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Socialism for the loss


History has proven that socialistic promises such as in the Green New Deal are empty promises. Socialism always ends in an authoritarian police state. Americans only need to look today to Venezuela where the government's security forces are firing on their own people who are demanding food. Venezuelans are suffering starvation, misery, and despair. This must not happen in America.

This is why the Democrats' Green New Deal must be rejected. It has reared its ugly head in D.C., in Sacramento, and now in SLO County.

The Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County voted unanimously to reject the Green New Deal. We also rebuke Congressman Salud Carbajal for his co-sponsorship of a resolution by Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that recognizes the duty of the federal government to create a Green New Deal.

These socialistic proposals promise vast new social programs such as free health care for all, free college tuition, as well as a guaranteed basic income. There is no plan on how to pay for these programs, adding tens of trillions of dollars to the national debt. This will surely bankrupt our nation and collapse our national economy.

As Britain's Margaret Thatcher once said: "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."

Randall Jordan


Republican Party of SLO

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