The Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical Green New Deal is the new and exciting path to complete control of the White House, Congress and most of government. This is so exciting!!
THE FOUR PILLARS OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL
I - THE ECONOMIC BILL OF RIGHTS
Worker's rights including the right to a living wage, to a safe workplace, to fair trade, and to organize a union at work without fear of firing or reprisal. The right to quality health care which will be achieved through a single-payer Medicare-for-All program. The right to a tuition-free, quality, federally funded, local controlled public education system from pre-school through college. We will also forgive student loan debt from the current era of unaffordable college education.
II - A GREEN TRANSITION
Among other things: Provide green jobs by enacting the Full Employment Program which will directly provide 16 million jobs in sustainable energy and energy efficiency retrofitting, mass transit and "complete streets" that promote safe bike and pedestrian traffic, regional food systems based on sustainable organic agriculture, and clean manufacturing.
III - REAL FINANCIAL REFORM
Such as: Relieve the debt overhang holding back the economy by reducing homeowner and student debt burdens. Democratize monetary policy to bring about public control of the money supply and credit creation. This means we'll nationalize the private bank-dominated Federal Reserve Banks and place them under a Monetary Authority within the Treasury Department. Break up the oversized banks that are "too big to fail." End taxpayer-funded bailouts for banks, insurers, and other financial companies. We'll use the FDIC resolution process for failed banks to reopen them as public banks where possible after failed loans and underlying assets are auctioned off. Regulate all financial derivatives and require them to be traded on open exchanges. Restore the Glass-Steagall separation of depository commercial banks from speculative investment banks. Establish a 90% tax on bonuses for bailed out bankers.
IV - A FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY
An incoherent list of voting reforms and commissions.
And how to pay for all of this? Not mentioned anywhere.