Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a progressive Democrat racist, Soros mercenary and outspoken advocate of the murderous ideology of Socialism. She is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus noted for her use of Marxist clichés. Ocasio-Cortez has been mentioned as a left-wing presidential candidate in 2028. A Catholic, she has been praised by America, The Jesuit Review.
Ocasio-Cortez is considered by mainstream media as the embodiment of a rising generation of Millennials to occupy the liberal movement. Her rise to power illustrated the increasing economic illiteracy of the Left.
- 1 Background
- 2 Democratic socialism
- 3 116th Congress
- 4 Other controversies
- 5 Further reading
- 6 See also
- 7 References
Although Ocasio-Cortez pretends to speak for and come from poverty, she grew up in the white privileged suburb of Westchester County with a median household income of $83,000 and net worth of $1.2 million – one of the highest in the country. Westchester County is the home of the Clinton and Rockefeller estates.
Ocasio-Cortez is the quintessential wide-eyed liberal. Early on, her website was a redirect page for the group Brand New Congress, archives in the Wayback Machine show. Ocasio-Cortez is largely viewed as a Bernie Sanders retread. She has appeared on a podcast with another far left activist who stated that Jews "should get the f*** out of Palestine." In November 2018, she tried and failed to name the three branches of government.
Ocasio-Cortez defeated incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley in the 2018 nominating primary for New York's 14th congressional district with a 12% turnout. Primary victory is tantamount to general election victory in this district, meaning 7 out of 8 people she represents did not vote for her, yet the media proclaimed her as representative of a generation. Crowley had been the leading contender to succeed Nancy Pelosi as House Democratic Party leader. Elected to Congress, Ocasio-Cortez immediately began wasting taxpayer money.
After having offed Pelosi's successor, the Democrats had no one to succeed her. But that didn't stop Ocasio-Cortez from trying to off Pelosi, as well. Socialism can only tear down; Socialism had never built anything that can endure.
|“||Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.||”|
Bernie Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez's proposals for free healthcare, tuition, and housing is estimated to cost more than half of World GDP. This is fundamentally a racist argument - that Americans by birth have the right to the fruits of other people's labor.Economist Thomas Sowell, in response to Ocasio-Cortez said:
"The only way anyone can have a right to something that has to be produced, is to force someone else to produce it for him. The more things are provided as rights, the less the recipients have to work and the more others have to carry their [the recipients] load." To fulfill any of Ocasio-Cortez ideas, America would have to enslave the rest of the planet and force them to pay for Americans' free healthcare, tuition, and housing with the labor of non-Americans outside the United States. Given all existing facts and circumstances, that is the only way the "richest country in the world" could afford to provide free healthcare, tuition, and housing for all Americans.
On the issues
The United States has the world's largest economic output at $19 Trillion with 6% of the planet's population producing 25% of the planet's total economic output by labor. In an interview with Chris Cuomo of CNN, Ocasio-Cortez gave no indication of understanding or proposals on how to increase total U.S. GDP by over 200%. Neither did she address the doubling rate of increased carbon emissions necessary to produce the $42 Trillion to fulfill any of her proposals. She has proposed increasing the tax rate for high-earning Americans to 70%, a rate that is even higher than in modern socialist countries.
The question of what other people would live on – the people who are not beneficiaries of Ocasio-Cortez's proposals, was never addressed.
Funeral costs and voter registration
Ocasio-Cortez did, however, question the reported figures of the cost of U.S. healthcare, claiming the numbers do not include the funeral costs of the uninsured. Ocasio-Cortez did not explain how a deceased person would be a recurring cost to the U.S. healthcare system either.
In addition to a deceased persons voting, a deceased retiree theoretically could remain a cost burden to the Social Security system. If survivors or heirs hold a Social Security recipient's debit card and pin number, that deceased person could continue for decades voting and drawing entitlement benefits.
There is no uniform system of reporting deaths to both the Social Security Administration and to election registrars simultaneously, an issue with potentially tens of billions of dollars in savings, which Social Democrats have shown no interest in. The savings could be used to fund funeral costs by means testing.
