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WITH A GREEN NEW DEAL, HERE’S WHAT THE WORLD COULD LOOK LIKE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

"....... Utilities won’t be an issue, either. Broadband and clean water are both free and publicly provisioned, and the solar array that is spread atop the roofs of her housing complex generates all the power it needs and more.

For work, she trained to become a high-level engineer at a solar panel manufacturer, though some of her friends are going into nursing and teaching. All are well-paid, unionized positions, and are considered an essential part of the transition away from fossil fuels.....

 paying for health care won’t be a concern, with everything from routine doctor’s visits and screenings, to prescription drugs, to home health aides covered under the public system, as social security continues to furnish her rent, expenses, and entertainment through the end of her life.

That’s the world a “Green New Deal” could build, and what a number of representatives and activists are pushing Congress to help set into motion. ...

” The Green New Deal, he added, “touches everything — it’s basically a massive system upgrade for the economy.”

In a broad sense, that’s what policymakers in other countries refer to as industrial policy, whereby the government plays a decisive role in shaping the direction of the economy to accomplish specific aims. That doesn’t mean that the state controls every industry, as in the Soviet system; instead, it would be closer to the kind of economic planning that the U.S. practiced during the economic mobilization around World War II, and that is practiced internally today by many of the world’s biggest corporations......

https://theintercept.com/2018/12/05/green-new-deal-proposal-impacts/

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Landmark Green New Deal Resolution

It’s a historic first step toward curbing planet-roasting emissions and ending worsening inequality.

 

".......It’s an ambitious, if measured, clarion call for action that, if accomplished, would transform the United States into the leader in decarbonizing and clear a path forward for the world to avert catastrophic warming. 

The joint resolution stakes out a “ten-year national mobilization” plan to build “smart” grids and rapidly increase the share of American power generated from solar and wind from 10 percent today to as close to 100 percent as possible over the next decade. The plan reframes tired talk of repairing the nation’s crumbling bridges, highways and ports as a crisis in a new era of billion-dollar storms. It gets local, demanding upgrades to “all existing U.S. buildings” to “achieve maximum” efficiency with energy and water use....

 

Unabashedly progressive ideals anchor the resolution. A section outlining guidelines for future Green New Deal bills reads like a laundry list of populist policies, including everything from ramped-up antitrust enforcement ― “ensuring a commercial environment where every businessperson is free from unfair competition and domination by” monopolies

― to a vastly expanded social safety net, “providing all people of the United States high-quality health care, affordable, safe and adequate housing, economic security, and access to clean water, air and healthy and affordable food, and nature.” ............

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ocasio-cortez-green-new-deal_us_5c588e7fe4b09293b20730d7?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

 

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https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/files/cow/imce/papers/2018/Crawford_Costs of War Estimates Through FY2019 .pdf

Many of the threats posed by climate change can best be addressed by prevention, namely the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and not by military force. Because of the enormous fuel use of an organization that operates 24 hours a day all over the globe, the Department of Defense is the largest single user of oil and other petroleum products in the world. Between 2010 and 2015, the DOD purchased an average of 102 million barrels of fuel per year. The Pentagon thus emitted an average of 44 million metric tons of CO2 per year for this period. 32 This makes it one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases in the United States.

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0 to 57: Republican 'Fossil-Fuel-Clowns' Turn Senate into Circus With Green New Deal Vote Charade

"Calling this vote was a shameful ploy by Mitch McConnell to slow the Green New Deal's momentum. But his cynical ploy backfired.

"Senate Republicans want to make a circus of the Green New Deal, but they're just exposing themselves as fossil-fuel-funded clowns," said Bill Snape, senior counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity, in a statement. "Americans want bold action on climate change to preserve a livable planet for their children and grandchildren. Fighting the Green New Deal without putting any remotely serious alternative on the table is going to backfire."

"Calling this vote was a shameful ploy by Mitch McConnell to slow the Green New Deal's momentum. But his cynical ploy backfired, and showed just how out of touch Mitch McConnell and GOP senators are with ordinary Americans," added Sunrise Movement co-founder Varshini Prakash. "On the heels of record wildfires and hurricanes and a groundbreaking UN Climate Report, Americans are demanding solutions like never before, and Republicans are showing them they have nothing to offer."......

McConnell, who takes millions of dollars from the fossil fuel lobby, thinks that by calling for an early vote, he can kill the public and political momentum to make the Green New Deal a reality in 2021. ......

