FACT-CHECKING: Leftist Dem Senator Mocks AOC's 'Green New Deal' With One Remark
Daily Wire, Feb 7, 2019 (excerpts)
On Thursday, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), who is no slouching leftist herself (witness her attacks on judicial nominees for having religious Christian views), permitted her mind to contemplate reality for a moment as she examined the “Green New Deal” offered by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That perusal stimulated Hirono enough to acknowledge an obvious problem with the deal’s apparent insistence on phasing out air travel: Hirono reportedly said, “That would be pretty hard for Hawaii.”
…eliminating air travel isn’t just bad for tourism, which would deeply hurt Hawaii, but items being shipped from overseas would take astronomically more time to reach the U.S.
As Quartz reported in 2013:
Despite the fact that air shipment costs 6.5 times as much as sea freight, about one-third of U.S. imports by value entered the country on a plane and about two-thirds left that way, and those proportions are increasing: Global usage of air cargo grew 2.6 times faster than ocean cargo between 1965 and 2004, according to analysis by economist David Hummels.
You probably know how the cargo container changed the world, acting as a force multiplier for the global shipping industry. But more recent trends have made time more important. One is that, dollar for dollar, traded goods are getting lighter. Another is just-in-time manufacturing, where components spread across international supply chains have to arrive at factories when they are needed; if they are late, facilities can stand idle and productivity stops. That’s likely why 41% of trade identified as components is shipped through the air.
The Air Transport Action Group added some more facts:
The air transport industry generates a total of 29 million jobs globally. 5.0 million direct jobs. The airline and airport industry directly employ 4.3 million people globally. The civil aerospace sector (manufacture of aircraft systems, frames and engines, etc.) employs 730,000 people. 5.8 million indirect jobs through purchases of goods and services from companies in its supply chain. 2.7 million induced jobs through spending by industry employees. 15.5 million direct and indirect jobs through air transport’s catalytic impact on tourism. Some 6.7 million direct tourism jobs are supported by the spending of international visitors arriving by air.
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AOC's Green New Deal Proposal Is One Of The Stupidest Documents Ever Written
Daily Wire, Feb 7, 2019 (excerpts)
…“On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) released a six-page proposal for her much-ballyhooed Green New Deal…. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who happens to be a 2020 presidential frontrunner, endorsed it….”
How bad is the Green New Deal paper? Putting aside the fact that, as written, it would receive a C+ in any high school English class, it essentially articulates a magical world in which the skies rain chocolate, the world is powered by unicorn farts, and AOC dances through the gumdrop meadows to Lisztomania. The proposal calls for the United States to be free of carbon emissions within 10 years without the use of nuclear power. It calls for every building in the United States to be replaced or retrofitted in green fashion. It calls for universal healthcare, free college education, the replacement of airplanes with high-speed trains, charging stations “everywhere” (this is the sort of exactness the proposal contains), replacement of “every combustion-engine vehicle,” government-provided jobs, family and medical leave, vacations, retirement security, and the abolition of “farting cows.” It also calls for total “economic security” for anyone “unable or unwilling to work.”…
According to AOC, nobody will have to pay for this – like a timeshare you bought on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1997, this thing will pay for itself! This is a direct quote: “At the end of the day, this is an investment in our economy that should grow our wealth as a nation, so the question isn’t how we will pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity.”
The question, guys, isn’t how to pay for the Fyre Festival – it’s what we’ll do with the free drinks, the beautiful cabanas, and the epic memories we’ll create together!…
But, we’ve been told, AOC is the Fresh Face™ of the Democratic Party – So Fresh, So Face. Sadly, the intellectual content that emanates from that fresh face is indistinguishable from the product of the cows she seeks to abolish….
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Reason: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal Aims to Eliminate Air Travel Sorry, Hawaii.