Pete Buttigieg endorses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-style Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

During her appearance on the NPR podcast a couple of days back, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outlined her stance in regards to her monetary policy and how she plans to restructure the social/economic framework of the United States if her freshly proposed "Green New Deal" is passed by the senate.

Ocasio-Cortez faced immediate backlash for some of the GND's authoritarian proposals-even from interest groups aligned with the Democratic Party's green agenda, such as the Sierra Club.

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Sunday endorsed a Green New Deal, saying the blueprint needs fine-turning but provides a framework for addressing climate change and revamping the Rust Belt economy. Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff said this was merely a draft and that it was published by accident.

Ocasio-Cortez herself also acknowledged that an FAQ "got uploaded + taken down", without explaining or providing additional detail.

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As IJR previously reported, Ocasio-Cortez's rollout of her long-awaited Green New Deal resolution was met with laughter after a fact-sheet about the resolution claimed that the longterm goals included replacing air travel with trains, renovating every building in America, and stopping cows from farting.

The so-called Green New Deal came under fire nearly immediately from Republicans, saying it would cost trillions of dollars, would destroy the US economy and result in huge tax increases.

It called for a 100 percent reduction in fossil fuel emissions by 2030.

"I think one way that the right does try to mischaracterize what we're doing, as though it's like some kind of massive Government takeover", she told MSNBC's Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview. The document was later removed by Ocasio-Cortez's office, yet the host still asked why people should pay for those unwilling to work.

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