Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, leader of the Congressional “Squad,” continues to prove that she doesn’t deserve her economics degree from Boston University. If I worked for Boston University, I would leave her off the famous alums part of the freshman recruiting tour. She is an economic illiterate—an alarming quality for an elected policy-maker. Just when you think she couldn’t say anything dumber, she ups her game. Now, she’s gone and done it again, calling for a massive worker strike once the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
The economic major dropped this doozy on Wednesday: “When we talk about this idea of reopening society, you know, only in America does the president — when the president tweets about liberation — does he mean go back to work. When we have this discussion about going back or reopening, I think a lot of people should just say ‘no’ — we’re not going back to that.”
“We’re not going back to working 70-hour weeks just so that we could put food on the table and not even feel any sort of semblance of security in our lives.”
I’m pretty sure that my eyes started bleeding as I read this. The New York congresswoman just insisted that people SHOULDN’T go back to work when this pandemic is over. This is stupid on so many levels I don’t know where to begin.
First off, Americans like to work. There is dignity in doing a job well, and she just assumes all Americans would rather sit at home and watch Netflix 24/7, 365 days a year. Work gives people, American or otherwise, a purpose in life. It creates a reason to get up in the morning.
Secondly, how in the hell does she think people get the money to “put food on the table?” People have to punch that timecard in order to get paid. I suppose she assumes that the government will provide them a steady income stream on the backs of the top 1%. However, if the wealthy business owners and CEOs have no employees to do the work, how are they going to have their income to be taxed to pay for workers to stay home?
I never thought I would have to explain this to a sitting congresswoman. She gives millennials a bad name.
Thirdly, how dare President Trump call for states to be liberated by allowing people to go to work! What an evil man!
Hey, AOC, it’s called Liberty and private property rights. Look them up. I’m sure the Library of Congress has a copy of the United States Constitution, so you’ll be able to see that that Americans are liberated by natural rights that are enshrined in that old parchment. Along the way, you might even want to check-out a copy of The Federalist Papers that can explain the reasons for our liberties in further detail.
AOC has been dropping a lot of mind-numbingly dumb comments lately. Earlier in the week, she celebrated the record drop in oil prices by claiming that this would be a golden opportunity to pass her utopian Green New Deal. She tweeted, “You absolutely love to see it…This snapshot is being acknowledged as a turning point in the climate movement. Fossil fuels are in long-term structural decline. This along w/ low interest rates means it‘s the right time to create millions of jobs transitioning to renewable and clean energy. A key opportunity.”
Um, what?? Low oil prices actually make it a worse time to implement her agenda because…well, oil is far cheaper than renewable energy sources. Once again, I never thought I would have to explain this to Congresswoman.
I often go back and forth in my head wondering if she is really this stupid or is just saying these things to get attention and appeal to an ignorant subset of the country. She is good at one thing: Getting publicity through social media. I will give her that.
I pray that she isn’t representative of the future leaders in our country. If she is, I weep for our nation’s fate in the years to come.