Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
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Buttigieg: Green New Deal resolution 'the right beginning'

Buttigieg: Green New Deal resolution 'the right beginning'

Because of the controversy the proposal has generated - people see the Green New Deal as lauding further government encroachment in their lives through socialist policies - Trump believes that if Democrats press forward with the proposal, then Republicans will reap the positive benefits of backlash against Democrats.

It also moves climate change into the spotlight as the USA heads toward the 2020 presidential election.

Trump's critics predictably flooded him with personal attacks, accusations of selling Americans' future to oil corporations and arguments that the Democrats at least have some kind of a plan.


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".

Ocasio-Cortez faced immediate backlash for some of the GND's authoritarian proposals-even from interest groups aligned with the Democratic Party's green agenda, such as the Sierra Club. "Today, I think a word like that is the beginning of a debate, not the end of a debate".

The resolution urges elimination of greenhouse gas emissions "as much as technologically feasible" in a range of economic sectors. Global warming is a threat to the planet. Called the Green New Deal, co-sponsors of the resolution in the House of Representatives include California Congressman Ro Khanna, Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse, Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, and Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan.

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