Upon election Ocasio-Cortez immediately began panhandling for cash to meet her personal expenses. On financial disclosure forms, Ocasio-Cortez reported she had between $15,000-$50,000 in cash in personal savings. What promises were made in exchange for personal cash contributions were never reported.
Before being "inaugurated" (her words) Ocasio-Cortez tweeted "Next time we have a gov shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well. It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision." After being sworn in during a shutdown, Ocasio-Cortez gleefully collected her paycheck.
Ocasio-Cortez raised $1.8 million in a district where she received 78% of the vote, meaning she has plenty of cash to dole out to other Democrat House members to buy their support, loyalty, and favors. Her Republican opponent spent $1935 on the election.
Ocasio-Cortez is a case study in what is wrong with campaign finance laws. Cortez sits in a safe district, meaning she was virtually elected in the primary. The liberal media turned her into a fundraising magnet - for money she didn't need in a district she ran in virtually unopposed.
Campaign "war chests," as they are called, are not to be used for the candidate's personal enrichment. Some candidates raise more money than they need, others have difficulty attracting donations even in their own districts, let alone from outside lobbyists in Washington. Under existing regulations, candidates and members are free to donate to each other. Congresspeople become laundry machines for disguised donors. Instead of a member taking bribes from outside interests, they are "owned" by a fellow member, where any pretense of equality between the people's elected representatives is a charade. At 29 years old, Ocasio-Cortez was already barnstorming across the country raising money and helping other Democrats get elected, for which they are indebted to her, before she was even elected.
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- Main article: Holocaust denial
"Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has enunciated a blood libel by designating members of the Israel Defense Forces, demonstrably amongst the most moral on earth, as murderers for defending the state against nihilistic terrorists, as ‘murderers,’ and enunciating other assorted calumnies against the Jewish state."
Ethics violations and abuse of powerBefore taking office, Ocasio-Cortez was embroiled in allegations of violating House Ethics Rules and federal law. Ocasio-Cortez threatened a private citizen and political opponent with subpoenas and investigation. The House Rules Manuel states,
“Members…are not to take or withhold any official action on the basis of the campaign contributions or support of the involved individuals, or their partisan affiliation. Members and staff are likewise prohibited from threatening punitive action on the basis of such considerations.”What's more, Ocasio-Cortez may have violated 42 U.S. Code § 1983 – Civil action for deprivation of rights:
"Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia."
(R.S. § 1979; Pub. L. 96–170, § 1, Dec. 29, 1979, 93 Stat. 1284; Pub. L. 104–317, title III, § 309(c), Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3853.)
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Green New Deal
Ocasio-Cortez took part in the Dump Pelosi Movement and led protests into Pelosi's Capitol Hill office where 150 people were arrested. In exchange for her vote for Pelosi as Speaker, Pelosi threw the progressives a bone by promising the establishment of a new select committee on a Green New Deal, a plan to radically transform the economy.The new committee is responsible for creating a plan with draft legislation by January 1, 2020. Its scope and mandate makes clear its vision:
"The select committee shall have authority to develop a detailed national, industrial, economic mobilization plan for the transition of the United States economy to become greenhouse gas emissions neutral and to significantly draw down greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and oceans and to promote economic and environmental justice and equality."The Green New Deal advances non-environmental projects, such as, poverty:
"The Plan for a Green New Deal (and the draft legislation) shall recognize that a national, industrial, economic mobilization of this scope and scale is a historic opportunity to virtually eliminate poverty in the United States and to make prosperity, wealth and economic security available to everyone participating in the transformation."
Ocasio-Cortez’s plan calls for, within 10 years a
The new committee will have total oversight of American industry, with a mandate for pushing union membership. Under “Scope of the Plan,” a section on labor states the committee’s final plan shall:
- national, energy-efficient, smart grid;
- Upgrading every residential and industrial building for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety;
- Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing, agricultural and other industries as well as from America’s transportation and infrastructure network, the sort of legislation that provoked the Yellow Vest movement;
- Funding "massive investment" in reducing existing greenhouse gasses.
