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Biden says "Yes' to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of American jobs

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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December 20, 2019

This week, the Democratic presidential candidates took the stage to once again address the American people. As the Democratic base fires up after the House voted to impeach the president, the candidates still have to distinguish themselves to come out ahead and win the nomination. And, former Vice President Joe Biden (D), currently polling ahead of the other candidates, caused some ears to perk up when answering an economic question relating to shifting to a greener economy.

When asked, “as president, would you be willing to sacrifice some… growth, even knowing potentially that it could displace thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of blue collar workers in the interest of transitioning to that greener economy?” the former Vice President quickly said that “the answer is yes!”

The Green New Deal has been a controversial measure that was proposed by freshman Democratic Socialists, and it’s received pushback from both Republicans and Democrats.

With Vice President Biden’s answer, some are criticizing and even questioning if that’s the right solution for the future.

Inferring that blue-collar workers in oil and natural gas will transfer to higher-paying jobs in green energy worries some because of the mishap with Solyndra under the Obama administration.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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