The “Green New Deal” has been in the media headlines recently. But as of yesterday (
It opens with part I. A so-called “Economic Bill Of R
Our country cannot truly move forward until the roots of inequality are pulled up, and the seeds of a new, healthier economy are planted. Thus, the Green New Deal begins with an Economic Bill of Rights that ensures all citizens:
1. The right to employment through a Full Employment Program that will create 25 million jobs by implementing a nationally funded, but locally controlled direct employment initiative replacing unemployment offices with local employment offices offering public sector jobs which are “stored” in job banks in order to take up any slack in private sector employment.
Right away they say that they will guarantee a “right” to employment. Any of you with a brain should know that we live in a skill-based economy. You have more sought after skills? You receive more pay. Respective to the labor market and economic sector you reside within. The government cannot guarantee anyone a job unless they own the means of production. This isn’t just socialism anymore. Right off the bat, this has gone to full-blown communism!
- We will end unemployment in America once and for all by guaranteeing a job at a living wage for every American willing and able to work.
Unemployment is the lowest it’s been in decades and our economy is booming. So why they would try to make this a selling point at this particular time is beyond me.
2. Worker’s rights including the right to a living wage, to a safe workplace, to fair trade, and to organize a union at work without fear of firing or reprisal.
Liberals often get a living wage confused with a minimum wage. Minimum wage means minimum skill. If an employer can’t afford to make a profit then they will not be in business. This applies of course unless the government owns the means of production. Let’s say hypothetically that the government didn’t own the means of production and this bill gets passed.
3. The right to quality health care which will be achieved through a single-payer Medicare-for-All program.
4. The right to a tuition-free, quality, federally funded, local controlled public education system from pre-school through college. We will also forgive student loan debt from the current era of
They keep saying “local controlled” like that automatically doesn’t mean government controlled. If it’s government funded than it’s government controlled. Free never really means free in America. That statement is true. Free college would cost another $2.3 Trillion a year. Yet another ridiculous pie in the sky promise that can’t be kept. Also, what would they do to all the people who had to pay for their tuition when they went to school? Just say it sucks to suck? Or would they consider giving away even more money that we don’t have?
5. The right to decent affordable housing, including an immediate halt to all foreclosures and evictions. We will:
- create a federal bank with local branches to take over homes with distressed mortgages and either restructure the mortgages to affordable levels, or if the occupants cannot afford a mortgage, rent homes to the occupants;
- expand rental and home ownership assistance;
- create ample public housing; and,
- offer capital grants to non-profit developers of affordable housing until all people can obtain decent housing at no more than 25% of their income.
The government cannot halt foreclosures for people buying homes and not being able to afford them. This segment aims to create a federal bank which would be a massive government expansion. To stop all foreclosures and evictions? This is not only NOT possible. But the government would also have to force landlords (private citizens) to not evict tenants who either aren’t paying or are violating the terms of their contract. Which would be unconstitutional. But then again this entire bill has zero reguard for the law of the land.
6. The right to accessible and affordable utilities – heat, electricity, phone, internet, and public transportation – through democratically run, publicly owned utilities that operate at cost, not for profit.
Yet again this represents the point that the government would control the means of production and own all the companies that provide these services. By eliminating the profit of these industries. We would lose most of not all of the innovations we have come to know and love. For example: Look at how much cell phone technology and internet has improved since it’s inception. We would not have those innovations if the companies who provided those services and products were not making money! The energy stuff included we will get to.
7. The right to fair taxation that’s distributed in proportion to ability to pay. In addition, corporate tax subsidies will be made transparent by detailing them in public budgets where they can be scrutinized, not hidden as tax breaks.
This is getting incredibly dangerous. What they mean when they say ” fair taxation that’s distributed in proportion to ability to pay.” Means that if you have any ambition to make a better life for yourself. You are going to pay incredible amounts of tax to the point where your ambition will be lost. You will then become like zero ambition joe-schmo, and become dependent on big government.
