Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) bragged about designing President Joe Biden’s job-killing energy agenda after an NBC News reporter pointed out the similarities between it and her Green New Deal.

We can debate numbers another time. We all know that killing the Keystone XL Pipeline costs jobs.

But we all knew this would happen.

Fuzzy wrote about it in September: Biden’s Build Back Better’ is Essentially the Green New Deal.

Fuzzy quoted from Biden’s website:

Mobilize American manufacturing and innovation . . . . he is releasing a plan today to build a strong industrial base and small-business-led supply chains to retain and create millions of good-paying union jobs in manufacturing and technology across the country.

Mobilize American ingenuity to build a modern infrastructure and an equitable, clean energy future. Biden will soon release updated proposals to meet the climate crisis, build a clean energy economy, address environmental injustice, and create millions of good-paying union jobs.

Mobilize American talent and heart to build a 21st century caregiving and education workforce . . . . Joe Biden will soon announce a plan to make it far easier to afford child care and to ensure aging relatives and people with disabilities have better access to home and community-based care; to elevate the pay, benefits, and professional opportunities for caregivers and educators; to create millions of good-paying new jobs in these areas with a choice to join a union; and to free up millions of people to join the labor force and grow a stronger economy in return.

Mobilize across the board to advance racial equity in America . . . . As President, he will pursue a dedicated agenda to close the racial wealth gap, to expand affordable housing, to invest in Black, Latino, and Native American entrepreneurs and communities, to advance policing and criminal justice reform, and to make real the promise of educational opportunity regardless of race or zip code.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) listed key points of the Green New Deal on his website, which included:

  • Transform our energy system to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 million jobs needed to solve the climate crisis.
  • Ensure justice for frontline communities, especially under-resourced groups, communities of color, Native Americans, people with disabilities, children and the elderly.
  • Commit to reducing emissions throughout the world, including providing $200 billion to the Green Climate Fund, rejoining the Paris Agreement, and reasserting the United States’ leadership in the global fight against climate change.
  • Huh. Sounds pretty similar. Biden’s just not as blunt as Sanders. He is blunt, but not *as* blunt.

     

     
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