In last year’s midterm elections, a wet-behind the ears, 29-year-old socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, won a seat in the US House of Representatives. The seat, which covers parts of the Bronx and Queens in New York City, was formerly held by Joe Crowley, a Democrat who held the seat since January 1998.
Ocasio-Cortez’s unseating of Crowley was considered one of the biggest upsets of the 2018 elections and signaled in a new era in American politics for young millennials who have been brainwashed to believe in socialism over capitalism.
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition of socialism is:
1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
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2a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property
b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
A dear friend of mine was born and raised in a socialist country and he told me on more than one occasion that socialism is a form of governmental slavery where everyone except the top elite, are slaves to the federal government. He also shared that what has made America so desirable for so many people are the facts that it a nation of capitalism and free enterprise. He also warned that socialism, via the America’s Democrats, would erode and destroy America if not stopped.
Not only has socialism not been stopped, but it is spreading like a plague or disease that if left unchecked will kill the host.
That brings me back to Ocasio-Cortez and her open admittance to being a socialist, much like her mentor, Sen. Bernie Sanders. She won her district by touting her socialist agenda which during her campaign included free Medicare for all along with free college tuition for all.
What’s so scary about her election is realizing how many gullible voters believed her that all this would be free. They fail to realize that these programs will require raising federal taxes by at least double to triple to pay for them. It was estimated that her free Medicare for all would cost at least $3 trillion a year for the next ten years. Considering that there are about 142 million taxpayers in America, that means it would cost each taxpayer about $21,127 a YEAR in additional taxes and that’s to pay for the FREE Medicare.
As soon as Ocasio-Cortez was sworn into office, she began to reveal her socialist agenda disguised by the name Green New Deal.
One of the basic concepts of her Green New Deal is to force the quick conversion from fossil fuels to clean green renewable energy. If you recall, Obama tried this when he squatted in the White House. He used billions of taxpayer money to fund a number of green energy projects, many of which ended up shutting down or laying off hundreds of workers. Obama’s program also led to high unemployment in areas of the country that relied on the coal, natural gas and oil industries. Thousands of workers lost their jobs, most of which did not have skills that leant itself to helping them work in the green energy industry.
Since Ocasio-Cortez is planning on taxing American workers out of their homes, how does she propose to pay for her Green New Deal?
She says she wants to make the wealthy pay taxes of 70%. Her socialist beliefs have blinded her to the reality of the impact of a 70% tax rate on the wealthy.
Who owns most of the businesses and companies who employ most of the workers in America? If they are forced to pay a 70% tax, they will be forced to cut worker hours, lay off many workers, reduce the pay of workers and probably start closing the doors on many businesses. The end result is that millions of Americans will find themselves without a job or making too little to provide for their families. Fewer people working and many workers making less money means they won’t be spending for many things. As sales plummet, the companies that sell the products, transport the products and manufacture the products will suffer from less revenue, which means, they lay more workers off, cut more hours and reduce pay and benefits. The snowball effect will cause another major recession and most likely a major depression.
But Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez don’t care because once they are in Congress, they become part of the elite of the socialist government and will not be hurting financially.
What Ocasio-Cortez is pushing can only have ONE outcome – the economic collapse of the United States. We won’t have to worry about defending ourselves against Russia or China because there wont be that much to defend and what is left won’t be worth defending.
Ocasio-Cortez is pushing for the absolute destruction of America. In my book she is a traitor to the US Constitution and everything America stands for.
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