But that’s their plan after all. To make you dependent on the government for everything. That is
Next is part II. “A Green T
The second priority of the Green New Deal is a Green Transition Program that will convert the old, gray economy into a new, sustainable economy that is environmentally sound, economically viable and socially responsible.
I love that they use colorful language to try and make their ploy attractive to uneducated folk. The fact that they say, “economically viable and socially responsible.” Just makes me laugh nervously. These people are unhinged radicals that have no clue what economically viable even means.
1. Invest in green business by providing grants and low-interest loans to grow green businesses and cooperatives, with an emphasis on small, locally-based companies that keep the wealth created by local labor circulating in the community rather than being drained off to enrich absentee investors.
There’s nothing wrong with investing in privately owned green energy businesses. I’m all for that. However as you will see they aren’t talking about privately owned anything. All of their goals are to take over all businesses, predominantly within the energy sector in this section. I also love the fact that once they have a massive federal bank that they will then loan out even more money we don’t have to give.
2. Prioritize green research by redirecting research funds from fossil fuels and other dead-end industries toward research in wind, solar and geothermal. We will invest in research in sustainable, nontoxic materials, closed-loop cycles that eliminate waste and pollution, as well as organic agriculture, permaculture, and sustainable forestry.
So many luxuries we have in life come from fossil fuels. The fuel that powers not only our cars but the planes we fly in and the vehicles that bring goods to our stores. They provide heat for our homes. They account for 100% of the electricity we produce and store. Any energy produced by green energy cannot be stored yet. The majority of plastics used in everyday goods. The microchips in our smartphones!
So what they are saying is that they want to do away with all research pertaining to improving fossil fuels entirely and a complete government take over of the energy sector. Which will be the end of the energy sector and of our current way of life.
3. Provide green jobs by enacting the Full Employment Program which will directly provide 16 million jobs in sustainable energy and energy efficiency retrofitting, mass transit and “complete streets” that promote safe bike and pedestrian traffic, regional food systems based on sustainable organic agriculture, and clean manufacturing.
So the “full employment program” would supposedly provide 16 million jobs. What they aren’t telling you is how they would find the qualified people to fill those jobs. Retrofitting would require electricians. Mass transit, redesigning streets, and creating regional food systems would all require engineers and definitely more than 16M people to build. Now with free tuition. Just imagine the sheer cost of that program alone for one.
Then when they say, “regional food systems based on sustainable organic agriculture, and clean manufacturing.” What they fail to realize is that we already have a sustainable regional food system. The US actually has an overabundance of food! Let’s say we didn’t. After that insane overhaul, how could we disperse all the food grown to different parts of the local area or country? Drive electric cars? 100% of our energy comes from fossil fuels, you idiots. The technology for green energy storage isn’t around yet. But of course, these ideas aren’t based in reality.
Part III: “Real Financial Reform” This one is long so bare with me.
The takeover of our economy by big banks and well-connected financiers has destabilized both our democracy and our economy. It’s time to take Wall Street out of the driver’s seat and to free the truly productive segments of working America to make this economy work for all of us. Real Financial Reform will:
1. Relieve the debt overhang holding back the economy by reducing homeowner and student debt burdens.
2. Democratize monetary policy to bring about public control of the money supply and credit creation. This means we’ll nationalize the private bank-dominated Federal Reserve Banks and place them under a Monetary Authority within the Treasury Department.
3. Break up the oversized banks that are “too big to fail.”
4. End taxpayer-funded bailouts for banks, insurers, and other financial companies. We’ll use the FDIC resolution process for failed banks to reopen them as public banks where possible after failed loans and underlying assets are auctioned off.
