Our New “Green” (or raw) Deal

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"Tonight is the STOU. It should be good. Hearing Donald Trump after hearing the likes of AOC, Omar, Warren and Spartacus, will be like a breath of fresh air. It will be listening to an adult instead of teenagers who have done too many drugs."

Here is the big shocker of the week so far. Mr. Starbucks (aka Howard Schultz), who has only hinted at the fact he might run for President in 2020, is polling very well with the Democrats. What? How can that be? My opinion? There are still some on the Left who still have a modicum of logic. Of common sense. They have heard the fruitcakes spout and pontificate their unsustainable ideas, and then, all of a sudden - here comes a guy who actually makes some financial sense. Stay tuned to this one folks.
Meanwhile, our own CD 5 Congresswoman has doubled down on her nutty idea. Instead of a range of 70 to 90 percent to tax the very rich, she recently settled on 92% tax rate for the rich (don't ask me why). Because she was never educated, she really does live in "La-La" land. Unlike where she came from, America is a free country. If for some reason, we ever get to the point where taxation once again becomes confiscatory, the job creators (along with their money), would leave the country. It really is a simple as that.
But Omar looks tame in contrast to AOC. No, it is not just her wild looks and her goofy statements. Let's look at her "New Green Deal". We will be able to pay for this by simply taxing the "greedy" rich so they pay their "fair share". Oh, really? Since some of the specifics of this "New Green Deal" have been leaked, a few very smart bean counters have looked at the dollars and cents. In fact, one think tank was recently quoted that to implement everything the "New Green Deal" that AOC advocates, could cost as much as $47 trillion over the next ten years. Jill Stein's "New Green Deal" plan however, is much more moderate. Her plan would only cost $10 T over the next ten years.
If it is only $10 trillion over the next 10 years, that is chump change compared to all the money we have spent on wars. Or is it? It has been estimated that ALL wars we have been involved in, ranging from the Revolutionary War to today, is about $7 trillion. Plus - the forty year War on Drugs has cost a mere $1 trillion dollars. And the fifty year War on Poverty has cost $15 trillion dollars. All of a sudden, these dollar amounts being estimated for the New Green Deal, be it Stein's plan, or AOC's - is out of this world expensive. Unsustainable type of expensive.
Whatever the plan the Lefties have, if it is free tuition, forgiveness of all student loans, Medicare for all, or income redistribution - we can't afford it. Back to Howard Schultz for a minute. Yes, he is a billionaire. Yes, he did found and own a large American corporation. That by itself gives him some street cred to say the following - our national debt is killing us.
To implement ANY of these Leftie plans would take our national debt and put afterburners on it.
The war for the hearts and minds on the Left side of the street is just beginning. Clear thinking Democrats (and there are precious few of them), know that the nut balls running in their party are un-electable. They really need someone to be closer to the middle to get the independent vote. If the nut balls prevail, it will be very good for Donald Trump and the citizens of this country. The Democrat Party will self destruct after they spin totally out of control.
Tonight is the STOU. It should be good. Hearing Donald Trump after hearing the likes of AOC, Omar, Warren and Spartacus, will be like a breath of fresh air. It will be listening to an adult instead of teenagers who have done too many drugs.