Recently, the chief of employees of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Saikat Chakrabarti, confessed that the real motive behind the Green New Deal is to reform the “full economy.”
Chakrabarti said it was not Ocasio-Cortez ‘ top priority to tackle climate change in proposing the Green New Deal during a conference with Governor Jay Inslee of Washington.
“The interesting thing about the Green New Deal, is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all,” Chakrabarti said to Inslee’s climate director, Sam Ricketts, according to a Washington Post reporter.
“Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing,” he added.
The Green New Deal, suggested by Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) previously this year, would transform the U.S. economy completely away from fossil fuels within ten years while at the same time offering federal employment and healthcare guarantees.
The proposition will cost the new government spending of up to $93 trillion over ten years,