Buttigieg: Green New Deal resolution 'the right beginning'

Buttigieg: Green New Deal resolution 'the right beginning'

"Let's vote on the Green New Deal!". Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts).

WASHINGTON, DC-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is actually being taken seriously after she announced her new green deal for America involves the elimination of planes, trains and...cow farts.

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Sunday endorsed a Green New Deal, saying the blueprint needs fine-turning but provides a framework for addressing climate change and revamping the Rust Belt economy.

He said Ocasio-Cortez does not support some of the more outlandish left-wing proposals, which were saved before they were taken off her website. The youth-led Sunrise Movement, which has spearheaded grassroots organizing in favor of the deal, is planning more than 600 congressional office visits this week to garner support.

"The Green New Deal is now a litmus test for progressive leadership in 2019". "I would say it's a favorable act", one student said succinctly. Robert Hockett, an advisor to Ocasio-Cortez, even went on Tucker Carlson to further push the lie that the document claiming the Green New Deal would pay people who are "unwilling" to work was not from her team.

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Capturing a sentiment often expressed by those who want to see the resolution passed, Organic Consumers Association worldwide director Ronnie Cummins described it as "the only solution that matches the scale of our multiple crises, including global warming, corporate control of our food system, income inequality, and the general decline of our environment and our democracy".

"We are not only being disrupted by economic change, we're being disrupted by climate change", Buttigieg said.

But at least one of the chief policy architects of the resolution isn't looking to make other proposals look good; he's trying to make other Democrats look bad.

It called for a 100 percent reduction in fossil fuel emissions by 2030.

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has attracted more online and media attention this year than any Democrat running for president, Axios reported on Monday.

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