Four years ago, socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her much-older socialist ally in the Senate, Ed Markey, D-Mass., made shockwaves by introducing a sweeping proposal for a Green New Deal.
The Green New Deal is one of the most socialistic legislative proposals ever conceived in Congress. It would, among many other things, create massive new spending programs, eliminate “pollution and greenhouse gas emissions as much as technologically feasible,” transform all U.S. manufacturing and transportation, and upgrade “all existing buildings in the United States.”
The Green New Deal would also make substantial changes to America’s vast agricultural industry, create a jobs guarantee, and provide all people with government-managed health care, “economic security,” healthy food and “access to nature.”
Unsurprisingly, the Green New Deal is likely the costliest legislation proposed to date. The American Action Forum estimates the final price tag could be as high as $94.4 trillion. …
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Justin Haskins is a New York Times bestselling author and political commentator, the president and founder of The Henry Dearborn Liberty Network, and the director of the Socialism Research Center at The Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank. (His work here does not necessarily reflect the views of The Heartland Institute.) Follow him on Twitter @JustinTHaskins.