Bullock Blasts Bernie on Green New Deal, Calls for Talk on Issues and Not Plans ‘Written for Press Releases’

Governor Steve Bullock (D-Mont.) destroyed his fellow 2020 Democratic primary candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on addressing climate change and the widely-panned Green New Deal.

During the first night of the second round of the Democratic presidential primary debates, the self-described democratic socialist Sanders claimed that there “ain’t nobody” as for-the-workers in Congress as he is and called for a “just transition” to renewable energies from fossil fuels and for Congress to take “on the fossil fuel industry” during a spat with Bullock.

The senator also claimed that the nonbinding resolution dubbed the Green New Deal was a “bold idea.”

“Look, Steve, there ain’t nobody in the Congress who’s more strongly pro-worker than I am,” claimed Sanders. “So when I talk about taking on the fossil fuel industry, what I am also talking about is a just transition.”

“What the Green New Deal is about — it’s a bold idea. We can create millions of good-paying jobs; we can rebuild communities in rural America that have been devastated,” added Sanders. “So we are not anti-worker.”

The Montana governor destroyed Sanders with his retort, pointing to his days as a “union-side labor lawyer” and calling for lawmakers to let “the scientists drive this” and not promote plans like the Green New Deal that “are written for press releases.”

“Look, Bernie, I was a union-side labor lawyer. I’ve fought day after day, and I know. But we’ve set this up as a false choice far too often. Are we actually going to address climate change? […] Or are we going to give people a better shot at a better life? You can do both, but let’s actually have the scientists drive this. Let’s not just talk about plans that are written for press releases that will go nowhere else if we can’t even get a Republican to acknowledge that the climate is changing.”

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As IJR Red previously reported, the center-right think tank the American Action Forum estimated that the Green New Deal would cost the country between $51 trillion and $93 trillion if implemented.

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If the government has $50–$100 trillion to spend on a green new deal, then they have TOO MUCH OF OUR MONEY!

Phyllis Softa
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“Bold ideas” is a euphemism for fantasy ideas.—Most of the posters recognize fantasy ideas from 2016–“Mexico will pay for the wall.” Tax cuts, no cuts to Medicare or Medicaid AND pay off the national debt in 8 years “Repeal and replace Obamacare with a [secret] plan that covers everyone and costs less.” “A ban on all Muslims entering the country….” “no golfing or vacations” “Balanced budgets” Fantasy ideas are attractive to those who do not live in reality.

Screwtape
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Too bad the realistic ones like Delaney and Bullock will not be part of this charade much longer. At least he called Bernie’s BS.

I get it. “Green” is the BIG clue that the Dims and charlatans like Al Bore will line their pockets with our money AND accrue powers to destroy and dictate. No wonder they are pushing it so hard.

Dave
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Dave

Is this the do nothing governor of Montana that was tongue tied when asked about his accomplishments as governor? The same governor that raises his chin and talks down to even the debate questioners…. the same guy that uses the state plane to fly to Las Vegas to attend concerts…..he’s consider a joke here in Montana…

djr4nger
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djr4nger

Climate change – Ask any ‘green new deal’ advocate what percentage of the earth’s atmosphere is CO2 and you get a blank stare. Then tell them it’s only .04%, according to current established scientific data. And of that, they estimate that mankind is only responsible for 3%. So, 3% of .04% carbon dioxide. That’s what ‘climate change’ is about. Ridiculous!

william jackson
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Bernie Panders got mowed down. What a pitiful little man—-hypocrite!

Otis
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So the FED cuts the interest rate a 1/4 % and some idjits go into panic mode; What the hell would happen if the bogus ‘Green New Deal’ actually passed ?
Throw your hands up and shout?

paul
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paul

If you fools want me on board then start this conversation by removing all illegal aliens from our borders. This action alone should give us a 20 year head start . 20 years is plenty of time to come up with a plan which includes use of all types of fuels both fossil and green. Until the quit the sensationalist jargon please.

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