Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has a plan to save the planet. It would require nothing short of the complete destruction of the American economy — the most prosperous economy in the history of the planet.
This plan would turn the clock back to the Stone Age. It would resemble the town of Bedrock from “The Flintstones.” With AOC’s maturity level, it wouldn’t be surprising if she got her idea from watching the cartoon.
The Green New Deal was introduced by AOC and Senator Ed Markey. 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 has already been supported by six of the Democratic candidates running for president: Elizabeth Warren, Corey Booker, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Julian Castro.
Talk show host David Webb has dubbed this group the “Yabba-Dabba-Do Club” — in reference to their Flintstone-style plan.
What exactly is in the Green New Deal?
Answer: Lots of unicorns and pixie dust.
You would have to believe in magic if you think this plan will work.
The plan calls for the elimination of all fossil fuel energy in the United States. This includes oil and natural gas. Right off the bat, the Yabba-Dabba-Do Club is calling for the dismantling of the American economy. Most of our energy is produced using fossil fuels — and millions of jobs would be eliminated in the production of those sources of energy.
The Green New Deal would eliminate all cars, planes, boats and trucks. This is where the Flintstone-mobile will come in handy. Everyone can use their feet to drive. At least that will help reduce obesity in the country.
But if this exercise doesn’t reduce obesity, AOC has another plan: 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 nothing 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, house and money. That’s right, those who are “unwilling or unable” to work would be provided an income. If you are lazy and don’t want to work, don’t worry about it. The people who work will pay for you to sit on the couch and binge on Netflix, 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 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 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.
The Flintstones should no longer be considered a cartoon: It should be classified as a documentary. Pretty soon if the Yabba-Dabba-Do Club gets their way, this will be what every day life looks like in the U.S.A.