(RepublicanDaily.org) – The Green New Deal first came into existence in 2019 as a radical environmental resolution sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) along with Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA). It aimed to drastically lower greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades, as well as address societal problems such as racial injustice.
On Tuesday, April 20, Markey and Ocasio-Cortez reintroduced the proposal, two years after a Senate cloture vote stopped its progress. Now that there’s a Democratic majority in Congress, it’s possible they feel the resolution has a better chance of success.
Biden's "infrastructure" plan is just the Green New Deal in disguise.
Dems' tax hikes from this plan will lead to fewer jobs and lower wages.
We should be working to connect workers back to jobs, not destroying them to pay for liberal wish list items.https://t.co/gjIwlyDC5t
— Ways and Means GOP (@WaysandMeansGOP) April 20, 2021
One of the key aims of the Green New Deal is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, requiring drastic reductions in fossil fuel use.
The Green New Deal is a nonbinding resolution, which means none of its provisions will be legally enforceable even if it does pass. However, if Congress does approve it, it could signal an ominous warning about priorities in Washington, DC; questionable environmental initiatives first, American jobs and wealth second.
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