Remember when I was saying something nice about Ocasio-Cortez this morning on her comments about Manafort?
Well that didn’t last long…
THE HILL – Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that any plan to sufficiently address the climate crisis will need to cost at least $10 trillion.
“I think we really need to get to $10 trillion to have a shot,” the progressive firebrand said in response to a question from The Hill in the Capitol.
“I know it’s a ton,” she added. “I don’t think anyone wants to spend that amount of money, it’s not a fun number to say, I’m not excited to say we need to spend $10 trillion on climate, but … it’s just the fact of the scenario.”
I’m sure you’re not even phased anymore by the idiocy that comes out of her lips. She’ll drive the world into bankruptcy and poverty over her obsession with Global Warming (aka Climate Change) if we let her.
Now AOC doesn’t put forth a time frame, but I’m guessing she’d say the bulk of that money must be spent in the next decade or so given how the world’s gonna end in 12 years if we don’t do something…
Her comments seem to pit her against the amounts put forth by 2020 Democrats running for president:
Ocasio-Cortez, who helped popularize a set of principles known as the Green New Deal, said that of all the climate plans from the Democratic presidential candidates, she was most supportive of proposals from Gov. Jay Inslee (Wash.), which surpassed $5 trillion, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (Mass.), which included a $2 trillion green manufacturing element.
She said she was also encouraged that 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden had put out a $5 trillion climate plan, though she criticized the former vice president’s proposal for having less-ambitious goals and timelines than others.
Didn’t I tell you yesterday that Biden’s proposal still sounded like ‘middle ground’? It only spent 1.7 trillion in the first 10 years, and that is clearly only a drop in the bucket for someone like AOC.