Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ultra-left-wing, young (29) and grossly uninformed. She and others like her are political extremists who lash out at every opportunity over every issue and then offer utopian solutions that don’t work.
Ocasio-Cortez, who only entered the national spotlight in June 2018, represents a new wave of radical hispanic activists that is covered adoringly by the Fake News media without scrutiny. She “shoots from the hip” and gets caught over and over again in ill-informed or false language.
But alas her defenders are contending that she is not always factually correct but that she is morally right. This a terrifying concept. It is the basis for dictatorship.
Ocasio-Cortez tries to pass herself off as a tough city kid representing the Bronx (part of New York City) in Congress, but she really was raised nearby in plush suburban Westchester County as the daughter of an architect. This fundamental deception indicates who she is more than anything else ever could.
Young people like this have been targeted for decades by the socialists and communists who play on their guilt at having been brought up at a high standard of living. Ocasio-Cortez probably has no idea how hard her father worked in a difficult profession, as if all of the status that he attained was somehow stolen from somebody else or ill-gotten.
She studied international relations and economics at Boston University which is why she is so badly informed about international relations and economics.
Ocasio-Cortez recently was speaking in New York when she was asked whether “a world that allows for billionaires” is “a moral outcome.” Ocasio-Cortez responded: “No it’s not. It’s not.”
Obviously this was a softball question and Ocasio-Cortez took the bait. But she quickly added that she does not believe that all billionaires “like Bill Gates, for example, or Warren Buffett are immoral people.”
In short, Ocasio-Cortez thought after her initial response about all of her super-wealthy left-wing donors and future donors, possibly including Gates and Buffett and surely including Wall Street and Silicon Valley mega-billionaires and Hollywood tycoons and most of the other rich people in America.
Forbes magazine recently reported that 41 out of top 50 wealthiest congressional districts in the US, and all 10 of the richest, are represented by Democrats, most of them far-left Democrats like Nancy Pelosi (suburban San Francisco), Ted Lieu (suburban Los Angeles) and Carolyn Maloney (upper East Side of New York City).
Meanwhile when a conservative billionaire like president Trump produces the lowest black/hispanic unemployment rate in history after being called “a racist”, Ocasio-Cortez cannot explain it.
Ocasio-Cortez then added, “… I do think a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they don’t have access to public health is wrong,” she said.
Yet Ocasio-Cortez cannot explain the fact that younger, skilled, educated and middle class Americans have been fleeing by the tens of millions from very liberal states like New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Jersey, Connecticut and California and running at top speed to conservative states like Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Utah and Idaho. And even to Alabama, which has a strong economy. And that these conservative states are the new ‘lands of opportunity’.
Why? If socialism is so great, then why are these people running away?
The answer is easy: Ocasio-Cortez has no idea what she is talking about and she never will acknowledge the truth, just as thousands of top Democrats in America, including those old enough to know better, never will acknowledge the truth. She continued to trip over her own words:
“I think that it’s wrong that a vast majority of the country does not make a living great wage. I think it’s wrong that you can work 100 hours and not feed your kids.”
We know that she is implying that government can fix everything by imposing “a living great wage”. But in this recent Nikitas3.com commentary about big increases in the minimum wage, that approach is debunked.
Second she suggests that poor Americans are struggling even though they allegedly are working 100 hours a week which would be almost impossible (there are only 168 hours in a week).
She never will admit that tens of millions of ‘poor’ Americans – including tens of thousands of her own voters – don’t work at all, live on welfare, live in nice taxpayer-subsidized apartments, have easy lives, don’t suffer, and don’t have any of the knowledge or skills, or the desire to attain them, to give them a higher standard of living.
This “100 hours” comment is typical of how radicals talk. They exaggerate everything for political purposes and are hardly ever challenged by their media friends.
Nikitas3.com has worked at a food pantry once a week over the past few months where I see “the poor” all the time. Some are certainly needy but over and over I see some of these people taking too much food and being obnoxious and greedy. They are fat, they live in nice apartments and they drive nice late-model cars, much nicer cars than I drive.
Ocasio-Cortez even has called for a “Green New Deal”, meaning a massive, government-subsidized program to run the country on windmills and solar panels. Yet we already have this and it is not working. The drawbacks of ‘green energy’ are well-known. For instance taxpayers are heavily subsidizing solar panels and windmills while electricity bills are skyrocketing as a result… yet Ocasio-Cortez and her ‘greenie’ friends continue to call for more.
