On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) unveiled her much-vaunted “Geen New Deal,” and it’s even worse than you expected. Among other absurd things, it calls for abolishing cows, nuclear energy, and airplanes, “upgrading all existing buildings in the United States,” guaranteeing “high-quality health care” for all Americans, and spreading the Green New Deal to other countries. Oh, and it isn’t even technically a bill.
Ocasio-Cortez leaked a copy of the “Green New Deal” to National Public Radio (NPR), and her slipshod work in progress is a resolution. Rather than making law, the resolution states the “sense of the House of Representatives.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed the proposal Wednesday, saying, “The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it right?”
The resolution does not lay out specific plans but calls on Congress to “create a Green New Deal,” which will consist of a “10-year national mobilization” yet to be determined.