'Outnumbered' Takes on Green New Deal Sticker Shock: Study Pegs Cost at $93 Trillion Over Decade
The Green New Deal could cost as much as $93 trillion, or approximately $600,000 per household, over a decade, according to a new study co-authored by the former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
"The Green New Deal is clearly very expensive," the study concluded. "Its further expansion of the federal government’s role in some of the most basic decisions of daily life, however, would likely have a more lasting and damaging impact than its enormous price tag."
Meantime, the Green New Deal's chief proponent, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), raised eyebrows with a new video from her kitchen in which she wondered whether young people should now ask: "Is it okay to still have children?"
The question, she explained, stemmed from her concerns about a looming "disaster" from climate change and mounting student loan debt.
Reacting on "Outnumbered" Tuesday, Steve Hilton said that when Ocasio-Cortez first came on the political scene he liked her "anti-establishment" tendencies. But he said some of her recent statements have caused him alarm.
Last week, Ocasio-Cortez attacked detractors of the Green New Deal, claiming she "is the boss" now and that they haven't tried anything productive on the global warming front.
"And I'm like, 'You try. You do it. Cause you're not. ... So, until you do it, I'm the boss.' How about that?" she said at an event in New York City.
"All we're seeing now is the true ugliness and darkness of her ideology being revealed," Hilton said, calling the statement "disturbingly authoritarian."
Liberal radio host Leslie Marshall said Ocasio-Cortez is "green" when it comes to her legislative experience and she should learn from senior lawmakers.
She nodded to the fact that top Democrats like Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California have not been as eager to endorse the Green New Deal.
Marshall said Ocasio-Cortez is "left of Bernie Sanders" at this point and "believing her own hype" since arriving in Congress.
Hilton played a clip of his upcoming interview with White House adviser Ivanka Trump, who was asked about Ocasio-Cortez's policies compared to her father's administration.
"I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something. I’ve spent a lot of time traveling around this country over the last four years. People want to work for what they get," Ms. Trump said.
"So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country where’s there’s the potential for upward mobility."
Watch more above and see the full Ivanka Trump interview on Sunday, March 3rd at 9:00pm ET on Fox News Channel.