Beach Wonders How Many Dems Back ‘Green New Deal’
Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Numerous economists describe the “Green New Deal” proposed by socialist Democrats in the U.S. Congress as the most expensive and economically radical legislation ever proposed. That’s why state Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, authored a resolution signed by every other GOP state senator urging Congress to condemn the “deal” estimated to cost taxpayers up to $93 trillion — four times the annual value of all economic activity in the United States.
Beach’s resolution should go to the floor for a vote later this week.
Beach says, “It will be interesting to see how our Democrat state legislators vote.” His GOP colleagues say it will be an indicator as to which Democrat senators are socialists and which ones still believe in the private enterprise economic system.
The socialist-inspired plan aims to remake America’s economy and society through a radical new overhaul of energy and infrastructure programs regulated by central government control.
Proponents of the deal say it would be paid for by increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans. However, as U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., argues, it is “silly math.” At a cost of about $650,000 per American household, nearly 90 percent of all American assets, wealth, and property would need to be exchanged to pay this hefty price tag.
The plan includes the elimination of gas-powered vehicles, including airplanes, and requires a costly expansion of emissions-free public transportation systems. This would require the replacement of 99 percent of all vehicles—an incredible waste of resources — and would isolate people in rural areas of states like Georgia.
A copy of Beach’s resolution, if passed, will be sent to Georgia’s U.S. congressional delegation. Click on this link for the resolution’s text: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20192020/184446.pdf