Florida's new election law praised as model for all states
The governor of Florida is getting rave reviews from conservatives after signing an election integrity bill into law.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), who along with Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) introduced the controversial plan in 2019, said during a Tuesday press conference that the latest version of the Green New Deal will also address economic injustice:
Ocasio-Cortez: "The Green New Deal also importantly recognizes the systemic cause of climate change, because while climate change is a planetary crisis, it is not caused by an environmental or random … uh … it does not have a random or environmental genesis. It's not just human-caused – it's societally caused."
The New York Democrat went on to argue that the climate crisis is a "crisis born of injustice":
Ocasio-Cortez: "It is a crisis born of the pursuit of profit at any and all human and ecological costs, which means that we must recognize in legislation that the trampling of indigenous rights is a cause of climate change, that the trampling of racial justice is a cause of climate change – because we are allowing people and we are allowing folks to deny ourselves human rights and deny people the right to health care, the right to housing, and education."
Joel Griffith, research fellow in financial regulations for The Heritage Foundation, says the Green New Deal is about one thing: power.
"What it would do is concentrate more power in the hands of the federal government and the central planners, which, at the end of the day, is what they want. They want more power – and it would succeed in that," he tells One News Now.
Griffith contends the Green New Deal comes at an enormous cost to economic growth and to individual families through things such as higher electricity prices. "And there is virtually no benefit in terms of preventing global warming or climate change," he adds.
Critics of the Green New Deal said the same thing two years ago (pictured above) when AOC and others first introduced the Green New Deal.
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