Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman representative from New York, is both a completely inexperienced and underinformed Socialist and the latest political media darling. The mainstream media fawns over her every word, tweet, and Instagram post, despite her completely ridiculous and foolish policy positions. The biggest source of her early “success” since being sworn in? Republicans who can’t seem to keep their feet out of their mouths, instead of systematically dismantling her toxic ideologies. Whether it is the hysterical and extremely online “pundit” obsessing over a video of AOC dancing and having harmless fun as a young person in college or elected officials acting like they don’t understand how taxes work, everyone on the right seems to be giving her just as much of a free pass as the media. It is troubling, to say the least, especially given how easy it is to counter an elected official who has repeatedly displayed mind-numbing levels of ignorance whenever forced to go below the surface of any of her positions. Seriously, it is 2018 and we have a congresswoman who still thinks Socialism is a viable option…and you are crying about a video of her dancing in college?
Let’s not forget that AOC’s opposition to the Electoral College stems from a fascist desire to silence the voices of those who disagree with her and her coastal elite friends.
Ah yes, God forbid a diverse, working-class district (that more accurately represents modern America) actually have equal say in our democracy as your weird uncle with questionable racial beliefs who shares fake conspiracy memes on Facebook. https://t.co/1W6aUzDX7l
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 19, 2018
But instead, we want to pretend that her Green New Deal involves a flat 70 percent income tax on all or part of America? Her plan is terrible, but why are you making yourself look like the fool by pretending what she is proposing is something that it so obviously isn’t?
You’re the GOP Minority Whip. How do you not know how marginal tax rates work?
Oh that’s right, almost forgot: GOP works for the corporate CEOs showering themselves in multi-million💰bonuses; not the actual working people whose wages + healthcare they’re ripping off for profit. https://t.co/R1YIng2Ok1
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 6, 2019
We’re literally giving her easy wins when her own policies and proposals are so ludicrous they should refute themselves. One of her first acts in the House was to propose a bill that would allow the government to spend even more recklessly than they already can. By opposing the so-called “Paygo” rule (that leading Democrat Nancy Pelosi proposed herself), Ocasio-Cortez is saying that she doesn’t care where the funding comes from or how much debt she foists upon the American citizen in order to fund her radical and regressive policies. Paygo rules mean that you can’t propose new spending unless there are equivalent tax increases or budget cuts. What AOC is calling for is to be handed daddy’s credit card with no terms or limits on how much she can spend. In this case, “daddy” is Uncle Sam and the American people are who will have to pay for whatever doomed-to-fail socialist program AOC can dream up.
Remember when the banks began loaning out money in a completely haphazard way, while Wall Street played Russian roulette with the economy back in 2008? Remember how that worked out? All of these “too big to fail” institutions got bailed out by the American people, with absolutely zero accountability. Now, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to do the same thing with the budget deficit and she is gambling with your tax money. She’s going to distract you by talking about raising taxes on the “ultra-wealthy,” while demanding that she not be told what her budget limitations are because, in her mind, she should have the power and authority to just take the money from you to pay for all of it.
I guess that is just what progress looks like in 2019.