The Green New Deal is expensive and pie in the sky?
Amount spent in Iraq: $3 trillion.
Amount spent in Afghanistan: $1 trillion.
Amount spent in past 20 years on “defense,” separate of that: $15 trillion
Now that’s expensive. Yeah, the GND would not be cheap. The alternative is far worse. How anyone with any children particularly would fail to support it or something similar is a mystery to me as you’re basically condemning them to a hellish existence.
Anyway, the GND is not realistic. It’s not designed to be! It’s supposed to shift the conversation, and it’s doing that. Are you talking about it?
Then here’s a clue: it’s working.
And then realize it’s not expensive at all:
It's funny how a politician proposes a plan which would cause a massive economic boom for a decade and people are "nawww, we can't do that." https://t.co/231DEkQtOS
— Ian Welsh (@iwelsh) February 7, 2019