(DES MOINES) – Last week Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a colleague of Representatives Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer, unveiled a radical proposal that calls for government intervention in every aspect of Americans’ lives. The so-called “Green New Deal” comes with a hefty price tag – easily costing “more than three times as much as the federal government collects in tax revenue.



Among other outrageous components, the Green New Deal would:



  • “Build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary
  • Guarantee “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work
  • “Upgrade or replace every building in [the] US
  • Get rid of farting cows



This socialist wish list was quickly embraced by Democrats:











This proposal would be a disaster for rural Iowa, implementing substantial regulations that would completely disrupt Iowans’ way of life. But unsurprisingly, Axne and Finkenauer have remained silent on the Green New Deal. They have a history of failing to be upfront with voters, but as representatives from rural, swing districts, Iowans deserve to know: Will Axne and Finkenauer join their colleagues and embrace this far-left proposal, or will they stand up for rural Iowans and oppose Ocasio-Cortez’s plan that would require massive tax hikes and drive family farms into the ground?




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