Elizabeth Warren continues to brag about how "there is a plan" to deal with any problem. Judging by the number of policy proposals presented by the 2020 presidential candidate, there is some truth to this. But when will Warren come up with a plan that actually makes sense?
The latest example of the seemingly obscure but horribly inadequate policy of the Warren campaign is its plan to combat climate change published on Tuesday to much media fanfare. In an article in the Wednesday announcing the plan, Warren writes that "Taking bold action to tackle the climate crisis is as important ̵
Warren and Indley are right that human-caused climate change is a serious, pressing issue, even if some of their forecasts are alarmed or exaggerated. But this proposed solution is terribly inadequate and intellectually dishonest.
Warren is seeking to raise $ 3 trillion in spending, along with the federal government's consumer and regulatory forces, to try to force our economy to make a near-complete transition to renewable energy in a short order. It aims to achieve "100% carbon pollution for all new commercial and residential buildings" by 2028, "100% zero emissions for all new light commercial vehicles, medium-duty trucks and all buses" by 2030. and "100% Neutral Carbon Power by 2030"
It's an ambitious plan, but it's torn down by three fatal flaws.
For one, the math isn't added. Warren's plan includes at least $ 3 trillion in federal spending, and she does not adequately explain where this money will come from. She proposes that the hour its plan will be "paid by reversing Trump's tax cuts for the richest individuals and giant corporations," but that is not good enough, at best it could cover $ 1 trillion – $ 2 trillion more goes completely
Why is Warren so accommodating about finances? Well, she's smart enough to know that the only way to pay for ambitious Green-New-Deal environmental repairs is by cutting taxes on middle and work people. class. And she doesn't want to admit it to voters.
Warren asks taxpayers to bear this huge burden, although it cannot guarantee significant results at all. She insists that "As the largest historical carbon polluter in the world, the United States has a special responsibility to lead the way."
This is all well and good, but her plan offers zero solutions or ideas. because of how the Warren administration will obtain international buy-in or force India and China, the two most important engines of global carbon emissions also reduce their emissions. Without global coordination, we would shoot ourselves in the foot without making any difference.
Warren's proposal also suffers from a glaring omission: Nuclear power.
Atomic energy is one of the most efficient available sources of non-emission electricity, yet it is mentioned nowhere in its plan. Warren's reflections on "economic justice", "environmental racism" and the proposed renewable energy subsidies, in the absence of a mention of the most viable energy path to reduce emissions, reveal her plan as more than a socialist takeover, carrying a green mask, Do you sound familiar ?
Warren's plan is simply not serious or well supported, even if it is large in ambition. And that makes Warren's liberal media branding as a candidate for a "wink policy" so disappointing.
As Phil Cline at the Washington Examiner writes "When it comes to politics, Warren is a fraud. one half-baked policy after another. ”Her latest climate plan offers more confirmation that Warren is indeed a fraud in politics.