Last week, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell gave a speech that provided the left socialists with a bit of a reality check. During his speech, McConnell pointed out to the Senate how absolutely absurd the “Green New Deal” was. “Our nation has watched the Democratic Party take a sharp and abrupt left turn toward socialism, a flawed ideology that has been rejected time and again across the world,” said McConnell.
According to McConnell, the Green New Deal, which he described as a “self-inflicted national wound,” is the perfect example to show how the Democrats have drifted too far off into socialism.
The deal, which was proposed by the self-identified socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is an extremely radical plan which intends to fight climate change by forcing taxpayers to fork up trillions of dollars.
McConnell had no problem pointing out how ridiculous Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is. “Democrats have decided every building in America needs to be either overhauled or replaced altogether,” McConnell said. “They’re putting homeowners and small business owners on alert. The all-knowing central planners here in the nation’s capital are raring to remodel the entire country.”
McConnel also drew attention to the fact that the Democrats want to put an end to “all fossil fuel and nuclear energy production,” even though nuclear energy is highly efficient. McConnell also pointed out how the Green New Deal would provide economic security for those Americans that are “unwilling to work.”
“All this and more, Mr. President, can be ours for the low, low price of a staggering expansion of centralized government and — wait for it — upwards of a mere $93 trillion,” McConnell said mockingly.
McConnell also showed the Senate a few statistics to put in perspective how expensive the Green New Deal would be for the country. “It’s more than the combined annual GDP of every nation on Earth,” McConnell said. “This amount of money could rebuild the entire interstate highway system every year, just for the heck of it, for 250 years,” McConnell continued, “and you’d still have a little left over.”
Trying his best not to laugh, McConnell continued to point out all of the flaws in Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal. “For the comparatively cheap price of just $66 trillion, I’m told the government could buy every American a Ferrari,” McConnell mocked. “What a great idea? But of course, everyone would have to get their driving in before Democrats ban the internal combustion engine.”
“So to be clear: $93 trillion is just one number in one attempt to estimate the price tag of this fantasy novel. And the proposal is so lacking in details and math that it’s almost impossible for analysts to even know where to begin trying to connect it to the real world.”
The Green New Deal might seem like a joke to many Americans, but it should worry voters as to what direction the Democrats want to steer the country. Some Democratic candidates have announced their support for the Green New Deal, which is obviously not good news for the country or the future of the country’s Democratic Party.