The Green New Deal Leads To Communism In Seattle

Leftist cities have found it fashionable of late to pass their own form of the Green New Disaster, er, Deal, or at least bring it up. You know, instead of fixing problems like poop, garbage, and used drug needles in the streets. Massive homelessness. Exploding rat populations. High cost of living. Poverty. And so forth. The article sadly includes a photoshopped picture of a “coal powered plant”, probably to take some of the impact away from Dori Monson’s piece

Dori: Seattle Green New Deal a big step toward communism

I want to make sure you know what is in this Seattle Green New Deal that the Seattle City Council passed earlier this week.

The King County Council is expected to pass a similar deal because they want to reorder all of us into a government-controlled economy. They want to fundamentally destroy capitalism. I am not exaggerating at all. I do know that economies run in cycles, and we are setting ourselves up for disaster during the next cyclical downturn with these measures.

Let me read to you a CliffsNotes version of the Green New Deal that just passed (for the full text, click here.) I’ve seen the City Council pass some far-Left measures over the years, but even I was stunned at how radical this one is.

First of all, they’re going to set up a 16-member Seattle Green New Deal Oversight Board, along with staff. So right there — a bunch more six-figure jobs that we’re funding. But take a look at who must be on that board.

The 16 appointed members shall be comprised of the following:
1. Eight members of communities directly impacted by racial, economic, and environmental injustices. One of these members should be a tribal member. Two of these members should be between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of their appointment (Positions 1 through 8);
2. Three representatives of organizations engaged in environmental justice work (Positions 9 through 11);
3. Two representative of labor unions (Position 12 and 13); and
4. Three individuals with depth of experience in greenhouse gas reduction and climate resiliency strategy relevant to cities and their residents, in fields such as public health, infrastructure, sea level rise, or extreme weather events (Positions 14 through 16).

So we’re going to turn over the re-ordering of our local economy to children, labor unions, and people impacted by injustice. It sounds like only three of the people on the board will actually have any expertise in green energy strategies. “Environmental justice work” is just a word salad made up of words you’re not allowed to criticize. If only three of the 16 are in the field, then you know this isn’t about climate change.

But, this was never about ‘climate change’. ‘Climate change’ is not about the slowly changing climate, but, about pushing Modern Socialism, which is very much an authoritarian political belief.

The City seeks to create a fund and establish dedicated progressive revenue sources for its Green New Deal, along with an associated accountability body, that will be used to make investments in communities, prioritizing those impacted the most by economic, racial, and environmental injustice, and ensuring that those most impacted are centered in policies and empowered to make decisions.

That means massive taxation. The highest achievers, the hardest workers will be taxed so that their money can be given to the oppressed groups … all in the name of the planet.

This all looks like something I’d write, excerpts followed by commentary about how crazy it is.

The city also plans to “encourage the consumption of more plant-based foods and locally-produced foods.” So now they’re going to tell you what foods you should eat?

I do like this next idea though. The city wants to “make transit free, reliable, and widely accessible.” Free must mean there will be no taxes for transit. I can get behind this one.

Oh, wait … does free mean they are just going to tax other people to pay for it? I guess I’m still on the hook after all, then. Right now, every time someone rides a Sounder train from Everett to Seattle, they pay about $6 to $8. We the taxpayers pay $110 in subsidies for that ride.

It is what James Delingpole referred to as “Watermelons”: green on the outside, red on the inside. And this is what most cities are pushing. Which will soon mean more liberals who support this kind of crazy abandoning the cities when it hurts them

(Tulsa Beacon) Have an extra $2,000 you’d like to throw away?

That’s how much the Green New Deal could raise the average household’s annual electric bill, according to a new study from consulting firm Wood Mackenzie. Transitioning all power plants to clean energy — a central goal of the Green New Deal — would cost American consumers a staggering $4.7 trillion over the next two decades. (snip)

The study doesn’t even attempt to measure the cost of the GND’s other, non-climate related reforms, like setting up a single-payer healthcare system or guaranteeing a job to every American. All told, the proposal could cost an incomprehensible $93 trillion — $600,000 per household — according to the American Action Forum.

Come on, Warmists, you’re up for paying, right? And we’ve known that $2,000 cost since February. Funny how most media folks haven’t mentioned it.

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12 Responses to “The Green New Deal Leads To Communism In Seattle”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    COMMUUUUUNISM!!

    Everyone not a NuCon is a COMMUUUUUNIST!!

    This is the trumpublican re-election plan:

    The economy is the greatest evah.
    Call his opponents names.
    Call all who are against him, COMMUUUUUNISTS!!
    Buy Greenland.
    Keep America White and Christian.

