The Green New Deal is more a laundry list of progressive economic. policies than it is a way to fight climate change.
Everything from free college. and subsidized housing, to government-run health care. and expanded welfare programs is promised. These promises would apparently be no-strings-attached, as they could be earned even if someone is unwilling to work. Conservative, back-of-the-envelope estimates of the cost of all these giveaways would put government spending at three-quarters (75 percent) of U.S. GDP, up from 38 percent today.
All this government spending. would massively expand the welfare state while narrowing the pathway to jobs. and opportunity. In other words, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed Green New Deal is just another step in progressives’ war on work.