"Require strong enforcement of labor, workplace safety, and wage standards that recognize the rights of workers to organize and unionize free of coercion, intimidation, and harassment, and creation of meaningful, quality, career employment."
Reparations and basic incomereparations to right historical injustices. The final Green New Deal will
"mitigate deeply entrenched racial, regional and gender-based inequalities in income and wealth (including, without limitation, ensuring that federal and other investment will be equitably distributed to historically impoverished, low income, deindustrialized or other marginalized communities in such a way that builds wealth and ownership at the community level)."The plan includes universal income and Medicare for All: The plan, it says, shall
"include additional measures such as basic income programs, universal health care programs and any others as the select committee may deem appropriate to promote economic security, labor market flexibility and entrepreneurism."The plan also imagines creating governmental support for "transitioning" minority communities. The deal shall:
"ensure a 'just transition' for all workers, low-income communities, communities of color, indigenous communities, rural and urban communities and the front-line communities most affected by climate change, pollution and other environmental harm including by ensuring that local implementation of the transition is led from the community level."Ocasio Cortez’s plan calls for creating a national jobs force to help people participate in this "transition." The Green New Deal shall
"provide all members of our society, across all regions and all communities, the opportunity, training and education to be a full and equal participant in the transition, including through a job guarantee program to assure a living wage job to every person who wants one."
Ignores Paygo provisionOcasio-Cortez's plan would be financed by taxpayers, the Federal Reserve and other institutions the government can create.
"The Federal Reserve can extend credit to power these projects and investments, new public banks can be created (as in WWII) to extend credit and a combination of various taxation tools (including taxes on carbon and other emissions and progressive wealth taxes) can be employed."
This proposal violates the House Paygo provision, which mandates all new spending proposals must carry with them cuts in programs for existing constituencies, or proposals for tax increases to offset added spending. Ocasio-Cortez's Medicare for All proposal, which Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi both claim to support, adds spending more than two times America's Gross Domestic Product, making the Medicare for All provision a fantasy, Ocasio-Cortez a simpleton, and Pelosi and Sanders bald face liars to stupid people. Paygo is Pelosi's own rule that she herself formulated as Speaker of the House.
Committee subpoena power
Select committees typically have subpoena power. Members could presumably wield subpoenas to investigate oil and gas companies. No sooner than the vote for Speaker was taken, Pelosi's flunky Steny Hoyer moved to strip the new select committee's subpoena power. Hoyer has accepted more than a quarter of a million dollars from the fossil fuel industry.
Former President Obama endorsed Ocasio-Cortez while former Democratic party Vice Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman said if Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Socialism is the future of the Democratic party, the party doesn't have much of a future.
Ocasio-Cortez couldn't restrain her racism toward white males when discussing the NeverPelosi movement. Ocasio-Cortez believes debating issues of public policy is sexist. She has made numerous blatantly false statements, so extreme that even The Washington Post pointed them out. Ocasio-Cortez has banned the press from attending public speaking events.
During a Twitter debate with Rep. Steve Scalise on taxation, followers of Ocasio-Cortez threatened to murder Scalise. Scalise was the victim of a targeted hate crime by a crazed Leftwing Marxist in the Summer of 2017, uses crutches and has walked with difficulty ever since. Ocasio-Cortez remained silent, and did not rebuke her supporters after the public threat was made.
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- Bradley, Anne Rathbone (November 14, 2018). Ocasio-Cortez's rise reveals rampant economic illiteracy in US. The Hill. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
- Perez, who rigged the Superdelegate nomination of Hillary Clinton, later rigged his own election as DNC chair to slap down the uppity African American frontrunner Keith Ellison. Traditionally the post of chairman goes to the top fundraiser, which was Ellison. Ellison had the backing of Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (New York), Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Reps. John Lewis (Georgia) and Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii), and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. The AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Communications Workers of America, and UNITE HERE also backed Ellison before the Democratic party establishment assigned Ellison a seat at the back of the bus. https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265725/perez-gains-ellison-dnc-race-matthew-vadum
- Brand New Congress home page via ocasio2018 .com
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- Murphy, James (December 8, 2018). Ocasio-Cortez Sees Climate Change Politics as Means to Transform America. The New American. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
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