Country music star John Rich mocked the “Green New Deal,” taking to Twitter to laugh at the extreme proposal on Friday.
“My favorite part of #GreenNewDeal is the ‘guaranteed wage for people who are UNWILLING to work!’ Hahahaha! Wow,” Rich wrote. “I guess they've never heard the phrase ‘Work Hard, Play Hard!’ 86 year old Granny Rich just ‘rolled her eyes’ and went back to hemming pant legs at her JOB!!”
My favorite part of #GreenNewDeal is the "guaranteed wage for people who are UNWILLING to work!" Hahahaha! Wow...I guess they've never heard the phrase "Work Hard, Play Hard!" 86 year old Granny Rich just "rolled her eyes" and went back to hemming pant legs at her JOB!!— John Rich (@johnrich) February 8, 2019
Rich has been a strong conservative and recently challenged fellow country stars to a debate over gun control.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., unveiled the "Green New Deal" on Thursday and the controversial plan would overhaul of virtually every aspect of American life and guarantee a host of taxpayer-covered benefits for all while phasing out fossil fuels.
Along the way, her office says the plan would aim to make air travel obsolete, upgrade or replace every building in America to ensure energy efficiency and give economic security even to those "unwilling" to work – which is apparently the country singer’s “favorite” aspect.