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Thanks for pointing that out. I guess maybe choosing an outfit from JC Penney might have been a little tacky for Vanity Fair. But then again, AOC still uses air travel and large gas guzzling SUV’s, all while her moral compass says they need to be eliminated.
I agree with her, but I fly, Occasionally use air conditioning and heat, don’t drive a hybrid. I do a lot to conserve energy, but not everything works for me.
I agree with you to some extent. I am also for less pollution. But I think her policies are extreme. She is critical of the beef and dairy industry because cows produce too much methane gas. Her Green New Deal is incredibly expensive and would end the US’s position as a world leader in energy.
https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/02/07/ale ... r-now.html
I don’t understand our country’s infatuation with AOC. She is 30 years old and her most significant previous work experience was as an intern for Bernie Sanders and waitress and bartender. We are more critical of how much experience our new offensive coordinator has versus how much experience a congress member needs to craft an energy policy that could alter the way our country operates.
The Green New Deal isn’t expensive and is very conservative. It’s cheap in my opinion and is the kind of idea I’m more accustomed to see coming from the right. The jobs it creates pays for it. Not to mention all the benefits. Reminds me of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which had huge support from the construction and auto industry to name a couple. Signed by George HW Bush. Once the oil industry is ready, which is soon, Republicans will be falling all over themselves to get behind this. I know a big time executive with BP who has done a 180 on green energy in the past three years. He’s a huge Republican and supports AOC.
Have you seen her speak in the House. She’s very easy to relate to and is very good at breaking things down into easily understandable terms. Smart, young and articulate. There are senators that have a hard time forming complete sentences.
I am afraid that we won’t agree on the GND, especially on cost and how progressive it is. I believe the cost and ramifications would permanently hurt our country. The US GDP is currently about $20 trillion. The Green New Deal is expected to cost $90 trillion. It would eliminate the petroleum industries in the US which is one of the largest and most significant drivers of our economy. The cost would boil down to about $600,000 per household in the US. Additionally, if you remove the US from the petroleum industry, foreign countries like Russia and bad actors in the Middle East we benefit economically from the US exit. Those foreign countries would grow in wealth and power which is very scary.
I am all for renewable energy and you are correct that energy companies are looking at it as a revenue opportunity. It is a growing sector and justifies new investment. That is similar to GM and Ford investing in electric vehicles. However, don't expect those companies to quit making gas vehicles anytime soon. It is way too lucrative with way too much demand.
My feelings are way different on AOC. I think she is dangerous and one of the most far left people in Washington. She also regularly changes the directive to suit her needs. For example, she recently called out Trump for referring to her as AOC. She said it was disrespectful to not use her title or full name when referring to her. Yet it is commonplace for other members in Washington to call her AOC, even members of their own staff. She regularly refers to the president as just Trump, not President - and many times in worse verbiage than Trump.
If you are a Bernie supporter, I can understand the interest with the AOC message, but I would watch her message carefully. If she is that charismatic, that can easily be confused with intelligence.