Freshman Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has some lofty goals for herself and for America, with the benefits definitely more geared to benefit her. Meanwhile, her plans for us are incredibly costly, and not just because she’s pushing a failed economic system for us to operate under.
Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal,” as Fox News highlighted on Tuesday, is unprecedentedly expensive. The plan involves completely removing any and all uses of fossil fuels within America and moving to 100 percent renewable energy. The New York Democrat says the plan will take ten years.
The cost of this ten-year plan? $7 trillion.
As I’ve highlighted previously, the plan is beyond bad. Not only would it indebt us to Russia and China who hold the vast majority of the rare-earth materials needed to build the tidal wave of renewable energy devices we’d need to keep up with the nation’s energy needs, but the wind farms, tidal generators, and solar farms have proven to be more deadly to the environment than oil spills.
Hundreds of thousands of birds, many of them protected species, die at the hands of wind turbines yearly. Tidal generators beach whales with such frequency that if it were a Republican-backed project, environmental groups would be having conniption fits and endless marches.
Still, Ocasio-Cortez believes that if this plan gets put into action it’ll solve every problem under the sun, including racism and bigotry. What’s more, the young democratic socialist proclaims that if we don’t do it then we’re all going to die in 12 years.
When pie-in-the-sky thinking meets end-of-times conspiracy theories we get something like this. A scenario where we’re all going to die unless we do exactly the thing some brave Democrat has proposed. All we have to do is give up our common sense.