The Fine Print Of The “New Green Deal” Is Pretty Awful

It’s funny how what they tell us is a Science! issue has resolutions that are all Big Government and you losing choice. Jim Geraghty digs deep into the New Green Deal

The Not-So-Pretty Fine Print of the ‘Green New Deal’

Take some time to peruse the “Green New Deal” in writing.

The deal includes a plan to “cut military spending by at least half” and withdraw U.S. troops from overseas.

The United States military currently has 1.3 million active-duty troops, with another 865,000 in reserve, and 680,000 civilian employees. Green New Deal advocates haven’t laid out exactly how many fewer personnel the U.S. military would have if spending was cut in half, but a military that was half the size of the current one would leave about 1.4 million personnel out of work. And remember, advocates of the Green New Deal pledged to cut military spending in “at least half.”

These same Lefties pushing this freaked out when Trump said he was pulling America out of Syria and Afghanistan.

Under the Green New Deal, within eleven years, the United States would be required to eliminate not merely nuclear power — which does not directly produce any carbon dioxide or air pollution — but all natural gas. Natural gas currently provides about 32 percent of America’s energy, and nuclear power produces another 10 percent. The “Green New Deal” would also eliminate coal, which provides almost 18 percent of America’s energy, and liquid natural gas and oil, which generates another 28 percent.

In other words, within eleven years, the United States would need to replace about 88 percent of its current energy sources. This is not possible short of a societal collapse to agrarian subsistence. (At least the Renaissance fairs will remain the same.)

Interestingly, one of the growing beliefs in the Warmist community is that nuclear is necessary and the use should increase till such point that “renewables” work well enough to not need nuclear. The idea is to fully replace the use of coal and other fossil fuels quickly but not disrupt the power supply. The New Greenie Weenies want to make living a modern lifestyle impossible.

It would effectively nationalize the entire energy industry and shut down non-renewable energy companies, with workers given a vague promise to “provide resources to workers displaced from the fossil fuel industry.”

This isn’t so much Socialism as Fascism/Authoritarianism

The Green New Deal calls for “replacing non-essential individual means of transport with high-quality and modern mass transit.” This is a wonky way of calling for a ban on cars. Who decides whether your car is a “non-essential individual means of transport”?

The Green New Deal also declares, “along with these steps, it will be necessary to electrify everything else, including transport.”

Your gasoline-powered car would be banned. You would only be allowed an electric one, if you were allowed a car at all.

It’s a lot easier to control people if they do not have the easy means to move around.

Did you notice, by the way, that the Green New Deal would eliminate unemployment benefits? If you lost your job, your alternative would be to go to work for the government.

And then they own you. Funny how that works, eh?

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3 Responses to “The Fine Print Of The “New Green Deal” Is Pretty Awful”

  1. MrDeLaGarzenzo says:

    I am off today so I am able to post more than normal.

    I study the EU quite extensively. Some interesting tidbits of information.

    EU takes action against eastern states for refusing to take refugees
    Commission moves against Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic, which have not cooperated with relocation agreement


    The way the British writer Douglas Murray sees it, European civilization is in the process of suicide by immigration. Western Europe in particular, after encouraging immigration to fill low-wage jobs, now finds itself defending traditional values against those of largely Muslim immigrants and their descendants.

    A new law will come into effect in Sweden after Christmas 2014, that will allow people to be prosecuted for criticizing immigration or politician’s unwillingness to tackle the issue.

    Violent protests by German people against ‘Muslim Immigration Jihad’ and the EU leaders who are enabling it

    Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws have to be properly implemented.

    Only seven countries have made commitments or efforts that would achieve the goal of the Paris accord. Per the Washington Post.

    Germany Is Addicted to Russian Gas

    I could list many more. The essence of the EU can be summed up in a brief plea by George Soros. The EU is on the Verge of Collapse.

    Is there any wonder why when nations are passing fascist laws in an attempt to constrain their own citizens by burdensome laws and regulations making it a crime to speak your opposition to what the government is doing? Fascism rules throughout the EU now while the individual nation states are quickly seeing a huge rise in their own national populist movements in opposition to this crime against humanity.

    No where is it more apparent then the Prime minister opining the EU needs its own standing army to counter the United States which is led by someone other than Obama who does not condone their headlong rush into a fascist state in which their own citizens rights are vastly curtailed and the EU itself in danger of being assimilated by Radical Muslim orthodoxy.

    The Green deal is the same attempt in the USA to do what the EU has been doing for decades only to finally wake up before the last switch is thrown turning out the lights and the freedoms of five hundred million world citizens.

  2. StillAlive says:

    Authoritarian government telling its citizens you will 1. accept a massive influx of immigrants into your nation. 2. You will quit eating because with 88 percent of the energy removed how are we going to farm or get anything to market.

    I hope independents are listening to this. The progressive wing of the democratic party are Fascist authoritarians who simply want to control your lives.

    I continue to believe civil war is coming. I believe that with every fiber of my being because I know half this country will never agree to this but in the lefts world they dont care. They are fascists who will tell you what you will do, how you will do it and when.

    That’s not how America rolls. Any serious attempt of doing this will be met with the collapse of American society as they must resort to printing 3 to 4 trillion per year in money just to pay for this stuff when all the millionaires leave the country.

  3. Mangoldielocks says:

    The Green New Deal is an insidious attempt by the communist left to destabilize the United States, throw it into anarchy and destroy the only credible world power that stands for good around the world. The EU (Leadership, not the nation states themselves and this is a big difference.) despises the USA and wants nothing more than the US to fail politically joining them in a fascist movement.

    The GREEN NEW DEAL is meant to do one thing. Throw America into chaos as we let a Communist plant rise to stardom within the progressive left while the neo-liberals within the party have no recourse but to swing even farther left to stay in the parties graces.

    The GOP is silent in respects to the GOP’s swing to national/populism and the center abandoning many lynchpin conservative values in the process. The left on the other hand is embracing every crazy thing passed along by their radical communist members.

    Make no mistake. The left is deadly serious about this green new deal. They are every bit as serious about this as Trump is about the wall and immigration. The result will be as Alive states above. Civil war. States rejecting laws passed by the US government and the very real possibility of states pulling out of the union over this insanity.

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