The Waitress and The Power
The Waitress and The Power
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a woman with no background in real-world politics, no understanding of even basic economics (in spite of having a BA degree in economics,) no meaningful experience in business or the law, not even a stint as an assistant manager of a McDonald’s, or as a legal secretary in a middling law firm, was elected to the most powerful legislative political body on earth. Where did she work prior to that? As a waitress/bartender.
Congress holds the purse strings of the nation.
Congress alone can legally declare war.
Congress makes the laws, which govern all Americans and affect the whole world.
Think about that for a minute. Now, Ms. Cortez holds that power, too. Being a waitress and student body activist must be a helluva training ground.
When asked about how to pay for Medicaid for all, she offered this insight, “We’ll just do it! All civilized countries have free healthcare!” The fact that the U.S. has had socialized medicine for more than 50 years is always overlooked.
Regardless, this caused the Democratic Party to smile, knowing that a whole lot of their constituents (and not just the stupid ones, either) think the same thing. Bernie Sanders is one. People will say “Bernie knows a lot. He’s really smart because he’s always saying things like 40% of this, and 1/24th of that! Which sounds like knowledge.” Of course, they’d only know this if they had actual knowledge about the subject at hand. But most don’t. “Maybe we don’t know those things, but CNN and The New York Times know. They’re big corporations, and big corporations can’t lie!” said the Democrat faithful.
This, of course, is exactly the opposite of what the Left in America believed until Obama. Once Obama became president, however, and the reigns of power were theirs to hold, opinions changed with the speed of someone trying to deny everything they’d previously said while hoping like hell that their constituents (and not just the stupid ones, either) wouldn’t notice. And, most didn’t.
Like America’s groundhog, “Punxsutawney Phil,” the Democrat regulars peek out now and again, looking for a sign that winter is over and spring is here. Meaning, any damned story, no matter if the story was completely different just a week ago, is their newest mantra; “Open borders...good!” “Legal immigration...bad!” “The Clintons get 145 million dollars from Russian oligarchs...good!” “President Trump has a private conversation with Vladimir Putin, like every single president for 100 years...bad!” “The Clintons and Obama sell 20% of America’s uranium to the Russians...good!” “Trump tax cuts...bad!
"It’s in the damned New York Times, so it must be true!”
I could go on, ad infinitum, but they won’t get it anyway. To the Democrat faithful, a billionaire real estate developer, with long-time attachments to politics, is the same thing as a cashier at Burger
King. Only as long as it’s a Democrat cashier, though.
Should anyone be surprised that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is currently protesting in New York against Amazon, who wants to build a facility there, creating thousands of jobs? Her argument that tax breaks equal a giveaway to a billion dollar corporation, is partly true. But, is mostly fiction, since a tax break means allowing businesses to keep more of the money they earn. (Do I need to explain that the money you earn doesn’t belong to the government?) The massive tax revenue and wealth generated by a company like Amazon, both directly and indirectly, thru employees and other businesses that spring up to serve Amazon’s needs, all of whom pay taxes, more than compensates for the tax giveaways. This is a lesson learned the hard way by New York City. Probably from places like Texas, where businesses are viewed as an asset, instead of a cash cow for socialist imaginings.
At the very least, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s ambitions will, soon enough, hit a wall with older more pragmatic Democrats, who may be lying scum, but they know where the real power resides. For now, at least. Give the government enough power, though, and that could change in a heartbeat.
Ms.Ocasio-Cortez just might be the first wave of America’s Khmer Rouge.
Your children are coming for you, like so many ravenous, roosting chickens.
Now, be afraid! Be very afraid!