Ben Stein: ‘A New Gestapo Would Be Created’ to Enforce AOC’s Green New Deal

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | February 20, 2019 | 2:51 PM EST

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“A new Gestapo would be created to watch America like a hawk” if Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) “Green New Deal” proposal becomes law; economist, author and lawyer Ben Stein warns in his latest commentary.

In his “Ben Stein’s Diary” column for The American Spectator, titled, “Sheer Madness From Ms. Ocasio-Cortez,” Stein says “a New Gestapo” would be employed to ensure compliance with the government mandates of Ocasio-Cortez’s (AOC) Green New Deal:

“AOC’s plan would mandate complete and total control over the economy by the federal government. A New Gestapo would be created to watch America like a hawk. There could be no more gas- or oil-burning engines for anything. There could not be burning any kind of fuel that gives off smoke at all.”

“Every structure” in the nation would have to be inspected and, then, either destroyed or changed to comply with the Green New Deal, Stein cautions:

“Every structure in the USA would have to be inspected and then knocked down and built anew, or ‘retrofitted’ so that it was totally powered by solar or wind or tidal action or some other form of totally non-polluting power.”

What’s more, the cost of the plan would cause explosive inflation, bankrupt the U.S., and triple the national debt, rendering it “completely unpayable EVER,” Stein writes.

Last month, in an interview on the Fox News Channel, Stein warned that Democrat Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is promising Americans the same thing brutal dictators have promised - with dire consequences:

"We have a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse Tung all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Miss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is promising.

"That led to mass murder, led to dictatorship, and led to genocide."


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