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Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief Of Staff Admits What The Green New Deal Is Really About — And It’s Not The Climate

Green New Deal Ocasio CortezDemocratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” is more about drastically overhauling the American economy than it is about combatting climate change, her top aide admitted.

Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, made the revealing admission in a meeting with Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate director in May. A Washington Post reporter accompanied Chakrabarti to the meeting for a magazine profile published Wednesday.

“The interesting thing about the Green New Deal, is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all,” Chakrabarti said to Inslee’s climate director, Sam Ricketts.

“Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing,” Chakrabarti added.

Ocasio-Cortez’s press office didn’t immediately return an inquiry regarding whether Chakrabarti’s admission would undermine the congresswoman’s Green New Deal advocacy.

The Green New Deal calls for a number of hard left proposals, including getting the U.S. entirely off of fossil fuels within ten years, providing universal health care, basic income programs and job guarantees.

The proposal also calls for “social, economic, racial, regional and gender-based justice and equality and cooperative and public ownership.”

Transitioning to “clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources” within ten years — just one of the Green New Deal’s expensive proposals — could cost more than $5 trillion, according to one estimate.

The Green New Deal in its entirety could cost up to $93 trillion over a decade, according to another estimate.

Reprinted with permission from - CDN - by Peter Hasson

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PaulE

All the policies that have been put forth by the Democrats going back decades have been about fundamentally changing the economic and social structure of the United States. This is nothing new. It is just most people have not been paying attention to what has been playing out in this country for quite some time. That AOC’s Chief of Staff was brazen enough to actually admit the GND was about much more than the left’s artificially manufactured crisis of “man-made climate change” simply demonstrates the left no longer feels it has to hide their true motives. From speaking with a number of these Socialists / Communists in the tri-state area, they all express the same desire to drop the pretense they have been hiding behind for decades and just want to publicly advocate for the kind of hard left socialist or communist government they want imposed on the United States.… Read more »

DianeM

Hmm, so once America has been destroyed and is another “has been” nation, where will the dems go to live? What other land is there that has been so blessed with freedom and opportunity? The lack of history being taught has caused such ignorance. People in England know more about our history than we do. I would suggest watching Monumental by Kirk Cameron for starters.

Carla

Climate Change is about who can launder the most money through their crooked Initiatives they have set up in Banks in really small countries!

Teri

As usual, the title of this proposed legislation is deceptive and a great deal of marketing must take place to provide voters with the true intent of this bill. It is NOT about climate and living “green”, but about advancing left wing agendas in economic, social, religious and cultural controls of the government over the people, not by the people for private and personal gain.

Marie Giddings

And we would pay for all this … how?

JoeUSooner

Try AOC and her staff (not for treason, but) for federal-level felony perjury – for failure to uphold her oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. Felony perjury carries the death penalty. Take this case to court and enforce it. NOW.

Carrie Bacon

Occasio-Cortez needs to be a one-term abberance and replaced in the next election, never again to disgrace the halls of Congress. And that is likely saying a lot, considering the outright thieves, swindlers and rapists that are already there. She is an example of the radical left’s effect on education in this country under the eight-year Reign of Terror foisted on the American People by Barack Hussein Obama and right out of the Cloward-Piven radical playbook.

Robert

The Green New Deal would destroy America’s economy, do nothing to stop climate change, and establish Socialism as our new economic system.

G. Dingas

Just another socialist plan. When are people going to wake up and realize we are at war for our way of life.

Helen Corey

Dems defend children who may or may not be with their real parents coming across border illegally, yet Dems support killing of unborn babies, and even babies who made the mistake of being just born.

Abilene Vickers

In other words, “lets cover up with lies to make the people feel good and we can do what we want as long as we have a few words of truth in all the lies.!”

Joyce Wood

I don’t trust the idea of that New Green Deal, in fact since she is totally against the American people, I don’t trust any bill you puts out! In fact I DON’T TRUST HER AT ALL!!!

Keith Chisholm

This isn’t just Democrats, it’s Democrats and Republicans, and it’s all about power. All of this follows UN Agenda 21, signed by George H. Bush in 1992. Do some research, follow the maps and plans and be afraid, very afraid.

Greg Russell

Its just like any other intrusive government regulation. Its not about anything but control.

Susan Leary

AOC doesn’t need to be changing things. Our economy is booming.

Lloyd

What arrogance. Not a functioning brain cell between them.

Joseph Kiesznopski

i other words SOCIALISM at it’s worst.

John Hawkins

A.O.C. another communist trying to gain more power and control over the people with her worthless snow job of ideas. Let’s let the “free” enterprise system do it’s job like it always has rewarding people for innovation, creativity, and hard work. Luck is Laboring Under Correct Knowledge or when hard work meets with opportunity. If people prepare themselves then the American dream is still there to take hold of like all of the success stories of people from 3rd world countries who become great successes in America. Forget these communists who want something for nothing and to steel freedom away from the American people. If you don’t have a piece of the American pie you still can. Long live The “free” enterprise system.

Nick

Hitler promised most of the same things and look at what happened.

Robert Bellingar

Where are the American citizens getting the money to put this into action. I believe it is nothing but a bid to take liberty away from every citizen. You cannot tell me that the representative came up with that. Some of what she wrote is just plain stupid. Does she understand you can’t build railroads across the oceans? These people must have been skipping school most of their education..