Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Senate voted on the Green New Deal : 0 Yeas, 57 Nays, and 43 Present.

by Rod Williams - When the Green New Deal was announced, I thought this is the craziest thing I have ever heard of.  It proposes a ban on air travel and automobiles and all fossil fuels to be achieved within ten years and a ban on nuclear power also, and a boat load of social welfare programs. It would add about $96 trillion dollars to the already $20 trillion national debt.  Proponents talked with a straight face about all of the good paying jobs it would create in Green energy and construction.  The construction jobs would be created by weatherproofing every building that could be adequately weather-proofed and and tearing down and rebuilding all the others. The proponents live in la-la land, I thought. It is a preposterous proposal. Yet, The Green New Deal polled well, especially among the younger generation. Some people were taking this seriously.

I did not think it possible that people really believed this was a real possibility.  I thought this is so far out there, that if Democrats take both houses and the presidency, they would still not do this.  Any fool could see this would lead to a total crippling of our economy, massive inflation and massive starvation.  We would roll back the clock to the dark ages. This is a proposal in the same vein as Mao's Great Leap Forward or when the Khmer Rouge took Cambodia and emptied all the cities.  This is just nuts! Yet, Democrats were saying they supported it, saying so with a straight face. Some, cleverly minced their words and said they favored "a" green new deal.

This week the Senate took a vote on The Green New Deal and the vote was 0 to 57.  All Republicans except for Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) voted in opposition, joined by Democrats Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Angus King (I-Maine). The remaining Democrats and Susan Collins voted "present." Not a single Senator voted in favor.  The Democrats are not ready to vote for lunacy, but they won't vote against it either.

Read more at the Washington Examiner and The Hill.

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