Watch Ben Stein Crush Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’, “Would Make the Great Depression Look Like a Picnic”
Back in January, Conservative actor and economist Ben Stein, was making headlines for his comments about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Stein made his distaste for her very well known and went as far as comparing her to Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler and Mao Zedong. He claimed that her views and policies would: “invariably lead to bad things.”
It seems now, Stein is talking about Cortez, yet again. Seems he doesn’t agree with her outlook on the ‘Green New Deal’, not that this is shocking at all. In his recent column for The American Spectator, Stein crushed Green New Deal supporters in an epic way.
As we have all heard, Cortez unveiled her plan to fight or end climate change. She feels that mobilizing the entire U.S. economy to do everything from guaranteeing universal jobs, to achieving 100 percent renewable energy without using nuclear power. Her New Green Deal was met with laughter from both sides of politics. It seems Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing, finally!
However, there are some on the Democratic side who jumped on board to support this idea. The presumably blind support from some of the Democratic Party leaders made Stein jump into action, and to wrote about the Green New Deal, warning Americans that it could “make the Great Depression look like a picnic”
“This would cost so much money that from the moment it was enacted, the USA would be bankrupt. The cost of this project would in a decade triple the national debt. This would make it completely unpayable EVER.
Inflation would explode as federal money chased a limited pool of workers and resources. The country would be in a crisis that would make the Great Depression look like a picnic.”
Stein also wrote that he believes the New Green Deal would be a complete bust, and that it wouldn’t even solve the problem it aims to address, because we would have to have the rest of the world make the same sacrifices to limit CO2 production. We all know this would not happen.
“And meanwhile that immense cloud of air pollution raging out of China would not be reduced at all. In other words, we would have committed national economic suicide for nothing. But 70 Members of Congress and over a dozen Senators are already signed on as co-sponsors with AOC.
Would anyone have ever dreamed even five years ago that such madness was possible? God help us. The planting of ignorance is bearing poisoned fruit. This is terrifying stuff.
We have a society, live in a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Zedong, all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is promising. And it led to mass murder. It led to dictatorship. It led to genocide.”
Talk about some scary stuff he’s speaking about, but it doesn’t take much to prove what he is saying. Go and open a history book, before they try and get rid of those, and all evidence of history. Educate yourself on what has been, and take a good long look at what is happening now.
As writer and philosopher George Santayana said it best: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Let that sink in, and check out what else Stein had to say in the video below.
— Media Matters (@mmfa) January 23, 2019