If the Oklahoma members of the U.S. House initially opposed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” because of its extremism, the estimated cost might startle them.
The New York Democratic congresswoman admitted this week her plan to combat global warming is into the trillions of dollars.
“I think we really need to get to $10 trillion to have a shot,” she said in response to a question from a report on Capitol Hill.
Her $10 trillion price tag might even prompt more Democrats to pause and wonder about the plan.
“It’s not popular,” said Ocasio-Cortez of the cost of fighting climate change, “it’s not politically popular. People are going to call it unrealistic, and I just don’t think people understand how bad the problem is.”