Green New Deal: "Air Travel Stops Becoming Necessary"
Excerpt: This morning, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released an overview of the Democrat “Green New Deal” which threatens "a massive transformation of our society." Below are the details of the proposal. Rebuild every single building in the U.S. “Upgrade or replace every building in US for state-of-the-art energy efficiency.” Will end all traditional forms of energy in the next ten years. The Green New Deal is “a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society at a scale not seen since World War 2 to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.” Plans to ban nuclear energy within 10 years if possible. “It’s unclear if we will be able to decommission every nuclear plant within 10 years, but the plan is to transition off of nuclear and all fossil fuels as soon as possible.” Build trains across oceans and end all air travel! “Build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary”. Don’t invest in new technology of Carbon Capture and Storage, just plant trees instead! “We believe the right way to capture carbon is to plant trees and restore our natural ecosystems. CCUS technology to date has not proven effective.” Mandates all new jobs be unionized. “Ensure that all GND jobs are union jobs that pay prevailing wages and hire local.” May include a carbon tax. “We’re not ruling a carbon tax out, but a carbon tax would be a tiny part of a Green New Deal.” May include cap and trade. “…Cap and trade may be a tiny part of the larger Green New Deal plan.” How much will it cost? No estimate of the total cost of implementing the Green New deal is offered by Ocasio-Cortez. However, as Ocasio-Cortez admits, “even if every billionaire and company came together and were willing to pour all the resources at their disposal into this investment, the aggregate value of the investments they could make would not be sufficient.”(Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (now often referred to as "AOC") has one again decided to share her wisdom and her view of the golden future ahead for the nation. Reading this list keeps me torn between wanting to roll on the ground laughing or beating my head on the wall crying. The naivete, ignorance, and silliness of her ideas are just like an giant wave that comes along, slams you down, and carries you away. No planes anymore, just many tens of thousands of high speed rail lines all over the landscape, a landscape dominated by wind towers and solar panels. And even though nuclear power doesn't emit CO2, no matter, get rid of all of that too. Sure, we'll fill the enormous demand for megawatts across the nation with nothing but green energy. (Throw out that woodstove, can't use those either if you want to achieve that goal of no carbon emissions.) People in Maine and North Dakota will learn to live in six layers of clothing when it's cold, people in south Florida and the hotter regions of the country will go back to sleeping in the afternoons and partying in the late night in the summers. And yes, we'll be a bit short of disposable income after all the new taxes and fees hit to support it all. Assuming even it's possible to tax enough to pay off the many trillions involved. This is the face of the new Democratic Party? I wonder how that's going to work out in that entire membership. --Del. Just trying to implement some of this would drive the poverty rate over 50%. I was once that young, but never that stupid. as John Wayne said, "Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid." ~Bob)