For what would be an economic disaster in the making, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is getting a lot of laughs.
Country music star John Rich even joined in Friday on the widespread criticism of the far-left representative’s bizarre plan.
“My favorite part of #GreenNewDeal is the ‘guaranteed wage for people who are UNWILLING to work!’ Hahahaha! Wow,” Rich tweeted.
On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez’s office released a Green New Deal FAQ on her website and she proposed several huge entitlements.
The most head-scratching entitlement proposed by the 29-year-old representative was guaranteed economic security for those “unwilling to work,” as pointed out by Rich.
Here's an archived version of the now-deleted @AOC's House webpage with the #GreenNewDeal FAQ's and the "guarantee" in all its glory: "It guarantees to everyone… Economic security to all who are… unwilling to work."https://t.co/UlOtwgD3dT pic.twitter.com/qr29dzU2fV
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) February 8, 2019
To be fair, it should be pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez’s camp took down the original proposal and replaced it with a version that didn’t including guaranteeing an income for those who simply don’t feel like getting a job. But by then the damage had been done.
Everyone knew that Ocasio-Cortez was a socialist, but she had taken things way too far by offering money to people who just don’t want to work.
If the government paid people to sit around and do nothing, there wouldn’t be enough money to pay for the representative’s other proposals, which were impossibly expensive to begin with.
Ocasio-Cortez proposed upgrading or replacing every single building in the country to comply with her “green” standards.
The representative also suggested dumping $4.6 trillion “at minimum” into American infrastructure over the next 10 years.
To put it into perspective, that single proposal requires more money than the federal government’s annual total spending — including all the bureaucrat’s paychecks, excessive waste, and existing entitlement programs.
President Donald Trump has proposed a budget of $4.4 trillion for 2019, according to Bloomberg.
And Ocasio-Cortez aims to somehow get that large sum of money while paying people not to work. That’s absurdly counter-productive, and frankly, stupid.
“I guess they’ve never heard the phrase ‘Work Hard, Play Hard!’ 86 year old Granny Rich just ‘rolled her eyes’ and went back to hemming pant legs at her JOB!!” Rich said in his tweet.
My favorite part of #GreenNewDeal is the "guaranteed wage for people who are UNWILLING to work!" Hahahaha! Wow…I guess they've never heard the phrase "Work Hard, Play Hard!" 86 year old Granny Rich just "rolled her eyes" and went back to hemming pant legs at her JOB!!
— John Rich (@johnrich) February 8, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez is a socialist. She doesn’t understand the virtue of working hard.
Beyond that, Ocasio-Cortez’s proposals simply won’t work.
Her proposals are impossibly expensive, pose enormous logistical problems, and would devastate the economy.
The Green New Deal is a complete, disastrous joke.