US lawmakers lining up behind "Green New Deal" soc-utopian package


EXCERPT: Democrats are lining up to support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” [...] As it stands, the “Green New Deal” is more aspirational than actual policy. [...] More than 40 Democratic lawmakers support the “Green New Deal” as part of a broad plan to fight global warming and bring about what they see as “economic, social and racial justice.”

A poll found most Americans supported the deal, but knew little about it. But the big question is when Americans find out what’s in the “Green New Deal,” will they be willing to pay for it?

[...] “This is going to be the New Deal, the Great Society, the moon shot, the civil-rights movement of our generation,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a panel event in early December alongside Sanders, a likely 2020 presidential contender.

[...] Since the “Green New Deal” lacks specifics, it’s hard to gauge the total cost, but similar climate and welfare policies are estimated to cost trillions of dollars. [...] On top of that, the non-energy-related portions of the Green New Deal could cost trillions more, including universal health care and guaranteed income. [...] both the New Deal and Great Society have left U.S. taxpayers on the hook for trillions in debt and unfunded liabilities — somewhere between $87 trillion and $222 trillion...

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Outgoing Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill dismisses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a 'shiny new object'

SUMMARY: (1) Sen. Claire McCaskill, the outgoing Missouri Democrat, had sharp words for Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling her a "bright shiny new object" who hasn't yet proven she can make change in Washington.

(2) McCaskill, a moderate who believes the Democratic Party must do more to appeal to red and purple-state voters, argued that failing to fulfill the left's promises could further alienate voters from the party.

(3) "I'm a little confused why she's the thing," McCaskill told CNN of Ocasio-Cortez.

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Claire McCaskill to Ocasio-Cortez: Don't anger working class

EXCERPT: Outgoing Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is warning incoming progressive lawmakers that alienating the white working class is a recipe for disaster for Democrats working on getting results.

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others who are lurching the Democratic Party away from its traditional positions should respect working class people, McCaskill told CNN Monday during an exit interview. The Democratic senator lost her re-election bid in November.

“I hope she also realizes that the parts of the country that are rejecting the Democratic Party, like a whole lot of white working-class voters, need to hear about how their work is going to be respected, and the dignity of their jobs, and how we can really stick to issues that we can actually accomplish something on,” McCaskill said of the incoming New York representative.

She went on to note that Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, talks a lot but added: “The rhetoric is cheap. Getting results is a lot harder.” McCaskill’s broadside was a parting shot at a Democratic Party that she and others believe is moving away from its bread and butter: supporting and protecting blue-collar jobs....

Pretty deceptive to title this "US lawmakers", as if there is any bipartisan support for this nonsense. Comes across as click bait.

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