by Brandon J. Weichert –
If you haven’t read the details of the Green New Deal, let me save you the trouble: it’s a raging assault on America’s already-declining working-and-middle-class. When Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her fellow Green-Marxists in the Democratic Party put forward their proposal, they made it clear that this program was intended to be used on the “most at-risk” communities in the United States.
Thenow-deleted (though it is archived) FAQ section on Congresswoman Cortez’s website specifically outlines the need to “Reverse climate change by fully rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, restoring our natural ecosystems, dramatically expanding renewable power generation, overhauling our entire transportation system, upgrading all our buildings, jumpstarting US clean manufacturing, transforming US agriculture.”
The Green New Deal policy says that all of these newfangled processes will be tried on “The frontline communities that are already facing the ravages of climate change and pollution and working-class communities reliant on fossil fuel industries.”
Interestingly, the Democratic Party’s vast new social engineering project will notbe tried in the towns and communities where America’s billionaires and pentamillionaires reside. No, according to the Green New Dealers, it’s not their wealthy friends who are the cause of global warming. It’s you and your struggling family. You are the dirty, rotten polluters who have to rely on the far more efficient and affordable fossil fuel-driven technology to get through the day. America’s democratic globalist managerial elite can afford to drive Teslas and subside on overpriced Kale juice from Whole Foods. It’s you SUV-driving, God-fearing, hard-working, mortgage-paying, middle-class Americans with your pesky 2.5 kids that are the problem!
Fact is, this proposal is not about protecting the vulnerable working-class communities from the supposed effects of anthropogenic climate change. How could it be? Poverty is one of the greatest contributors to supposed man-made Global Warming. Yet, the Green New Deal would eviscerate the job market for most Americans, rendering everyone poorer.
The United States is not the first country that has tried a Green economic model. Spain is one notably example. The results were disastrous. According to a 2011 AEI report written by Kenneth P. Green, “Green programs in Spain destroyed 2.2 jobs for every green job created.” The 2011 report went on to state that, “The capital needed for one green job in Italy could create almost five jobs in the general economy.” And, of those new Green manufacturing jobs, most were higher-skilled than the old-type manufacturing jobs — meaning the working-class, again, got hardest hit.