About that $93 trillion study Republicans are using to attack the Green New Deal — it’s simply bogus. Here’s what the group’s president said about the cost estimate he came up with: “Is it billions or trillions? Any precision past that is illusory."
Republicans claim the Green New Deal would cost $93 trillion — a number that would dwarf the economic output of every nation on Earth. The figure is bogus
Some conservative think tank put out a ludicrous report that the Green New Deal will cost $93 trillion. It is a completely fabricated number. (There are no GND policies to cost yet!) But that didn't stop anyone ...
On the Green New Deal, Trump claims it'll cost nearly $100 trillion. He calls it "a number" that's "unthinkable ... not even affordable in the best of times." It is, in fact, unthinkable, since it's literally bullshit fabricated by Republicans.
Think tanks generate important new ideas for discussion. But when a think tank wants to do quantitative policy analysis (you know, with numbers), the results should go through external review before publishing to increase quality. Exhibit 93 * 10¹²
“Given that the [Green New Deal] is at this point simply a set of long-term goals, without any specification of how those goals would be achieved, any estimate of cost is itself likely to be exceptionally speculative,” said . And yet...
As interesting as this bogus number is what force sends GOPers scampering around using a bogus number. Hmmm... Hint: F _ _ s _ l _ u e _ I _ d _ _ t _ y.
The bogus number at the center of the GOP’s Green New Deal attacks
A financial estimate underpinning a GOP leadership talking point opposing a Green New Deal is, according to ⁦⁩, “bogus.”
This a weird article, because the central point is that we shouldn't trust Congress to do basic arithmetic.