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Mondo Fuego™
AOC idiocy
Thu Feb 7, 2019 5:27pm

This morning, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released an overview of the Democrat “Green New Deal” which threatens "a massive transformation of our society."

Below are the details of the proposal.

Rebuild every single building in the U.S.

“Upgrade or replace every building in US for state-of-the-art energy efficiency.”

Will end all traditional forms of energy in the next ten years.

The Green New Deal is “a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society at a scale not seen since World War 2 to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.”

Plans to ban nuclear energy within 10 years if possible.

“It’s unclear if we will be able to decommission every nuclear plant within 10 years, but the plan is to transition off of nuclear and all fossil fuels as soon as possible.”

Build trains across oceans and end all air travel!

“Build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary”.

Don’t invest in new technology of Carbon Capture and Storage, just plant trees instead!

“We believe the right way to capture carbon is to plant trees and restore our natural ecosystems. CCUS technology to date has not proven effective.”

Mandates all new jobs be unionized.

“Ensure that all GND jobs are union jobs that pay prevailing wages and hire local.”

May include a carbon tax.

“We’re not ruling a carbon tax out, but a carbon tax would be a tiny part of a Green New Deal.”

May include cap and trade.

“…Cap and trade may be a tiny part of the larger Green New Deal plan.”

How much will it cost?

No estimate of the total cost of implementing the Green New deal is offered by Ocasio-Cortez.

However, as Ocasio-Cortez admits, “even if every billionaire and company came together and were willing to pour all the resources at their disposal into this investment, the aggregate value of the investments they could make would not be sufficient.”

She does provide one estimate that the cost to “repair and upgrade infrastructure U.S. infrastructure” alone will cost “$4.6 trillion at minimum.”

How will it be paid for? Don’t worry about that.

Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t provide any insight into how the trillions of dollars in spending will be paid for other than claiming, “The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments and new public banks can be created to extend credit”.

But as Ocasio-Cortez says, “the question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity”.

    • "Will end all traditional forms of energy in the next ten years." Really? This would require replacement of nearly all existing installed electrical generating capacity, some 1100 gigawatts. At the... more
      • That's quite rudegreenman, Tue Feb 12 11:50am
        ...since obviously Mondo takes her very
    • very funny! (nm)jb, Sat Feb 9 2:49pm
    • Green Deal FAQ: "We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast." Maybe... more
    • Sexist nonsensegreenman, Fri Feb 8 12:37pm
      She's far from an "idiot," Mondo. Want an idiot? Look at the fat, orange liar in the White House. A man who knows nothing and is virtually incapable of telling the truth. AOC isn't right about... more
      • - The world will end in 12 years if we do noting about Global Warmi... uh, Climate Change? - We're going to rebuild or retrofit EVERY SINGLE BUILDING IN THE UNITED STATES with "Green" technology? -... more
        • Oh look, he's got a little listgreenman, Tue Feb 12 8:08am
          Did you get that from Drudge, Fox, or Limbaugh? lol Already told you the 'world will end in 12 years' was hyperbole. Look it up if you don't know what it means. Retrofitting can't work? Why? 100% in... more
      • I think if she donnedTrish, Sat Feb 9 5:25am
        white sensible pumps and pearls they would like her just fine (lol)
      • What's good for you ...Mondo Fuego™, Fri Feb 8 8:42pm
        ... is not good for me. See? You are looking at it from your own point of view. She does not represent what Americans want. She is a hot-blooded Latino bartender, not a statesman. Even her own party... more
        • You don't know what Americans wantgreenman, Tue Feb 12 1:05pm
          Although your party is more than willing to lie about it - and about AOC - to the public in order to discredit her. She's got a long way to go, sure, but she's smart, Progressive, and bold. Those are ... more
    • She is just ASTOUNDINGY stupid. High Speed Rail? In the United States? Replacing air travel? That alone should make every single rational informed person in the Unites States laugh their f*ckin' head ... more
      • ...that the GOP uses "fear-mongering" to frighten people into supporting their polices, yet when this Socialist Einstein pukes up sh*t like "The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address... more
        • Listen to yourselfgreenman, Fri Feb 8 12:12pm
          Climate change - real thing that's changing the world AS WE SPEAK GOP - use fear-mongering every day JUST LIKE YOU'RE DOING ABOUT SOCIALISM. Talk about a scared little guy with an
          • country that has tried it. Please don't try to claim that the European countries are socialist. That is simply a lie. In NONE of them does the State control the bulk of all production of goods and... more
            • Venezuela is not a socialist countrygreenman, Tue Feb 12 8:06am
              It's basically a Fidel-style communist dictatorship. If you don't know what you're talking about, how can we take you seriously?
              • If part of the definition is the takeover of business by the government, then Venezuela certainly fits the bill:... more
                • Sure, butgreenman, Tue Feb 12 11:19am
                  ..."the takeover of business by the government" is not part of any real definition of Socialism. We can at least agree that Chavez and Maduro have completely @#$%ed up the nation of Venezuela, I... more
                • ...redistribution of wealth, and the government trying to provide all kinds of social welfare programs at the cost of the "rich", Venezuela certainly fits the bill.
                  • That's more like itgreenman, Tue Feb 12 11:51am
                    ....but while you might think they FIT the bill, they certainly don't FILL the bill. Government has to do things intelligently, whatever economic system they follow. Venezuela doesn't.
                    • ...they ran out of other peoples' money.
                      • Maggie Thatcher's old pile of hooeygreenman, Tue Feb 12 1:06pm
                        The war-hag and violently repressive right-wing extremist. NO wonder you admire her.
                        • I think that's an ad hominem.SES, Wed Feb 13 6:05am
                          Venezuela took money from the oil industry (somebody else's money) during the oil heydays and drastically expanded social programs. When the oil industry went bust (ie. Venezuela ran out of other... more
                          • You think?greenman, Wed Feb 13 12:21pm
                            That's a novel idea... Venezuela is a messed-up country which took the Cuban model and rode it down into disaster. I'm not defending Venezuela, and Venezuela is not an example of Socialism, either.... more
          • Yeah. That isn't fear-mongering. lmao Nor is "Republicans want to take away your Social Security". Or "The GOP wants to see old people dying in the streets." Funny how Libturds can't see Liberal... more
            • Got a source for that quote?greenman, Fri Feb 8 12:39pm
              Are you denying that climate change is threatening the world? Please tell me your head's not that far up your @ss, dude. And the GOP clearly doesn't mind old, minority, or poor people dying in the... more
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