AOC Announces: We Are Breaking Up the Green New Deal

Written By BlabberBuzz | Source: TheNewAmerican | Wednesday, 11 September 2019 16:06

The Green New Deal, that fanciful piece of socialist legislation brought forth by freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.

) and Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.), which has been endorsed by all the major Democrat presidential candidates for 2020, is moving forward but in pieces according to AOC.

“One of the things I think is really exciting,” the Democratic-Socialist said on Tuesday, is that “the legislation that we are planning on introducing is not one broad sweeping piece of legislation…. We are breaking it up into parts.”

So Ocasio-Cortez and her colleagues are busting the bill up into smaller pieces so it will hurt less as they attempt to jam the big government, monstrosity down the collective throat of the American people.

Among the things the allegedly “climate-friendly” legislation calls for is to “achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers,” and “to promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future and repairing historic oppression” of a litany of intersectional groups that are referred to as “frontline and vulnerable communities.”

The initial “pieces” of Green New Deal legislation could be seen as early as this month, according to Ocasio-Cortez. Among those first pieces of legislation will be what AOC describes as the “Green New Deal housing plan.”

“We are really excited about it,” the Congresswoman said. “That’s going to be dropping this month, and it’s going to be really a focus on buildings, which is one of the three major industries we have to focus on when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.”

Also, on the coming docket is legislation calling for a complete transition away from automobiles that use fossil fuels.

Originally, introduced in February of this year, the Green New Deal is the centerpiece of Ocasio-Cortez’s legislative agenda and one of the main reasons that the freshman congresswoman has gained so much national attention.

In March, the Senate voted 57 to 0 against allowing the legislation to move forward. Instead of taking a stand for or against the legislation, 43 Democrats — including presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) who now support the bill — voted “present” to avoid the embarrassment of voting for legislation that they knew had no chance of passing and was full of ideas that would have caused ire among their constituents.

Although the Green New Deal has been pushed as a climate-saving measure, in actuality it’s not about saving the planet but transforming the American economy into one based on socialism, not capitalism. And if you don’t believe me, just ask some of the people who were most involved with its creation.

AOC’s former chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti — who was forced out of AOC's congressional office in early August because of a tweet he wrote that compared moderate Democrats of today with racist Southern Democrats of the 1940s — told the Washington Post Magazine in July, “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is that it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.”

Really, Mr. Chakrabarti? What was it then? “We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy-thing,” Chakrabarti admitted.

And lest you think Chakrabarti is just a lone, outspoken AOC acolyte spouting nonsense, the congresswoman herself has also said similar things. In December of 2018, prior to taking office, Ocasio-Cortez said, “[We] can use the transition to 100 percent renewable energy as the vehicle to truly deliver and establish economic, social and racial justice in the United States of America.”

So while many of us have long suspected that much of this climate-change drama is really a plot to alter the economy of not only the United States but the entire world, at least AOC and her former chief of staff had the guts to admit it.

So the Green New Deal didn’t die in March when Mitch McConnell brought it up for a vote in the Senate — not at all. Like the Lernaean Hydra of Greek mythology, when you chop one of the beast’s heads off, multiple heads will grow to replace it. Here’s hoping we find a Hercules to kill this thing once and for all.

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AOC slams Republicans, reveals how much she owes in student loans at hearing: 'This is our job'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed Republicans after she revealed she owes nearly $20,000 in student loans at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on college debt Tuesday, according to a report.

“I’m hearing people on this committee say it’s not our job,” she said, referring to Republicans, according to the New York Post. “This is our job.”

The committee was discussing how to bring down the estimated $1.5 trillion in student debt owed in the United States.

“I literally made a student loan payment while I was sitting here at this chair, and I looked at my balance, and it was $20,237.16,” she said. “I just made a payment that took me down to $19,000 so I feel really accomplished right now.”

Ocasio-Cortez is one of 70 members of Congress who are still paying off student debt for themselves or a dependent, the Post reported.

Last month, President Trump signed an executive order to cancel student loan debts for permanently disabled veterans.

AOC makes student loan payment, reveals college debt during congressional hearing

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a student loan payment on Tuesday — and also revealed how much she still owes — while attending a congressional hearing on college debt.

“I literally made a student loan payment while I was sitting here at this chair, and I looked at my balance, and it was $20,237.16,” said the New York lawmaker. “I just made a payment that took me down to $19,000 so I feel really accomplished right now.”

Ocasio-Cortez, a Boston University graduate, was attending a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the estimated $1.5 trillion in student debt that our country has right now. Consumer advocates, experts and public figures testified on the different ways to bring the number down.

Ocasio-Cortez is one of nearly 70 members of Congress who are still paying off student loans for themselves or a dependent — with an average debt burden of $37,000. Eight lawmakers are said to have more than $100,000 in debt.

“I’m hearing people on this committee say it’s not our job,” Ocasio-Cortez said, referring to testimony from Republicans during the hearing. “This is our job.”

AOC Screams for Impeachment While Gabbard Says Such an Action Would ‘Tear’ the ‘Country Apart’

This article was sourced from Political Insider

By PoliZette Staff | September 8, 2019

Democratic squad member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said this weekend the president should be impeached for a range of reasons — but Rep.

Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said in a new interview airing on Sunday that she opposes an impeachment inquiry because that would “tear our country apart.”

AOC’s latest call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump comes amid reports of a House investigation into a military stop made at his Scottish golf club, the Turnberry resort.

“The president is corrupt and must be impeached,” the socialist Democrat insisted on Twitter on Friday.

Her tweet was in response to news that a U.S. military air crew slept over at Trump’s Turnberry golf resort in Scotland early this year — “fueling Democrats’ suspicions that he is profiting from government use of his properties,” as The New York Post reported about the Democratic upset over this news.

But military flights making stopovers in Scotland are not unusual, noted The Anchorage Daily News — and there were no rooms closer to the airport, an Air Force spokesman said Saturday in an emailed statement to the Associated Press.

Here’s the AOC tweet on the matter:

“As our aircrews serve on these international airlift missions, they follow strict guidelines on contracting for hotel accommodations and all expenditures of taxpayer dollars,” Brig Gen Edward Thomas wrote to the Associated Press.

“In this case, they made reservations through the Defense Travel System and used the closest available and least expensive accommodations to the airfield within the crews’ allowable hotel rates.”

Gabbard, still a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on the other hand, told Greta Van Susteren for her new show “Full Court Press” that it’s “important for us to think about what is in the best interest of the country and the American people, and continuing to pursue impeachment is something that I think will only further tear our country apart,” as The Hill reported and Fox News referenced.

Several other 2020 Democratic hopefuls — including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — have said they support impeachment inquiries.

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