The Democrats’ Socialist caucus rolled out details about their “Green New Deal” on Thursday, and it’s grim. The plan, allegedly the brainchild of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calls for a “massive transformation of our society”—including:
- Zero U.S. emissions within ten years
- Retrofitting or replacing every building in the country to comply with green energy mandates
- Build out new high speed rail to make air travel unnecessary (seriously)
- Mandate all jobs be unionized
- Ban nuclear energy
Not included in the plan’s details was any explanation of how the untold trillions of dollars it would cost would be paid for. Instead, it noted, “the question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity”.