Biden says “Yes’ to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of American jobs
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Biden says “Yes’ to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of American jobs

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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.

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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 was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.