There is an expectation in this republic that the duly elected representative of the people will represent the people. Not so for the voters of Congressional District 2 (CD2) in the state of Maine. As the freshman representative from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has established herself as the standard bearer of the Democratic Party. Jared Golden, the freshman representative from Maine who campaigned on standing up to his party, is content to offer his silence as consent.
The Cortez-inspired Green New Deal has Democrats breathless to get on board, but when the citizens have voiced their opposition, Cortez’s response is “I’m in charge” and “I’m the boss.” This flies in stark contradiction to the basic tenets of the constitutional republic. So we wait for Rep. Golden to defend the republic we hold dear in CD2, and yet, only silence.
The cost of the Green New Deal to every household is $650,000 to fund its $93-trillion price tag. Devastation lurks in the wings of Congress for personal economies. The Golden response is silence.
The regulations and mandates proposed by the Democrats’ New Deal would crush the economies and businesses all over CD 2. Cortez, the new leader of the Democrats, has a solution for the impending fiscal demise Democrats create: “Don’t have children.” Still, silence from Golden.
Since Jared Golden co-sponsored a bill with Chellie Pingree to funnel tax dollars into his campaign, Golden has done nothing to decry his party’s careen over the fiscal cliff of insanity. He seems content to cower in the shadow of the Green New Deal. Residents of CD2 need a voice to stand for them in Congress against this regulatory tyranny, but silence is Golden.
Andrew R. Torbett