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Ocasio-Cortez Responds After Alaska Governor Says Dems’ Green New Deal Will Collapse His State’s Economy

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dismissed Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s concerns that the News York Democrat’s climate policies would wreck his state’s economy.

“Yeah that’s kind of the point,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter Tuesday in response to a tweet from RealClearPolitics reporter Phillip Wegmann who noted that Dunleavy told him that the s0-called Green New Deal “would impact our civilization as we know it.”

“The climate crisis threatens our way of life, and we must decarbonize our economy & way of life to save the planet,” Ocasio-Cortez added in a follow-up tweet.

She added: “I wish it wasn’t such a bad situation too, but previous generations failed to act & now young people need to deal w the science of our future & create opportunity.” Reports have since come out suggesting the GND would have cost nearly $93 trillion over a decade.

Ocasio-Cortez’s brainchild would have cost $36,100 to $65,300 per American household per year, according to the right-leaning American Action Forum. Those goals include “net-zero” emissions, widespread high-speed rail, guaranteed jobs, universal health care and upgrading every building.

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Alaska’s oil and gas industry has exploded in recent years, producing more than 17 billion barrels of oil, accounting for roughly 20 percent of U.S. oil and gas production between 1980 and 2000.

Republicans defeated the proposal 57 to 0 in March as Democratic lawmakers derided the vote as a political gesture meant to rile up conservatives ahead of an election year. Republicans have called the legislation a socialistic plot and Democrats mostly called the vote a ploy to embarrass their party.

Ocasio-Cortez has not responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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2 comments

  1. More democrat blah blah blah. “That’s the pont”????? That’s your answer. Cortez is not only stupid but she is also selfish to the n-th degree. This dumb green deal will not effect the powerful corrupt politicians in Washington so they think let’s do it – I’m safe. Time for a radical change to get these socialists and communists out of our government. We can start with her. What an absolute idiot. GET RID OF HER !!!!! VOTE HER OUT !!!!

  2. Force Recon Marine

    LIEberals rely on Consensus Opinion for everything. They have no ability to be objective on their own opting for the opinions of idiots who only want grant money from the government.
    Let me introduce you to my favorite BS detector-Michael Crichton. May he rest in peace:
    “I want to pause here and talk about this notion of consensus, and the rise of what has been called consensus science. I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had.
    Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.
    There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.” – From Aliens cause Global Warming Speech, Michael Crichton

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