Green New Deal Plan
This Federal program is designed to be implemented over a 20 year period. At the end of this time, the United States would emit minimal global warming gases. Everyone who wanted a good, well-paying, skilled job would have one. Much of the country's population would live in walkable neighborhoods using transit, not dependent on cars. Electric cars would be subsidized. Factories would use recycled and goods, not mined materials, helped by a Recycling Corps. Factories would produce goods that are designed to be reused. Virtually all energy would come either from electricity produced by renewable energy, or geothermal sources. Food would be produced without pesticides or artificial fertilizers, much of it in or near cities and towns, and a Civilian Conservation Corps would restore ecosystems. Because of the demand created by this enormous program, the manufacturing sector would be revived, constituting about 20% of the economy instead of 10% today. Over 22 million jobs would be created by these programs, and since the slightly over 2 million people employed in fossil fuel industries would be hired in equivalent green jobs, 20 million new jobs would be available. Professor Noam Chomsky calls these 'Sound proposals'
Program
Total Jobs
Manufacturing
Cost (billions)
1,020,000
250,000
100
1,020,000
255,000
100
1,020,000
255,000
100
870,000
210,000
85
1,020,000
1,020,000
100
Global green new deal (U.S. contribution)
1,020,000
1,020,000
100
1,500,000
150,000
100
Total
22,783,000
5,910,000
2,000
The table above is based on data collected by Jon Rynn for "A Green Energy Manufacturing Stimulus Strategy", a chapter in the book Green Energy Economies, from Transaction Publishers, 2014, updated in the article "What Should a Green New Deal Look Like?". Calculations have been updated by Brian D'Agostino. Click on the links for more information and for original sources of information. The number indicates the cost or jobs for a year, unless other indicated we assume 10.2 jobs per million dollars. Emissions % from EPA.
How to pay for the Green New Deal
Progressive Tax Reform
up to $150 billion
at least $150 billion
up to $300 billion
up to $250 billion
up to $250 billion
probably about $100 billion
Total
Approximately $1.7 trillion
Infrastructure Bank creates money
Match money created by private sector
up to $500 billion
print money to pay Federal debt interest
$300 billion
print money to pay off all of Federal debt
saves $300 billion
Increase Federal deficit
Dollar amount depends on need
Offer infrastructure bonds
Dollar amount depends on need
Cut spending in other areas
Cut military budget
at least $300 billion
Stop Federal war on drugs
under construction
Cut unnecessary border patrol
under construction
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