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Heartland Weekly: Democrats’ Green New Deal Is Simply Crazy

February 11, 2019

Week of February 4, 2019

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Heartland Institute Reacts to Green New Deal
Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
Heartland Institute
The Green New Deal calls for the United States to embark on a 10-year “economic mobilization” with the goal to “achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions,” as well as plenty of socialist schemes unrelated to climate change.

Democrats’ Green New Deal Is Simply Crazy
Justin Haskins
Fox News
The Green New Deal would transform gigantic sectors of the U.S. economy into huge socialist, government-run or managed programs that would be controlled by an army of bureaucrats in Washington. It’s simply crazy.

Gov. Pritzker’s Minimum Wage Drives Away Jobs
Joe Barnett
Chicago Tribune
Like a train wreck in slow motion, the Illinois General Assembly is moving to fulfill Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s campaign promise to increase the statewide minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next few years.

AOC and the End of the World
Host: H. Sterling Burnett
Guest: Steve Goreham
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that the world will end in 12 years if we don’t end fossil fuel use is just one more in a long line of flawed and falsified claims meant to expand government power.

Congress Fails to Enact Farm Bill Reform
Host: Sarah Lee
Guest: Dan Mitchell
The famed libertarian economist exposes the myth of Cuba's “successful” health care system, how that relates to Venezuela, and what U.S. legislators with a penchant for socialism should learn from this.

School Choice Attacked in NH
Host: Lennie Jarratt
Guest: Michelle Levell
The New Hampshire legislature is attempting to repeal the state’s education tax-credit which serves nearly 900 students, the majority of which are low-income or have special needs.

FDA Should Avoid ‘Deeming’ Epidemics
Lindsey Stroud
Inside Sources
When the Food and Drug Administration decries something as an “epidemic.” media and policymakers pay attention. Sometimes these officials create fear mongering campaigns all on their own.

How to Get Your Child to Say No to Socialism
Justin Haskins
Fox News
Many parents who support the traditional values of self-responsibility, individual liberty and free markets wonder how they can teach their children the truth about collectivism and resist socialism.

Socialized Health Care During a Shut Down
Dr. Chad Savage
Daily Caller
The failure to resolve what amounted to a simple political dispute, coupled with the government’s track record of failure in other endeavors, should make us skeptical of government health care.

Stop Michigan Counties’ Stealing
Joe Barnett
Detroit News
Can Oakland County confiscate a citizen’s personal property for $8.41 in unpaid taxes? This question will likely be answered by the Michigan Supreme Court later this year.

Is Space Still a Frontier?
Edward Hudgins
Journal Courier
Rather than continuing to be awe-inspiring, has the prospect of space exploration become boring to most Americans? For some, fiction is more fun than fact.

There’s a Better Way to ‘Go Green’
Rich Trzupek
Epoch Times
As a postscript to our four-part series about the challenges and limitations of utility-scale renewable energy, it appears that the wheels are coming off in Georgetown, Texas.

Author
Billy Aouste is the new media specialist for The Heartland Institute.
baouste@heartland.org @HeartlandInst