by Danny Hubbard, an Alabama researcher, author and Christian radio co-host
Is the Green New Deal something we need to worry about? It absolutely is!
Supporters of the Green New Deal include about 70 Congressmen and Congresswomen, nine Democrat U.S. Senators and all the Democrat presidential candidates. They boast that 92 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans support it, but I respectfully disagree with their claims.
The Green New Deal is the playbook for the United Nations Agenda 21/Smart Growth/Plan 2030, which is essentially a globalist scheme to bring America down from within and without “firing a shot”.
Following are a few excerpts from the Green New Deal and my commentaries:
Cut the military budget by over 50 percent.
This would severely compromise America’s military readiness.
Bring virtually all U.S. Servicemen home and deploy them in their local communities.
This is a call for Martial Law within our borders.
Eliminate all fossil fuel usage, then create new government-controlled jobs for their employees. Meet 100 percent of America’s power demand via renewable and zero-emission sources.
More than 144 thousand jobs would be affected, 76,000 in coal industry alone. Assuming all wages are paid at their proposed minimum wage of $15/hour, the cost per year would be over $5 billion.
Remove all nuclear power plants and replace with renewable energy.
A carbon tax would surely be created and more than 6,000 workers would be displaced.
Commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions within ten years. Upgrade all existing buildings for maximum energy efficiency. Invest in public transit and high-speed rail.
This would require retrofitting energy for every American commercial and residential building to sun, wind or water energy. The average cost to install solar in a home is about $20,000 – $25,000, for an estimated energy savings of about $20,000 over 20 years, which would cause massive bankruptcies. Most companies would not invest in any project with the long 20-year return on investment.
Cows would have to be eliminated due to the methane gas they emit, which would eliminate the $628 million dairy industry and its 3 million jobs. Ninety-four million cattle would be euthanized.
All airplanes, automobiles, trains and ships would have to be eliminated or retrofitted to electricity, severely affecting our mail service, tourism, emergency medical services and more at an estimated cost of tens of trillions of dollars.
Provide “millions” of good, high-wage jobs.
Government created jobs would cause taxes to skyrocket. Americans currently pay more than 97 different taxes; the Green New Deal would add even more. Your tax freedom day would move from April 17 to about August 5 to pay for the trillions in increased government spending.
Provide everyone with access to clean air and clean water.
This is a call for more government regulations that would bankrupt individuals and businesses.
Repair historic oppression of indigenous peoples, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialized communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth.
This is part of the United Nations’ Agenda 21 that claims to empower minorities, but in reality puts them under government control.
Mitigate the long-term health effects of pollution and human-caused climate change.
The science is not conclusive that humans cause climate change, rather it is caused by winds, ocean currents and sun activity.
Restore fragile ecosystems.
Restoring swamps and wildlife areas is part of the United Nations Wetlands Project that eliminates human access.
Provide higher education to all.
The cost would be more than $500 billion over 10 years.
Build wealth, community ownership, and good jobs in marginalized communities.
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” is a slogan popularized by Karl Marx. Today’s socialists call it social, environmental and financial “equity”. It is also called “sustainable development”.
Create union jobs that pay prevailing wages. Improve union bargaining strength. Strengthen labor and workplace safety standards.
This would eliminate right-to-work states, create union mafias, and force employers to pay government-set wages, rather than wages determined by the marketplace.
Guarantee living minimum wage to everyone.
The estimated cost over 10 years would exceed $5 trillion.
Guarantee family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to everyone.
Every American business would come under government control.
Reform the use of eminent domain.
Eminent domain, which allows governments to take land from private property owners, would be even more abusive.
Ensure that all businesses are free from unfair competition.
This is socialism, period.
Provide all Americans with high-quality health care.
Medicare for ALL would cost over $36 trillion.
Provide all Americans with good housing and economic security.
Government provided housing and wages for those who choose not to work.
Provide all Americans with healthy and affordable food.
What the government provides, it also dictates. Do you want the government to tell you what you can and cannot eat?
Provide all Americans with access to nature.
This is in accordance with the United Nations’ Agenda 21/Smart Growth’s Wildlands Project that aims to set aside land for animals and to make it off limits to humans.
The Green New Deal document boasts more than 39 pages of costly utopian schemes that would rob Americans of our liberties and replace them with top-down government controls over every aspect of our lives. At a cost of over $200 trillion, virtually equivalent to the net worth of all of America, we must stop any politician who supports it.