Earlier this week, the American Action Forum released a study that showed the Green New Deal could cost American taxpayers $93 trillion, yes with a “t”, or $600,000 per household. That’s an alarming number for unproven science. Don’t worry lefties, we’re not questioning whether there’s climate change, we’re asking if your solutions will truly impact it. Because they had better for $600,000 per household.
Nonetheless, we have to ask where our Colorado delegation falls on this boondoggle. We know that our Republican legislators see this for what it is and don’t support it. We know Boulder-area U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse is predictably all in for the irrational measure.
U.S. Sen. Bennet is on the fence with the measure and, in fact, told FoxNews that “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is ‘trying to trap’ lawmakers by putting the controversial “Green New Deal” up for a vote.” Unfortunately, McConnell is just moving legislation through the Senate as he’s expected to. If Sen. Bennet feels “trapped” he should take it up with his party who let this pile of steaming cow poop advance as far as it has.
Last we heard, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette was still pondering her position. That said, she now has a very strong challenger who has adopted the Alexandria Ocasio Cortez model of doing business, which could push her further to the left.
Reps. Jason Crow and Ed Perlmutter remain firmly on the fence.
The Green New Deal is a huge intrusion that would change our way of life – no more air travel, no more steak? Coloradans deserve to know where our elected officials stand on the Green New Deal and we’re just suggesting that the Colorado media do its part in demanding an answer.