Sometimes, something is just so over-the-top stupid, that you have to disappear it. That’s what has happened to Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with her “New Green Deal”, which made “greenhouse gas reductions” down to ZERO the centerpiece of her policy. It was so ridiculous, so embarrassingly bad, that it had to be disappeared:
Fortunately, the Internet never forgets:
“We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”
The FAQ, which Ocasio-Cortez’s office removed from her website amid online backlash (although it is still available on NPR’s website) additionally stated:
IPCC Report said global emissions must be cut by by 40-60% by 2030. US is 20% of total emissions. We must get to 0 by 2030 and lead the world in a global Green New Deal.
“This is a massive transformation of our society with clear goals and a timeline” at a “scale not seen since World War 2.”
Let. that. sink. in.
But then, there’s this gem:
Economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work
Riiiiight. All the templates of a wealth redistribution scheme, right there.
Of course, she’s been excoriated, and rightfully so, from both sides.
The stupid in this case, it burns white-hot like a magnesium fire.
But maybe it doesn’t matter, because after-all, according to AOC, the world will end in 12 years anyway.