On Tuesday, the Senate voted on the Green New Deal and the results of the vote are very interesting, to say the least.
According to The Daily Caller News Foundation, Republicans unilaterally voted against the proposal, whilst Democrats overwhelmingly voted ‘present.’ However, three Democrats did vote against the controversial Green New Deal.
What Does the Vote Say about the Green New Deal?
The votes, or rather the lack of votes, for the Green New Deal are quite telling. Not a single person voted in favor of it. Even certain Democrats chose to vote against the proposal.
The majority of Democrats who voted ‘present’ criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP. According to the left-wing, the vote for the Green New Deal was a farce; yet, that begs to question, what were Democrats so scared of? If they truly believed in the likeability and realism of the Green New Deal, then why wouldn’t they be eager to get votes on it?
Reviewing the Green New Deal
When it’s all said and done, the Green New Deal is unaffordable socialism which is so far-left that even some Democrats are unable to get on board with it. According to analysts, the proposal would cost Americans a whopping $93 trillion dollars within a ten year period. It’s worth noting that this country is already trillions of dollars in debt.
Not only is the Green New Deal ridiculously expensive and unrealistic, but it also comes with a variety of changes which simply aren’t conducive or pragmatic. Doing away with gas-fueled cars and air travel are two aspects of the Green New Deal; another component involves providing economic aid to individuals who are “unwilling” to work.
Proponents of the Green New Deal claim that the proposal is all about ending poverty in America; however, they don’t seem to realize that adding an extra $93 trillion dollars in expenses is not going to end poverty. If the Democrats were serious about making things better for struggling people in America, they would not be putting forth radically far-left policies which have no chance of ever succeeding.
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