VIDEO: The Biden Express is Headed Left - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as EPA Administrator
HOUSTON, Texas - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the second edition of his video series "The Biden Express is Headed Left" - highlighting the radical environmental agenda of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a potential pick for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator in a Joe Biden administration.
AOC is the architect of the disastrous "Green New Deal," a far-reaching climate-related wish list outlining her radical vision for a "post-fossil fuel future." According to estimates, the "Green New Deal" could cost up to $93 trillion over 10 years, or over $60,000 per household per year. She is also currently co-chairing a task force on climate change for the Biden Campaign, making her a driving force behind Joe Biden's recent $2 trillion climate package.
In her own words, AOC believes:
"The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it? [...] This is the war-this is our World War II."
In her "Green New Deal," Ocasio-Cortez pushes for:
"A 10-year plan to jumpstart the complete transition of our society away from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources and to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions and pollution."
If AOC's radical vision were implemented at the EPA, here's what that would mean for hardworking Americans:
- Essentially destroy the American energy industry as we know it.
- Raise costs significantly for American households, as heating and air-conditioning our homes, driving our cars, flying on planes, and many of the common products we use in our daily lives would become dramatically more expensive.
- The average Texan could see their annual electricity bill increase from nearly $1,500 today to nearly $14,000 by 2030.
- Require a new 37% tax on every American's paycheck in order to pay for the plan.
Arguing that there is "no middle ground" when it comes to climate change, AOC also sponsored legislation centered on a national fracking ban, which, according to the Chamber of Commerce, would eliminate up to 14 million jobs, increase household energy costs by billions, and cost the U.S. economy trillions.
Bottom Line: Placing a radical like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency would threaten America's energy independence and devastate America's blue-collar economy. An Environmental Protection Agency under AOC would pursue job-killing regulations and policies that would have devastating consequences for America's energy producers and consumers alike.
The first edition of "The Biden Express is Headed Left" exposed on some of the deeply controversial and Socialist positions of Sen. Bernie Sanders, a potential pick for Secretary of State. Catch it here.
Be on the lookout for more radical Cabinet contenders in the weeks ahead.