Bernie Sanders Master Plan Unveiled – You Won’t Believe The Cost

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Democratic 2020 hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders revealed his radical new plan for a Green New Deal of his own and by no surprise, it’s expensive!

Bernie, however, is claiming that the multitrillion-dollar plan to overhaul the economy and combat climate change will “pay for itself” over the next 15 years.

“As president, Bernie Sanders will launch the decade of the Green New Deal, a ten-year, nationwide mobilization centered around justice and equity during which climate change will be factored into virtually every area of policy, from immigration to trade to foreign policy and beyond,” his campaign said in a press release.

While the senator from Vermont has long been an advocate of the Green New Deal, not until recently has it become a mainstay for any candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for president. This year it received a huge push by Congress when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduced a formal resolution on it – drawing support from a number of clueless 2020 hopeful Democrats.

All versions of such plans have gone beyond direct energy-related policies, instead seeking to overhaul the economy and society at large. Sanders’ plan is no different, promising that he will “generate the political will necessary for a wholesale transformation of our society” and proposing $16.3 trillion in public investments.

In addition to promises that include reaching 100 percent renewable energy by 2030 and decarbonization by 2050 and ending unemployment by creating 20 million “good paying” jobs tied to clean energy, Sanders claims he will save families money with a host of policies — including launching universal high-speed Internet, weatherizing homes, building new public transportation and rebuilding America’s infrastructure.

Among those promises are a $681 billion program for families and small businesses to trade in old vehicles for newer, more energy-efficient motors. This of course is just a stale revamp of of the Obama administration-era “Cash for Clunkers” program.

He also promises “justice for frontline communities” via a $40 billion “Climate Justice Resiliency Fund” as well as an extra $200 billion to the Green Climate Fund. The plan also promises support for the “climate justice movement” to take on the fossil fuel industry and other polluters and “lead the globe in solving the climate crisis.”

Just to touch all his bases, Sanders even gave reference to social justice as part of the deal, saying that it is an “opportunity to uproot historical injustices and inequities to advance social, racial, and economic justice, including redressing the exclusion of black, brown, Native American and other vulnerable communities from the programs that made up the original New Deal.”

But the White House hopeful also promises that the plan will pay for itself over 16 years, saying experts have scored the plan and its economic effects. According to the campaign, revenue will be generated via a host of measures, including slapping the fossil fuel industry with fees, litigation and taxes, and generating revenue from the sale of energy.

Further sources of revenue or savings include tax revenue from the proposed 20 million jobs, higher taxes on the wealthy, lower military spending, and a reduced need for welfare spending “due to the creation of millions of good-paying, unionized jobs.”

Thankfully, the only way that such an idiotic plan would be put into effect is with complete Democrat majority, as no sane Republican would ever endorse it.

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