Ocasio-Cortez has since removed the document from her website that included such language as eliminating air travel or providing help to those "unwilling to work", but archived data shows the initial post did, in fact, make such a statement.
"I think the elegance, from a policy perspective, of the concept of the Green New Deal, is that it matches a sense of urgency about that problem with climate change with a sense of opportunity around what the solutions might represent", Buttigieg explained.
Hockett later on Saturday had to admit the error to The Daily Caller, stating "I regret that we seem unknowingly to have ended up speaking about different documents for a minute during our longer and otherwise "on-the-same-page" conversation last night".
"Just from knowing who's endorsed it and just, like, some little things, it sounds great", another student said.
The billionaire businessman and a proud climate change skeptic stopped short of traditionally branding it the "worst deal" ever, but he apparently believes spending trillions to fully transform and rebuild the USA economy would be a waste that'd undermine America's competitive advantage on the world stage.
"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", she told MSNBC's Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview. And I think we have to set our sights high. Global warming is a threat to the planet.
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"Anything that would reduce our dependence on fossil fuels is really important", agreed another.
It's hard to tell if this is satire or real, because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is this insane, but this is a Mark Dice original.
"I definitely support this movement".
"I don't think that that is something that would be able to be done in such a short amount of time", one student said.
"Sounds like a reach, honestly", says another student, laughing.
Some of the strongest responses came to Ocasio-Cortez's team's goal laid out in the since-deleted FAQ of giving every American "economic security" even if they are "unable or unwilling to work".