Sen. Cory Booker, DN.J, defended his support from the controversial "Green New Deal" on Friday by comparing the government-led push to revise the country's economy and energy sector to land on the moon and defeat the Nazis in World War II
"There are many people who now go back to the Green New Deal, they are like" Oh, it's impractical, oh it's too expensive, oh that's all this, "he said at a stop in Mason City, Iowa." If we used to control our dreams that way, we would never have gone to the moon. "God, it is impractical. See that bullet in the sky? It's impractical." "
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"We are a nation that has made impossible things before, and my parents taught me: & # 39; Now for the moon, reach for the stars. Even if you come up short, at least you have to hover over the ground, you want to be soaring young man. So we must be bold again in America. We must have dreams that others say are impossible. Republicans immediately highlighted Booker's remarks, with Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel tweeting: "You can't do it."
Book with a number of other 2020 democratic presidential players with co-sponsored a non-binding resolution revealed Thursday by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y. and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.
"Exci ted to join @AOC & @SenMarkey on a historic # GreenNewDeal solution to counter the risk of climate change and worsening inequality, "he tweeted Thursday." Our story is a testimony to the achievement of what some find impossible ̵
The resolution requires a" new national social, industrial and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since the Second World War and the New Deal, saying it is an opportunity to tackle systemic injustices of minority groups, creating millions of high-paid jobs o g "provide exceptional levels of prosperity and financial security for all people in the United States".
It is considering a 10-year mobilization that will upgrade and expand power sources and power grids to meet 100% of the energy demand through clean energy sources and overhauling transport systems to "remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector as far as technologically possible." 19659005] On the economic front, the plan links together a number of liberal wish lists. Among the most ambitious components is a plan to ensure a job "with family-related pay, adequate family and medical care, paid holidays and retirement security for all people in the United States" – and to provide healthcare, affordable housing, financial security and access to clean water , air, food and nature for all "people of the United States".
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The proposal has hit a skepticism by Republicans, as well as some democrats, especially proposals in an accompanying FAQ published to the NPR by the Ocasio-Cortez office that included calls air travel unnecessary and provide financial security to the "unwilling" to work.
But on Friday, Booker pushed back on that skepticism and said the Americans had "done impossible things before."
"We have to push the limits of human potential because it is our story," he said enthusiastically.
The duck has been in danger in the past, which came to save the earth from the scourge of Nazi and totalitarian regimes? We arrived. Who came to save the planet or continents from economic ruin? We arrived at the Marshall Plan, "he said." Our story stands up and says, "Behold, mankind is in crisis, America must be the light and hope." "