Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, is following the lead of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when it comes to radical social overhaul. Last year, AOC infamously proposed the most absurd and dangerous piece of legislation imaginable: The Green New Deal. Then, to our horror, Biden went on to announce this year that AOC will be heading up his climate change prevention plan. The result has basically been the Green New Deal by another name.
On Tuesday, the former Vice President announced a #2 trillion climate plan that contains many, but not all, of the provisions embedded in AOC’s Green New Deal. Sleepy Joe is an empty vessel who has allowed the radical Bernie Sanders-esque wing of the party to write his policy prescriptions for him. He doesn’t have a bone of conviction in his body other than the fact that he wants to be President of the United States—at any cost—before he dies.
Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal outlined Biden’s radical plan, writing the following:
On Tuesday, Mr. Biden released his $2 trillion climate-change plan—one of the few times he’s produced a detail on anything. It is radical—no surprise, since it is the product of a task force co-chaired by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Mr. Biden vows to outlaw all use of coal and natural gas to generate electricity within 15 years. He’d ban oil and gas production on federal land and offshore. He’d drive to “zero emissions” cars. He’d apply “aggressive” new “appliance- and building-efficiency standards.” He’d create a new “Environmental and Climate Justice Division” of the Justice Department to mete out “jail time” to corporate officials whose businesses “continue to pollute” communities.
Mr. Biden is promising to delete the jobs of millions of Americans—at a time of soaring unemployment. A study by the National Ocean Industries Association finds that a ban on offshore drilling alone would cost 200,000 jobs, damaging regional economies. Mr. Biden would overrun the nation with solar panels, wind turbines, and charging stations. Basic consumer choice would disappear for vehicles, dishwashers, even homes. The Justice Department would become a weapon against businessmen who run afoul of fast-changing progressive standards.”
As you may recall, the Green New Deal was introduced by AOC and Senator Ed Markey in mid-2019. It is a 10-year plan to transform the economy into a government centrally-planned economy. The 10-year plan resembles the old Soviet Union Five-Year Plan (Joseph Stalin would be proud).
The plan calls for the elimination of all fossil fuel energy in the United States. This includes oil and natural gas. Most of our energy is produced using fossil fuels and millions of jobs would be eliminated if the production of those sources of energy was banned.
The Green New Deal would eliminate all cars, planes, boats and trucks. The government will provide “healthy food” to everyone and eliminate meat (No more cow farts to release methane gas). What does this have to do with reducing climate change? Good question.
There are other provisions in the proposed legislation that have even less to do with climate change. The government would provide guaranteed jobs that include “a family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations and a pension.”
The government would provide education, housing and money. That’s right, those who are “unwilling or unable to work” (the GND’s actual words) would be provided an income. If you are lazy and don’t want to work, don’t worry about it. The people who do work will pay for you to sit on the couch and binge Netflix shows in your government-provided house. You can’t make this stuff up!
And if you like your house, too bad, you can’t keep it. Every house and building in America would be torn down and redesigned to be more “energy-efficient.”
So how is AOC going to pay for the plan? Answer: Tax the rich and print more money.
The legislation says the plan would be funded “the same way we did the New Deal, the 2008 bank bailouts, and extend quantitative easing.” Translation: Tax the hell out of the rich and turn on the magical printing press. Even if you taxed the rich at a top marginal rate of 70 % over 10 years, you would only raise $700 billion dollars, barely a drop in the bucket for a massive program of this magnitude.
This plan is a modern-day “Communist Manifesto.” Karl Marx could not have written a better plan. The liberals are out in the open now. They are proud to shout from the rooftops that they are socialists. The Green New d=Deal really should be called the Red New Deal. This plan is just an excuse to unleash their socialist agenda, and they use climate change as the justification.
“Moderate Joe” is a figment of the imagination. The truth is, he never was truly that moderate; and whatever shades of moderation he may have once possessed no longer exist. He has ceded his political principles to the likes of Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez and Bernie Sanders. He is now the leader of the Democrat Socialist Party of America.
And God help our country if he wins.