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Dem Sen. Murphy: Green New Deal Comparable to Moon Landing

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez  during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol ‘Brilliant!’ Trump supports Democrats’ Green Dream to ‘eliminate all planes, cars, cows & military’
Sandra Phillips | 12 February, 2019, 02:12

The claim from the fact sheet that was met with the most blowback was a claim that the Green New Deal could provide "economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work".

The Green New Deal resolution, outlining the core tenets of what should be included in future legislation, arrived to considerable fanfare, dramatically shifting the terms of the climate policy debate away from carbon pricing schemes toward the kind of aggressive government action scientists say matches the scale of the problem. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)-with renewed energy to build "an unprecedented political coalition" to radically transform the nation's energy system and address the climate crisis while also facilitating a just transition to a new, greener economy.

Elaborating on her stance, Cortez said that the funding for her latest proposal would have to come from sources that expand beyond the realm of traditional taxation. Delgado and AOC: "a bad deal for NY".

When he told students what, exactly, was in the deal, responses changed.

The billionaire businessman and a proud climate change skeptic stopped short of traditionally branding it the "worst deal" ever, but he apparently believes spending trillions to fully transform and rebuild the United States economy would be a waste that'd undermine America's competitive advantage on the world stage.

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The plan has already received the endorsements of Democrat presidential candidates, like Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris but, for others, it has turned heads for its drastic approach to fighting climate change.

Some of the students made clear that they perceive global warming as an apocalyptic concern.

"I definitely support this movement". Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), who has maintained interest in making another run for the Democratic nomination but not yet announced his candidacy, is also a co-sponsor of the resolution. The proponents of the deal aim to phase the country off fossil fuels and nuclear energy in 10 years.

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has attracted more online and media attention this year than any Democrat running for president, Axios reported on Monday.

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