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Tom Suozzi, Moderate Democrat On Powerful Economic Committee, Backs Green New Deal

Tom Suozzi, Moderate Democrat On Powerful Economic Committee, Backs Green New Deal”

The plan has already received the endorsements of Democrat presidential candidates, like Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris but, for others, it has turned heads for its drastic approach to fighting climate change.

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said on Sunday he supported the recently released "Green New Deal" resolution from New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. The result was much mockery and derision from critics on the right, concern and confusion from fans on the left, and her office quickly pulling the much-maligned FAQ document from her GND page.

Wanting to know if the same people who support the New Green Deal would still support it after hearing what was actually in it, Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips headed to the University of Miami to find out.

One student's initial perception of the deal was that it was "progressive" and would help "push the world forward". He called the project "daunting" but said in a Facebook post, "The real question is, can we afford not to enact the Green New Deal?" And I think we have to set our sights high.

"I frankly think we need to set our sights high", said the CT senator, who co-sponsored the Green New Deal resolution along with Sen.

"I think that's drastic." the next student conceded.

Some of the students made clear that they perceive global warming as an apocalyptic concern. It sets a goal to meet 100% of the power demand in the USA through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources. Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff said this was merely a draft and that it was published by accident.

"I think 10 years is a little extreme".

Some of the strongest responses came to Ocasio-Cortez's team's goal laid out in the since-deleted FAQ of giving every American "economic security" even if they are "unable or unwilling to work".



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