We’ve been mocking the Green New Deal for the last few days. We can’t help it. It’s just so darn mockable. I mean, this “significant” political document actually has the phrase “farting cows” in it. These people whine about wanting to essentially “phase out” airplanes, and as we’ve previously pointed out, it promises to provide economic security for those “unwilling” to work.
But there’s more. The Federalist lays out some of the most insane parts of the deal.
- Ban affordable energy. GND calls for the elimination of all fossil fuel energy production, the lifeblood of American industry and life, which includes not only all oil but also natural gas — one of the cheapest sources of American energy, and one of the reasons the United States has been able to lead the world in carbon-emissions reduction.
- Eliminate nuclear energy. The GND also calls for eliminating all nuclear power, one of the only productive and somewhat affordable “clean” energy sources available to us, in 11 years. This move would purge around 20 percent of American energy generation so you can rely on intermittent wind for your energy needs.
- Eliminate 99 percent of cars. To be fair, under the GND, everyone will need to retrofit their cars with Flintstones-style foot holes or pedals for cycling. The authors state that the GND would like to replace every “combustion-engine vehicle” — trucks, airplanes, boats, and 99 percent of cars — within ten years. Charging stations for electric vehicles will be built “everywhere,” though how power plants will provide the energy needed to charge them is a mystery.
Betcha didn’t catch that, huh?
That’s STRAIGHT FROM the original document. Page 5. They want to get rid of vehicles as we know it, as well as air travel. Have fun with that, Hawaii.
The Green New Deal also guarantees a job with a “family-sustaining wage.” Oh, and free college, because duh.
First page. See for yourself. S/o to the part about providing economic security to people who are too lazy to work.
It also promises healthy food for all. Not kidding.
I know we continue to highlight the EXTRA insane parts, but there’s more insanity all up in there. Read it. It’s not too many pages.
This is what Democrats want. Ban meat. Ban cars. Ban gassy cows. Free college. Guaranteed jobs (orrrr the option not to work). The government will take care of everything.
h/t The Federalist