We Need to Shoot the Sun in the Face
Edited by Derek Gutierrez
The peace after the State of the Union address was short-lived, the Diva, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the “FRESH FACE” of the Democratic Party, has caused controversy in the past couple of months.
Not only did she make a shameful homage to the Breakfast Club by dancing on a roof during her college years, but a Political action committee (PAC) supporting her paid her boyfriend for two months of work, a total of $6,000. Why does this matter? Well, PACs are only allowed to give a $5,000 maximum contribution per year to candidates. The issue is that the money benefited Cortez.
For someone who tries to paint herself as immune to corruption and crony capitalism, this is a very hypocritical story. Perhaps, Cortez is the “bad guy” that she talked about in this video:
Despite her questionable antics, Cortez has a new mission that she’s fighting for: a “Green New Deal.”
If you ask the average American where they predict the country will go in the next 10 years they might say “A little more fat people, and a little more debt”. Cortez, on the other hand, thinks differently; she released a manifesto on her website that details her outlook for the United States in 10 years. The prodigal son has made some glorious points in her masterpiece of a bill. Here are some of the major ones:
Vehicles that create zero emission
A high-speed railway that will replace airplanes entirely
$32 trillion dollars into universal health care
Giving cash to citizens who decide not to work
“Affordable” housing guaranteed by the federal government
An economy free of all monopolies
Build charging stations “everywhere”
Eliminate animal agriculture
This “comprehensive 10-year plan” is the foundation for her agenda in the next couple of years. Now, exactly how will we pay for this? Her solution: print more money. That worked so well for Germany post World War one.
According to an article on Fox News, the bill would cost 93 trillion dollars. In contrast, our national budget is around 20 trillion.
Our World War Two
The fact that she has a degree in economics from Boston University just proves that we need to ban anyone from entering there until we figure out what is going on.
Cortez was apparently visited by three spirits in the past few weeks and has become “woke”. According to her “...like the world is going to end in 12 years…” also “...and like this is the war, this our World War Two.” Truly inspiring words by the diva herself.
The burden on Cortez is to prove the world is really going to end in 12 years. If Cortez was trying to impersonate the Mayan calendar, which predicted the end of the world in 2012, then she hit it right on the money. Not only will her claims end up not being true, but they lack substantial evidence.
This hasn’t stopped a number of 2020 candidates from supporting her. Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders all showed support for this Green New deal when it was first introduced by Cortez.
To be fair to Cortez, there are changes that America needs to make in order to minimize the effects of climate change. There are people who believe climate change is a hoax, and they're morons. We can all do small things such as don’t liter, ride the bike every once in a while and don’t waste water.
There’s just one issue with all of this. Americans aren’t the only major contributors to climate change. According to the World's Records Institute, China and the European Union contribute just as much if not more towards emissions. So even if we decide to go back to Stone Age and remove all possible emissions then we will still have the world “ending” in 12 years.
Cortez received a lot of backlash towards the bill. Her response? Proclaiming to be the true genius in this debate at the Girls who Code event, she went on to say, “you try. You do it. ‘Cause you’re not. ‘Cause you’re not. So, until you do it, I’m the boss.’ How about that?” The only thing that’s missing from that is when she unleashed her inner Danielle Cohen and proclaimed “catch me outside, how bout dat”
I will say at least one nice thing about Cortez; she makes me think I can be a politician one day.
More articles and texts on this issue
- Document Viewer : NPR
- Green New Deal FAQ | Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
What is the Green New Deal? The Green New Deal is a 10-year plan to create a greenhouse gas neutral society that creates unprecedented levels of prosperity and wealth for all while ensuring economic and environmental justice and security.
- Text - H.Res.109 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to cre
Text for H.Res.109 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
- Fox News Article
The sweeping "Green New Deal" proposed by New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could cost as much as $93 trillion, or approximately $600,000 per household, according to a new study produced by a think tank run by the former director of t
- This Interactive Chart Explains World’s Top 10 Emitters, and How They’ve Changed | World Resources I
The world's top three emitters contribute 14 times the emissions of the bottom 100. The CAIT Climate Data Explorer reveals this and other findings.