May 13, 2020
COMRADES: Joe Biden Enlists Socialist, Environmental Extremist to Shape His Anti-Job Agenda
There’s nothing moderate about Joe Biden. He's openly touting the fact that he is working with and listening to America's two leading socialists, Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). The latter will co-chair his new climate policy task force.
AOC is the mastermind behind the so-called Green New Deal, a $93 trillion fantasy that one study found would cost families in key battleground states an average of $75,000 per year. AOC admits the Green New Deal requires massive government intervention in every aspect of Americans’ lives.
Incredibly, Joe Biden says he agrees with AOC and Sanders and supports their framework. He promised his climate plan would go even further, even if it meant sacrificing the jobs of blue collar workers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Sanders agrees “there will be some job loss,” but to these ideological extremists, destroying the livelihoods of millions of Americans is necessary collateral damage. Their mindset was summed up perfectly by an NBC News article celebrating the coronavirus-induced economic lockdown because it “sent pollution plummeting.” Yes, “traffic-free roads, plane-free skies and widespread brick-and-mortar closings” will do that – but do Americans really want a permanent, pandemic-style economic shutdown?
The Green New Deal socialists do. AOC is arguing that Americans should “just say no, we’re not going back to” work after America reopens, and her original GND proposal included paying people who are “unwilling to work.”
“[T]he timeline that they put out there would do away with commercial air travel and a lot of other things in a particular time frame,” said former Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who now supports Biden. When AOC’s office unveiled the Green New Deal, it also released a companion FAQ that stated, “we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast,” and called for the U.S. to “build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary, create affordable public transit available to all, with [the] goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle.” Auto workers in Michigan and Ohio, take note.
“The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all,” AOC’s chief of staff infamously admitted. “We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”
If you think Biden doesn’t think that way, you’re wrong. He explicitly says he wants to use the coronavirus as an excuse to enact his “climate justice” agenda. “We should be talking about things like I’ve been talking about for years, high-speed rail, taking millions of automobiles off the road,” he said in March. “No more drilling on federal lands, no more drilling, including offshore, no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period, ends... No new fracking.”
During September’s CNN climate crisis town hall, Anderson Cooper asked Biden, “How much do you take into consideration jobs for folks in Ohio and Pennsylvania? And how much is thinking for seven generations out for the population of the world?”
“It's all about seven generations out,” Biden replied. Ohio and Pennsylvania jobs? Pssh – who cares!
President Trump refuses to condemn working class Americans to a life of less – less mobility, less opportunity, less money – just so Washington politicians can feel good fantasizing about future generations limited to taking public trains. As President Trump said, Democrats’ Green New Deal would “crush the dreams of the poorest Americans and disproportionately harm minority communities. I will not stand for it. We will defend the environment, but we will also defend American sovereignty, American prosperity, and we will defend American jobs.”
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