AOC’s economic sense questioned after indignant rant on Trump’s emergency COVID-19 stimulus

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With so many Americans suddenly faced with the unfathomable reality of having their livelihoods taken away as a result of actions taken to counter the coronavirus, with no idea of how they will put food on the table or keep a roof over their heads, Democrats continue to play politics.

Democrats like socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who reacted to the announcement Tuesday of a major coronavirus stimulus effort by pushing the class warfare common among those who lean toward Marxist principles, as she targeted American corporations.

A number of industries are reeling from the restrictions put in place to limit the spread of the virus, none more so than the travel industry and the food and beverage industry, which was dealt crippling shutdowns not of their doing, yet the progressive left remains fixated on destroying President Donald Trump.

It’s not a stretch to say that the economic fallout from COVID-19 may be the greatest blow this country has seen since the Great Depression, nearly a century ago, yet AOC was quick to exploit the misery of others to advance her political agenda.

“This is unacceptable,” she tweeted. “Trump is using this public health crisis as an opportunity to push tax cuts and corporate bailouts. This is an emergency. We need to help vulnerable people & small biz now w/ paid leave, extended unemployment, UBI, Medicaid expansion, &mortgage suspensions.”

Not too worry though, the now 30-year-old former bartender did graciously inform America on what is allowable.

Ocasio-Cortez also tweeted: “Expanding small biz loans is an acceptable consideration- but we must avoid allowing this crisis to put millions of people in insurmountable debt. Checks to people are good and I applaud the proposal, but it’s not enough. But we need payment suspensions to get people through.”

That Ocasio-Cortez has such a limited grasp on economic reality is something, given that she has an economics degree from Boston University.

(Not exactly a ringing endorsement for the storied university.)

President Trump is reportedly pursuing a massive $850 billion economic stimulus package and at a White House briefing on Tuesday, he announced “we’re going big” in response to the crippling impact COVID-19 is having on the U.S. economy.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin joined with Trump and declared, “We are looking at sending checks to Americans immediately.”

“What we heard from hardworking Americans, many companies are now shut down whether bars or restaurants, Americans need cash now and the president wants to get them cash now,” he said. “I mean now in the next two weeks.

The details of the endeavor are still being worked out, but it’s clear that the American people are not being left behind as the administration attempts to assist corporations hit the hardest.

Corporations that provide jobs and a livelihood for the American people.

At a time when the country needs it’s politicians to come together for the good of the nation, it’s clear that Democrats have no intentions whatsoever in heeding that call.

Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:


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