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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” has been receiving a lot of attention since she released the contents of the deal last week.

Yes. Many people ridiculed the deal, which featured plans to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade, but the freshman congresswoman’s proposal received support as well.

Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform ventured to the University of Miami to discuss Ocasio-Cortez’s plan with students and gauge their thoughts on the deal.

Phillips found that the majority of college students loved her proposal — until they heard what is actually in it.

You can read more about the Green New Deal here.

Here are some of the students’ more interesting responses

Phillips began by asking if students supported Ocasio-Cortez’s plan.

Those who supported it said:

  • “I like that it’s progressive, that it’s gonna push the world forward.”
  • “Just from knowing, like, who’s endorsed it and some, like, other little things, it sounds great.”
  • “If we didn’t do that, we’d be killing ourselves basically.”
  • “I definitely support this movement.”
  • “I view it favorably.”
  • “It’s definitely a great idea.”
  • “Anything that would reduce our dependence on fossil fuels is really important.”

When he told students what, exactly, was in the deal, responses changed.

  • “Sometimes you need to take extreme measures to save the environment, but I think this is too extreme.”
  • “It doesn’t sound like something I would be behind.”
  • “I think that’s drastic.”
  • “To be honest, I think we need those things to live.”
  • “I think 10 years is a little extreme.”
  • “Sounds like a reach.”
  • “Nah. Absolutely not.”
  • “I don’t agree with us having to take away flying in the air, or taking away coal and things like that.”



  1. John Bloxson Jr.

    February 12, 2019 at 3:29 am

    What’s not to love kill all the cows to rid the World of their flatulents,stop people from driving cars, and Flying in planes give everyone a job but tax us up to 90% of our pay and pay even those who don’t want to work kill off those physically and or mently challenged.

    • Michael_T

      February 12, 2019 at 5:18 am

      Liberals generate more methane than cows.

  2. Maureen

    February 12, 2019 at 4:17 am

    It’s pretty sad that these college student take a position without having any idea what they are endorsing. What exactly is being taught in schools today? Apparently nothing! A college education isn’t going to get them a job if they are not learning critical thinking.

    • James

      February 12, 2019 at 7:32 am


  3. SFC D Monk

    February 12, 2019 at 4:24 am

    Like, well she (Ocasio)didn’t like really explain all the things you like mentioned. I have more to like talk about, but I have a skate board class that I like really have to attend to maintain my scholarship.

  4. Jon Wisdom

    February 12, 2019 at 4:47 am

    I thought the authors of legislation had to provide an economic impact analysis. What number comes after trillion? Sandy and those who follow her snake charmer ways apparently don’t know about the Takings Clause in the Constitution. The negative economic impact will be so high that the country would be so far in the red there would be anarchy and chaos.

  5. Fred Sheehan

    February 12, 2019 at 5:27 am

    If no one needs to work, they will consume less oxygen, breathing less often and generating generate less CO2. They will not need to drive or fly or even take a train. People will eat less, reducing the impact of food production upon the environment, including reducing the number of flatulent cows. What’s not to love about the Green New Deal? It could even cause the collapse of the U.S. population, further reducing environmental impact. AOC is a genius.

  6. Roni Reilly

    February 12, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    How do you comment on something you haven’t even read? I guess that’s what happens with this generation, they listen to their liberal teachers and don’t use their brains to think for themselves. SMH.

  7. Ron Moulton

    February 12, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    This is a perfect example of left socialist teachers and professors, teaching their values to our children and not giving them all the facts. I am Canadian and the same thing happens to your friends to the north.

  8. Bj

    February 12, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    It really amazes the hell out of me how much some of these students and/or their parents are paying for an education and they’re still as dumb as s rock. Then again…..if you had any brains at all you should know, just from listening to her, that it can’t be good if it came out of the mouth of a slug like Cortez. Bartender turned psychic who knows that the world will end completely in 10 years if we don’t do this green dream deal. Never mind that we will be the ONLY country doing it. So does that mean we’ll be the only country to survive the catastrophic event in 10 years? Will the rest of the world perish? Weall breathe the same air or is it part of the plan to build a gigantic bubble that will encompass the whole US……thus no more planes? Either way…..from what I see colleges spitting out now days our azz is toast any way you look at it.

  9. M

    February 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Liberalism and PC are a mental disorder and Pelosi,Behar,Hillary, Waters, Shepard, the lemon, Ocasio are just some of the poster girls in the godless deranged NAZI Commie Demoncrat party! Stop these traitors from turning the USA into another shit hole!

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