Rookie lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is amazed, y’all! In fact, she’s “shook.”
The thing that separates humans from animals, gardening, is, “like…magic!”
This is the future of America, huh?
This is the direction we want to go?
AOC noted, “It’s like — look at the collard greens! Look at the dahlias! Oh my God! I have to trim all of these back for smoothies.”
She added, “I. Am. Shook! Look, like, honestly, gardening — food, that comes out of dirt. Like, it’s magic.”
Ocasio-Cortez talks a big game, but doesn’t know how to back it up.
From New York Daily News:
ALBANY – The campaign for new Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has made helping the working class and poor her top priority, was fined by the state for not carrying workers’ compensation coverage for a month last year.
“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart said. “This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries.”
GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud: “Hypocrisy at its finest. The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law. It’s unbelievable.”
Ocasio-Cortez believes President Trump is a racist.
Based on what?
Ocasio-Cortez: “The president certainly didn’t invent racism, but he’s certainly given a voice to it and expanded it and created a platform for those things.”
“When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy. When you look at how he reacted to the Charlottesville incident, where neo-Nazis murdered a woman, versus how he manufactures crises like immigrants seeking legal refuge on our borders, it’s, it’s night and day.”
Ocasio-Cortez wants to be known as a “radical.”
She made that clear in her “60 Minutes” interview.
While speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, AOC called for a 70% tax on America’s highest earners.
Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” aims to eliminate carbon emissions within 12 years. Speaking about the ambitious goal, Ocasio-Cortez says, “It’s going to require a lot of rapid change that we don’t even conceive as possible right now. What is the problem with trying to push our technological capacities to the furthest extent possible?”
AOC: “You know, you look at our tax rates back in the ’60s and when you have a progressive tax rate system, your tax rate, you know, let’s say, from zero to $75,000 may be ten percent or 15 percent, et cetera. But once you get to, like, the tippy tops, on your 10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent. That doesn’t mean all $10 million are taxed at an extremely high rate, but it means that as you climb up this ladder you should be contributing more.”
It is going to be a long two years covering Alexandria.
She’s young. She has ideas.
Unfortunately, she’s too young to understand that her ideas are ridiculous.