REPORT: AOC'S Green New Deal Costs Families $70K in Just First Year
This week, 217 Democrat candidates will brave the dangers of Detroit to bicker amongst themselves about who should run against Trump. If there's a city that epitomizes the success of liberal policies, it's Detroit. Runner up only to Baltimore. In Detroit, all the left's coo-coo f0r Cocoa Puffs ideas will be on full display, like Jessica Yaniv's hairy twigs and berries in the steam room. Before the steam turns on. On such idea bearing itself will be the Green New Deal, championed by defacto Speaker of the House, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Most of what you hear about AOC's GND is silly (see Chief of Staff for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Admits Green New Deal isn’t About Climate Change and Green New Deal Architect: Climate Change is 25 Holocausts), especially the part about cow boofs. But very little information about how much this is all going to cost the middle class ever reaches the public. You know, the families that don't waste carbon flying from DC to LaGuardia instead of taking the train. For those little people -- at least according to this report -- the cow fart elimination plan ain't gonna be cheap.
Radically transforming energy consumption under the "Green New Deal" (GND) would cost the average household at least $70,000 in the first year of its rollout, and a cool quarter-million dollars total after five years, a new study concluded.
Within the first year of implementing the program, the average household in each of the given states (Alaska, Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania) would incur at least $70,000 in expenses -- followed by roughly $45,000 in annual expenses for each of the following 2-5 years and over $37,000 after that time frame.
And that's just the costs that can be calculated now. Still think we need to kill the cows to kill their farts? You still willing to spend even more money per year to get... well, less? Because that's the deal with the Green New Deal.
"Most provisions of the GND are so broad and open-ended that the list of potential programs necessary to implement the program is limited by the capacity of legislators to imagine a new government program."
Politicians imagining a new government program. Not unlike when you used to imagine going to Saturn as a kid while riding a flying unicorn. Except that when Washington DC imagines things, it comes with an invoice that gets handed to you. When we say "handed to you" what we really mean is clear your driveway for the fleet of trucks to dump reams of invoices on your already-tax-paying tochus. Ain't the government just the best?
Something tells me the cost won't be mentioned on stage in Detroit.