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Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to emphasize that he is the first Democratic candidate for President against the ” Green New Deal.
Hours before a controversial vote in the Senate on the sweeping proposal aims to transform the economy of the country to combat climate change, while the adoption of a series of new health and social programs, Hickenlooper on the objective at which the measure took in a Washington Post opinion piece entitled “The Green New Deal needs to fail. We need a better approach.”
OCASIO-CORTEZ-RIPS MCCONNELL ON THE GREEN NEW DEAL SENATE VOTE
The Green New Deal, introduced in February by the Democratic progressive rising star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-New York and Democratic veteran Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, ‘ve savaged by many Republicans as a socialist dream, the bankruptcy of the country.
While Hickenlooper, the concept of the Green New Deal, as well as Ocasio-Cortez, and other supporters for your success “in the galvanizing praised the country about climate change like never before,” he criticized the proposal for the proscription of the private sector.
“Ocasio-Cortez-Markey-resolution gives the government the dominant role in investment decisions, but most of the gains that we have seen in the last years on renewable energy from the entrepreneurs and businesses respond to incentives from the market and from the Federal government, not to bend, Federal mandates,” Hickenlooper said.
Hickenlooper also illuminated that “the resolution sets unattainable goals. We have not yet needed the technology to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions ” in 10 years.”
GREEN NEW DEAL FAILS IN THE SENATE, CONTROVERSIAL TEST VOTE
The former two-term Colorado Governor, also expressed concerns with the Green New Deal is the high cost, as well as the resolution of the Federal jobs guarantee, which, he argues, does little to combat climate change, but add additional layers of bureaucracy.
While Hickenlooper problems with the resolution, many of the leading contenders for the presidency have accepted candidacy had, of the proposals.
The Senate held a test vote on the Green New Deal on Tuesday afternoon. Many Senate Democrats slammed the movement as a “sham” and an attempt by Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell – the top Republican in the chamber, the minority party on the resolution, not discussed so far, again, still in Congress.
Almost all Democrats voted “present” on the bill, bringing the record to 57 against the resolution and no support. Four moderate members of the chamber, the democratic coalition of Republicans joined in voting against the measure.
HICKENLOOPER ARGUED AGAINST THE GREEN NEW DEAL
Tuesday, the editorial was not the first time Hickenlooper expressed opposition to the Green New Deal. In an attack last month in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire, he said the resolution should not be litmus “test, you’re either with us, or it’s wrong.”