Comrade Bernie, AOC Release Green New Deal For Public Housing

I’m not quite sure why they are bothering, as the people in public housing are already depending on Government, already under their thumb, and already vote Democrat

AOC and Bernie’s Green New Deal Aims to Change Our Relationship With Public Housing

Public housing is home to 2 million people in the U.S. and a $70 billion backlog in repairs. It’s also largely an afterthought in American society, a place where people with seemingly nowhere else to go end up tucked away and out of sight.

Now, however, it’s the focus of the first piece of Green New Deal legislation. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act on Thursday. It’s the second time they’ve teamed up on climate legislation, but it’s much more ambitious than the climate emergency declaration they introduced over the summer. The new bill that ties together threads to address inequality, job creation, and climate change. In doing so, it looks to right some of the shortsighted aspects of the original FDR-era New Deal that helped shape public housing as it exists today.

“It makes total sense to flesh out the Green New Deal by starting with housing,” Tara Raghuveer, the housing campaign director with People’s Action, told Earther in an email. “The housing, energy, and climate crises converge in American homes.”(snip)

The guts of the Green New Deal for Public Housing focuses on fixing the current public housing that is spread across cities, rural areas, and tribal lands. That requires everything from updating wiring and appliances to plugging ventilation leaks, to installing renewable energy on-site. All that would improve efficiency and help cut down on building carbon pollution, addressing the central tenet of the Green New Deal to get the U.S. zero carbon-free energy by 2030.

See, they could have done this without the idiotic GND/climate change/carbon pollution idiocy. But, their membership in the Cult of Climastrology requires them to include it with everything.

Likewise, workers installing energy-related retrofits in public housing would be learning skills that will come into demand across the building sector, which currently accounts for up to 40 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. The bill would further require any grants awarded be used to hire a rising percentage of low-income individuals over the length of the project.

So, the companies are going to have to hire people who don’t know what they’re doing and train them as they are building and constructing? This should work out well.

The bill also includes language about building bike lanes and having bikes available to residents and senior- and childcare centers, as well as accessibility to organic groceries. It’s these types of additions to the bill that actually get at the heart of the Green New Deal. One, because they will almost surely be derided by conservatives (who would’ve slagged the bill anyway). But more importantly, they help construct the vision progressives like Sanders and AOC are building for mid-21st century America.

The heart of the GND isn’t about being “green”, it’s about government control and, as AOC’s former chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti stated “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal, is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all” and “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”

The Green New Deal for Public Housing is a way to think about how to do better. It’s about lifting up those who have been neglected and hit hardest by the crises of inequality and climate change. And it’s about de-stigmatizing public housing in the U.S. and maybe even turning it into a place people want to live. The bill in many ways dovetails with other seemingly radical ideas gaining progressive steam like a homes guarantee.

Whoa, whoa, maybe we’re finally on to the point of this whole thing, as we get near the end of the article

“The future of public housing in my mind is Vienna where people make a choice … to live in good housing,” Aldana Cohen said when I asked him to picture America after the Green New Deal for Public Housing. “It’s a place where parents choose to raise children, where old people live out their lives near amenities they need. It’s about turning the public asset into a true hub of the good life. A good, carbon-free, safe life.”

So, the point here is really about getting more and more citizens to choose to live in public housing, making even more people dependent on the federal government, which creates more Democratic Party voters, all while creating more control of more citizens.

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One Response to “Comrade Bernie, AOC Release Green New Deal For Public Housing”

  1. Winston St. John says:

    Perhaps they should stop and ponder for a moment why there are 70 billion dollars in backlog maintenance. I would surmise that is because of a lack of government-approved repairmen who have contracts with the government to fix these problems. Now their goal is to fix up all these homes even more.

    Again, another left position of throwing money at a problem that is intrinsically broken from the beginning. Rather than address the issues facing the current housing problem they just want to add more money to the pile of money waiting to be issued to the few companies able and willing to fulfill a government let contract.

    However, I will say that on the surface the entire process seems quite nice. But when you dig into the nuts and bolts of their program it once again caters to the base of the democratic party. Bike lanes? Are they going to build bike lanes in West Texas? Or Northern Montana. Who is going to install all of these panels?

    Once again the left shows they are only interested in the urban areas of this nation where a vast majority of there voters exist. I can’t help but think it is why they keep them in such run-down and shoddy conditions within urban areas and then spend everyday between elections blaming the other side for their plight.

    Once we hear something often enough it is clear that it must be the truth. This is exactly what the left is doing with this impeachment proceeding. They do not have a case. They simply are hoping they can paint the entire GOP as hypocritical corrupt, sex abusing, child molesting, racists who all belong to the secret white nationalist organization.

    In the meantime, the real people, who have nothing to do with politics continue to suffer.

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