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    Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I just read a "diary" on another site and it seems that AOC's proposal doesn't go far enough. Their idea is that the GND is more about influencing demand where the real emphasis needs to be on ceasing production. The diarist doesn't offer any specifics but it seems that nothing less than elimination of all fossil fuels will be acceptable.
    I feel like the last decade or so has removed all filters on crazy. I feel like there used to at least be a pretense at rational goals and taking reasonable steps to achieve them. I assume you mention the diary because they want those fuels gone yesterday with no transition or regard for insane costs or inability to replace them on a functioning level.

    The majority of consumers would be just fine with eliminating use of fossil fuels. That is, as long as it's done intelligently and phased out. I personally don't care how my lights turn on as long as I can rely on them doing so.

    I feel like 20 years ago, liberal was being thrown around as a slur and no one would admit to being in the socialist party. Now they are a primary branch of the left. Is my memory just off?
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    Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Gosh. That's odd. She didn't mention the need to cut the military in half, and confiscate privately-owned gasoline automobiles. Wonder why she left that section out.
    Are they gonna install electric stations in foreign countries to fuel our electric tanks in case we go to war? Will lawnmowers be electric? What if the grass is wet?

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    Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    Oh you would be so so wrong. I really wish I wasn’t bound by client confidentiality. The myths and perceptions that people like yourself parrot, I would love to confont you with reality.
    If they don't pay taxes at all, how does the top 1% cover %40 of all collected income tax revenue? And how does the top 10% cover 70%? Worth mentioning they actually only collect %20 and %47 of taxes respectively, meaning they pay a higher percentage of their income and cover most of the income taxes in general.

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    Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

    Quote Originally Posted by Mongidig View Post
    I like things just the way they are!
    If you read all the bullet points of what this moron is proposing it has a lot more to do about a wet dream of progressives than anything else. This proposal is dead in the water so I submit you will continue to enjoy things the way they are.

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    Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    Promising free stuff usually doesn't go over too badly in an election. Also, the left is pretty sure they have an easy win in 2020, so they are going with the further left candidates. They better hope they don't end up going too far putting up someone as crazy as Clinton or it will be another close fight, no matter how many independents Trump offends.
    Not only is her plan dumb, it is totalitarian in design. People wonder why socialism fails and ultimately descends into dictatorship need only to examine this plan. Who is this 29 year old know-nothing and what makes her think she has the right to make the rules for how every American must live? What fuel is permitted for us to use? She is a socialist and a totalitarian and an idiot in no particular order. And as bad as she is, the cowardly democrats who dont dare criticize her and embrace her ignorance are worse
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    Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Not only is her plan dumb, it is totalitarian in design. People wonder why socialism fails and ultimately descends into dictatorship need only to examine this plan. Who is this 29 year old know-nothing and what makes her think she has the right to make the rules for how every American must live? What fuel is permitted for us to use? She is a socialist and a totalitarian and an idiot in no particular order. And as bad as she is, the cowardly democrats who dont dare criticize her and embrace her ignorance are worse
    The arrogance that she knows what is best comes from the attitude of moral superiority SJWs and socialists. If you disagree, you are just a racist or denier or whatever label lets them dismiss you in that context. I mean here, we're saving the planet and giving everyone the perfect job and happiness. What kind of horrible person are you to think there might be flaws in that plan!?

    As for calling her out, I do imagine she gets a lot of feedback behind closed doors. If they fight her publicly, they will subject themselves to the same name calling and dismissive behavior. Besides, they want to seem unified.

    Hell, when they do fight their own, it ends up with stuff like the attacks on Bernie. He is now a racist because he treated the black woman the same as anyone else and did his usual rebuttal to SOTU after she did hers. He should have shut up and let her keep the spotlight and it's only because she's black that he's doing the same thing he has for years. See also Northam being pressured to resign for a 35 year old pic.
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    Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

    Quote Originally Posted by Mongidig View Post
    Are they gonna install electric stations in foreign countries to fuel our electric tanks in case we go to war? Will lawnmowers be electric? What if the grass is wet?
    You sound like a flat Earth science denier, with your inconvenient questions

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    Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

    Quote Originally Posted by Mongidig View Post
    I'm looking forward to watching the liberal tears again after Trump wins in 2020. Whacko's like AOC will make sure that happens.

    The Democrats better cut these people off before it spreads too far.

    Proposals like these look pretty on paper until you realize the cost and the unintended consequences. Then there is the not so good history of Socialism.
    Please tell us how that happens....

    The man barely won a Russian aided election in which he carried Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan by less than 80,000 votes, mostly economically diseffected independents and democrats willing to give him a chance. He has done nothing to deliver on his empty promises to those people. Have you looked at the 2018 elections, particularly just how blue Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan were in 2018?

    Meanwhile 53% of Americans think Trump is unfit for office (not doing a bad job, but they believe he can't do the job)

    https://poll.qu.edu/national/release...ReleaseID=2567
    https://poll.qu.edu/national/release...ReleaseID=2593

    and 57% said they absolutely would not vote for him in 2020 (not probably not, absolutely not)....

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ne...ars-2019-01-17

    Trump has done nothing to expand his base. It has been doing nothing but constricting, as evidenced by fact that he can not drive his approval any higher than 44%.

    Sorry, but the facts tell us that a Trump reelection is anything other than a fantasy on your part. I am sure others would like to hear you make the logical case for his reelection. We will be awaiting.

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    Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post


    Part of her New Green Deal is to " Get rid of farting cows "...
    No joke, that's verbatim

    So are we going to slaughter millions of cows ? Her New Green deal isn't even original. She stole Canada's " Leap Manifesto " plan and put her name on it

    No, the majority of Americans do not support this Marxist fool or her regressive agenda.
    I don't think switching America over to a high fiber diet will really solve the country's farting problem, anyway.
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    Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

    Some have noted how the outline for the plan has disappeared from her website.

    https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/
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