No To The Green Deal

Friday, April 12, 2019

As a student at Northside Junior high, my civics teacher, Mrs. May K. Smith had us compare democracy to communism. That was when I first leaned about the  tragic failures of communism and the successes of capitalism. 

This “Green New Deal” is actually just another approach to communism. Born out of class envy and nourished in ignorance, it’s the same old mendacity that’s failed repeatedly hiding behind the guise of “fairness.” Even major union leaders oppose it saying it would lead many into poverty. Consider Venezuela where ten years ago people were earning a decent living but are now living in darkness, near starvation and desperate to leave. 

Liberals say socialism works in California.That’s not true. California symbiotically interacts with 49 other states which actually subsidize them at times. California’s health care system has been funded by 70 percent by the federal government (US Bureau of the Census State and Local Finance, historic tables, 1984-2018). That likely won’t continue because of a cap of $10,000 on mortgage deductions and a cap on state income tax deductions. In the past those of us who didn’t have massive walled estates couldn’t take those big right-offs. Both changes are causing Californians to leave for states with lower taxes and booming economies. 

Currently California is begging the federal government for funding for their high-speed rail system. One of the cornerstones of the so-called Deal is the replacement of planes and cars with these rail lines. California’s leftist governor recently revealed the high speed line they are planning has no path for the line to go. In other words, give us tax money for a train to no where. I couldn’t think of a better motto for the New Green Deal.

Another of the Deal’s biggest lies is that everything will run on electricity. Have you wondered how they will produce electricity with no fossil fuels which are to be eliminated under the Deal? Consider Spotsylvania County, Va. Six thousand, three hundred fifty acres of woodlands are being clear-cut to make way for massive solar panel farms. Haven’t lefties lectured us for decades on how clear-cutting dangerously alters ecosystems? But the Green Deal could require much, much more clear-cutting. Again for them it’s okay especially if they can hide it. This is not conservation. Maybe that’s why Patrick Moore, co-founder of Green Peace, calls it completely crazy.

Once there were people who claimed they could control the weather. Today we have modern versions of the rain-makers like  one who calls herself “The Boss.” Last year she was mixing adult beverages. This year she’s an economic and scientific expert on everything from climate change to spending over $30 trillion on “Medicare for all.” Recently she led a move to block Amazon from locating in Queens, N.Y. She opposed the state and city giving $3 billion in tax incentives for the corporation to locate there. Apparently she thought $3 billion was just lying around which should be spent on her social projects. In reality, the estimated $12 billion in revenue from Amazon sales she stopped cold could have lowered NY taxes for working people including the 25,000 Amazon workers the state won’t have now. 

Daily she says something crazier than the day before and the leftist media promotes her. On an MSNBC “Town Hall” she was boasting about not resorting to name calling like her enemies whom she says are white supremacists and xenophobic. This time her ignorance was of history when she said “they had to amend the Constitution to make sure Roosevelt didn’t get re-elected.” FDR was dead when the 22nd Amendment limiting presidential terms was passed. No one on the show corrected her probably because they didn’t know it either. Rather it’s all about ranting the injustice narrative and we’ve seen they don’t let the truth get in the way of their facts. Within a few days of that show “The Boss” was proudly proclaiming the migrants were leaving Central American countries because of climate change.

She’s not alone. There’s Beto (pronounced Bay-toe) from El Paso. Nervously flapping  and bobbing, Bay-toe jumps on car hoods and lunch counters to rant against capitalism and climate change. Someone should ask “The Boss” and Bay-toe if capitalism is so unjust, why aren’t the migrant caravans going to socialist Venezuela?

They’re now tossing around the crazy myth that we only have 12 years left on the planet? Really? Gore said in 2006 the polar ice caps would melt in 10 years. Notice how they never start that Apocalyptic Clock? The hot air is really from their crazy talk but we shouldn’t just laugh them off.

