GRABBING AT STRAWS: Beto O’Rourke Proposes Spending $5 Trillion To Fight Climate Change (VIDEO)

Beto O’Rourke is suddenly going nowhere fast. He has virtually stagnated in polls and the media, which was swooning over him a month ago, now won’t give him the time of day.

In an effort to stay relevant, he is now proposing his own version of the Green New Deal.

FOX News reports:

Beto’s Green New Deal? Flagging in polls, O’Rourke unveils $5T climate change plan

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, trailing in the polls despite a high-profile campaign launch, sought to prove his policy chops by unveiling a $5 trillion plan to battle climate change and reach net zero carbon emissions in the U.S. by 2050.

“The greatest threat we face — which will test our country, our democracy, every single one of us — is climate change. We have one last chance to unleash the ingenuity and political will of hundreds of millions of Americans to meet this moment before it’s too late,” the former three-term congressman from Texas warned as he unveiled his proposal Monday.

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O’Rourke’s plan – his first major policy rollout since launching his presidential campaign in mid-March – calls for “mobilizing” $5 trillion over 10 years to transform the nation’s aging infrastructure and spur innovation to help communities lead the fight against climate change. O’Rourke’s campaign calls the price tag the “single largest investment in fighting climate change in history.”

“Beto’s $5 trillion in new government spending is strictly designed to impress his chardonnay swilling coastal elite friends. The fact is the money has to come from someone and taxpayers across the country are not going to foot the bill for Beto’s crazy plans,” Republican National Committee spokesperson Mandi Merritt said in a statement.

Watch the video below:

At the same time, a far left organization called the Sunrise Movement, which played a major role in AOC’s Green New Deal, is rejecting Beto’s proposal for not going far enough:

It will never be enough for the far left.

And Beto might be finished, if this is any indication.

 

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