Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has announced that her signature legislation will be broken up into smaller pieces, The Washington Examiner reports.
“We are breaking it up into parts,” the New York Democrat said of her so-called Green New Deal. Legislators are reportedly going to work to refine the proposal and move each piece through Congress separately.
No more omnibus bill
The Green New Deal encompassed a lot, including a proposal that would transition Americans to electric vehicles and a new measure that AOC is calling the “Green New Deal housing plan.”
The plan calls for carbon-neutral and safe housing for everyone.
Of course, Ocasio-Cortez has offered no explanation for how such a measure would be paid for. But she has never been interested in the details of her plans.
When AOC introduced the Green New Deal in February, it was completely dead-on-arrival. Most Democrats who supported it ended up voting “present” rather than in support of the measure.
The bill was simply too broad. Ignoring the structural flaws, that kind of omnibus legislation is rarely appropriate.
Still a horrible idea
Now that AOC has broken the Green New Deal up and fixed that problem, she now needs to come to grips with her inability to write good policy.
The Green New Deal is supposed to address climate issues, yet it has many ideas for adjusting “racial injustice” and “wealth inequality.”
Indeed, free college has nothing to do with environmental issues. The Green New Deal is simply a wishlist of socialist policies.
Instead of wasting our time, AOC should be drafting plans to clean up trash in the oceans and working on how to get other countries to curb their insane emissions. After all, first world countries like the United States already do a lot more to protect the environment than other countries.
But AOC isn’t concerned about that. She only thinks about herself — and her radical progressive agenda.