Like keeping BLM folks on to write oil leases without pay during the shutdown.
The Green New Deal is a RESOLUTION (a proposal in the form of a general statement of long-range objectives), NOT A BILL (proposed law). It contains no specific details nor timeline deadlines.
It is a FRAMEWORK for possible future proposals that seeks to find ways to address issues of climate and environment in ways that focus on INCENTIVES (carrots) rather than PUNISHMENTS (sticks), to provide pathways for making clean, green renewable energy more economically attractive and viable.
If we consider that full real long-term costs of energy from Big Carbon (coal, oil and gas), including the costs of both short-term and long-term environmental and climate damage, clean, green renewables are already far less expensive.
The Green New Deal seeks to recognize that reality and to stop subsidizing that which is killing us. (Okay, I am an old geezer. I won’t be the one who is most harmed by this. I have already apologized to my granddaughters for my generation, but they know I have tried to stand up against the lethal tide unleashed by those of my era.)
Those who oppose the Green New Deal admit they care only for themselves, and nothing for their children and grandchildren or trying to propose economically viable solutions.
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I don’t like the GND much, but I am disgusted with the oil companies and cartels. They’re wrecking the world, plain and simple.
They are all liars and thieves who are destroying the world.
“This is fine.”
This whole thing brings to mind a line from the play “1776”: When asked for his vote on whether to debate the resolution on Independence, Steven Hopkins, the Delegate from Rhode Island states: “Well, in all my years, I’ve never seen, heard, nor smelled an issue that was so dangerous it couldn’t be talked about! Hell yes, I’m for debating anything!”
Obviously the Modern day Republican Party doesn’t think the same way.
2 thumbs up, Jim.
The arrogant Reps are having the time of their lives, poking fun at this (according to Fox news) The sad thing is, they could have and should have been thinking along the same lines a long time ago! They are so stupid it makes me sick!! One more reason (as if we need more!!) to dump that jerk who is playing his own game of being POTUS!
“God put that oil in the ground for us to use! (And brown people on top of it for us to use as target practice!) He’d be furious if we left it down there!”
Read and DECIDE FOR YOURSELF!
The problem is Republicans are too busy stealing money to care about the earth.
I’m still trying to figure out why trump and his supports are opposed to clean air, clean water and more good jobs.
April 11, 2017