Growth or destruction — that’s the choice voters will face when they make a decision between the Trump administration’s record and the promises to dismantle the economy being made by Democrats who take the debate stage Thursday in Houston.
President Trump is a builder who is growing our economy, creating millions of jobs and safeguarding our freedoms while Democratic candidates have pledged to abolish the electoral college, destroy private health insurance and wipe out the U.S. energy sector under the ruse of fighting climate change.
Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and other backers of the Green New Deal, pegged by some at a cost of $93 trillion, support the destruction of the domestic fossil fuel industry and the 10 million U.S. jobs that go with it.
The boondoggle would deal a massive blow to the U.S. economy and serve a huge economic win to Saudi Arabia, Iran and other OPEC nations that don’t share our values. It’ll also give foreign adversaries game-changing power and geo-political leverage if America loses its energy independence.
The initiative would be a colossal foreign policy blunder with widespread ramifications impacting U.S. national security, in spite of the fact that America is the global leader in reducing carbon emissions for more than a decade.
That latter achievement should be applauded by the left but is conveniently ignored. Why? Because the quest by Democrats to combat climate change isn’t truly about protecting Mother Nature — it’s about controlling virtually every aspect of our lives, and pocketbooks.
Warren and other Democratic hopefuls have vowed to ban fracking which has boosted natural gas supplies, enabling generators to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by transitioning away from coal.
That benefit is lost on liberals who are more interested in growing big government and centralizing power than protecting the U.S. economy and union workers who’ll quickly find themselves unemployed if any Green New Deal backer becomes president.
In a tweet on Friday Warren promised, “On my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands. And I will ban fracking —everywhere.”
It’s no surprise America’s largest federation of unions, the AFL-CIO wrote a scathing letter to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, co-sponsors of the Green New Disaster warning, “We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families. We will not stand by and let threats to our members’ jobs and their families’ standards of living go unanswered.”
Warren, Sanders and other “central planners” also pledge to ban private health insurance and force the nation onto Medicare for All, putting a faceless government bureaucrat in charge of major health decisions such as what doctor you can see and when. A little nervous? You should be. Just look at how many veterans died on government run waiting lists at the VA while Obama was president.
Come the next election, voters have a choice between those who are building our great country and those who seek to destroy it.