Democrat presidential hopefuls Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand publicly endorsed U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical ‘Green New Deal’, which would require rebuilding every building in the United States.
Eager to please the new Democrat firebrand, several Democrat Presidential candidates have already endorsed Ocasio-Cortez’s radical ‘Green New Deal’, which she claims would pay for itself. Absent from their endorsement was any mention of the staggering cost of rebuilding or “upgrading” every building in the United States to become compliant with the proposed legislation.
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According to the text of the bill, it would require the United States to go through the arduous process of “upgrading all existing buildings in the United States and building new buildings to achieve maximal energy efficiency, water efficiency, safety, affordability, comfort, and durability, including through electrification.”
While Ocasio-Cortez has claimed the bill would pay for itself, there is no mention to the potentially astronomical cost of rebuilding or “upgrading” all existing buildings. In New York City’s Manhattan alone, there are 60,000 individual buildings, and government estimates suggest there are 5.7 million commercial buildings throughout the United States.
The vast majority of these buildings would likely not meet Ocasio-Cortez’s standards.
Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ would also tackle the menace of farting cows in the agricultural sector by “working collaboratively with farmers and ranchers.”
Additionally, it would require discontinuing use of the majority of existing vehicles by requiring “zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and manufacturing,” and necessitate an unknown amount of spending on nationwide public transport, which the bill claims will help with “mitigating and managing the long-term adverse health, economic, and other effects of pollution and climate change.”
It appears Ocasio-Cortez is successfully dragging the Democrat Party further to the left, and away from any semblance of sanity.
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