Beyond the Rhetoric: Green New Deal – Wisdom of the New Democratic Party
2/12/2019, 1:57 p.m.
By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow
This is not your grandparents’ Democratic Party. Nor is it your parents’ Democratic Party. This is a group of socialistic, inexperienced “hotshots” who believe they have it all figured out. One of the rising stars is a 30-year-old aggressive (beyond progressive) from The Bronx. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a major player in the leadership of the new far left leaning DNC. She believes she has it all figured out. I guess she formed this while she worked her previous profession – bartender and waitress at a neighborhood restaurant. She has accomplished one major victory. She out campaigned a veteran Democrat who was an active member of the Ways & Means Committee. Her first ambition is to implement a new overall approach to environmentalism. She doesn’t sit on the environmental committee but that isn’t stopping her. The following proposal has nothing to do with her current committee assignments: Financial Services and Oversight. By the way, she is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Last week she unveiled her answer to the world climate problems. With no background or apparent research, she has put together a very aggressive and provocative proposition for us to accept and blindly follow her lead (she has no proven leadership experience whatsoever). With only her bachelor’s degree from Boston University, she has come up with a scientific strategy that will save our earth from the evil effects of Climate Change. Her budget for this endeavor is estimated (no justification or proof) over 100 trillion dollars. That is over four hundred percent of our current national debt. How are we going to pay for it? Who knows? So, let’s look at this remarkable Green New Deal.
She wants to remove all cows from our earth. Her intentions are to alleviate us from the methane gas that is caused by their farting. Our people, you can’t make this up. This is far from subtle! Imagine no more beef. This would be the demise of one of the most important sources for our sustenance. The meat sections of our grocery stores will be no more. Likewise, there goes our dairy sections -milk, butter, ice cream, etc. Basically, there goes our groceries stores per se. Some of the important ingredients in most of our cooking cuisine. There will be no more restaurants and cafeterias as we know them. Bye, bye Arby’s, Burger King, McDonalds and the like. How many millions of jobs is that going to cost? That is just the start of it!
Ranchers beware! AOC has planned your demise. Without ranches there would be no need for meat packing plants and the trucking industry will come to a halt. All the food stock that is grown for the cattle industry such as corn, wheat, soybeans, etc. will just go away overnight. Goodbye Archer Daniels, Quaker Oats and the like. Heavy farming equipment manufacturers such as John Deere, Caterpillar, etc. will wither away. Millions upon millions of jobs will cease. We are talking about an economic crisis that will make the Great Depression look like a picnic.