In a little factoid that might spell bad news for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical “go green” plan to tax us all into environmental bliss – you know, other than the fact that her numbers don’t add up – here’s another tidbit: according to a new poll, most Americans say they believe in the man-made effects of climate change…
…but they don’t want to pay to fix it.
According to NBC, a full 73 percent of Americans say they believe global warming, up 10 percentage points from 2015. More than 70 percent say they think human activity is at least contributing to the problem, while a full 48 percent say they think climate change is hurting the United States right now.
But when asked if they’d support a $10 a month fee to fight climate change, fewer than 1 in 3 said they would support it.
“But the AP survey also showed that Americans don’t want to pay very much to fight climate change,” NBC explained. “A $1 per month fee was favored by 57 percent of those surveyed. However, if the monthly charge increased to $10 a month, just 28 percent would be supportive, while 68 percent would be opposed.”
The lack of Americans willing to cough up an extra $120 a year to combat global warming doesn’t bode well for radical green lawmakers like AOC, who recently admitted to CNN’s Anderson Cooper in a 60 Minutes interview that she wants to tax us all into oblivion to pay for her plan to cut all U.S. carbon emissions over the next 12 years. But what far-left proponents of extreme environmental change often fail to recognize is that usually, people's acceptance of a politically-generated apocalyptic problem usually pales in comparison to their need to pay their own electric bills.
If $10 a month is too much to ask, it'll be interesting to see how people react when AOC tells them they shouldn't drive cars.
(Cover Photo: Christine Zenino)