Actions <> Words

Like all good greens and socialists it is “Do as I say, not as I do” with the new face of the Democrats – she of the occasional cortex. As the equation in the title says, “Actions are not equal to Words.” Quote.

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to save the planet with her Green New Deal, but she keeps tripping over her own giant carbon footprint.

?We?re like, ?The world is going to end in 12 years if we don?t address climate change,? ? the progressive darling said in January, speaking of herself and her fellow millennials. ?And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II.?

Last week, she ratcheted up the rhetoric: ?It is basically a scientific consensus that the lives of our children are going to be very difficult? due to climate change. ?And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: is it OK to still have children??

The guiding principle of her eco-vision is to bring about ?a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases? within 10 years.

To achieve this, the GND fact sheet says, the nation must ?totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high-speed rail ? create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle.?

But the woman who boasts of a ?razor-sharp BS detector? seems to have trouble sniffing out her own. End quote.

NY Post

Words: No to carbon dioxide – use trains.

Actions: Federal filings show that despite having a subway station just 138 feet from her Elmhurst campaign office she listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services and spent $29,365.70 on those emissions-spewing vehicles, along with car and van rentals ? even though her Queens HQ was a one-minute walk to the 7 train. Her minions did use the metro sometimes as they spent only $8,335.41 on 52 MetroCard transactions.

Words: Build high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.

Actions: Her campaign logged 66 airline transactions costing $25,174.54 during campaign season compared to using Amtrak only 18 times.

Words: ?Yellow cab drivers are in financial ruin due to the unregulated expansion of Uber,? she tweeted on March 21. ?What was a living wage job now pays under minimum.?

Actions: Her campaign billed only seven rides in yellow cabs in a year and a half compared with 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno etc.

Words: Save the planet etc etc, telling a high-school assembly in Queens last month that they should ?skip disposable razors and switch to safety razors? and ?skip meat/dairy for a meal,?.

Actions: In a Feb. 24 Instagram video filmed in her kitchen, Ocasio-Cortez railed against plastic grocery bags ? then appeared to toss two of the sacks, which can be recycled, into the trash.

?It drives me crazy,? she said of plastic bags. ?I wish they didn?t exist.?

In the video, Ocasio-Cortez peeled a sweet potato while calling for a ?universal sense of urgency? to save the earth.

But she discarded the vegetable scraps into the same receptacle she had just used for the plastic bags, rather than setting the food waste aside for compost.

Info above extracted from the linked NYPost article.