5. Regulate all financial derivatives and require them to be traded on open exchanges.
6. Restore the Glass-Steagall separation of depository commercial banks from speculative investment banks.
7. Establish a 90% tax on bonuses for bailed out bankers.
8. Support the formation of federal, state, and municipal public-owned banks that function as non-profit utilities. Under the Green New
I do also agree with breaking up the big banks into smaller more manageable banks in our current system. But the real problem with the big banks has been certain corrupt peoples making decisions that screwed some people. There were also people who got loans and knew they wouldn’t be able to afford them. Thus creating a massive market bubble which burst and led to the bailouts they are referring too. So I do agree with those aspects which are tacked on of course. Also without an explanation of how this would all be accomplished.
However, when they say, “Regulate all financial derivatives and require them to be traded on open exchanges.” There would literally be no financial derivatives if there was a massive federal bank controlling all banking institutions and loans. Unless they are contradicting themselves and referring to our current system in which case that’s also not possible. They are leaving out things like credit unions and small-town banks which make up a massive part of the banking system.
Lastly, Part IV: “A Functioning Democracy” We are actually a Republic and also a functioning one. But let’s get into it.
We won’t get these vital reforms without a fourth and final set of reforms to give us a real, functioning democracy. Just as we are replacing the old economy with a new one, we need a new politics to restore the promise of American democracy. The New Green Deal will:
1. Revoke corporate personhood by amending our Constitution to make clear that corporations are not persons and money is not speech. Those rights belong to
This is a bad idea for a multitude of reasons. A corporation has legal “personhood” so that under it’s legal filing definition it makes it easier to sue and be sued in a court of law. Thus exempting it’s managers and workers and shareholders from being sued directly and being personally responsible for here-said debt as a result of a lawsuit against the company. If you want to sue a specific person you still can. This bill would aim to take that away and hold everyone who works for that company personally responsible for any debt. That is of course if the government doesn’t already own the damn company. Yet another massive contradiction.
It also makes things easier when it comes to taxes. Each person who works has to pay taxes and so do companies. Identifying a company as a legal entity allows for that company to be taxed on a federal level much easier than if they just saw the company list of employees and then had to tax every single person for the profits of the entire company. Then the people would have to file their own individual taxes, and how that would tie into the whole mess. Lord only knows.
“Money is not speech.” This aims to tackle political donations from a company. Now I don’t agree with massive companies giving money to candidates and I never have. However, if we aim to make that illegal. Do we really think that those involved in lobbying won’t do it under the table anyway? I mean the bulk of lobbying is already done under the table. This just makes it a point that if it’s done in a company name it has to be published.
2. Protect our right to vote by supporting Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s proposed “Right to Vote Amendment,” to clarify to the Supreme Court that yes, we do have a constitutional right to vote.
So we already have a right to vote. The only way you lose that right is if you commit a felony or you’re not a US citizen. Apparently Jesse Jackson was too stupid to know that. He thinks that we need to amend the constitution for some reason even though it’s already been amended. This would most likely be pave the way to allow for felons and illegals to vote.
3. Enact the Voter Bill of Rights that will:
- guarantee us a voter-marked paper ballot for all voting;
- require that all votes are counted before election results are released;
- replace partisan oversight of elections with non-partisan election commissions;
- celebrate our democratic aspirations by making Election Day a national holiday;
- bring simplified, safe same-day voter registration to the nation so that no qualified voter is barred from the polls;
- do away with so-called “winner take all” elections in which the “winner” does not have the support of most of the voters, and replace that system with instant runoff voting and proportional representation, systems most advanced countries now use to good effect;
- replace big money control of election campaigns with full public financing and free and equal access to the airwaves;
- guarantee equal access to the ballot and to the debates to all qualified candidates;
- abolish the Electoral College and implement direct election of the President;
- restore the vote to ex-offenders who’ve paid their debt to society; and,
- enact Statehood for the District of Columbia so that those Americans have representation in Congress and full rights to self rule like the rest of us.
“Guarantee us a voter-marked paper ballot for all voting.” First of all, doing away with electronic ballots and just going with paper ballots is not only horribly more inefficient compared to what we already have in place. But that’s a little anti-green if I don’t say so myself. You know, because paper comes from trees.
