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Students Love AOC's Green New Deal, Till They Hear About Its Goals

Students Love AOC's Green New Deal, Till They Hear About Its Goals

The claim from the fact sheet that was met with the most blowback was a claim that the Green New Deal could provide "economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work".

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) released her highly anticipated "Green New Deal" last week - and instantly botched it.

Phillips found that the majority of college students loved her proposal - until they heard what is actually in it.

Ocasio-Cortez jumped in on the fun, slamming her right wing critics for spreading "misinformation" about her and joking that they can't even smear her properly.




The joint resolution stakes out an ambitious agenda for any Green New Deal legislation, calling for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from every major sector of the economy, providing clean energy jobs to millions of Americans and vastly expanding the social safety net. And I think we have to set our sights high. "It's definitely a great idea", added another. He called the project "daunting" but said in a Facebook post, "The real question is, can we afford not to enact the Green New Deal?"

"Just from knowing who's endorsed it and just, like, some little things, it sounds great", another student said.

"I frankly think we need to set our sights high", said the CT senator, who co-sponsored the Green New Deal resolution along with Sen. "Today, I think a word like that is the beginning of a debate, not the end of a debate".

"Anything that would reduce our dependence on fossil fuels is really important". It sets a goal to meet 100% of the power demand in the US through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources. The document was later removed by Ocasio-Cortez's office, yet the host still asked why people should pay for those unwilling to work.