Ortiz: Labor Day Brings America’s Prosperous Economy into Focus

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 13: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a rally at Howard University May 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Sunrise Movement held an event for the final stop of the "Road to a Green New Deal" tour to "explore what the pain of the climate …
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Alfredo Ortiz of Job Creators Network writes in Townhall that, rather than celebrating our current prosperity and booming economy, the left is proposing to destroy it by instituting a “Green New Deal”:

Most people view Labor Day as a celebration of the “workingman’s holiday,” a chance to acknowledge the achievements of our American workforce as well as an opportunity to enjoy a final, long summer weekend. On this Labor Day, both sides of the political aisle should be giving credit where credit is due – to the Trump administration – for reviving America’s manufacturing sectors and generating a prosperous economy in which wages are rising and unemployment rates are near all-time lows.

But we hear nothing from the left regarding America’s prosperity and a booming economy. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Many Democrats in Washington deride the president every day and hope to scare us with unfounded predictions of recession and making demands for policies and government regulations that would return us to the economic flatline of the Obama years.

The crown jewel in the Democrats’ plan for economic disaster is what’s known as the “Green New Deal” (GND). GND is nothing more than a half-baked concoction of rules and regulations that will essentially destroy our domestic energy industry, idle millions of workers, and cost taxpayers multi-trillions – all under the guise of addressing climate change. GND is the invention of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and supported by a rising tide of self-described socialists within the Democratic Party.

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