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Ocasio-Cortez: Green New Deal Not a ‘Massive Government Takeover’

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February 8, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said Thursday that her proposed Green New Deal would not be financed through a “massive government takeover.”

“I think one way that the right does try to mischaracterize what we’re doing as though it’s like some kind of massive government takeover,” Ocasio-Cortez said on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily.” “Obviously it’s not that because what we’re trying to do is release the investments from the federal government to mobilize those resources across the country.”

Ocasio-Cortez went on to explain that the deal’s rollout could take the form of public programs similar to the Tennessee Valley Authority, created in former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s original New Deal, as well as “public-private partnerships” and programs that “can work on a municipal level.”

“It’s not as though the federal government will wave a wand and say, ‘We’re going to do it ourselves,'” Ocasio-Cortez said.

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