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America has to be green, but quickly

The Plan for the future is only 14 pages long and bears the prosaic title, "H. Res. 109". The h. stands for House, the RES for Resolution. This means that the paper is a statement of the US house of representatives, a request to the government. So far everyone in Washington agreed.

About what is required exactly, there are differences of views, however, is far. For the author, the democratic members of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and their supporters, the statement is not less than the template for a better America, for a greener, more socially responsible society. That's why they call their Plan the "Green New Deal", a reference to the great social reforms and job-creation projects of thirty years. The new edition is now, however, decidedly green – the climate protection as a path to Jobs, prosperity, security, and justice for all citizens.

For the Republicans all of this, however, socialist hell that stuff is. America would have to be performed to a second Venezuela, should be implemented the Green New Deal, to warn you.

Massive intervention by the state

That may be exaggerated. According to the European standards meets Ocasio-Cortez’ demands more of the normal green or half-left social democratic party. For American conditions of the Plan, however, it is indeed spectacular: Not only the entire economy of the United States is to be aligned to the office of transportation and energy production on the climate. In addition, should be linked in addition, a comprehensive social safety net, which guarantees all Americans a health insurance, a job, healthy food, education and housing. As ambitious as the objectives of the schedule. So to be prepared, for example, within ten years, only climate-neutral electricity in America.

That is a massive plan of economic state intervention would be necessary in order to achieve these goals, not hide, the proponents of the Green New deal. They are calling for a "national, social, industrial and economic mobilization" in the Second world war, only this Time the enemies are global warming and injustice, not the Nazis.

If and when the Resolution is ever cast by Congress in the laws, is uncertain. At least as long as the Republicans control the Senate, and Donald Trump President is not going to happen. However, this is not to say that the Green New Deal remains politically ineffective. On the contrary, The 29-year-old Deputy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a leader of the so-called progressive wing of the Democrats and the darling of the base and activists, has pushed the Democrats with your 14-page paper as far to the left, as are many other liberal politicians in years of hard work have managed to.

For Ocasio-Cortez is a "Green New Deal", the template for a better America, for a greener and more social society.

For the presidential candidate of the Democrats, the Green New Deal has become a kind of litmus test. The party members that will determine next year in the primaries for the presidential candidates, with a large majority for the Plan. To take almost all the serious applicants, therefore, support the Green New Deal.

However, you can read the Plan the split of the Democrats very well. The left-liberal party wing and the base are very enthusiastic about the Green New Deal. The more moderate middle-of the Democrats in Congress, not circles, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from the reliably left-hand choice, but also on something more conservative voters consideration must take, on the other hand are far more sceptical.

Some are

It is therefore no coincidence that, of the 41 Democrats and Democrats who have fallen in the congressional election in November 2018, the Republicans seats the new majority in the house of representatives first created, so far, only a only member of the Green New Deal has been signed. All of the other democratic newcomers in the "house" is the Plan, however, too radical, too vulnerable and too dangerous.

Similar is true for the Democrats in the Senate. All of the presidential applicants, which are represented in the chamber of liberal coastal States, support the New Green Deal. One exception is Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota. They expressed knowing aware of a clear commitment to the Plan – that is well received by rural voters in the Midwest are less good than in the case of Ocasio-Cortez’ hip supporters in the Bronx.

This is also one reason why the leader of the Democrats in the house of representatives, Nancy Pelosi, is applied, as yet, no great enthusiasm for the Green New Deal. When asked about this, she muttered something about "the green dream, or as the call".

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 14.02.2019, 21:53 PM

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