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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:24 PM

House GOP lawmaker says Green New Deal is like genocide

Source: The Hill


BY MIRANDA GREEN - 03/14/19 11:11 AM EDT

House Republican leaders Thursday called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to hold a hearing on the Green New Deal, with one GOP lawmaker saying the plan to fight climate change was "tantamount to genocide."

Speaking at a press conference, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) urged Pelosi to hold formal hearings over the nonbinding resolution introduced in February by progressive freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), warning that it aims to “control too much of nearly every aspect of our lives.”

“This is the start of a conversation I believe is long overdue,” said McCarthy. “We know so far that what the Green New Deal proposes would control nearly every element of our lives, from our travel to homeownership to what agriculture we could even grow. And that’s just the start.”

The group of 11 Republican lawmakers are sending a letter to Pelosi on Thursday. At the press conference, they warned of the consequential effects of the climate plan, which aims to create jobs through transitioning the U.S. electric grid to 100 percent renewable energy.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/434034-house-gop-leadership-demands-green-new-deal-hearing-calling-plan

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Reply House GOP lawmaker says Green New Deal is like genocide (Original post)
Judi Lynn Mar 14 OP
Eliot Rosewater Mar 14 #1
kimbutgar Mar 14 #4
progree Mar 14 #2
area51 Mar 14 #14
vlyons Mar 14 #3
Ligyron Mar 14 #5
Traildogbob Mar 14 #12
Ligyron Mar 14 #15
Traildogbob Mar 14 #16
Ligyron Mar 14 #17
rickyhall Mar 14 #18
Red Mountain Mar 14 #6
cstanleytech Mar 14 #7
Initech Mar 14 #8
maxsolomon Mar 14 #9
Delmette2.0 Mar 15 #21
rurallib Mar 14 #10
LiberalLovinLug Mar 14 #11
procon Mar 14 #13
ancianita Mar 14 #19
robbob Mar 15 #20

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:27 PM

1. Gimme a

M

gimme a

O

gimme a

R

gimme a

O

gimme a

N

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:40 PM

4. I know someone who is related to him and think he's not that bright and say he's "frat boy stupid"

He will not be minority leader in the next Congress.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:32 PM

2. Truly genocide: kicking millions off of healthcare (trying to repeal the ACA, failing that, making

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it as expensive and difficult as possible, restrictions and budget cuts to Medicaid, yada, expected to result in millions more uninsured Americans.

Not genocide (actually genocide-reducing) : reducing fossil fuel use.

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Response to progree (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:37 PM

14. THIS.

We need comprehensive Medicare for All. 45k people are dying each year due to lack of healthcare (see sig line)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:38 PM

3. Pathetic

Fear-mongering -- that and hate mongering is all they got

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:42 PM

5. When the new shoreline is in Kansas the New Green Deal will look to have been a bargain.

Not to mention a good idea.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:32 PM

12. Tropical insects

I can't wait until the Bots Fly lays it's eggs on their penis and the reverse barbed larva grows to an Inch, almost the size of said penis's.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:39 PM

15. Yeah, if they can find it to start with

Oh wait ... I'm sorry, I thought you were talking about Trump's.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:53 PM

16. Ha!

They actually feed on insects on mushrooms. They can seek them out by smell.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:00 PM

17. Oh, I see what you did there...

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:59 PM

18. I don't know about Kansas but I might go surfing in Shreveport in a decade.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:52 PM

6. Stupid know-nothing

piece of shit.

Control is what they want their voters to fear next.

Or again. I lose track.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:52 PM

7. No, that would be what the Repugnants want by repealing Obamacare.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:54 PM

8. Where do we find these idiots?

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Response to Initech (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:05 PM

9. They focus group these talking points first.

Then issue them via email to every Republic in DC and the RWNM so the message is coordinated.

Always Binary oppositions, always slippery slopes. They won't stop until it stops working, and we're nowhere close to that day.

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Response to Initech (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:12 PM

21. I don't know.

But we really need to keep a list of these fools so we can get them some psych care, asap.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:14 PM

10. Paranoid ignoramuses

who love to believe that they are some kind of heroes standing up to some kind of evil state.

Instead they just show themselves to be stupid, ignorant paranoid ignorami.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:19 PM

11. So...fighting for the survival of the planet is....genocide

Meanwhile from Scientific American..

Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/climate-change-is-a-public-health-emergency/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:34 PM

13. McCarthy "knows" the Faux News version

Of climate change, and understands even less about AOC or the Green New Deal.

McCarthy is lying. He claims that progressive Dems want "control too much of nearly every aspect of our lives.” But the truth is that Republicans, not Democrats, have been making laws for decades that are intended to force people to change their lives to conform to restrictive conserve policies.

The difference with Democrats is that we want policies that regulate and control Big Biz and Big Money. We want every company that threatens the health and safety of living things, or threatens our environment, to be taxed, fined, sued, and convicted until they finally understand that their profit taking must not have a negative affect on the lives of people.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:51 PM

19. ...

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Response to ancianita (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:44 PM

20. Thank you!!!

I have been looking for that cartoon for years!

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