The environmentalist crowd has never been known for proposing plans that have much in the way of common sense involved, but the Green New Deal officially proposed this week by Congresscritter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes the cake. It’s so over the top with pie in the sky proposals that it should come with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
There are writers and journalists who actually put on their hip waders and dove into the details of the proposal. The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh came up with a short list of pipe dreams that would be doomed to fail if the darn bill ever actually made it out of committee.
1. “Upgrade or replace every building in US for state-of-the-art energy efficiency.”
All Americans should think about this for a minute. Every building in the entire country would be retrofitted for efficiency or replaced. Even the ones on the National Register, apparently. We’ll have to spend lots of money to save a little more. (There’s a good chance all this efficiency has been done already where feasible.)
2. “Totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high- speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary, create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle.”
“Green” energy, electricity, begins with coal, nuclear material, and harnessing the power of nature, but don’t let that get in the way of a good boondoggle and cars that can only be driven so far before needing to stop for hours to refuel. And, seriously, the TSA lines and procedures might be a pain in the backside when traveling by air, but it’s faster and cheaper than high-speed rail which would most likely cause environmental damage on the earth’s surface if actually built, thus defeating part of the purpose of the proposal.
3. “A job with a family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations, and retirement security for every American.”
A “job” doesn’t mean a person actually works. Family and medical leave we can negotiate, but, really, this is socialism at its finest, and We the People rejected that long ago.
4. “Plant lots of trees.”
Apparently, this is actually in the proposal, and while few people have a problem with additional trees, other than leaf raking, such projects should probably be left to the states.
5. Abolish cows.
Seriously, Walsh’s take is priceless:
Actually “farting cows,” specifically. Yes, the phrase “farting cows” appears, verbatim, in this allegedly serious proposal written by a United States congresswoman. Here is the full context: “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”
The implication is that getting rid of gassy cows is a goal, but it may not be achievable in 10 years. This may be the most reasonable concession Cortez makes. But, longterm, what will happen to the farting cows? Will they be sent off to an island for flatulent bovine? Will they be launched into space? And how will we make up for all of the lost meat and milk that many Americans depend upon to live? Does Cortez have plans to genetically engineer cows who don’t pass gas? These specifics are not provided.
Not to mention not having prime rib or filet mignon on special occasions.
Jeez. One district in New York actually elected this person. We the People just have to laugh because it’s sad that any such person got elected to Congress.