Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) left a few people scratching their heads after she declared herself the "boss" of the Green New Deal, despite criticisms that the deal is unrealistic and extremely expensive. "There's no way to pay for it", says Feinstein, which prompts a girl to respond: "We have tons of money going to the military". Sen. Dianne Feinstein: "Well, it's not going to get turned around in 10 years".
An activist subsequently said, "The government is supposed to be for the people, by the people...."
Feinstein replied, saying, "You know what's interesting about this group?"
"I applaud that. It's actually kind of scary guys if you think about that an American president actually has to come down to the point where he has to make that claim", he said. "I have been and remain committed to doing everything I can to enact real, meaningful climate change legislation". The announcement comes two months after the NY congresswoman made headlines when she said she would pay congressional interns $15 per hour and offer them benefits - another rarity, since these positions have often been unpaid.
The Green New Deal became the subject of mockery online as conservatives lampooned Ocasio-Cortez for a communications rollout guide, produced by her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti, that argued for a range of environmental remedies including phasing out all air travel and eliminating "farting cows" from USA agriculture. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and 11 co-sponsors. I don't respond to that.
"I've gotten elected. I just ran", she continues. I was elected by a million vote plurality.
Watch:"I'm 29 and I know that this is going to be the world that we're going to have to deal with".
A group of protesters from the Sunrise Movement stormed the Russell Senate Office Building Monday, resulting in at least 40 arrests as they attempted to demand action from lawmakers on the Green New Deal. And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: "Is it OK to still have children?" she asked. Others found the negative reaction to the her comments as unreasonable, especially after watching the full video.
There, one young activist explained that they were "trying to ask you to vote yes on the Green New Deal", legislation proposed by Sen. The resulting 1921 starvation killed 5 to 8 million people in the old USSR and the starvation precipitated by the Red Chinese agricultural "reform" policies killed up to 45 million people between the years 1959 and 1961 and it remains a taboo subject in Red China to this day.