[otw_shortcode_dropcap label=”W” font=”Ultra” background_color_class=”otw-no-background” size=”large” border_color_class=”otw-no-border-color”][/otw_shortcode_dropcap]hile being focused on survival during the coronavirus, nonsense that comes from Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and her cohorts have been muted. Unfortunately, her recent comments have been impossible to brush aside. Many citizens around the country are eagerly awaiting quarantine restrictions to ease so that they can go back to work and continue supporting their livelihood. AOC’s advice? Just say “no” to going back to work.
It has never been lost on us how out of touch with reality the New Yorker Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is, but she has reached a new level of delusion. Unemployment rates are growing by the second, people are begging to go back to work, and this congresswoman’s advice is to struggling citizens is to actively choose to stay in dire conditions. It’s really no surprise, as liberals love to legislate with a focus of keeping voters dependent on the government.
In an interview with VICE, AOC said: “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.” The ability to make a living and provide for your family is now considered oppression, not liberation? Get a grip, Cortez.
Cortez went on to say, “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 can put food on the table and not even feel any sort of semblance of security in our lives.” Isn’t the ability to put food on the table the very security citizens seek? And what does Cortez propose is the alternative? Citizens should refuse to go back to work and the government should just pay them? That’s called socialism.
Another example of AOC’s contempt for democracy, hard work, and the American dream occurred earlier this week. AOC responded to a post which stated: “Oil prices now at ‘negative values,’ meaning oil producers have to pay people to take it off their hands and store it because when demand plunges (like now), that is less expensive for them than building more storage and/or shutting wells down.”
In a now-deleted tweet, her response said, “you absolutely love to see it. This along with record low-interest rates means it’s the right time for a worker-led, mass investment in green infrastructure to save our planet. *cough.*” Representative Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) said it best, that “openly celebrating the economic destruction of families and communities because it fits a political narrative is unacceptable and unbecoming of a member of Congress.” She continued, “people’s jobs are evaporating. Lives are being ruined in real-time…Any public official that loves to see this does not deserve to hold office.”