Chartering private jets hardly in line with Green New Deal

By January 23, 2020January 27th, 2020Climate Change, Environment, Politics

When it comes to climate change, are liberal proponents of the costly Green New Deal and other radical environmental initiatives bamboozling Americans?

There isn’t a day that goes by that liberal lawmakers and Democratic presidential contenders aren’t screaming from the rooftops about the “apocalyptic” effects of climate change. They tell us the world is coming to an end in eight to 10 short years if we don’t “act now.”

In fact, alarmists like Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., refused to support the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that came up for a vote in the U.S. Senate last week because the trade agreement didn’t mention the word “climate” in it. U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., also voted against it, as did Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and others.

That’s how serious the climate crisis is — so they claim.

Now here’s a common-sense question for all Americans: If climate change is truly a life-and-death proposition as the left says, so much so that Sanders and others are willing to sacrifice 177,000 American jobs the USMCA is estimated to create and $68.2 billion for the U.S. economy, why are Sanders and his hypocrite pals flying private jets?

Is reducing carbon emissions only for the “little people?” Or is the hysteria surrounding global warming a fraud to get gullible voters to accept massive government control and intrusion into our lives; higher taxes to fund the $93 trillion estimated tab for the Green New Deal; or all of the above?

It was reported this week the Vermont U.S. senator, a major proponent of the radical Green New Deal which aims to abolish cars, airplane travel and destroy the fossil fuel industry — and all the jobs that go with it — has chartered private jets to transport the millionaire alarmist and his pals in style to campaign events.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not letting any liberal hypocrite take my car, my hamburger, control my thermostat — and eliminate countless other liberties — while they blow out carbon emissions like nobody’s business.

How about you?

Here’s the deal. If Democrats want 330 million Americans to change our lifestyles and make major sacrifices to protect the planet — so should they. After all, if liberal lawmakers and presidential candidates can’t lead by example and walk the walk when it comes to combating global warming, voters know what to do come November.

Tell them to take a hike.

Adriana Cohen

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