Is the Green New Deal a “massive government takeover?”
On its very face, it is, upending society as we know it.
But one of its sponsors, Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), can’t seem to make up her mind as to whether it is or it isn’t, telling two different stories in response to the same question in the matter of 12 hours.
On Thursday morning she was interviewed on the radio by NPR where she had no problem saying it was.
From Daily Wire:
“As you know, congresswoman, one reason that people who are politically conservative are skeptical of efforts to combat climate change is that it sounds to them like it requires massive government intervention which they just don’t like,” host Steve Inskeep said. “Are you prepared to put on the table that yes, they’re actually right, what this requires is massive government intervention?”
“It does,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It does. Yeah, I have no problem saying that.”
But then later in the day, on MSNBC, she said this:
“One way that the Right does try to mischaracterize what we’re doing as though it’s like some kind of massive government takeover,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Uh, obviously what we’re trying to do is, well obviously it’s not that because what we’re trying to do is release the investments from the federal government to mobilize those resources across the country.”
Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro summarized the Green New Deal as set forth by Ocasio-Cortez:
…The proposal calls for the United States to be free of carbon emissions within 10 years without the use of nuclear power. It calls for every building in the United States to be replaced or retrofitted in green fashion. It calls for universal healthcare, free college education, the replacement of airplanes with high-speed trains, charging stations “everywhere” (this is the sort of exactness the proposal contains), replacement of “every combustion-engine vehicle,” government-provided jobs, family and medical leave, vacations, retirement security, and the abolition of “farting cows.” It also calls for total “economic security” for anyone “unable or unwilling to work.”
Sounds like a massive government takeover to any rational person.