Deal or No Deal

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USA Today

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, fighting for the green new deal.

The Green New Deal, which earlier this week garnered exactly zero votes of support, was said to be an “easy” way to fix climate change, and more,” said Nicolas Loris, deputy Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute.

What seems to be the hoax of the 20th century, has now become a top issue discussed in 21st Century politics to recognize climate change is an issue and needs to be addressed. Some in the older generations have gained negative backlash from the younger generations due to politicians arrogance about not making changes that will hurt the future generations if a Green New Deal is not addressed. 

With what I have seen and read up on with the green new deal, I personally think we need to address climate change, but it can’t be done to the extent of what the green new deal requires. If passed, the green new deal would cost trillions of dollars to the United States economy, but in return, would push fossil fuel industries to stop their habits of destruction for financial benefit.

If we want to address climate change headon, outlawing planes, gas cars, fossil fuel industries, and other polluting parts of the economy that create a large carbon footprint can work, but we have to give it time. Setting harsh standards for big parts of the economy in the United States all within the next 10 years is too short of a window. Giving the time for these things to decline will not only be beneficial to the customer, but the producer. 

If we want to address climate change headon, outlawing planes, gas cars, fossil fuel industries, and other polluting parts of the economy that create a large carbon footprint can work, but we have to give it time”

“Killing the fossil fuel industry within a short timespan would simply kill off over 3.4 million jobs” according to Justin Haskins, writer for the Fox News. As well as making millions of people look for a new career to provide for their family, the amount of money that would come out of people’s wallets to pay for new electric commodities to fulfil the deal would be alarming.

Along with all the new taxes that would be set into place for the wealthy, which would rise up to 60%-70%,  the push to purchase renewable energy sources would drastically increase, thus pushing low income families into a financial threshold. The skyrocketing prices for renewable energy sources from the more normal price they are today, would ruin the purpose for the “Green New Deal” goal. Many people would simply refuse to buy electric run commodities, causing violent protests, and misplacing lots of families and raising the homeless count.

Passing a bill is critical, in my opinion, for the benefit of our future generations, and for the wellness of our country. Investing in renewable energy sources and better commodities for the health of our country is a project that can’t take on its own, we all have to work together. With a larger time span, and a more spread out cost plan, giving everyone more time to adjust, the price increase for cars, and solar panels for example, won’t drastically increase, and will give more time for the lower to middle class to keep up.

Many ask, “deal or no deal,” and I say deal, but not a Green New Deal.