Socialists are salivating over the idea of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becoming the future of the Democrat Party.
It is their best chance to latch onto power in decades.
But one thing that Trump just said could squash their plan, and Ocasio-Cortez is red with rage.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pushing forward some of the most radical proposals ever seen in U.S. history.
Among them is Medicare for All, which is just a nice way to describe socialized medicine.
But that is nothing compared to her Green New Deal proposal.
Green New Deal is a proposal meant to mirror the New Deal of the 1930’s, with a radical environmentalist twist.
To create public works, the plan is to shift the U.S. energy to be 100% renewal by the year 2030.
The pipedream is that the new systems will be cheaper, better for the environment, and create countless new jobs in the production.
But there are a lot of problems with the idea.
The first issue is that renewable or “green” energy is not cheaper than traditional fossil fuels.
That is at least true in an actual free market.
Democrats have long been trying to push crippling regulations on the energy industry, destroying jobs and communities, in order to try to claim their “green” solutions are more efficient.
That’s why there is harsh opposition to the proposal, and it is extremely unpopular outside of left-wing enclaves like New York and California.
So while it currently has little chance of passing, it does give Republicans a short-term advantage.
While Republicans are universally opposed to the proposal, Democrats are extremely divided.
Some Democrats are gung-ho about the idea, like 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker, who compares it to the moon landing, and fighting the Nazis in World War II.
But Democrats in more moderate states are in a difficult position, that will likely harm them in 2020 and beyond as the Democrat party continues shifting radically to the left.
President Donald Trump welcomes this, telling Democrats they should embrace the Green New Deal.
“I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal,” Trump tweeted. “It would be great for the so-called ‘Carbon Footprint’ to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military – even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!”
Trump is obviously poking fun at the proposal, which has been under intense scrutiny.
Among the portions of the bill being touted, a mention about eliminating “farting cows” is mentioned, leading to many jokes from those in opposition to the proposal.
Along with cutting back on “farting cows,” the proposal aims towards ending air travel in lieu of high-speed rails.
All of this is extremely impractical to any reasonable person.
And that’s why President Trump is welcoming Democrats fighting for this issue.
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