The Green New Deal was entirely aspirational. There is no teeth in it. Why are conservatives so obsessed with it?
You're saying it had no purpose? Why did it receive so much attention in the media back in 2019? Conservatives are obsessed with it because they believe it had/has a strong purpose. To grow the government and weaken free markets.
Are there any laws you don't think are authoritarian?
I've touched on it in a previous message. Laws against robbery and murder. Many others - it goes back to what I said about tradition and common sense.
WHAT LAWS? Does anyone here know what the word "specific" means?
Subsidies, carbon taxes, tax credits for purchasing an electric car, tax credits for home improvements that reduce your carbon footprint, tax credits for installing solar . . . on and on and on. Economic incentives and disincentives. Tax fossil fuels and use that tax to subsidize greener technologies.
Numbers? Percentages? I know you don't have them, nobody does, not even the most fringe left wing authoritarians, YET. They can vary from the most tiny figures and percentages that won't really change anything, to economy destroying percentages and numbers that will greatly lower the standards of living for most people, except the authoritarians.
You blindly trust the authoritarians to set those numbers and percentages just right, don't you? I don't. Because cooling the planet and calming the storms will come in a distant second to the priorities of the authoritarians. Their first priority will be their own political power and money.
Right now, the authoritarians are waiting and watching, as the mainstream news media sensationalizes every weather event they possibly can, for more and more people to say, through their political involvement and voting, that "we trust you authoritarians! You set the numbers and percentages, and we just know you'll get it just right! And you'll even GET EVEN with all those successful rich people that we're so jealous of!"
No one is asking anything to be thrown away. Where do you come up with this?
The Green New Deal. It demands it. (100% clean energy by 2030.) I come up with it by observing what gets started usually in California. Remember that link I showed earlier that people in Sacramento have been recently restricted on how much they can work on their own cars?
The plan is to incentivize greener technologies, so farmers could see tax credits for purchasing hydrogen or electric powered equipment when they become available. You could see grants and subsidies going to companies that are designing and manufacturing greener technologies.
This isn't that hard to figure out.
What's hard to figure out is how so many people can casually give the government cart blanche to set figures and percentages, that have to be paid for, by a country that's $31 trillion in debt.