    • Kye says:

      So what’s the DemCom plan?

      Call everyone not a radical leftists a “white supremacist”
      Keep talking down the best economy evah while trying for a recession.
      Call 63 million Trump supporters fascists, raaaaacists, and assorted other names.
      Call anyone against the communist left Raaaaacist!
      Buy votes with “free” stuff.

      Turn America brown and Mohammadan.

      Here’s why idiots like you think recession, but you’d have to be a brainwashed MSNBC/CNN lover to see it. It may be your last great hope for beating Trump cause NONE OF YOU CANDIDATES HAVE A POLICY! At least not a realistic one.

      “By Joseph Valle | August 12, 2019 5:12 PM EDT
      Even though some high-profile experts claim the U.S. is not headed for a recession right now, the liberal news media continued to promote economic pessimism during the summer of 2019.
      Despite 3.7 percent (near record-low) unemployment, wage gains, confident consumers and growing economy, liberal journalists obsessed over recession every single day of June and July.
      More recently, at least one journalist openly sided with left-wing comedian Bill Maher who wants a recession to get rid of President Donald Trump. NBC’s Richard Engel chimed in “Short-term pain might be better than long-term destruction of the constitution,” after Maher said “I really do” want a recession on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher Aug. 9.
      A recession is generally considered two quarters or more of negative economic growth. That hasn’t stopped the media from pushing “dark clouds” and the likelihood of a recession coming soon, possibly even before the 2020 election. That could have serious consequences if economist Mohamed El-Erian was correct when he warned “we’ve got to be careful because we can talk ourselves into a recession.”
      The media’s hatred for Trump and his policies was evident as they blamed him for creating conditions that could cause a recession. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called Trump “hellbent” on causing one, while Business Insider wrote that “economists” feared the same thing. Another time, an economic analyst on Morning Joe accused Trump of being “on the verge of taking the ball and throwing it into the grandstand”rather than scoring a touchdown.
      The Telegraph (UK) even wrote “how a US recession could kick Donald Trump out of the White House.”
      Perhaps a downturn to drive him out of office was exactly what the liberal press were hoping for?
      Recession talk was like a form of Chinese water torture, with each day at least one more story filled with fear, panic or predictions of a looming recession. Drip. Drip. Drip.”

    • Jl says:

      As mentioned elsewhere, J shows his complete lack of self-awareness, again. “The Trump re-election plan: call everyone a communist..”. You mean as opposed to the lib plan to beat him by calling everyone a racist or white supremacist? I thought so

  2. John says:

    Yes Teach the poor have always migrated to the cities
    That is the reason that the percentage of rural population keeps declining
    The young come got increased social and economic benefits, the old come for better medical care
    Rural areas tend to be red, but cities still allow them to move there
    And yes the impoverished ( your homeless) do need help and they know that they aren’t going to get that in rural areas

  3. Aggie says:

    Did you mention the part about where the People voted in support of enacting this type of plan? If your City Councils are passing plans like this, did they do it in secret? Or to an unprotesting and supportive populace? If you don’t stand up and say no, you have only yourselves to blame.

  4. John says:

    Your messiah Trump wants yo buy Greenland ?
    Global Warming believer ? Or Demetria ?

    • Kye says:

      So which DemCom candidate are you for, John? Or are you real quiet about that like Elwood? Kind of cautious of saying which clown in the car is your clown.

      Oh, and please don’t project your weaknesses on us. Trump is not our “Messiah”. We already have a Messiah and His name is Jesus. You are the guys who worship idols like Hussein Obama, Lyin’ Hillary and the like. We don’t worship politicians, you do.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Kye,

        Why do you expect everyone to pick a favorite this early?

        Many white evangelicals consider trump “chosen”. As nutter Zach Wump said: “He’s imperfect, but the imperfect can do great things.”

        Great things: Ban abortion, halt immigration, outlaw gay marriage, choose the bathrooms for transgendered, squeeze the working classes, more tax cuts for the rich, etc etc.

        • david7134 says:

          Actually I don’t think we should pay for it, just take it as compensation for money owed. Looking at the world view, Greenland would be a great asset.

    • formwiz says:

      Everybody said Seward was crazy, too.

      Instead of shooting off your stupid mouth, maybe you might want to see if there’s something there we could use.

      • Kye says:

        Nah, formwiz, that would require scientific exploration on the left’s part and they already have a 97% consensus that Greenland isn’t worth it. Let’s talk about shit they understand like how many sexes there are.

      • George Abnego says:

        One thing it would get us IMMEDIATELY is parity with Russia regarding claims on Arctic circle mineral resources. Right now they are pretending it’s their own private lake and everybody else should butt out. That game would be over forever.

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