Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has become known for pushing the radical Green New Deal in hyperbolic terms.
From NY Post:
“We’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’ ” the progressive darling said in January, speaking of herself and her fellow millennials. “And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II.”
Last week, she ratcheted up the rhetoric: “It is basically a scientific consensus that the lives of our children are going to be very difficult” due to climate change. “And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: is it OK to still have children?”
The guiding principle of her eco-vision is to bring about “a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases” within 10 years.
This, of course, would be crazy, impossibly expensive, destroy the economy and cost all kinds of jobs.
But, hey, why let facts and reality enter into it?
And the New York Post pointed out that she hasn’t been practicing what she’s preaching.
She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone.
In all, Ocasio-Cortez spent $29,365.70 on those emissions-spewing vehicles, along with car and van rentals — even though her Queens HQ was a one-minute walk to the 7 train.
The campaign shelled out only $8,335.41 on 52 MetroCard transactions.
This despite the claim from her spokesperson, “Everyone — top to bottom — used the MetroCards.”
And this despite her own criticism of Uber taking business from yellow taxi cabs. Her campaign only billed seven rides to yellow cabs in a year and a half.
By comparison, fellow freshman Rep. Max Rose — whose district is more than twice the size of AOC’s and, like hers, spans two boroughs — listed only 329 transactions for car services, totaling $6,091.29, campaign filings show.
In a district with limited transit options and a $17 Verrazzano Bridge toll, Rose spent only $732 more than AOC on gas and tolls — an indicator of personal car usage.
Ocasio-Cortez was pretty perturbed with the New York Post for daring to actually report on her hypocrisy.
But then the co-founder of Greenpeace Patrick Moore blasted her but good.
But that wasn’t the first time Moore had called her out.
Obviously, Moore is not a fan.