Alexandria ‘Oh Umm’ Ocasio-Cortez
Backed by Bernie and chummy with goofball gubernatorial loser Cynthia Nixon, Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist fairytale could ravage the American Dream. Besides having a gross wardrobe and twisted worldview, her political-economic agenda is totally wack.
While America is busy making itself great again, Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – who won a House seat in a heavily Democratic congressional district in New York City (she beat dorky incumbent Joe Crowley) – is promulgating policies that would turn the American Dream into a Marxist nightmare. She wants to ‘faminize’ free and open society and reckons that radical egalitarianism is the bright, shining path to the future. Her fetish for tribalism, collectivism and identity politics is fucking yukkkkkkk.
If you think the “socialist paradise” nations of Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, France and China are the greatest economies on the planet, Ocasio-Cortez is the ruler for you.
Today even basket cases China and Russia are moving their economies away from socialism and toward a hybridized, mixed-economy model of ‘state-directed capitalism’ (barf!) in order to engender positive wealth effects for their citizens. And Eastern European nations that were once part of or allied with the U.S.S.R. abandoned the failed socialist economic model years ago.
Nevertheless, the global failure of socialism hasn’t stopped Ocasio-Cortez from advocating her kooky socialist agenda. She’s promising free college, a government-run ‘universal’ health-care system, free housing, totally open borders and the guarantee of a federal job. Her agenda would cost America about $41 trillion.
The 28-year-old slickster, with her youthful zeal and cutesy charm, acts like she’s the millennial version of Oprah, except there’s one giant distinction. All the “free” stuff she’s giving away has to be paid for by someone – and in this case it’s not her. It’s you – the American taxpayer.
That is tantamount to tyranny and collective self-sacrifice – ‘from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.’ For those who aren’t convinced, look no further than Venezuela to see the catastrophic consequences and havoc the socialist dream can unleash on a country. As someone super wise once said, “there is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave people by force, socialism — by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.”
Venezuela’s implosion has catalyzed the inevitable flood of refugees into neighboring countries – a crisis that mirrors the migration of refugees from war-torn Syria and others parts of the Middle East to Central and Western Europe. Venezuelans are now eating their pets for dinner and face an inflation rate of 1 million percent.
Some women in Venezuela feel they have no other option but to join the sex trade in Colombia in order to feed their families. A former ballerina, businesswoman and mom of two in Venezuela said: “This is a shameful job but what option do I have? I have to make money to look after my children and feed them. There is nothing in Venezuela.”
Another woman, a former hairdresser and mom said: “If things ever get any better in Venezuela, I’d love to set up my own business. Anything would be better. I do this because I have to do this. If I could do something better, I’d do it…and I’d stop this straight away.”
The economic collapse in Venezuela has torn families apart and wreaked destruction. Just to survive, Venezuelans are leaving their families and dropping what amounts to two years of their salaries to cross over into Colombia or any country offering a semblance of economic freedom and opportunity.
Ocasio-Cortez can dream up socialist fantasies all she wants while looking cute on the campaign stump. But if you believe in reality instead of fantasy, you’ll favor the economic policies that offer freedom: low regulation, low taxes, a non-interventionist state, and a strong national defense.
There’s plenty of evidence that our economy is moving in the right direction under the current policies. Hispanic and African-American unemployment are at near all-time lows. Unemployment for women is the lowest it’s been in decades. Inflation is in check. Small businesses are starting to kick ass. And we saw the economy surge to a 3.9 percent rate of annualized growth in the past quarter – the fastest in four years, etc.
Breaking news: Capitalism is cool!
The strong economy our nation enjoys today contrasts dramatically with the snake oil and sophistry that Ocasio-Cortez preaches. While the United States enjoys a booming economic recovery, even Venezuela’s wacky socialist President Nicolas Nicolas Maduro admitted his economic model, based on his reign of socialism, has basically “failed.” Over the summer he was nearly assassinated for being a nincompoop.
“The production models we’ve tried so far have failed and the responsibility is ours, mine and yours,” he told his United Socialist Party. Later he went on to say: “Enough with the whining…We need to produce with or without (outside) aggression, with or without blockades, we need to make Venezuela an economic power. No more whining, I want solutions comrades!”
China, too, is coming to terms with ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics.’ That economy is starting to sputter in a dangerous way. At VIVISXN our baseline forecast for Chinese GDP in 2019 will be below 6% – an alarming precedent that imperils the know-it-alls on the Standing Committee and in the Politburo.
Socialism has been tried multiple ways and multiple times since the Russian Revolution in 1917 – and it has failed every single time. Ocasio’s socialist America would bring catastrophe on our society and leave the middle class in ruins. No one said it better than British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, when she was first running for that job 42 years ago. She said: “Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money.”
Venezuela is just the latest proof that the socialist fantasy has inflicted horrific damage on countless families and national economies over the past 100 years. Those who champion such a course for our country ignore facts, history and the very world around them. So say ‘fuck you’ to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and cast your vote for a more pragmatic candidate who will defend freedom, promote individual rights and celebrate capitalism. Duh.
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