Stay tuned for this Sunday 60 Minutes. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is going to tell all. At least all that’s garbage. You may have heard that she has a dream ( MLK she’s not ). She has an idea for a new Green Fund Deal. Only problem is that she doesn’t know how she can get funding for this Green Fund Deal. That is until now.
In a interview this coming Sunday she tells us how this will be paid for. Best that I post her quote first and work backwards. “What is the problem with trying to push our technological capacities to the furthest extent possible?” Ocasio-Cortez asked. “There’s an element where yeah, people are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes.” What’s the fair share? This from Politico. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is floating an income tax rate as high as 60 to 70 percent on the highest-earning Americans to combat carbon emissions.
According to Ms. Cortez, this would eliminate the use of fossil fuels in 12 years. But she admits that that goal is ambitious. Translation? Not going to happen. Hopefully in the interview she speaks more of what’s in the Deal. Here’s something I found at the Washington Examiner.
The proposal includes numerous other radical policies as well. For example, Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal would also create a single-payer healthcare system. If it’s anything like the Medicare for All plan promoted by Sanders, the cost of this single part of her plan would be $32 trillion over the first 10 years, according to estimates from the Mercatus Center. Ocasio-Cortez also says her plan would include a federal jobs guarantee “to assure a living wage to every person who wants one.” No clue what this has to do with Green Energy.
In closing, I got a kick out of what she told Anderson Cooper. Ocasio-Cortez embraced the label, arguing the most influential historical figures, from Abraham Lincoln to Franklin D. Roosevelt, were called radical for their agendas as well. “I think that it only has ever been radicals that have changed this country,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Yeah, if that’s what radical means, call me a radical.”
Abe Lincoln? No. FDR? Scary thought.
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