The New York freshman is back on the war-path now that a record-setting stimulus bill was passed.
And it’s no surprise that AOC’s target is once again, Donald Trump. But this time, she even threw in the rest of the GOP for good measure.
She started by accusing Trump of calling the coronavirus a hoax. For the record, he said the panic Democrats were busy exploiting is the hoax. Not the virus itself. And it doesn’t take more than five minutes at the grocery store to see what this panic is doing to our nation.
Now, CNN’s Jake Tapper has been under fire all week for letting AOC slide on such a lie. Yet the fury surrounding AOC’s comments failed to slow her down.
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Further, AOC accused the President of using the coronavirus as an excuse to pass sweeping tax-cuts that she calls “unacceptable.” Of course, the principles of basic economics and free enterprise aren’t something AOC grasps.
Now, AOC is blasting the GOP and President Trump for not sending stimulus checks to immigrants.
As Fox News explains:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., does not share the enthusiasm Democratic leaders showed toward the coronavirus stimulus bill that the Senate passed this week after extensive negotiations, claiming that the provision that will send money to individuals does not go far enough.
According to the bill, nonresident aliens are not eligible for the payments, which are generally $1,200 for those who file taxes as individuals and $2,400 for those who file jointly.
“To clarify, $1200 checks are ONLY going to some w/social sec numbers, NOT immigrants w/ tax IDs (ITINs),” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Thanks to GOP, these checks will be cut off the backs of *taxpaying immigrants,* who get nothing. Many are essential workers who pay more taxes than Amazon. Wall St gets $4T[.]”
By the Numbers
It’s funny that leftists always find a way to criticize Trump’s actions. How many times have we watched our president be called a racist for trying to protect our borders? Or a nationalist for trying to bring our jobs back onto US soil? It’s so bad that we don’t wonder IF liberals will complain. We only wonder what the complaint will be.
For AOC, this time, it’s that our bail-outs are going to American citizens. And it was simply a by-the-numbers move. Those who meet the qualifications and filed their income taxes receive the checks. It’s that simple.
An Individual Tax Identification Number (ITINs) is, as the IRS describes, “a tax processing number only available for certain nonresident and resident aliens, their spouses, and dependents who cannot get a Social Security Number.” This includes illegal immigrants.
Despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praising Senate Democrats for using their “leverage” to obtain the party’s goals with the bill, Ocasio-Cortez blamed Republicans and the Trump administration for holding those in need “hostage” to secure benefits for corporations.
“What Trump + Senate GOP have done is hold hospitals, working people, and the vulnerable hostage so they could get in $500 billion (that will be leveraged into $4T) in corporate welfare,” she said. “Without the Wall St giveaway, GOP refuses to fund hospitals & unemployment. It’s inhumane.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s former chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti, joined Republicans by taking a shot at Pelosi during negotiations over the bill after it came out that she wanted legislation to include language calling for new emissions standards for airlines.
Chakrabarti called Pelosi’s idea “ridiculous,” arguing now is not the time for token environmental provisions and that she should “Solve the problem at hand.”
Is she really that dumb?
Sometimes I wonder if AOC is really as stupid as she portrays, or if she just enjoys the publicity of walking around with a foot in her mouth. I would love to think she really does have a brain, but it’s hard to believe such a notion. Especially given her inability to understand the big picture.
Does AOC not comprehend the fact that if the corporations fail, there are no jobs? And like Trump said, we’ve got to get back to work. We can’t sit in our houses for weeks on end waiting for a government check. Of course, socialism teaches free-for-all without considering who will pick up the tab. Meanwhile, the rest of us are left to wonder when we’ll be able to get back in the game. In the words of John Fogerty, “put me in Coach, I’m ready to play.”