Watch: Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out GOP for Attacking Green New Deal as ‘Socialism’ While Supporting Billions in Big Oil Subsidies

Watch: Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out GOP for Attacking Green New Deal as ‘Socialism’ While Supporting Billions in Big Oil Subsidies

“The fact that subsidies for fossil fuel corporations are somehow smart but subsidies for solar panels is ‘socialist’ is just bad faith,” said the New York congresswoman

By Jake Johnson

During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out Republicans for attacking the Green New Deal as “socialism” while also supporting billions of dollars in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.

“It is not responsible to complain about anything we dislike as ‘socialism,’ particularly when many of our colleagues across the aisle are more than happy to support millions and potentially billions of dollars in government subsidies and carve-outs for the oil and gas and fossil fuel industry,” said the New York congresswoman.

“So the fact that subsidies for fossil fuel corporations are somehow smart but subsidies for solar panels is ‘socialist’ is just bad faith. And it’s incorrect,” she continued. “And I think it’s important to support and propose the fact that we need bold action.”

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Ocasio-Cortez also slammed her Republican colleagues for fervently criticizing the Green New Deal resolution without appearing to have read the short document.

“While I’m flattered that the ranking member and many members across the aisle seem to be so enamored with a non-binding resolution presented by a freshman congresswoman sworn in three months ago, I think that ironically, despite that fixation, it doesn’t seem that they’ve actually read the contents of the proposed and presented resolution,” said the congresswoman.

“We don’t need cliff notes for a 14-page resolution that was designed to be read in plan English by the American people,” she concluded. “So I would encourage my colleagues to actually read the resolution presented, so they can speak to it responsibly and respectfully.”

 

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Watch Arabsat-6A Mission Here 6:35 p.m. EDT – WED, April 9

 

Watch Arabsat-6A Mission Here

6:35 p.m. EDT – WED, April 9

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, April 10 for a Falcon Heavy launch of the Arabsat-6A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The primary launch window opens at 6:35 p.m. EDT, or 22:35 UTC, and closes at 8:32 p.m. EDT, or 00:32 p.m. UTC on Thursday, April 11. A backup launch window opens on Thursday, April 11 at 6:35 p.m. EDT, or 22:35 UTC, and closes at 8:31 p.m. EDT, or 00:31 UTC on Friday, April 12. The satellite will be deployed approximately 34 minutes after liftoff. Following booster separation, Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters will attempt to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zones 1 and 2 (LZ-1 and LZ-2) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Falcon Heavy’s center core will attempt to land on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. – information and video linked from youtube page.

 

Dismantling Educational Inequity in Boston: Today April 9th 7 PM

Dismantling Educational Inequity in Boston: Today April 9th 7 PM

Today at 7 PM – 9 PM – 120 Corey St, West Roxbury, MA

Progressive WRox/Roz has joined with NAACP-Boston, Lawyers for Civil Rights, JP Progressives, Downtown Progressives, Citizens for Public Schools, QUEST, and several other groups to form the Boston Coalition for Education Equity. The Coalition is concerned with persistent inequities that play out in numerous ways for Boston students, what policies other cities are using, and action steps to move forward. Coalition events are informative, provocative, important, heart-wrenching, and heartening.

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