Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell forced the Democrats to own their demon child, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And Democrats didn’t like it very much.
McConnell forced a vote on the diabolical Green New Deal proposed by AOC. He did this in order to teach the Democrats a lesson to not let their children babysit themselves.
Democrats whined about being forced to vote. And according to reporting from the Washington Post, Democrats have called McConnell’s decision to bring the bill to the floor a “sham”.
Hardly. The real sham is the fact that Democrats elected a dumb bartender as a Congresswoman. And in her zeal to verify her ignorance, she hurriedly proposed insane legislation to regulate farting cows and ban air travel.
McConnell asked Democrats,
“Do you believe it’s a prescription for America? Then why would you not want to vote for it? A vote for ‘present’ is a vote for it.”
McConnell was making note of the number of Democrats who used gamesmanship in voting “present”, because they don’t have the balls to vote “No!” on this piece of crap bill.
At a press conference for the Green New Deal after the vote, the Senate bill’s primary sponsor Ed Markey (D., Mass.), claimed he stood behind the proposal.
“It is the national-security, economic, health-care and moral issue of our time,” he said.
Now the irony: Markey, along with 42 of his fellow Democrats, failed to vote for it.
The vote “present” showcases their fear of voting against the legislation. They obviously feel the pressure to lurch further left, and AOC set the course for such emotions.
Billionaires who believe climate change represents the #1 threat to America (and the world) prey on these weak-kneed politicians, forcing them to play ball. However, instead of standing on principle, these morons play games with America’s treasury and energy policy.
Obama’s Green Energy Debacle
Going green became the catchphrase for government larceny under Obama.
The man put PT Barnum to shame, as he billed himself as a friend to the environment. Thus, Obama preached about renewable energy and sustainable sources.
As the saying goes, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” so Obama suckered many Americans.
In fact, Obama spent nearly $40 billion a year on green energy projects. This is an amazing figure, particularly considering all America got for the money.
The Solar Letdown:
For decades, green energy supporters touted solar energy as the answer. However, the solar energy industry cannot support itself without massive government subsidies. The average homeowner would need a $30,000 system just to save $2,000 a year. And who really knows what the savings are, given the Obama administration’s “fake data.”
Regardless, even using their numbers it would take 15 years just to recover one’s initial investment. Since the average home owner stays in their house less than 13 years, a buyer never recovers his or her investment.
With statistics like these, it’s no wonder that most of the green energy companies funded by Obama went belly-up. Green energy could easily have been called ObamaFuel, reminiscent of the healthcare scheme that failed just as badly. How many of those ObamaCare co-ops were total flops?
Nearly 40 companies that took big government pay-outs are bankrupt or headed for bankruptcy.
Fox Nation compiled a list of the failing energy companies along with the amount of government funds at their disposal. Most of these companies had millions thrown at them:
- Evergreen Solar ($25 million),
- Schneider Electric ($86 million)
- Johnson Controls ($299 Million)
Other companies actually received billions of taxpayer funds.
- First Solar (1.46 billion)
- Sun Power (1.2 billion)
- And many others.
Thick as Thieves
We are still totaling up the damage from the green energy debacle.
Obama managed to repeatedly misappropriate funds for his green energy wet dream, and taxpayers lost billions. Along with what we’ve already discussed, Obama buried climate change in almost all his legislation. He attempted to make climate change expenditures difficult to track and even more difficult to remove.
Sadly, what they don’t tell you about the increase of renewables is that the fossil fuel energy grid remains active even when the renewable energy is operational. Instead, the Obama administration bombarded Americans with fake data about green energy and climate change. Then they did what all Leftists do, which is to brainwash our youth and gullible adults like AOC.
Now, AOC wants to continue the scam her idol started. But with the estimated cost of $93 trillion to pay for it, the payment doesn’t fit the outcome. It’s just Obama 2.0 and democrats know it.
Thus, McConnell was smart to put the Democrats on record for what they believe.