Study shows cost of Green New Deal $70,000 per household in first year alone

July 30, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to a new study by the Competitive Enterprise Institute suggesting that implementation of the Green New Deal would cost each household $70,000 in the first year alone:

“The Green New Deal is a national suicide pact, and the latest report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute shows the immediate impact it would have on just five states where households would face $70,000 in increased costs in the first year alone.  The brainchild of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the leader of the Venezuelan wing of the Democratic Party, the Green New Deal is not about saving the environment, but instead is an attempt to destroy the only economic system in the history of the world which has lifted people out of poverty creating a middle class – capitalism. The truth is, the cost is more than we can bear. The true cost of the Green New Deal is the loss of freedom itself.

“If you don’t believe this, just consider what Ocasio-Cortez’ Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti recently told Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s climate director, ‘The interesting thing about the Green New Deal, is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all… Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?… Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.’

“But Ocasio-Cortez’ brain isn’t the only one who has admitted that climate change is a ruse designed to destroy capitalism, in 2015, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change clearly stated, ‘This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.’

“The CEI report demonstrates what the destruction of capitalism entails – a $70,000 cost to every household in Alaska, Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania in year one.  But the real cost, even more dangerous than the dollar signs which exceed the average household annual income in the United States, is the utter loss of freedom associated with the destruction of capitalism and the hope that it has produced for billions of people around the world.”

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