Dems Prepare For Largest Expansion of Government Ever?
Congressional Democrats, emboldened by their November victory are mobilizing support for a "Green New Deal," which may end up being the largest expansion of the federal government in our lifetimes.
Per The Daily Caller:
As it stands, the “Green New Deal” is more aspirational than actual policy. Indeed, it takes its name from the New Deal of the 1930s, and its main backer, incoming Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, compared it to the Great Society of the 1960s.
More than 40 Democratic lawmakers support the “Green New Deal” as part of a broad plan to fight global warming and bring about what they see as “economic, social and racial justice.” A poll found most Americans supported the deal, but knew little about it.
But the big question is when Americans find out what’s in the “Green New Deal,” will they be willing to pay for it?
Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” calls for creating a House committee to draft legislation to fight global warming and turn the U.S. economy into something akin to what Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders envisions. Indeed, the “Green New Deal” could be a preview of what policies the Democratic Party will back in the 2020 elections.
The goals include transitioning the United States to 100 percent renewable energy, guaranteeing jobs for workers finding themselves unemployed by the swift transition from fossil fuels, a guaranteed minimum income, and universal health care.
Since the plan remains vague, it's impossible to accurately estimate the total cost. However, similar sounding entitlement programs have price tags that soar into the tens of trillions of dollars.