Ao-C’s ‘Green’ Scheme A-OK With Government Unions

Ao-C’s ‘Green’ Scheme A-OK With Government Unions

Ao-C’s ‘Green’ Scheme A-OK With Government Unions

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” may not be as ironically named as it would appear at first glance.

No, her hare-brained scheme couldn’t possibly make the planet any healthier and, yes, it would — in the nightmare scenario of its actually being enacted — devastate the economy and ruin millions of lives in short order.

But in the meantime, it would unquestionably line the pockets of AO-C and her enablers in the vast income-redistribution mechanism it would require.

Simply put: The only green it generated would grease the palms of the country’s public-sector unions. Which explains why they’re so unabashedly supportive of its every insane nuance.

At its core, the Green New Deal a naked power grab by those whose hands are on the levers of government — and the unions who skim millions from their paychecks. In true Socialist fashion, Ocasio-Cortez envisions government growing to massive proportions as it seizes control of the private sector.

And as it metastasizes, more and more dues-paying union members are added to the public payroll.

Freedom Foundation VP for communications Ashley Varner exposes the scam within the scam for exactly what it is in a guest opinion published this week by the Daily Caller.

It can be read here.

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Jeff is a native of West Virginia and a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in journalism. He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Lewis, Wash., as a broadcast journalist and has worked at a number of newspapers in West Virginia and Washington. Most recently, he spent 11 years as editor of the Port Orchard (Wash.) Independent, which earned the 2011 Washington Newspaper Publishers’ Association’s General Excellence Award as the top community newspaper in Washington. Previously, he was editor of the Business Examiner newspaper in Tacoma, Wash., for seven years. Jeff lives in Lacey; he and his wife have grown twin daughters.