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The Green New Deal includes investments not only in communities and public infrastructure, but also in private industry to enable a sweeping transformation of our entire economy – with the public receiving appropriate ownership stakes and returns on its investments. The plan calls on and enables our whole society to participate in a single great national aim: the rapid transition to a forward-looking society of broad opportunity, equal justice, productive prosperity, and environmental sustainability.
Achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers;
Create millions of good, high-wage jobs; and ensure prosperity and economic security for all people of the United States;
Invest in the infrastructure and industry of the United States to sustainably meet the challenges of the 21st century;
Secure clean air and water, climate and community resilience, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment for all;
Promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing the historic oppression of frontline and vulnerable communities.
A national mobilization of the size and scale of the Green New Deal presents an unprecedented opportunity to not only combat the climate crisis, but also to eliminate poverty in the United States and to make wealth, prosperity, and security available to every person who participates in the transition. Thus, the goals of the Green New Deal represent both what is needed to effectively address climate change and what is needed to transform our current economy to one that is just, prosperous, and sustainable for all Americans.
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The Green New Deal will be funded as all other ambitious American projects – including public works, bank bailouts, wars, and tax cuts –have been: through carefully targeted, Congressionally authorized spending. As the post-2008 consensus among serious economists and financiers affirms, this does not require “new taxes” unless inflation emerges. And since (a) well over $5 trillion in tax cuts and war expenditures in recent years have not triggered inflation, (b) the Fed is still struggling to get inflation consistently up to its 2% target, and (c) the Green New Deal will produce new goods and services to keep pace with and absorb new expenditures, there is no more reason to let fear about financing halt progress here than there was to let it halt wars or tax cuts. It should also be noted that unlike wars and tax cuts, many Green New Deal investments will be compensated, be it through equity stakes, interest payments, or other appropriate returns on investments. These will of course act in counter-inflationary fashion.
Reinvest in a 21st Century Economy
Meet the 12 year challenge of Climate Change
Demonstrate human ingenuity
Giving communities equity in Climate Change
Keep America first in the class for technological innovation.