The problem with the Green New Deal is not that it’s expensive or ambitious. The real problem is that it is created purposefully to prevent anything from being done on climate. Promising, within this climate plan, to establish a federal jobs guarantee and UBI in order to “mitigate deeply entrenched racial, regional and gender-based inequalities in income and wealth” is a more polite way of saying “fuck you, losers, and your loserish concerns about climate.” I can kind of vaguely understand not wanting to bother with climate but you don’t have to mock it.
We have this expression in Russian which is actually a quote from a very good Soviet novel: “I’ll give you this and that and a key from an apartment filled with money.” It’s used to mock people who ask for things. This plan reminded me of it.