Socialist Bernie Sanders is the prototype of Alternate Reality who lectures us on the injustice of capitalism. That’s from a millionaire  who now flies around in private jets and owns four homes. People in Russia didn’t take the Bolsheviks seriously. The model for Marxism takes place in incremental stages. Lenin said “the goal of socialism is communism.” We should ask old wealthy Bernie if that’s true.

We should carefully  consider what they say. Recently Senator Kamala Harris was asked how she proposes to pay for all this free stuff they promise. She said, “it’s not about the cost.” There it is! They have no plan to pay for it, just empty promises hiding their real goals: statism, regulation and control-just what Lenin said a hundred years ago in Russia. That is what we should fear, not Trump’s wall.

I’m not part of any vast conspiracy as Trump-haters might say. But I smell a con job. I know history and understand civics. So tell those who gleefully admire AOC, Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chavez, Che Guevara and the rest of these Marxists, that we oppose any plan which leads nations to poverty. Tell them “system failure” and relegate their New Green Deal to the same end as Hillary’s fizzled fireworks display on election night. 

Ralph Miller

Roy Exum: The Super’s 25% Sham

Roy Exum: Believe In Harbingers?

Reappraisal Equals Redistribution Of Wealth

I was talking to some fellas the other day – and these are pretty smart country boys – and posed this question: if a man was getting paid a base salary of $197,000, and then had a chance to jump ... (click for more)

A harbinger, we have been taught, is “something that foreshadows a future event,” or “something that gives an anticipatory sign of what is to come.” Last week in Connecticut, the families of ... (click for more)

Here’s a simple and accurate explanation of the Hamilton County property reappraisal results. Picture three adjacent property owners–you and your two next door neighbors. One neighbor to your ... (click for more)


Roy Exum: The Super’s 25% Sham

I was talking to some fellas the other day – and these are pretty smart country boys – and posed this question: if a man was getting paid a base salary of $197,000, and then had a chance to jump to $240,000, what would be the percentage of ol’ Slick’s increase? One pulled out his cell phone and punched it, erased it, and punched some more. “Well, this thing says that if you had ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Believe In Harbingers?

A harbinger, we have been taught, is “something that foreshadows a future event,” or “something that gives an anticipatory sign of what is to come.” Last week in Connecticut, the families of three high school athletes – all female – filed a lawsuit against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The lawsuit claims a current CIAC policy is a violation of the federal ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Human Remains Found In Walker County

Human skeletal remains were found in Walker County in a wooded area about 500 yards off the roadway, east of the 4000 block of South Highway 27, Lafayette, by a man and his son while they were hunting Monday morning, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson. The remains are believed to be those of a Walker County man missing since Sept. 30. Robert “Robbie” Sisson III, ... (click for more)

Body Of Attorney Who Jumped From Market Street Bridge Found Near Guntersville Dam; Wife Recounts Last Contact With Him; Funeral Is Saturday

The body of a prominent Chattanooga attorney who jumped from the Market Street Bridge has been found 122 river miles away and 19 days later near Guntersville Dam in Alabama. It was identified as that of George Edward Koontz, 66, of Chattanooga. Authorities said several people saw a man jump from the bridge on Jan. 29. The family of attorney Koontz reported him missing that ... (click for more)


Tennessee's Trey Smith Named Jason Witten Man Of The Year

ennessee junior offensive lineman Trey Smith was named the 2020 Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year by a subset of the award’s Board of Directors on Tuesday night at the Star in Frisco, the practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys. The Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award is presented annually to the Division I college football player who has demonstrated a record ... (click for more)

Hoops Central: Lady Vols At #25 Arkansas On Thursday

ennessee (17-8, 7-5 SEC), which is receiving votes in this week's AP and USA TODAY Coaches Polls, will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where it will meet the No. 22/25 Arkansas Razorbacks (20-5, 8-4 SEC) on Thursday at 6:02 p.m. CT (7:02 ET) at Bud Walton Arena. The Lady Vols enter the contest in seventh place in the SEC standings and a game back of UA, which is tied for ... (click for more)