Illinois Adopts AOC’s Green New Deal
Are the politicians in Springfield working on lowering the highest property taxes in the nation that are uprooting families from their homes?
Are they looking for ways to cut spending and alleviate the highest state and local tax burden in the country?
Are they working on an equitable education system that provides children with the best options possible no matter the family’s income or zip code?
No, they are making all those things worse. And they are advocating for a disastrous, detached from reality version of Illinois’ own “Green New Deal.” A bill so painful for the middle class and so preposterous, only New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could get behind it.
Illinois is facing real problems. We are losing more residents than any other state in the country. Property taxes prevent families from affording decent schools. Middle class families can’t get ahead because everytime they take a step up, government smacks them with higher taxes and fees.
And what is the response from Springfield? More plans to continue the state’s decline and push “social justice” policies on the backs of middle class families.
Some of the highlights from the 365 page plan that Wirepoints.com President, Mark Glennon calls “A 365-page monstrosity of bureaucratic overreach, unhinged social engineering, climate extremism and reckless disregard for cost” includes the following:
- 100% renewable everything across the state by 2050 (aka the elimination of fossil fuels- precludes even nuclear energy, which currently accounts for about half of Illinois’ electricity production).
- Replace all gas ranges and furnaces that heat 77% of Illinois homes.
- Install 40 million solar panels and 2,500 wind turbines alongside $20 billion in new infrastructure over the next decade.
- Remove one million gas and diesel vehicles off Illinois roads.
- Provide stipends for clean energy jobs and apprenticeships, including funding for transportation and child care.
It will cost jobs. It will cost tax dollars. And it will cost you.
Illinoisans deserve serious legislators that are standing up for homeowners and families who are getting pummeled with high taxes due to out of control government spending.
How can bill sponsors like Mark Walker (D-Arlington Heights), Sam Yingling (D- Round Lake), Karina Villa (D- West Chicago), Deb Conroy (D-Villa Park), and Bob Morgan (D-Deerfield) go back to their districts and tell their constituents that the cost of living and doing business in Illinois is going to go up even more?
There is nothing moderate nor realistic about the “Clean Energy Jobs Act.” It is just another government program that will hamper true innovation and stifle economic growth while sticking middle class families with the bill.
Legislators must focus on reforms that are going to bring relief to Illinois families and curb the state’s exodus instead of seeking national notoriety and pandering to the socialist leaning left.