Ocasio-Cortez even has played the end-of-the-world card saying, “The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change …”
This is the same nonsense that ‘greenies’ have been spouting since the 1970s. We can expect Ocasio-Cortez to promote this fearmongering relentlessly to score political points with younger voters who have not heard this stuff before like we older voters have.
Meanwhile Germany is reported to have 30,000 windmills and the highest concentration of solar energy in the world… and some of the highest electricity rates on the planet to prove it.
Recent polls show that a shockingly large percentage of Americans would vote for Ocasio-Cortez for president and we can be sure that she wants to run as soon as she is old enough (35 years old, as set by the Constitution). This is a frightening prospect.
If you want to see how her ideas work just look at the ultra-liberal congressional district that she represents in New York City which is full of poor blacks and hispanics and ruined neighborhoods. It has been a Democrat stronghold for decades and decades.
In fact the entire state of New York has been drifting farther and farther to the left over the last 50 years and has gotten poorer and poorer, with an extremely weak Republican party.
Today New York state, once one of the richest places in the world, is stagnating economically and losing its younger, skilled and educated population. Recent reports indicate that New York has lost up to 2 million in this population and 500,000 jobs in the last 20 years. As expected most New Yorkers are fleeing to conservative states where population, jobs, prosperity and optimism are booming.
New York’s recently re-elected far-left governor Andrew Cuomo, first elected in 2010, is pushing a radical socialist/communist agenda, as is the mayor of New York City, a guy named De Blasio. Both houses of the New York state legislature are Democrat-controlled as of January 1, 2019 and the state is withering badly. The statewide sales tax is a whopping 8.25% and gasoline taxes, property taxes and income taxes are sky-high.
Cuomo recently boasted that he will implement “the most progressive agenda” that America has ever seen. This means that New York will continue to go downhill. NCPR reported on January 16, 2019:
Governor Andrew Cuomo laid out an ambitious liberal agenda for the first one hundred days of his third term. During his annual budget address Tuesday in Albany, the Democrat called New York “the most socially progressive state in the nation.”
He ticked off a list of accomplishments from his first two terms, including same-sex marriage, a $15/hour minimum wage, and strict gun control laws. “That’s the state of New York and that’s what you’ve done,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo’s $178 billion spending plan includes a 3.6% increase in aid to schools and calls for making the 2% property tax cap permanent. Cuomo says the state faces a $3 billion budget gap, which he blames on decreased tax collections due to federal changes to the tax code.
The Governor urged the legislature to legalize marijuana for adults, ban plastic shopping bags, and reform campaign finance and lobbying laws.
He called for the legislature to codify abortion rights in state law, support women’s health and equal pay legislation, and pass the federal Equal Rights Amendment. “Let’s show this nation what real women’s equality means, and not just talking the talk, but we’re gonna walk the walk, and we’re going to do it this year,” Cuomo shouted over applause.
In his speech, and in his first eight years in office, Cuomo gave little attention to jobs or economic opportunity that would offer hope for all and keep younger people from fleeing. This is classic ‘socialism’; it focuses on “social” issues while ignoring crucial economic ones.
But Cuomo wants to legalize marijuana for adults and ban plastic shopping bags. Boy, that’ll keep ‘em in New York!
The expansion of abortion rights under Cuomo will allow women to abort their children up to the point of birth, i.e., infanticide. This is as extreme as any abortion law anywhere else on earth including Europe. In this type of abortion the baby is delivered normally and they stick a knife into his/her neck to sever the spine and end the life.
In short, these are radical leftists who are obsessed with murder and blood and killing. This is the frightening new Cuomo/Ocasio Utopia.
Cuomo also has signed into law three new election practices – same-day registration; pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds; and early voting. All three are channels for Democrat election fraud. Cuomo also wants online voter registration, which is another sure path to fraud.
Meanwhile as younger people flee their New Democrat Dystopia they leave behind an older, poorer and sicker – and more easily controlled – population. These people are more and more likely to become dependent on government and to vote for the Democrat handout machine.
This is the ideal state for people like Cuomo and Ocasio-Cortez. Cuomo even said that he was glad to see Rush Limbaugh depart high-tax New York for a new residence in Florida in 1997, taking his fortune with him ($370 million today).
Unfortunately for New York state millions of other accomplished people are following Limbaugh out the door.