Can the Green New Deal Garner Bipartisan Support?


These aspects include, but are not limited to, doing away with gas-powered cars and air travel. Gillibrand talks about increases in jobs; what happens to the jobs of individuals which are tied to cars and airplanes?

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Another aspect of the Green New Deal which engendered conservative backlash is the provision of economic aid to individuals who are “unwilling” to work. If those who are unwilling to work can earn money, why should anyone work?

This aspect of the Green New Deal is largely why conservatives view it as socialism. Furthermore, what Green New Deal supporters are calling for would require massive government control. Conversely, the right-wing generally favors small government.

The Verdict

From a purely objective standpoint, the Green New Deal is highly unlikely to garner bipartisan support. Some moderate Democrats have even come forth and denounced the legislation as unrealistic and extreme; nevertheless, many members of the left-wing are sticking to it.

Only time will tell what’s to come for the Green New Deal. Virtually zero Republicans have come out in favor of it.