Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Pete Buttigieg endorses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-style Green New Deal

Pete Buttigieg endorses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-style Green New Deal

The so-called Green New Deal came under fire nearly immediately from Republicans, saying it would cost trillions of dollars, would destroy the USA economy and result in huge tax increases.

The environmental and economic proposal from congressional Democrats is being welcomed by GOPers who say the ambitious plan is so vague, yet so extreme, that it will backfire on Dems.

At least six Democrats running for president have backed the proposal.

Hockett later on Saturday had to admit the error to The Daily Caller, stating "I regret that we seem unknowingly to have ended up speaking about different documents for a minute during our longer and otherwise "on-the-same-page" conversation last night".

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -and just how "great" it would be for the "so-called "Carbon footprint' to eliminate among other things cows and the military". Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts).

It called for a 100 percent reduction in fossil fuel emissions by 2030. It sets a goal to meet 100% of the power demand in the USA through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources. "Global warming is an existential threat to the planet, so if we don't command this country to think big about saving our nation and our world from destruction, then I don't think we're gonna get close to meeting the mark". Angus King (I-Maine.) and former Obama Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz-both of whom have suggested the goals outlined in the Green New Deal resolution are unrealistic-Murphy strongly disagreed with their assessment.

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