But.. but.. WE WILL ALL DIE IN LIKE 12 YEARS IF WE DON’T PASS THE GREEN NEW DEAL!!!!!!!!
(CNN)The Senate will vote Tuesday to take up the Green New Deal, the progressives’ prescription to battle climate change, but it is expected to be blocked by Democrats, who support many of the ideas in the plan but believe Republicans are trying to score political points by forcing a quick vote on the nascent proposal.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has made clear he is pushing the vote to put Democrats — especially the many in the Senate who are running for president — on the record regarding the controversial plan written by liberal Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, which Republicans argue is a socialist manifesto that will destroy the economy.“I could not be more glad that the American people will have the opportunity to learn precisely where each one of their senators stand on this radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire US economy,” McConnell said Monday. “Every American taxpayer will get to learn if their senators support saddling our nation with the astronomical cost of this socialist fantasy — tens and tens of trillions of dollars, a tax burden that would be certain to hurt not just wealthy Americans but the middle class as well.”