Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden promised Tuesday that he’ll waste $2 trillion of taxpayer money on the “existential” war to combat climate change – a mission that would, all by itself, make Biden one of the most left-wing presidents to occupy the White House. While Biden has been trying to paint himself as a moderate in order to attract disgruntled Republicans to his movement, promises like this one show that he’s no more a moderate than Bernie Sanders. Indeed, the comparison is apt, since this proposal comes as part of the so-called Biden-Sanders Unity Plan.
Among the others who sit on the Biden-Sanders Task Force: Former Secretary of State John Kerry and everyone’s favorite doofus, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Just the kind of people you think of when you think of “moderate” Democrats.
According to Biden, Trump’s refusal to combat climate change has left the U.S. with no other option but to invest massive amounts of money on a pro-environmental agenda.
“There is no more consequential challenge that we must meet in the next decade than the onrushing climate crisis,” Biden said. “Left unchecked, it is literally an existential threat to our planet and to our very survival.”
Biden couldn’t explain how carbon emissions threaten the Earth’s existence if he had four years to prepare an answer. But sure, let’s revamp our entire economy to battle this supposed threat. There’s nothing else more important, we’re certain.
Biden said that his plan will bring the country to “net-zero emissions no later than 2050,” and he criticized Trump for not buying into the climate hysteria.
“When Donald Trump thinks about climate change, the only word he can muster is ‘hoax,’” he said. “When I think about climate change, the word I think about is ‘jobs.’ When Donald Trump thinks about renewable energy, he sees windmills somehow causing cancer. When I think about these windmills, I see American manufacturing, Americans workers racing to dominate the market.”
Yes, yes, Joe. Make America Mill Wind Again. Good luck with that, bro.
“Joe Biden’s modern infrastructure and clean energy plan shows that he’s serious about defeating climate change and has a road map to become the Climate President that America needs,” said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who himself had hoped to be America’s Climate President not so long ago.
But a spokesman for the RNC said that Biden’s plan only proves that the former vice president is “beholden to left-wing ideologues and not to the American people who face the prospect of eliminated jobs and higher taxes under his plan.”
Oh, but who has time to worry about little things like that when we have much more pressing issues like Confederate statues and pancake syrup mascots? It’s amazing the things you can get away with if you keep the population distracted enough!