Eco-Extremist Bernie Sanders Continues to Push Radical Policies with Lack of Support from Both Sides of the Aisle

Eco-Extremist Bernie Sanders Continues to Push Radical Policies with Lack of Support from Both Sides of the Aisle

March 13, 2020

According to The Washington Post:

Bipartisan Policy Center President Jason Grumet, who has worked on energy and climate policy for three decades,vsaid Sanders considers himself a “big idea progressive” but he’s not been focused on achievable, short-term goals.

The closest Congress came to passing major climate legislation came in the late 2000s, when several Senate Republicans were working with their Democratic counterparts. One of the most promising measures was a bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) and John W. Warner (R-Va.), which by mid-century would have cut the United States’ carbon output 63 percent compared with 2005.

Sanders preferred legislation he co-sponsored with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) that would have reduced U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. 

Still, some centrists wanted to forge a bipartisan deal more quickly and they lined up behind the Lieberman-Warner bill. Sanders opposed it during a key subcommittee vote, arguing it was not stringent enough, though later backed it during a full committee vote.

Chelsea Henderson, who served as Warner’s senior policy adviser for climate change, said that Sanders complicated negotiators’ task in forging a compromise. While the bill made it to the Senate floor, it failed to overcome a Republican filibuster.

Sanders has routinely alienated himself from the moderates in his party he needs to reach in order to pass the policies he promotes. Often times, pushing his own agenda instead of the achievable policies introduced by his colleagues. Hell-bent on being the climate change extremist and face of the progressive socialist movement, Sanders has voiced his ideas with no track record of enacting any.

The article went on to say:

He helped craft the Green New Deal resolution, which would spend trillions of dollars in an effort to bring the nation’s net greenhouse gas emissions to zero within a decade, and proposed eliminating the fracking of oil and gas nationwide.

None of those efforts have gained traction among Republicans needed for passage.

This is because the radical legislation would eliminate millions of American energy jobs and our country’s energy independence, accompanied by the exorbitant price tag of $94 trillion for the entire country, or around $600,000 per household as reported by the American Action Forum. Sanders has time and time again proven he is all talk with no action. Lucky for American citizens, since his ideas would be disastrous to our economy and communities.