Ben Stein flattened the Green New Deal supporters in his latest column for The American Spectator.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her new plan to fight climate change by mobilizing the entire United States economy to do everything from guaranteeing universal jobs to achieving 100% renewable energy without using nuclear power. Her proposal was met with laughter from both sides of the political aisle.
While many politicians laughed at the deal, some Democrats are jumping on-board despite some of the extreme goals.
Many of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have announced their support for the deal, including Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker.
The blind support from some of the leaders in the Democratic Party caused Ben Stein to write about the Green New Deal, sending a warning to Americans that it could “make the Great Depression look like a picnic.”
“This would cost so much money that from the moment it was enacted, the USA would be bankrupt. The cost of this project would in a decade triple the national debt. This would make it completely unpayable EVER.” he said.
“Inflation would explode as federal money chased a limited pool of workers and resources. The country would be in a crisis that would make the Great Depression look like a picnic.” he added.
Ben Stein explained that the Green New Deal would never come to fruition even if it menages to pass through the legislative process.
He also claims that it would be tied up in the court process “forever.”
However, that does not mean that he isn’t concerned about the support the resolution has received so far. He wrote that the positivism this resolution earned from some politicians was just “terrifying.”
“But 70 Members of Congress and over a dozen Senators are already signed on as co-sponsors with AOC. Would anyone have ever dreamed even five years ago that such madness was possible? God help us. The planting of ignorance is bearing poisoned fruit. This is terrifying stuff.” said Stein.
This is not the first time Ben Stein has gone after some of the socialist policies offered by Democrats such as Ocasio-Cortez.
In fact, Stein even compared some of the proposals to those that were offered by Adolf Hitler during his rise to power.
“We have a society, live in a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Zedong, all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is promising,” Stein said. “And it led to mass murder. It led to dictatorship. It led to genocide.” said Stein.