Ocasio-Cortez Explains ‘Farting Cows’ in Green New Deal FAQ: Maybe We Shouldn’t Eat Burgers Three Times A Day
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was asked about the farting cows in the Green New Deal frequently asked questions section, which was later retracted, during her appearance on Desus & Mero.
“In the deal, what we talk about is, it’s true, is that we need to take a look at factory farming, period. It’s wild,” she said.
“And so, it’s not to say you get rid of agriculture. It’s not to say we’re going to force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “But it’s to say, listen, we’ve got to address factory farming. Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real.”
The congresswoman further stated reducing climate change is going to come down every choice an individual makes.
“We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero, emissions in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast,” the document originally stated, but it was not in the official proposal submitted to Congress.
She also defended her proposed 70 percent marginal tax rate on income of over $10 million made in one year, saying there have been marginal tax rates rates as high as 90 percent under some Republican presidents.
“It really comes down to the question of, isn’t $10 million enough? Like, when does it stop?” Ocasio-Cortez asked. “At what point is it immoral that we’re building Jeff Bezos a helipad when we have the most amount of homeless people in New York City?”
Watch above, via Showtime. The relevant portion of the clip begins at 20:25.
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