Former Vice President Joe Biden, currently the presumed presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, is pushing Congress to use the coronavirus crisis to push aspects of the New Green Deal on the American public.
“We’re going to have an opportunity, I believe, in the next round [of economic aid] here to use…my Green Deal to be able to generate both economic growth as consistent with the kind of infusion of monies we need into the system to keep it going,” Biden said during a recent livestream.
Sadly, Biden is not the only Democrat who puts the climate change agenda over saving American lives. House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn has reportedly told his colleagues that the current crisis is a “tremendous opportunity” to “restructure things” to fit the Democratic Party vision. Far-left journalists are calling for the “aggressive implementation” of Green New Deal-style legislation because “climate change” could cause future pandemics.
Biden is urging Democrats in the House and Senate to use stimulus legislation to push his own “Green New Deal” outlined on his campaign website. While his proposals are thankfully not as drastic as those put forth by progressive freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the former VP’s ideas would wreak havoc on the economy all the same.
Left-wing Democrats in the House have already tried including climate change-related rules in the coronavirus relief bill that would try to lower airline emissions – an addition that has nothing to do with fighting COVID-19.
The global coronavirus pandemic has crippled the American economy, which was still surging before governments around the world closed their markets and imposed lockdowns. More than 68,000 people have been infected, and deaths are also expected to number in the tens of thousands. Individuals, cities, and states desperately need assistance in the form of funding, medical equipment, and financial aid as jobs throughout the nation are put on indefinite hold.
In many cases, small business owners who are being forced to shut down operations due to the crisis may never be able to reopen.
Instead of whipping up fear about the “climate crisis” and attempting to insert unrelated legislation into the current stimulus and aid package, Democrat lawmakers ought to be looking out for the needs of U.S. citizens first. Politics can return to its normal later.