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Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:35 PM

 

O'Rourke unveils $5 trillion plan to combat climate change

EL PORTAL, Calif. — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has announced his first major policy initiative, a $5 trillion plan to combat climate change that he says will keep the Earth from sliding past the point of no return in less than a generation.

The former Texas congressman unveiled his proposal on Monday before a tour of California’s Yosemite National Park, a dramatic backdrop for a move he hopes can jumpstart a campaign that began to much national fanfare but has seen some of that luster fade in recent weeks.

The plan calls for increasing taxes on “corporations and the wealthiest among us” and “ending the tens of billions of dollars of tax breaks currently given to fossil fuel companies” while offering federal grants to encourage innovative improvements in housing and transportation. It seeks to spend $5 trillion over 10 years to improve aging infrastructure nationwide and to take “significant actions to defend communities” preparing for intensified floods, droughts, hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters fueled by a changing climate.

Like others in the packed field of Democrats seeking the White House, O’Rourke promised to sign climate change-fighting executive orders on the first day of his presidency — including rejoining the 2016 Paris Agreement, from which President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S.


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Reply O'Rourke unveils $5 trillion plan to combat climate change (Original post)
WeekiWater Apr 2019 OP
snowybirdie Apr 2019 #1
calguy Apr 2019 #2
dalton99a Apr 2019 #3
calguy Apr 2019 #8
Indygram Apr 2019 #9
marylandblue Apr 2019 #11
Indygram Apr 2019 #12
jcgoldie Apr 2019 #10
WeekiWater Apr 2019 #13
Gothmog Apr 2019 #4
WeekiWater Apr 2019 #14
Indygram Apr 2019 #5
MyNameGoesHere Apr 2019 #6
Indygram Apr 2019 #7

Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:36 PM

1. Promise

 

the moon and stars! I just want peace and quiet after this mess were in!
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Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:49 PM

2. A non starter

 

Beto looks like a candidate in search of an issue to kick start his campaign. Problem is, most of the popular issues have already been taken. If wish more candidates would start calling out trump on his bullshit instead of trying to win a base we already have. I know it's early, but I want to see more attacks on the monster we have to defeat. Un less you weaken him and destroy him first, none of these great ideas will ever get off the ground.
Which is why I think Joe is the guy who can do it. Joe came out swinging and forcing trump to re-live and double down on his racist remarks regarding Charleston. Attack him before he attacks you.
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Response to calguy (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:53 PM

3. Everyone knows Trump is an asshole. He doesn't care that he is an asshole.

 

His base certainly doesn't care that he is an asshole.

Turnout is key.

BTW Beto has attacked Trump repeatedly - in fact, he attacked Trump plenty in his speech yesterday
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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 03:47 PM

8. Gotta keep pounding the message home

 

Keep attacking trump while putting forth a positive agenda. If we don't define trump early and often he will define us. I like Beto but he doesn't have the fire power yet to affect anything. It's still very early, maybe he can gain some traction as time goes on. Until then I'm supporting Joe because at this point in time he has the best voice to take it to trump and win.
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Response to calguy (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 04:02 PM

9. What is Trump running on? Immigration and the border.

 

There isn't anyone running who is better at challenging Trump's lies and BS on those things than Beto.
Beto is the most charismatic candidate running and the most charismatic has won EVERY SINGLE TIME since the 24 hour news cycle became reality.
Beto shows up and talks with and listens to EVERYONE. That's how he got more votes in Texas than any other Democrat in history.
Beto have proven his ability to mobilize the youth vote...which he brought up 500% in Texas.

Beto has a message of unity and he is exactly someone who can bring this country together.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 05:12 PM

11. Beto should run on border security, talking the issue from Trump.

 

He should put out a detailed policy, like he did for climate change. In particular, he should close the loopholes that let businesses hire illegal immigrants without verifying work eligibility.
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Response to marylandblue (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 05:16 PM

12. He has talked about a lot of things he would do when answering questions

 

But I'm sure he will put out a plan on that too. He has been wisely going around and talking to voters and local leaders to find out what is important to them, listening to ideas, suggestions, etc. That's how he is forming his policies..based on what the people want. Leaders who serve the people do that...they represent the people. That's the kind of leader Beto is.
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Response to calguy (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 04:04 PM

10. Why is it a non-starter?

 

What does Beto's plan to combat climate change have to do with Donald Trump?
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Response to calguy (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 06:22 PM

13. This really isn't how things work.

 

“Problem is, most of the popular issues have already been taken.”

At all.
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Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 02:13 PM

4. The League of Conservation Voters like this plan

 


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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 06:24 PM

14. Thanks for adding this. NT

 

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Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 02:53 PM

5. Gotta love how people attack the plan without even reading what it is

 

https://betoorourke.com/climate-change/
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Response to Indygram (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 03:01 PM

6. Not very surprising though

 

All the replies seem to be signed by one person
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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 03:08 PM

7. Beto's detailed plan would be the biggest investment in climate change in history

 

Yet because it's Beto's plan it's being ignored.
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