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house Bill H. Res. 109

Should the House Call for a 'Green New Deal' to Fight Climate Change and Income Inequality?

Argument in favor

Climate change and income inequality are two of the greatest threats facing America. Enacting a massive transformation of our society like this Green New Deal is the best way to achieve that, not only through cutting emissions, investing in clean energy, and upgrading infrastructure but by guaranteeing economic security for all Americans — particularly those from vulnerable communities. This may be a non-binding resolution, but its passage would be a positive step toward the realization of a Green New Deal.

Lori's Opinion
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02/08/2019
Climate change is real and needs to be addressed. We need clean, renewable energy. There is no time to waste.
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Ken's Opinion
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02/08/2019
We as a country should strive to make our environment one that is safe for all. The jobs this endeavour would create would be significant. As far as wages are concerned if people were paid according to how hard they work our pay scale would probably be turned upside down. Everyone should receive a living wage at the least.
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Nick's Opinion
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02/08/2019
Climate change is real. Just look at what happened with the polar vortex dip this past week. Think of the jet streams as a rubber band holding some watermelons (low pressure cold snaps) back. If you heat the rubber band, it weakens and the watermelons dip out of the rubber band. We must work to keep the jet stream strong by reducing our carbon footprint.
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Argument opposed

The Green New Deal suggested by this resolution is a massive transformation of our society that comes with tremendous costs. It sets unrealistic goals like eliminating all energy derived from fossil fuel & nuclear power while upgrading or replacing every building in America over the course of a decade. And it goes well beyond environmental policies by calling for guaranteed “economic security for those willing or unwilling to work.” Alternatively, this bill is non-binding and wouldn’t make any real progress in achieving its stated goals.

TheDennisRice's Opinion
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02/08/2019
Absolutely not. This is a blueprint for disaster. This is socialism wrapped in climate change with a green bow. Paying people who are “unwilling to work” and taxing the wealthy 70% once they reach a set amount of earnings will result in a population that doesn’t strive for success. It will be the death of American innovation.
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Robin's Opinion
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02/08/2019
This deal is so outrageous I don’t see how anyone can take it seriously.
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Jasen's Opinion
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02/08/2019
If you want to fight income inequality then go get a higher-paying job; write your own success story.
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simple resolution Progress


  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
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    IntroducedFebruary 7th, 2019
    The Green New Deal is perhaps the most infeasible proposal I have ever seen. When broken down by costs, the estimated annual total is about $3.6 trillion, almost 1/3 of the US GDP and 3x the revenue yielded by taxpayers. Besides, it lacks in qualitative, fact based steps to completing its goals and is shrouded in ambiguity.
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    Climate Change is a reality for our planet, and America must lead the fight against it. The Green New Deal is a step in the right direction to ensure our world remains sustainable for future generations.
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    Good grief NO! We do not want to be like Venzeuela!
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    This is most important issue facing humanity. If the US can’t address this challenge, then who can?
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    I won’t waste my time with you clowns. But this “green new deal“ is a joke. Even more than you guys.
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    Lololololol......no.
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    While this “green new deal” does set unrealistic goals for our country, we have screwed up earth’s climate so much that it could be entirely what’s necessary to save our civilization. The past five years have been the hottest this globe has ever seen, and last week Pennsylvania experienced -5 degree weather while it is 50 degrees as I write this 3 days later. Combined with the extreme weather patterns we have seen in the past two years, such as record breaking hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires, the evidence is overwhelming that we must take clear, decisive steps to cut back carbon emissions. The American way of life is being threatened here. Coastal cities that define our culture like New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Seattle, and Los Angeles are all coastal cities that would be devastated if our sea levels continue to rise. In conclusion, global warming is not a problem to be kicked down the road for future generations to clean up, it is here, and it is bearing down on our way of life, please pass this legislation and find a way to entice companies to enforce it.
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    Ridiculous! This is income redistribution, pure and simple. Why not use civil confiscation instead. Don’t try to disguise your motives.
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    The plan is just a socialist fraud. Don’t pass the new green scam.
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    This does nothing but accentuate how unqualified Ocario-Cortez is for her position. This is a serious issue, but this approach is ludicrous.
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    The Green New Deal is classic bold American thinking and represents a solid pathway towards building a economically strong green economy. We would be negligent in our role as world leaders if we did not follow through with this proposal. I would like to see more from my reps in their support of this piece of legislation.
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    Reagan oversaw a 70% top end tax rate! 1% of the population owning 99% of the wealth is outrageous. The state of the environment is in need of an immediate action.
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    Why is there no “Hell No” option? The plan put out is ludicrous. It is a joke and an attempt to pander to a fringe, that for some reason continues to get a voice.
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    Have you read it ...it’s a joke Hell no
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    No. This is simply a rehash of the old “to each according to his need from each according to his ability.” It is unworkable in the presented format- here’s why, using the details: 1) “excluding nuclear” 2) “leverage capital (etc.) = steal resources from the able. 3) labor unions- least value for the highest cost and least able or willing to add value. I think Venezuela is doing something like this now and look at how successful they’ve been. Try again.
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    Definitely. Twelve years isn’t a lot of time to save the planet.
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    We cannot afford to NOT implement the Green New Deal.
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    Lies and dammed lies to stampede idiots into granting ever more power to greedy scum.
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    Absolutely! This is the kind of bold action we need.
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    Climate change and income inequality are a fraud perpetrated on the American people by the Democratic Party to foster divisiveness and conflict. #MAGA
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