Last week, the AFL-CIO sent a letter to the bill’s lead sponsors expressing its opposition to the proposal on behalf of the 13 million workers the union represents.
Well, 30 years have gone by since that outburst from a United Nations official, and 19 years since nations were supposed to disappear. Notice any missing nations?
Backed by well-funded environmental groups, youth strikers are protesting “for the Green New Deal, for a fair and just transition to a 100 percent renewable economy, and for ending the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure,” according to the Youth Climate Strike website.
The largest organization of labor unions in the U.S. slammed the Green New Deal Friday for combating climate change by threatening the livelihoods of millions of Americans.
The bill could cost between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over ten years, according to AFF. The costs are not only unsustainable, AFF argues, but they are expected to increase over time.
On Town Meeting Day, residents in select towns across the state will be voting on climate resolutions promoted by the climate-activist organization 350 Vermont.
Green energy contracts have cost the city $30 million in three years, providing a cautionary tale for Green New Deal supporters.
Three Progressive-sponsored bills taking a hard line against carbon and climate change have been introduced into the Vermont House of Representatives this week.
“People are like ‘oh it’s unrealistic. Oh it’s vague. Oh it doesn’t address this little minute thing.’ And I’m like ‘you try. You do it. Cause you’re not.’ So until you do it, I’m the boss. How about that?”
Thus, the potential cost of the Green New Deal could range from 63 percent of the median to nearly 106 percent of what the average household earns a year. The median U.S. household income was $61,372 in 2017, according to government figures.
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posed a question to her supporters during a streaming conversation from her kitchen Sunday night: “Is it okay to still have children” because of global warming?