Hawaii’s Democratic Senator Rips AOC’s Green New Deal To Absolute Shreds…
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reminds me of me niece when she was about six or seven years old.
She would have these really imaginative ideas for things to do but then she would have absolutely no idea at all how impractical some of them would be. For example, oven roasted cotton candy….that sounds like an AOC idea doesn’t it? Came right from my seven year old niece.
Her ideas, while imaginative, are completely and totally impractical. There’s just no way for some of them to be done.
Take for instance some of the things involving her “Green New Deal” or at the very least some of the ones that aren’t as personally offensive to any productive person like getting rid of all combustion engines.
While it’s a good idea to have a proper rail system or mass public transit there are so many things that rely on the movement of combustion engines that if you think the price of stamps is high now, wait until everything is mailed by train.
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) expressed skepticism about progressive Democrats’ Green New Deal proposal Thursday, saying the goal of replacing necessary air travel with high-speed rail transport would be burdensome on her home state of Hawaii.
“That would be pretty hard for Hawaii,” Hirono said of the far-left environmental proposal unveiled Thursday by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), according to Fox News’ Chad Pergram. Hawaii is roughly 2,500 miles away from Los Angeles, California, with a flight time of four and a half hours.
As NTK Network notes: “To put that in perspective, the longest railroad trip offered by Amtrak, which is not high-speed rail, is 2,265 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles and takes on average 43 hours to complete.”
Earlier Thursday, progressive lawmakers published an outline of the proposal which they claim is designed to solve “climate change” and “systemic injustice” by reducing “pollution and greenhouse gas emissions” to meet “100 percent of the power demand” through “clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources.”
The plan outlines 14 proposed “infrastructure and industrial” projects to meet the objective of “totally overhaul” the country’s transportation system.
“Every project strives to remove greenhouse gas emissions and pollution from every sector of our economy” by “massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary,” the outline states.
Further, the outline calls for government solutions for creating “affordable public transit available to all, with [the] goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle.”