(CNN) Green New Deal fits perfectly on a bumper sticker.

But the proposal, which is on its way to becoming a litmus test for the Democratic Party’s many 2020 contenders, isn’t a simple fix for what ails the US. It would equal taking American society back to the drawing board and rebuilding it from the safety net up.

President Donald Trump and Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell want to use the proposal to paint Democrats as trying to mandate a socialist utopia on the country, which is probably why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been publicly skeptical — even though most Democrats running for president have signed on, at least conceptually.

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