Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back again, folks, and she’s making more legislation. Goody.
Even if it’s certain to be largely ignored by those of us who understand economics and business, it’s still comical to see the freshman legislator play politician.
So what’s in her newest proposals, you might ask?
From Fox News:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is promoting a new package of left-wing economic policies, including national rent control and expanding welfare to illegal immigrants across the country, as part of a massive new proposal aiming to achieve a “just society.”
The freshman lawmaker, who champions the multi-trillion-dollar Green New Deal proposal to combat economic inequality and climate change, has now proposed a package of bills aimed at solving perceived economic injustice.
“A just society provides a living wage, safe working conditions, and healthcare. A just society acknowledges the value of immigrants to our communities. A just society guarantees safe, comfortable, and affordable housing,” the website for the package says. “By strengthening our social and economic foundations, we are preparing ourselves to embark on the journey to save our planet by rebuilding our economy and cultivate a just society.”
It’s no shocker that AOC would offer to give away more free stuff, but what makes this legislation so offensive is that it focuses on giving aid to illegal immigrants, rather than citizens.
According to Fox News:
“The Place to Prosper Act” would prevent year-over-year rent increases of more than three percent. Meanwhile, “The Embrace Act” would allow illegal immigrants to claim the same welfare benefits as U.S. citizens and those immigrants here legally,
“Notwithstanding any other provision of law … an individual who is an alien (without regard to the immigration status of that alien) may not be denied any Federal public benefit solely on the basis of the individual’s immigration status,” the bill reads.
But wait, it gets better.
The legislation would also make it so that those with criminal convictions can’t be discriminated against when it comes to the “granting of public benefits.”
So if you’re here illegally, or are a felon (or both), you would probably support this legislation.
You almost might support this legislation if you are desperate to gain attention as a politician, like, say, looney Elizabeth Warren.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
All major Democratic presidential candidates quickly supported the Green New Deal, including Warren, Sanders, former vice president Joe Biden, and South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg.
To date, only Warren has endorsed “A Just Society.”
So you’re telling me that all the wacko-leftist politicians that supported the 94 trillion dollar Green New Deal have NOT yet supported the Just New Society? That’s interesting.
So what is AOC’s motivation?
According to the Daily Caller:
New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained why she thinks American taxpayers should be giving welfare benefits to illegal immigrants during a town hall event in her district Thursday.
“The Embrace Act, we are doing the same, and we are ending—and it’s a piece if legislation that ends similar discrimination based on documentation status,” Ocasio-Cortez said, talking about one of her proposals that would open federal benefits to everyone, including illegal immigrants.
“It’s kind of a next level piece of legislation, and it is something that people are going to say ‘Why would you do that?’ I believe that we need to acknowledge the contributions that immigrants make in America,” she added.
“And if you, if you, contribute to our society, I believe that you should benefit from our society.”
The New York Representative has made helping illegal immigrants a key part of her public image. Last month, Ocasio-Cortez apologized to illegal immigrants on behalf of the United States.
If we’re going to start apologizing to illegal immigrants, perhaps we should start apologizing for what the Democrats have promised?
And apologize for how they’ve lured people with the promise of free stuff that we can’t even provide to our own people?
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