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“Green New Deal” Democrats call for eliminating the entire air travel industry, grounding all airplanes to “save the planet”

On Thursday Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a so-called “economic development plan” that will not only bankrupt America if it is ever fully adopted, but it will reverse more than a century of societal and technological progress.

According to an overview of the plan, which Ocasio-Cortez is calling the “Green New Deal,” it is decade-long “massive transformation of our society with clear goals and a timeline,” Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) said.

Specifically, the Green New Deal — and bear in mind we’re not making any of this up — calls for:

— The elimination of all air travel, at least in the United States. Not only does that mean domestic flights, but that also includes foreign travel (not sure if Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow “Democratic Socialists” would allow airliners from foreign countries to fly to the U.S. and land here).

— The replacement of air travel with “high-speed rail” travel, essentially turning a four-and-a-half hour flight from Los Angeles to New York City into a 24-hour ordeal or more. “Build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary,” the plan says.

— The literal rebuilding of every single building in the United States: “Upgrade or replace every building in U.S. for state-of-the-art energy efficiency.”

— The end of all traditional forms of energy currently in use in the U.S., to be replaced by ‘green’ renewable energy sans nuclear power (wind and solar). In fact, ‘if possible,’ the plan calls for the elimination of all nuclear power plants. It’s “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.”

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Further: “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.”

Why is that ‘unclear?’ You’d think the brainiacs who concocted this scheme would have researched that aspect. Hint: It’s not possible. The Nuclear Energy Institute says the process takes 60 years to complete properly. But hey, when you’re a 29-year-old ex-bartender, these are mere details. (Related: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez earns an “F” in science for demanding 100% renewable energy in 10 years.)

— Replacing “carbon capture” with a much simpler plan: Have all Americans become forest managers. “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,” says the plan.

And the best part is, we don’t have to worry about how to pay for it all

There’s more beyond just the ecological/environmental aspect.

“The Green New Deal fully tackles the existential threat posed by climate change by presenting a comprehensive, 10-year plan that is as big as the problem it hopes to solve while creating a new era of shared prosperity,” according to a summary of the plan, The National Sentinel reported.

“We … need to be sure that workers currently employed in fossil fuel industries have higher-wage and better jobs available to them to be able to make this transition, and a federal jobs guarantee ensures that no worker is left behind,” the summary continued.

What does that mean? Social justice, of course. The plan would “ensure that all GND jobs are union jobs that pay prevailing wages and hire local.” Of course — because the unions can’t grow these days without corporations being forced to implement them.

And just how does Ocasio-Cortez think this plan will be paid for? Easy; just have the Treasury print more money. “The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments and new public banks can be created to extend credit,” the plan says. 

But that’s not important anyway, as ATR noted. Ocasio-Cortez says what really matters “isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity.”

What could go wrong?

 

By | 2019-02-08T03:54:19+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Conspiracy, Featured, Main, United States|7 Comments

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  1. Steve February 8, 2019 at 5:20 am

    The only suggestion that makes sense is the long term elimination of nuclear power plants, the fision kind. To be replaced by Thorium fueled fusion power plants. Of course the U.S. is slow on this technology because you can’t make nuclear bombs from Thorium. I wonder if the greenies have even heard of Thorium? These greenies make the huge error of equating Carbon gas as a pollutant. Carbon is plant food, greens the planet and grows crops in greater supply. In any case, these suggestions of Ocasio-Cortez and her ilk only veil the real agenda, turning the United States and other western countries into SJW Communist hell holes.

  2. laura ann February 8, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Cortez really looks super “witchy” in this photo. Yes airlines do pollute, and more planes now than ever. My father retired as an engineer from Boeing aircraft decades ago. Few flew then, there was TWA, Pan Am, etc. and today the skies are xtra crowded. Nuke power is all over on E. coast and power bills are lower because of it. Not everyone is super rich like Cortez, so she needs to pay for high speed rail (some hate to fly) and make alt. ways like rail choices. Not all areas of the U.S. would work efficient w/ wind and solar either. Cortez is concerned with pollution and yet wants no border walls-not consistant thinking!. More people here means more demand for energy, unless she wants everyone living in third world life styles.

  3. Mytake February 8, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Right. Stop giving this nut job press time. That is all she wants. Such stupid ignorance. She is a psycho-something. Not sure what.

  4. Dan Wingert February 8, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Good news for Amtrak.

  5. Edward K Cargill February 8, 2019 at 9:08 am

    This is the problem I see with Trump declaring a national emergency. Any future president could do the same declaration and put this in place. Declaring national emergency : BAD IDEA !

  6. curtis February 8, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    We are watching the destruction of the demonrat party by their own idiot. Leave her alone and let her do the job.

  7. mtman2 February 10, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    “WINGNUT” has been raised to a full view public level…
    Seen enough yet…?

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