Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., made the remark during an interview with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates at the MLK Now event in New York City celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Ocasio-Cortez called the fight to mitigate the effects of climate change her generation's "World War II."
"Millennials and Gen Z and all these folks that come after us are looking up, and we're like, 'The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change, and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?' " she said.
Climate change has been a driving issue for the freshman Democrat since arriving on Capitol Hill. In November, she joined a group of about 200 climate change protesters outside the office of then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., when she arrived for her orientation. Since taking office, she has called for a "Green New Deal."
That's quite a shocking revelation.
Given the world will not adopt her "New Green Deal" that's likely to cost on the order of $40 trillion, we must prepare. Here's what to do:
- Party like there's no tomorrow!
- Get a $50,000 line of credit or better yet, $2,000,000 if any bank will give it to you.
- Run up the credit cards, eat and drink whatever you want, take trips, etc.
The only thing you have to do is meet your minimum payment.
Embrace debt. You will not owe a thing in 12 years. The world won't be here.
New Green Deal
The reality is something like $40 trillion. Add another $32 trillion for medicare for all, another of her ideas.
Yet the Green New Deal has garnered significant attention and support from some members of the media, Congress, and even prominent senators considering 2020 presidential runs: Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
This is precisely the kind of too good to be true nonsense that people want to believe. The message is powerful. We need to "save the planet".
The idea is so absurd that even Pelosi can't stand it. She put it on the back burner. But there is really only one reason Pelosi did so: The plan is so absurd that any Democrat running for president on that platform would lose.
Meanwhile, it's pathetic how the liberal media fawns all over this totally clueless fool.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock