Okay, sure, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ha-ha funny. Her “Green New Deal” made me laugh so hard, I almost tipped over and capsized. You’ll hardly believe what’s in it (https://www.atr.org/green-new-deal-air-travel-stops-becoming-necessary).
But really, it’s not that funny to be governed by idiots.
Here are the highlights she provided in an interview on National Public Radio. I didn’t know they had a comedy hour.
Rebuild every single building in the U.S. How do you even answer that?
Phase out all air travel in just ten years, and replace it with high-speed rail. What? Take a train to Europe? Last I heard, the Atlantic Ocean’s in the way. That’s that bunch of water you can see from New York, if you look thataway. Geography not her strong suit.
Government-guaranteed jobs for all. Really? Do we get to pick what job we want, or will the government pick it for us? Ocasio-Cortez calls herself “pro-choice,” so that probably means they’ll make the choice for you. That’s what it usually means.
Universal basic income. Paid for by _________? Don’t ask.
Medicare-for-All. As long as we’re spending money, we might as well spend all of it. The government can always print some more.
All new jobs to be unionized. Another choice they’ll make for you.
“Massive government intervention,” she says, will see us successfully through this period of adjustment. Like when they tear your house down and assign you to your new job of shining some politician’s shoes.
As for the total cost of all this joy… “Shut up,” she explained.
So, yeah, it’s funny–but it’s also not so funny. This breathtakingly stupid woman sits up there on Capitol Hill and wants to craft public policy. It’s hard to believe anyone could be so ignorant without being totally staring daft, too. And it’s alarming to note that she’s one of the stars of the Democrat Far Left Crazy Party… that just won an election last year and now controls the House of Representatives.
If that doesn’t scare you–well, it should. Yes, it should.