Far left Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is quickly going off the deep end. She’s been in office for less than three months but she is already referring to herself as the boss.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Ocasio-Cortez Rips Into Critics of Green New Deal: ‘I’m The Boss, How About That?’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) ripped into critics of her radical Green New Deal proposal in an interview Friday, declaring herself “the boss” since she was at least trying to solve a problem.
Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez rolled out the resolution that proposed a total overhaul of the U.S. economy and energy sectors over the next 10 years, coupled with progressive policies unrelated to addressing climate change. Critics, some of them on the left, derided it as far to expensive and impractical; kinder observers called it “aspirational.”
In an interview with Reshma Saujani of “Girls Who Code,” Ocasio-Cortez spoke of the doubters she had when she took on Rep. Joe Crowley (D., N.Y.) in her stunning Democratic primary upset last year and how she dismisses skeptics now.
“You know what? I don’t care anymore. I don’t care anymore, because again, I’m at least trying, and they’re not,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “So the power is in the person who’s trying, regardless of the success. If you’re trying, you’ve got all the power. You’re driving the agenda. You’re doing all this stuff.”
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On a related note, we now have a better idea of how much her Green New Deal would cost. It’s insane.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Could Cost $93 Trillion, Group Says
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ambitious plan to fight climate change won’t be cheap, according to a Republican-aligned think tank led by a former Congressional Budget Office director.
The so-called Green New Deal may tally between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years, concludes American Action Forum, which is run by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who directed the non-partisan CBO from from 2003 to 2005.
That includes between $8.3 trillion and $12.3 trillion to meet the plan’s call to eliminate carbon emissions from the power and transportation sectors and between $42.8 trillion and $80.6 trillion for its economic agenda including providing jobs and health care for all.
“The Green New Deal is clearly very expensive,” the group said in its analysis. “It’s further expansion of the federal government’s role in some of the most basic decisions of daily life, however, would likely have a more lasting and damaging impact than its enormous price tag.”
Can we stop pretending this is a serious proposal now?