White House blasts Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal: 'Central planning disaster'

The White House lambasted the Green New Deal climate resolution spearheaded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezGeorge Conway calls Trump a 'racist president' in new op-ed House Democrats introduce resolution condemning Trump for 'racist' comments Trump's family separation policy has taken US to 'lowest depth possible,' says former immigration lawyer MORE (D-N.Y.) this week slamming it as a "central planning disaster" and “a roadmap to destroy the American Economy.”

White House spokesperson Judd Deere said in a statement to The Hill that President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates MORE “has vowed that America would never be socialist, and this administration will fight this central planning disaster,” adding that the plan was a “roadmap to destroy the American Economy.” 

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Politico first reported Deere's comments regarding the resolution.

Ocasio-Cortez introduced a resolution on Thursday that would push the U.S. to reduce carbon emissions through the economy. 

The proposal has a goal of creating millions of “good, high-wage jobs” by working toward net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. 

“Whereas, because the United States has historically been responsible for a disproportionate amount of greenhouse gas emissions, having emitted 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions through 2014, and has a high technological capacity, the United States must take a leading role in reducing emissions through economic transformation,” the resolution reads. 

The proposal says that the plan would include resilience building, a completely renewable-energy driven power grid, updating “smart” power grids and increasing building energy efficiency. The proposal also includes a commitment that all future infrastructure bills would specifically address climate change.

Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyDem senators demand GOP judicial group discloses donors Warren reintroduces bill mandating climate disclosures by companies Pressure mounts against EPA's new FOIA rule MORE (D-Mass.) introduced a companion proposal in the Senate.

The proposal has faced backlash from some on the right, who criticize it as a radical pipe dream rather than an achievable climate goal.