Washington D.C. constantly produces bad ideas.
But with the election of socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the problem is only getting worse.
And Ocasio-Cortez just did one thing that will bankrupt millions of Americans.
The election of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is still sending shock waves across the country.
She is unapologetic about her support for socialism, which is something that terrifies millions of Americans.
Not only that, she was able to beat a well-established Democrat to get her seat.
Her election signifies a radical shift within the Democrat Party away from more traditional Democrat politics to a more extreme, and insidious far-left form of socialism.
This new wave of Democrats oppose capitalism, and want to redistribute wealth, ripping it from those who have worked hard for their money to support their welfare programs.
The most extreme of the positions to begin gaining ground is the Green New Deal.
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.
Democrats have been trying to make it seem cheaper by forcing harsh regulations onto fossil fuel production.
But that only proves that the only way they can compete in the market is through manipulation.
In reality, fossil fuels are remarkably cheaper and account for a massive amount of U.S. jobs.
Promoting green energy will be extremely expensive, and create a more costly product.
President Trump is working to reverse costly regulations of the Obama era on the fossil fuel industry.
He is promoting the U.S. taking a stronger role in oil production, with the promotion of drilling in the U.S.
And there is no indication that his policies are negatively affecting the environment.
Not only that, but his policies are having a huge role in revitalizing the economy.
Industries previously harmed during the Obama administration are having a major comeback.
Unemployment is reaching historic lows, and economists are predicting that the economy will only continue to improve.
This is due in part to Trump’s deregulation of the fossil fuel industry.
But Ocasio-Cortez’s plan will reverse all of these accomplishments.
Currently, with Trump in office, and Republicans controlling the Senate, there is little chance that she will succeed.
But if she plays her cards right in 2020, she may get her wish.
Sen. Kamala Harris is signaling her support for the Green New Deal.
And she is one of the top contenders for the 2020 Democrat nomination to challenge Trump.
If she is able to win, she may be able to push Ocasio-Cortez’s pipedream over the finish line.
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