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Fox hosts rip de Blasio’s ‘environmental’ hot dog crackdown: All part of giant ‘money grab’ for city in financial turmoil

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New York City is aiming to drastically cut the consumption of processed meats, to include hot dogs — a New York City staple for residents and visitors alike — at government facilities.

This week Mayor Bill de Blasio approved a $14 billion Green New Deal for the city to save it from the AOC-foretold 2030 apocalypse. Weaning residents off those evil hot dogs is a key tactic in the strategic war on climate change.

“It is a difficult plan,” said de Blasio at an Earth Day event. “It is a necessary plan. Estimates tell us that we have only 12 years to get it right. Let’s be clear, we have until 2030 to change things fundamentally, or our lives won’t be the same.” Reports indicate he kept a straight face throughout.

“The plan will cut purchases of red meat by 50 percent in its city-controlled facilities such as hospitals, schools, and correctional facilities. The new commitment builds off of the Meatless Mondays campaign that was adopted by all NYC schools in 2017,” according to LITE FM.

“By 2030, New York City’s Green New Deal will reduce greenhouse emissions by 30% while also creating new jobs. Additionally, all buildings that are 25,000 square feet or more, of which there are 50,000 citywide, will be required to make efficiency upgrades that lower their energy usage and emissions or they will face steep penalties.”

Critics of de Blasio’s plan say NYC’s new policies are far more about putting “green” in government coffers than about a green environment as new the laws and regs often include heavy financial penalties.

Tammy Bruce filled in for Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Thursday night and hammered the city’s new policies. Melissa Francis of Fox Business Network and FNC’s Outnumbered joined Bruce in calling out de Blasio’s Green New Deal scheme for what it is… a ‘money grab.’

“That’s what you have to understand … it’s part of the Green New Deal,” Francis began.

Francis noted de Blasio’s plan to retrofit buildings and ban skyscrapers and said the city also has a plan to eliminate both paper and plastics bags.

Well, you can use them — but it’ll cost you.

“They’re never bans,” Francis said.  “What it really is, is you can do it, for a price.

“The taxes in New York are too high already and people are fleeing,” she argued.

Francis added that “panicked” NYC politicians have found themselves in a deep financial hole, in part, because people have left the state.

“Do they spend less?” she rhetorically asked. “Oh, noooo! Why would they do that?!”


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At least for now, hot dog vendors will continue to ply their trade on city streets. The new move is limited to city facilities buying and serving processed meats. The list of such meats is long, but would include bacon, sausage, and bologna to name just a few of the traditional American delicacies to be outlawed.

De Blasio stated that New Yorkers must make big sacrifices in order to save the planet. If the current scheme isn’t enough to reduce carbon emissions in New York, he will consider expanding the reach of his draconian edicts.

Skeptics say the $14 billion NYC Green New Deal is all about raising taxes because of the huge financial shortfall the city is facing. The taxes on everything imaginable will continue to be raised in the Big Apple, and the residents who can will continue to leave.

Like the ballyhooed American Green New Deal, the goal is to cut carbon emissions to “net zero” by 2050 … and just like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plan, it aims to transform more than just the environment, but has goals of the nationalizing many industries, including health care. According to the city’s online manifesto, the program will ultimately institute a universal health care plan for all residents of New York–citizens or not, fair wages, affordable housing, modern infrastructure, public education improvements, and a “car-free” city by 2050. The plan includes a “congestion charge” for vehicles traveling in and out of Manhattan, and programs designed to “address systematic oppression” within city boundaries.

For those scratching their heads about the ban on processed meats … the plan is ultimately a complete ban on industrial agriculture throughout the nation. Can anyone see a problem with that?

Editor’s Note: A previous headline stating a “ban” on hot dogs was not intended to suggest a literal ban on hot dogs specifically and was changed for clarification.

 

Victor Rantala

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