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The actual Green New Deal isn’t really that different from the flubbed FAQ page that was taken offline.
The legislative text makes similar points the FAQ did, without using the FAQ’s language.
Example - Bill - Security - People - US
For example, the bill calls for “economic security” for all people in the U.S., without mentioning “unwilling workers.”
Ever since Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released the Green New Deal, there’s been a swirl of reporting about what’s actually in the legislation versus the radical plans laid out in a FAQ document circulated with the bill.
Ocasio-Cortez - FAQ - Summary - Bill - Legislation
Ocasio-Cortez said to ignore the flubbed FAQ summary of the bill and focus on what the actual legislation says. So, is Green New Deal legislation really that different from the FAQ that Ocasio-Cortez’s staff eventually took offline?
A close look at the Green New Deal’s legislative text suggests it’s not much different from the controversial FAQ circulated, then taken offline, by Ocasio-Crotez’s office.
Resolution - Phrase - Job - Wage - Family
The resolution doesn’t use that specific phrase, but it does call for “guaranteeing a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States.”
Elsewhere, the Green New Deal bill calls for the government to “ensure prosperity and economic security for all people of the United States” and also to provide “resources, training, and high-quality education, including higher education” all people in the U.S.
US - Representative - Alexandria - Ocasio-Cortez - D-NY
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) hold a news conference for their proposed “Green New Deal” to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.
Ocasio-Cortez’s flubbed FAQ also referred to getting rid of “farty cows” and airplanes. The phrase “farty cows” doesn’t appear in the resolution’s text, but emissions from ranching is mentioned.
Farmers - Ranchers - United - States
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