Bernie Sanders proposes a $16 TRILLION Green New Deal — and proposes how to pay for it

The climate crisis is extremely serious.

Modest efforts (like nearly all Democrats tolerate) will NOT be enough!

The cost of doing nothing will be HORRIBLE for our quality of life, for the survival of humans and our civilization, and for the economy.  (Some people don’t care about the first items here, but damage to the economy might get their attention.

Bernie Sanders proposes cutting the military budget in order to fund the Green New Deal.  The military FAILS to protect us, but the Green New Deal is absolutely necessary for our protection — and our “national security” if you want to use that term.



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This plan will pay for itself over 15 years. Experts have scored the plan and its economic effects. We will pay for the massive investment we need to reverse the climate crisis by:

o Making the fossil fuel industry pay for their pollution, through litigation, fees, and taxes, and eliminating federal fossil fuel subsidies.
o Generating revenue from the wholesale of energy produced by the regional Power Marketing Authorities. Revenues will be collected from 2023-2035, and after 2035 electricity will be virtually free, aside from operations and maintenance costs.
o Scaling back military spending on maintaining global oil dependence.
o Collecting new income tax revenue from the 20 million new jobs created by the plan.
o Reduced need for federal and state safety net spending due to the creation of millions of good-paying, unionized jobs.
o Making the wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share.

The lead paragraph of the article linked below (dated August 22, 2019), says this about Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal proposal:  “Calling the global climate crisis both the greatest threat facing the United States and the greatest opportunity for transformative change, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive Green New Deal proposal that would transition the U.S. economy to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 million well-paying union jobs over a decade.”  HERE IS THE LINK: