Labor unions fear Democrats' Green New Deal poses job threat

12 February, 2019, 16:59 | Author: Carlos George
  • U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez  during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol

He said: "What they are proposing is so outrageously expensive and cost prohibitive even they acknowledge that if we confiscated all the billionaires' wealth, it still wouldn't be able to pay for this mess of theirs".

The so-called Green New Deal came under fire nearly immediately from Republicans, saying it would cost trillions of dollars, would destroy the US economy and result in huge tax increases.

Thanks to the work of young people who have fought to shift political conversations about climate and the economy, Sunrise Movement co-founder and executive director Varshini Prakash said in a statement, the Green New Deal is now "on the national agenda" and endorsed by many Democrats running for president in 2020.

President Trump blasted Rep. Edward Markey of MA. The Resolution also calls for not explicitly the end of the development of fossil fuels, is pushing, to ensure that within the next ten years that the United States "to cover 100 percent of the electricity needs" with Solar and wind energy.

"I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal".

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The Green New Deal House resolution introduced last week calls for the elimination of the U.S. carbon footprint through massive investments in clean energy sources and jobs that support the new technology and infrastructure.

The resolution urges elimination of greenhouse gas emissions "as much as technologically feasible" in a range of economic sectors.

The Green New Deal itself has become the subject of mockery online as conservatives lampooed Ocasio-Cortez for a communications rollout guide, produced by her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti, that argued for a range of environmental remedies including phasing out all air travel and eliminating "farting cows" from USA agriculture. It also calls for upgrading all existing buildings to be energy-efficient.

First, asking their original perception of the plan, students made clear that they were on board.

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