If the early 2019 lunacy coming from Democratic candidates is any indication, 2020’s Democratic primary season will be a circus with everyone trying to out-freak each other in a race to be crowned craziest of them all. Case-in-point: The Green New Deal. Senator Kamala Harris joined Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren in officially endorsing the multi-trillion-dollar plan to derail the economy.
She even took it a step further by acknowledging the cost will be high but that “it’s not about a cost.”
“There’s no question we have to be practical. But being practical also recognizes that climate change is an existential threat to us as human beings,” Harris began. “Being practical recognizes that greenhouse gas emissions are threat to our air, and threatening our planet. And that it is well within our capacity as human beings to change our behaviors in a way that we can reduce its effect. That’s practical. Of course we can afford it.”
Actually, no. We can’t afford it. We can’t afford to give the federal government an ounce more control over or lives. That’s the problem the left seems to miss. Most of our problems aren’t solved by government. Today, most of our problems are caused by government.
We only need to look at healthcare to realize that as bad as we thought things were before the federal government got fully involved, it was nothing compared to the problems we’re facing today after less than a decade of government involvement. Prices going up. Quality going down. Rhetoric going up. Solutions going down.
Senator Harris and her cronies are wanting to push us further into the hole of government control over every aspect of our lives. This has been steadily happening for over two decades, but the proposals from the modern-day left are so outrageous, they make anything proposed by President Obama or non-President Hillary seem downright moderate.
Yes, the Green New Deal would cost too much. No, we do not need to figure out a way to make it happen. There are reasonable solutions to make the environment cleaner without destroying the nation from the inside. That’s what the GND will do.