“Require that all votes are counted before election results are released.” Yeah, because nothing screams fixed election like not being able to see the early voting results. To think that these people aren’t trying to do away with the Republic is nieve.
“Replace partisan oversight of elections with non-partisan election commissions.” This will never happen. These people are the most partisan people on the planet. Yet again this whole thing screams voter fraud.
“Celebrate our democratic aspirations by making Election Day a national holiday.” This isn’t necessarily the worst idea. But it’s their intentions that are the problem. They are pushing this stuff to get more people to vote for their cause so they can enact their crazy communist policies.
“Bring simplified, safe same-day voter registration to the nation so that no qualified voter is barred from the polls.” The voter registration process is relatively not long. It does take a little time to process a person’s information to register them to vote. This could be bypassed by a federal voter ID or a federal voter registration which President Trump is trying to implement. Their intention is to get as many people to vote for them as possible. This includes illegals. If this was passed, voter fraud would be exponentially increased. Not to mention all the other previously stated issues.
“Do away with so-called “winner take all” elections in which the “winner” does not have the support of most of the voters, and replace that system with instant runoff voting and proportional representation, systems most advanced countries now use to good effect.” In case they haven’t noticed we already have this representation. It’s called the electoral college. It seems like they can’t make up their minds between the popular vote and the electoral college here.
“Replace big money control of election campaigns with full public financing and free and equal access to the airwaves.” So they are again promising more government control and spending of our tax dollars for candidates we may not even want to support. They also promise “equal access to the airwaves.” This means that the government would have to now also control the means of broadcasting. If that doesn’t shriek communism, I don’t know what else does!
“Guarantee equal access to the ballot and to the debates to all qualified candidates.” They want this so they can expand their leverage during the election cycle. Think of how many idiots get passed over because they don’t have equal access to the debates. I certainly would like to keep things the way they are.
“Abolish the Electoral College and implement direct election of the President.” This is a horrible idea. A good portion of America, particularly the youth do not vote. A good portion of America is also entirely ignorant and accepts whatever mainstream narrative they are fed. The founding fathers also set up the electoral college because they knew that the popular vote would lead to mob rule.
Let’s recap on this one. They can’t quite make up their minds on between the popular vote and the electoral college. They want to allow more people to register to vote with little to not vetting. At the same
“Restore the vote to ex-offenders who’ve paid their debt to society; and, enact Statehood for the District of Columbia so that those Americans have representation in Congress and full rights to
So people in DC can already vote but what is not allowed is the representatives to vote on their own legislation. They can introduce it but because it’s not really a state, they can’t vote on it. I’m not necessarily against DC representatives being able to vote. But they need to clarify that instead of spreading misinformation.
Felons also should not be allowed to vote. I literally predicted this earlier in the article. If you committed a serious enough crime to be charged with a felony. You can pay back your debt to society and become a viable member of that society. But you gave up your right to vote the minute you committed that crime. Losing the right to vote also acts as one of the deterrents for people to not commit the crime in the first place.
4. Protect local democracy and democratic rights by commissioning a thorough review of federal preemption law and its impact on the practice of local democracy in the United States. This review will put at its center the “democracy question” – that is, what level of government is most open to democratic participation and most suited to protecting democratic rights.
The federal preemption law is what is put in place for when state and federal laws conflict. I am a firm believer that federal law should precede state law. But only where it makes sense. For example: It’s federally against the law to consume/sell Marijuana. But in some state’s they legalized this practice and substance and it’s been very profitable. With little to no negative repercussions. However when it comes to things like sanctuary cities and abortion laws, which are two massive issues at the forefront of politics today. That’s a very different story. I guarantee you that this law would either aim to take away federal law or state’s being able to make their own decisions. It would have to go one way or the other.
5. Create a Corporation for Economic Democracy, a new federal corporation (like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting) to provide publicity, training, education, and direct financing for cooperative development and for democratic reforms to make government agencies, private associations, and business enterprises more participatory.