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/03/26/0-57-republican-fossil-fuel-clowns-turn-senate-circus-green-new-deal-vote-charade

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Senator Mike Lee, Reagan, a Machine Gun, and a Velociraptor

If the headline doesn’t make any sense to you, the entirety of the Utah senator’s argument against the Green New Deal won’t either.

 

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) made a rambling and bizarre attempt to refute the goals of the Green New Deal using Aquaman, The Empire Strikes Back, and a truly bizarre portrait of late President Ronald Reagan.

The senator dedicated 14 minutes of Senate floor time to confronting “climate change, socialism, and the Green New Deal” by turning the entire debate into a farce:

 

"This is of course a picture of former president Ronald Reagan, naturally firing a machine gun while riding on the back of a dinosaur. You'll notice a couple of important features here: first of all, the rocket launcher strapped to President Reagan's back, and then the stirring, unmistakeable patriotism of the velociraptor holding up a tattered American flag, a symbol of all it means to be an American.....

https://www.thedailybeast.com/senator-mike-lee-reagan-a-machine-gun-and-a-velociraptor

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17 hours ago, mr6666 said:

0 to 57: Republican 'Fossil-Fuel-Clowns' Turn Senate into Circus With Green New Deal Vote Charade

"Calling this vote was a shameful ploy by Mitch McConnell to slow the Green New Deal's momentum. But his cynical ploy backfired.

"Senate Republicans want to make a circus of the Green New Deal, but they're just exposing themselves as fossil-fuel-funded clowns," said Bill Snape, senior counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity, in a statement. "Americans want bold action on climate change to preserve a livable planet for their children and grandchildren. Fighting the Green New Deal without putting any remotely serious alternative on the table is going to backfire."

"Calling this vote was a shameful ploy by Mitch McConnell to slow the Green New Deal's momentum. But his cynical ploy backfired, and showed just how out of touch Mitch McConnell and GOP senators are with ordinary Americans," added Sunrise Movement co-founder Varshini Prakash. "On the heels of record wildfires and hurricanes and a groundbreaking UN Climate Report, Americans are demanding solutions like never before, and Republicans are showing them they have nothing to offer."......

McConnell, who takes millions of dollars from the fossil fuel lobby, thinks that by calling for an early vote, he can kill the public and political momentum to make the Green New Deal a reality in 2021. ......

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/03/26/0-57-republican-fossil-fuel-clowns-turn-senate-circus-green-new-deal-vote-charade

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I'm getting the feeling this green-new-deal debate will end up like the Healthcare debate related to the ACA:   Dems have a plan.   It is flawed and most Americans don't support the plan (or many parts of it) but,  they have a plan.    GOP will criticize the plan (and some of that criticism will be legit),   but the GOP has NO plans.   NO ideas.   NOTHING!  

In 2020 both Healthcare and climate change will be THE major issues (along with retaining a robust economy which is highly related to both).       What should voter do?    Support Dems with the hope the final legislation will be flawed,  but 'reasonable',   or the GOP which will likely have NO plans\ideas\urgency to act.   

 

 

 

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The InterceptVerified account @theintercept 6h6 hours ago

 
 

What if we actually pulled off a #GreenNewDeal? What would the future look like? The Intercept presents a film narrated and co-written by Rep. @AOC and illustrated by @mollycrabapple.

....Set a couple of decades from now, it’s a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it offers a thought experiment: What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff?

What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves?

What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal?

What would the future look like then?

 

https://interc.pt/2UktTeE 

 
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On 3/26/2019 at 8:31 PM, jamesjazzguitar said:

I'm getting the feeling this green-new-deal debate will end up like the Healthcare debate related to the ACA:   Dems have a plan.   It is flawed and most Americans don't support the plan (or many parts of it) but,  they have a plan.    GOP will criticize the plan (and some of that criticism will be legit),   but the GOP has NO plans.   NO ideas.   NOTHING!  

In 2020 both Healthcare and climate change will be THE major issues (along with retaining a robust economy which is highly related to both).       What should voter do?    Support Dems with the hope the final legislation will be flawed,  but 'reasonable',   or the GOP which will likely have NO plans\ideas\urgency to act.   

 

 

 

You may be right in paragraph one.  In paragraph two, I have to disagree.  Healthcare will be in top 3, but climate change probably will not make top ten in NOVEMBER elections.  Immigration, infrastructure and several others will rank above it.

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