AOC Chief of Staff Admits: Green New Deal About Socialism, Not Climate

AOC Chief of Staff Admits: Green New Deal About Socialism, Not Climate. By Joel Pollack.

That claim comes from Sam Ricketts, who directs climate change policy for for Washington Governor Jay Inslee, one of the two dozen candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Ricketts met with [Saikat Chakrabarti, the chief of staff and former campaign mastermind for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY),] this spring to make acquaintances after Ocasio-Cortez called Inslee’s climate change plan the “gold standard” in policy.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday:

Chakrabarti had an unexpected disclosure. “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” he said, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.” Ricketts greeted this startling notion with an attentive poker face. “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Chakrabarti continued. “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”

The carbon dioxide theory of global warming has been dominated by politics for a long while, and this is the reason. The only solution on offer to the “problem” is to extend government control to all energy production, in every country — got to stop everyone emitting. So big government and world government types love the theory.