So you can’t be anti-corporation and pro-corporation at the same time. You can’t want
6. Strengthen media democracy by expanding federal support for locally-owned broadcast media and local print media.
This entire thing is a massive contradiction. You can’t support locally-owned broadcast and print media if there aren’t any locally-owned broadcast and print media, because the government controls it all!
7. Protect our personal liberty and freedoms by:
- repealing the Patriot Act and those parts of the National Defense Authorization Act that violate our civil liberties;
- prohibiting the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI from conspiring with local police forces to suppress our freedoms of assembly and of speech; and,
- ending the war on immigrants – including the cruel, so-called “secure communities” program.
Towards the end of the bill here they start sneaking in even more catastrophic items on their agenda.
Now I don’t fully agree with everything that is within the patriot act. However, there are still some good tools within it to allow law enforcement to combat terrorism. For example: being able to wiretap a suspected terrorists phone/phones. That is in there you can look it up, along with other useful tools the justice department utilizes within the act.
The department of homeland security and the FBI communicate with one another to pick out dangerous actors and threats who could be within those “protests.” That should definitely not be prohibited. If anything, any member of ANTIFA should be routed out and convicted for their protesting actions. Because when you assault someone or cause property damage you no longer have a right to protest under the law.
“Ending the war on immigrants – including the cruel, so-called “secure communities” program.”
This one is really stupid. First of all, there is not a war on immigrants. Where they got this I will never know. There is however a massive effort to secure our country and detain and deport illegal immigrants who broke the law and snuck into our country in the first place. That’s not a war folks. That’s called keeping our country safe! The “secure communities program” is the bedrock of immigration and customs enforcement (ICE). It allows ICE to do its job and locate, detain and deport illegal aliens within the country. Without this, we don’t have ICE. Which means that any illegals that enter the country are free to roam. What would even be the point of having laws?
8. Rein in the military-industrial complex by
- reducing military spending by 50% and closing U.S. military bases around the world;
- restoring the National Guard as the centerpiece of our system of national defense; and,
- creating a new round of nuclear disarmament initiatives.
Let us not rest until we have pulled our nation back from the brink, and until we have secured the peaceful, just, green future we all deserve.
If we reduced our military spending by 50% and closed US military bases all over the world. You think terrorism is bad now. It would be on a whole new level if we weren’t there. News flash! We also help protect a huge number of other countries and keep hostile countries like Russia, China and Iran in check. Our homeland more importantly would be more at risk with a fully depleted military. We would be ripe for a take over by one of those aforementioned hostile countries.
The national guard wouldn’t really matter if we have a 50% reduction within our military. Not to mention the national guard are all part time duty. They’re not active duty. You can tell crazy liberals wrote this bill as if it didn’t slap you in the face already.
“Creating a new round of nuclear disarmament initiatives.” We just withdrew from the INF treaty with Russia because of their violations. President Trump already announced that in his state of the union address. We can only realistically reduce our nuclear stockpile if everyone else agrees to do so as well as provides proof. Otherwise, we’re sitting ducks.
This entire bill is absolutely ludicrous. It truly exposes the radical left within the Democratic Party and what their real agenda is. Which is to implement an eco-communist regime. Any of these actions (with the exception of one) within this bill if passed would lead to the destruction of America as we know it. Jill Stein, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ed Markey and any other radical pushing this garbage is entirely unfit for any government position. It is more important now than ever to keep these crazy people out of power. Use your vote, get proactive, and try and stay sane.
In the words of President Trump: “America will never be a socialist country.”
It will also never be a communist one.
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Fossil Fuel Statistics: http://www.umich.edu/~envst320/fossil.html
Secure Communities Act: https://www.ice.gov/secure-communities#wcm-survey-target-id
Corporate Personhood: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_personhood
Here are the radicals attempting to hype the deal up to a terribly tiny crowd:
Here is the terrible bill itself: https://www.gp.org/green_new_deal