(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – It’s hard to believe anybody as dull and confused as Democratic House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) could actually hold public office but that’s the beauty of holding elections to fill government roles. The people decide who represents them and the people in AOC’s district have chosen her.
As bewildering as that is, the truth is, she has proven that many in urban, liberal strongholds actually think socialism (AKA “free stuff” in their minds) is a good thing. Why else would they vote for someone who believes that the way in which we handle the big, bad coronavirus is by paying people to stay home?
Yes, she really said that. On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to impart on her followers another one of her super-awesome, most wise ideas.
“To get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home,” she tweeted.
To get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 19, 2020
Of course, she isn’t alone. Fellow member of “The Squad” Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, also feels that the only cure for the coronavirus is universal income. Omar also took to Twitter to display how very little she actually knows about economics:
“We need to send every American a check until this crisis is over,” she declared.
We need to send every American a check until this crisis is over.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) November 19, 2020
The scariest part is, their bird-brain ideas might not be too far from reality under a Biden administration.
One of the individuals Biden has appointed to his coronavirus task force has said that he believes the US needs an extended, strict lockdown period of no less than 4-6 weeks. He’s also on board with paying Americans to stay home.
“We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers, for losses to small companies, to medium-sized companies or city, state, county governments. We could do all of that,” said Dr. Michael Osterholm.
Do these people really believe that the virus is going to go away after 4-6 weeks of paid lockdowns for Americans? Or, are they just really trying to get Americans comfortable doing nothing and eating out of the government’s hand? AOC and Omar are socialists after all.
Paying people to stay home in the US would cost an estimated $2.5 trillion dollars. Chump change for socialists.
Some people are wondering whether paying people to stay home from their jobs is only putting off the inevitable. Jessica Hinds, an analyst at the London-based consultancy Capital Economics said, “If your job six months on is still depending on state support, it does beg the question of whether those jobs now are viable.”
Paying Americans to sit at home for over a month and do nothing but collect money from the government sounds like a grand idea if it didn’t come at the high cost of our freedoms and personal liberties.
Too many Americans have been bamboozled by the flashy “free stuff” of socialist ideas. The grim reality is the cost of these handouts is actually very steep and in the end many will not be happy they agreed to the terms without fully understanding the cost.
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