By: Brian Evans
As the now radically-controlled Democrat Party continues to push America ever-closer to Socialism and Marxism, new data is highlighting the devastating effects that their policies will have, not only in America but on the American families throughout the nation!
In fact, just this past week, Fox News revealed a study that just the Democrats ‘Green New Deal’ would, in just the first year, COST EACH AND EVERY SWING-STATE HOUSEHOLD A MINIMUM OF $70,000 per year, as well as, bankrupt the United States government within the first few years, leading America down the same path as Venezuela, and likely even worse! Fox News reported…
Radically transforming energy consumption under the “Green New Deal” (GND) would cost the average household at least $70,000 in the first year of its rollout, and a cool quarter-million dollars total after five years, a new study concluded.
The study, released jointly by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and Power the Future on Tuesday, looked at a wide swath of data to estimate how transforming the energy sector — which includes de-carbonizing transportation and retrofitting U.S. commercial and residential buildings — would affect the average household in five representative states.
Within the first year of implementing the program, the average household in each of the given states (Alaska, Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania) would incur at least $70,000 in expenses — followed by roughly $45,000 in annual expenses for each of the following 2-5 years and over $37,000 after that time frame.
Their estimates came on the same day as the Democrats’ second primary debate, which included leading progressive candidates who not only have endorsed the GND, but who also sought public support from its visionary, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. A slew of other candidates — including the party’s frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden — have endorsed the basics of the project. Three congressional Democrats introduced a carbon tax bill last week that similarly would seek a drastic reduction in emissions.
They went on to note that…
the study found that the battleground state of Pennsylvania would face over $2 quadrillion in costs for upgrading residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Florida would encounter a $1.4 quadrillion price tag and New Hampshire, one of the first primary states, would face $102.8 trillion in retrofitting costs.
A quadrillion, which is equal to one thousand trillion, is represented by a 1 followed by 15 zeroes. One quadrillion would be roughly 250 times the annual federal budget.
The two others saw costs that were much higher than even the national debt — $352.8 trillion for New Mexico and $533.4 trillion for Alaska.
Democrats and even the leader of the ‘Squad’, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have downplayed the concerns about the costs of the Socialist plan for America, and have even mocked conservatives who challenged her plan, by calling them Dr. Evil, demanding outlandish ransoms in the “Austin Powers” movies. However, countless studies, on both ends of the ideological spectrum, have found the cost of the Socialist program, the Green New Deal astronomical and unbearable, for the American people, and the American nation as a whole!
Even some Democrats, like 2020 Presidential Candidates have called for more moderate ‘Green New Deal’ programs, but those would bankrupt America as well, costing Trillions of dollars over the first few years!
Fox News stated that…
Like other studies of the Green New Deal, CEI’s cautioned that its findings likely underestimated the program’s actual costs.
“Most provisions of the GND are so broad and open-ended that the list of potential programs necessary to implement the program is limited by the capacity of legislators to imagine a new government program,” authors Daniel Turner and Kent Lassman wrote. “Therefore, it is impossible to calculate the whole or maximum cost of the GND. However, other parts of the GND are more precise, sufficiently so that an approximate minimum cost estimate is available.”
Both CEI and the Heritage Foundation found that the Green New Deal’s energy goals alone would cost households hefty and likely impractical sums. When the American Action Forum (AAF), led by former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, looked at the GND, it accounted for several other goals with primarily economic aims (“universal health care” and “guaranteed jobs”). It found that the program could cost as much as $94 trillion.
That figure is likely much lower than CEI’s total calculations because AAF appeared to focus on household retrofitting rather than adding it to more costly changes for commercial and industrial buildings. CEI’s study also provided perhaps one of the more detailed reports in that it broke down how households would accumulate their eyepopping expenditures.
Just transitioning to electric vehicles and building a high-speed rail would cost the average household at least $20,000 in each of the states analyzed. Shipping cost increases ranged from $181 to $308 annually while the costs for an electrical grid ranged from $22,773 in New Hampshire to $52,796 in Alaska.
A Republican Study Committee has In the House, the Republican Study Committee pushed a resolution that declared the proposal a “thinly veiled” attempt to usher in a Socialist society and would violate the nation’s core principles, and devastates American households and families!
Unfortunately for Americans, human beings have notoriously short-term memories, combined with the fact that the Mainstream Media and Social Media are now suppressing much of the information that reveals the horrors of Socialism and Marxism, as well as the true intentions of the radical left, in addition to our educational systems suppression of free speech, which would expose the left and their radical intentions for our nation!
Therefore, most Americans either don’t remember, were never taught about, or were lied to by Marxist educators about the Soviet Union, Communist China, Fascist Germany, or other Marxist and Socialist horrors in history! Therefore, for anyone who knows how Marxists’ take over a free nation and society, it makes it a bit more understandable as to why the Democrats and Mainstream Media are able to maintain such a high amount of support amongst the electorate! In fact, in 1949, when George Orwell wrote his novel ‘1984’, he stated…
“He who controls the past controls the future”
In other words, if any single political party can control the flow of information to the citizens and population, that political party controls the future of America and the American people!
Sadly, as Social Media silences all opposition to the Marxist left, as well as, the Mainstream Media who pumps out propaganda on a daily basis, for the purely self-serving intention of creating an electorate that is filled with blind ignorance, hate, intolerance, and a loathing disgust for the freedom and liberties that the Constitution of the United States offers, it leaves the United States of America vulnerable to a takeover by the very thing that our Founding Fathers tried to prevent…an all-powerful government, who forces its will upon ‘We the People’, and for those who refuse submission…death!
Ultimately, it also highlights just how crucially important the upcoming 2020 Congressional and Presidential election is for the American people! After all, the outcome will either lead to the freedom and prosperity under Capitalism, or full-fledged oppression and servitude under the Elitist Political, Economic, and Social Classes who fully embrace Socialist-based-Marxism!