Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Kentucky Trip Puts Pressure On Democrat Gov. Candidates

Will Kentucky Democrats refuse to stand up to the increasingly extreme leaders of their party?

While Kentucky’s Democrat gubernatorial candidates have remained silent about their party’s embrace of the “Green New Deal,” – a left-wing plan that would reportedly subsidize those “unwilling to work” and make motor vehicles essentially obsolete, along with numerous other radical proposals – the architect of the program is planning a visit to the Bluegrass State.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that self-described socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the Green New Deal’s writers and chief proponents, announced that she will travel to Kentucky. Her visit raises questions for Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen, and Rocky Adkins as they seek the Democrat nomination for governor.

“With Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez coming to Kentucky to push her far-left plan estimated to cost $93 trillion and destroy the nation’s economy, it’s past time for the Democrats running for governor to speak up,” said RGA Deputy Communications Director John Burke. “Do Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen, and Rocky Adkins support the Green New Deal and would they accept Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement on the campaign trail? Kentucky voters deserve answers.”

Will Beshear, Edelen, and Adkins appear with Ocasio-Cortez, or will they continue to refuse to stand up to the increasingly extreme leaders of their party? Kentucky’s coal industry could hang in the balance.

Bloomberg: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal Could Cost $93 Trillion, Group Says

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ambitious plan to fight climate change won’t be cheap, according to a Republican-aligned think tank led by a former Congressional Budget Office director.

The so-called Green New Deal may tally between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years, concludes American Action Forum, which is run by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who directed the non-partisan CBO from from 2003 to 2005.

That includes between $8.3 trillion and $12.3 trillion to meet the plan’s call to eliminate carbon emissions from the power and transportation sectors and between $42.8 trillion and $80.6 trillion for its economic agenda including providing jobs and health care for all.

“The Green New Deal is clearly very expensive,” the group said in its analysis. “Its further expansion of the federal government’s role in some of the most basic decisions of daily life, however, would likely have a more lasting and damaging impact than its enormous price tag.”

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