Running Away from the Crazier Parts of the Green New Deal

Cranach | 2/11/2019 | Staff
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As virtually every declared Democratic candidate for president has pledged fealty to the Green New Deal, questions have arisen as to what it actually calls for.

When conservative TV host Tucker Carlson interviewed an advisor to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) about the proposal’s provision to given a guaranteed income to those “unwilling to work,” the advisor denied that it was in there. He claimed that Carlson was referencing a false version of the document. Some Democrats said that the parts of the document that were getting the most ridicule–including the professed desire to eliminate air travel and cow flatulence–were a hoax perpetuated by Republicans who were circulating a doctored document. Later, though, the advisor and Ocasio-Cortez admitted that the document, a FAQ about the proposal, was real and did come from her office. They said it was an early draft, not intended for release.

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The official Congressional resolution, which over sixty Democrats have co-sponsored, is not nearly so specific. But if the FAQ was prepared by advocates of the plan, that would suggest it reflects their thinking. Besides, most of the Democratic candidates who announced their support for the Green New Deal were agreeing to the earlier version that had...
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