Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-declared socialist who only months ago was tending bar to make ends meet, has begun lobbying for a seat on the powerful House Financial Services Committee.
To that end, Ocasio-Cortez recently announced her intention to vote for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for Speaker when Dems take over the majority in January.
The Financial Services Committee wields significant influence over Wall Street policy and members, especially members of the majority, have access to millions of dollars in financial sector campaign donations.
The newly elected congresswoman has bragged on her economics degree from Boston University and her plans for America:
- Medicare for all
- Housing as a human right
- A federal jobs guarantee
- Abolish ICE
- Free college
When she was asked how she planned to pay for all of these giveaways she sounded more like a reckless teenager with a credit card than someone to trust with handling the nation’s finances.
When newly elected Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez was asked how she would fund her grandiose plan for a massive expansion of Medicare that would require an estimated $32.6 Trillion over the next ten years she answered “you just pay for it.”
While that answer would make America’s 30 million small business owners cringe, Ocasio-Cortez apparently confirmed the words of Will Hunting:
You just spent 150 grand on an education you could have gotten for $1.50 in late fees at the public library.
Ocasio-Cortez does however fit right in with the free-spending Democrats who have spent us $21 Trillion in debt due to already existing “entitlements.”
Coupled with Maxine “Impeach 45” Waters, who is in line to chair the Committee, serious Americans are facing two long years of economy-killing initiatives.
In case you doubt Mad Max plans for seizing our means of production and placing it under government control, all you have to do is listen to her:
Waters has also made some other promises. Under her stewardship, she has plans for the committee to lead multiple investigations into President Trump’s personal finances, which includes continuing the witch-hunt trying to tie his businesses to Russian oligarchs.
The next two years promises to see our debate reach new, and never before seen, levels of stupid in Washington.