The proposal is designed to pressure the party and its presumptive presidential nominee to take an aggressive stance on climate change, an issue of prime importance for younger votes. But they go well beyond Biden’s own climate platform, which has called for spending $2 trillion — and they would offer President Donald Trump multiple openings to link Biden to the Democrats’ progressive and environmental wings.
Bernie-friendly DNC panel pushes Biden to back $16T climate plan
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A Democratic National Committee panel stacked with progressive climate activists is pressing Joe Biden to back a plan to spend up to $16 trillion to speed the country away from fossil fuels, a call that could complicate his efforts to appeal to blue-collar voters in the swing states he needs to win in November.
The plan from the DNC Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis, provided to POLITICO ahead of its release Thursday, also proposes to ban fracking and end sales of non-electric passenger cars by 2030.
The panel’s chair countered that such ambitious proposals would resonate with Democratic voters.
Check out Joe’s forehead.
June 5, 2020 at 7:10 AM #323175Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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electric cars. still cars. just more expensive ones.
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June 5, 2020 at 5:19 PM #323303ThouArtThatParticipant
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Sadly, all a waste of time.
Grief requires us to know the time we're in. The great enemy of grief is hope. Hope is the four-letter word for people who are unwilling to know things for what they are.
Our time requires us to be hope-free. To burn through the false choice of being hopeful and hopeless. They are two sides of the same con job. Grief is required to proceed.
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Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
June 5, 2020 at 5:47 PM #323308
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