Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Draws Sharp Criticism

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) unveiled her “Green New Deal” plan on Thursday and incredulous opponents criticized such proposals as making air travel obsolete, upgrading/replacing every building in America, and ensuring financial security even to those “unwilling” to work.

“Today is the day we truly embark on a comprehensive agenda of economic, social and racial justice in the United States,” she announced outside the Capitol. “That’s what this agenda is all about.”

Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to dismiss the plan. “It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive,” Pelosi said on Wednesday. “The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”