Green New Deal architect says it's less about changing climate, more about changing economy

The Washington Post reports that Saikat Chakrabarti, former Chief of Staff for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and writer of the Green New Deal, told a key aide to a presidential candidate in July that the GND is really about changing the economy. Who knew? 



""The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is that it wasn't originally a climate thing at all," Chakrabarti told a dumbstruck Ricketts, whose candidate had made the coming climate apocalypse the center of his pitch to voters. "Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?" said Chakrabarti to his surprised fellow leftist. "Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing."

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  • Ivan st george
    commented 2019-09-06 11:31:36 -0400
    Once again,
    the well intentioned green new dealers are clearly being hoodwinked to
    believe that this so called Deal is the savior for our planet.
    Clearly it is not, it is a scam and it always has been.
    As a side note, The IPCC has absolutely no proof of man made climate change, all they have is a man made computer model that is the last best hope to usher in a marxist/socialist state
  • Guy Page
    commented 2019-09-04 15:54:01 -0400
    True that Pat. US has already cut back significantly on emissions, due mostly to transition from oil to natural gas. IF ONLY the GND types weren’t also trying to shut down nuclear, we’d be a lot better off. For me that’s one of the “tells” of how they play poker – you just can’t oppose a zero-emissions, existing, source of electricity and then say with a straight face that you really, really care about carbon reduction. I want cops to keep us safe from the bad guys, and to prove it, I’m going to take away their guns and handcuffs. Anyone who says that is probably either an idiot or a clever person with a hidden agenda.
  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2019-09-03 20:06:43 -0400
    As long as countries like China, and India, are burning more and more coal and Brazil, is decimating their rain forests, anything we do is is “peeing into the wind”. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t pursue cleaner alternatives to what we have now, but we should not trip over our own feet, and shoot ourselves in the foot while others are negating everything we do.