Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) admitted how much it would cost to get started on her audacious “Green New Deal” to combat global warming, and the number is startlingly high.
“I think we really need to get to $10 trillion to have a shot,” Ocasio-Cortez said in response to the question from The Hill on Wednesday.
The socialist democrat has touted her plan despite the Democratic leadership ignoring it and even openly mocking it. Democrats have drawn up their own plan to tackle global warming.
“I know it’s a ton,” she added in her statement. “I don’t think anyone wants to spend that amount of money, it’s not a fun number to say, I’m not excited to say we need to spend $10 trillion on climate, but… it’s just the fact of the scenario.”
Ocasio-Cortez also faced ridicule and mockery after she released a FAQ document on her website that included many outrageous policies that she was proposing under the Green New Deal. The document was later deleted from her website.
“It’s not popular,” said Ocasio-Cortez of the cost of fighting climate change, “it’s not politically popular. People are going to call it unrealistic, and I just don’t think people understand how bad the problem is.”
The upstart freshman member of Congress was previously mocked for trying to explain how to easily pay for Medicare-For-All, and employing very bad arithmetic to do it.
Here’s another critic of the Green New Deal:
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Green New Deal: “I don’t think it’s realistic.”