"Massive Gov't Intervention": Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Unveils New Green Deal for "Economic Transformation"
Penny Starr reports at Breitbart:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a self-described Democratic Socialist, introduced the Green New Deal on Thursday, which is a resolution that calls for transforming the United States economy.
Ocasio-Cortez gave her plan first to National Public Radio (NPR), which called her "the most famous member of Congress" and "a media star" in an interview aired on Thursday.
"Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowhere near the scale of the actual problem that climate change presents to us," Ocasio-Cortez told NPR on Morning Edition. . . .
"The resolution, which provides no specifics for how to achieve or pay for its broad goals -- 'net-zero emissions by 2050,' 'wage and benefit parity for workers,' 'counteract[ing] systemic injustices,' 'repairing historic oppression of indigenous communities, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialized communities,' and universal health care -- has 50 Democrat cosponsors, according to NPR," Starr reports.
"NPR asked Ocasio-Cortez if she would agree that her resolution calls for 'massive government intervention' to reach its goals," according to Starr.
"It does. I have no problem saying that," Breitbart quotes Ocasio-Cortez as saying and "adding that the private sector has failed to address climate change."