MSNBC host Ali Velshi pushed the Green New Deal from far left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the air and dismissed its astronomical cost as well. Of course, the plan is really about instituting socialism, not saving the planet from climate change but MSNBC won’t tell you that.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Velshi Dismisses Cost of Green New Deal: It’s Kind of Ridiculous When We’re Wrecking the Earth
MSNBC host Ali Velshi on Wednesday came to the defense of the Green New Deal and pushed back against critics who believe that it would cost tens of trillions of dollars.
Velshi brought on New Consensus Policy Director Rhiana Gunn-Wright, who helped develop the resolution to combat climate change, to discuss some of the concerns that critics have about the environmental plan. He began by asking her to address the the people who don’t know how much the Green New Deal will cost or believe it will cost too much money…
“I hate estimates that don’t have anything on the benefits side of the equation including the fact that maybe we’ll save Planet Earth for our children or grandchildren and as Mastercard would say, that’s ‘priceless.'” Velshi said.
One of Gunn-Wright’s responses revolved around how much money she believes the Green New Deal would save, which she says would include market mechanisms. She claims that the United States would save $5 trillion and the economy would grow 2.5 times.
“But we live in a world where people do that math, right? So what do we do? Because I want to be able to– people tell me this all the time ‘This is ridiculous. it’s going to cost us so much money’ and I say, ‘It’s kind of ridiculous that we’re wrecking the Earth,’ but they want the math,” Velshi said.
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The Green New Deal would not only cost tens of trillions of dollars, it would wreck the economy in the process.
FOX News reports:
Green New Deal would destroy American Dream, create American Nightmare
The nonbinding Green New Deal resolution supported by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York and many fellow Democrats in Congress – including some running for president – makes absolutely no sense. It is a fantasy based on hopes and dreams with no basis in reality.
There’s never been a more economically destructive, job-killing, environmentally harmful, costly and impractical proposal that has drawn so much support from members of Congress and White House hopefuls.
Not only is the Green New Deal impossible to achieve. Just trying to accomplish its absurd and harmful goals could send our nation into another Great Depression, throw millions of Americans out of work, and turn the American Dream into a nightmare.
It’s not a serious policy proposal. It didn’t even really come from AOC. It came from the far left ‘Justice Democrats’ who back her.