all. (See, more jobs).
It calls for free healthcare.
It calls for a guaranteed job for all. And it wants them all to be union jobs, too!
And yet, with all these claims of “new jobs,” AOC wants to eliminate millions of jobs by ending the airline industry (end of jobs), end the coal industry (end of jobs), end the nuclear power industry (end of jobs), end the oil industry (end of jobs), end the meat industry (end of jobs)… etc., etc.
So, how does AOC propose that we pay for all this? She doesn’t. In fact, she says that if we put this plan into effect, it automatically pays for itself.
“At the end of the day, this is an investment in our economy that should grow our wealth as a nation, so the question isn’t how we will pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity,” AOC writes.
No. She is serious. Quit laughing.
Nah, keep laughing. This document is a joke.
As is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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