Ocasio-Cortez - the closet capitalist

© 2020 Jim Spence - Perhaps the most misinformed human being ever to be elected to the United States House of Representatives is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
They could build a shrine to her stupidity. Try these assertions on for size:
AOC said regarding climate change, “There’s scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult. And it does lead, I think, young people to have a legitimate question, you know, is it okay to still have children?”
What is the alternative? I thought Democrats were against endangering species? Does she want to exclude human beings from this principle? However, it is safe to say nobody is going to complain if Ocasio-Cortez does not reproduce.
She also claimed that unemployment measures under Donald Trump are low because everyone in the middle class has two jobs. Sorry sister, the Bureau of Labor Statistics begs to differ. The BLS keeps track of how many people work more than one job.
Ocasio-Cortez actually compared the U.S. Border Patrol’s enforcement of our immigration laws to the Nazi Holocaust. It would seem she hasn’t visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. yet to get up to speed on the death of six million Jews.
It goes on and on.  Ocasio-Cortez also said, “The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” OK, mark me down as a crazy gambler, but I am betting she winds up being wrong on this one too.
Ocasio-Cortez is a very vocal opponent of America’s free market system. And she says she is fine with being called a socialist since she hates free economic market systems. But of course, nobody in the Democratic Party is calling her a socialist anymore, because apparently she has the unmitigated gall to want to keep the political funds she has raised, instead of “sharing” them with all of her colleagues in the Democratic Party collective.
AOC is now refusing to pay her annual dues ($250,000) to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She says she will funnel money she raised on her own directly to Democrats who are facing tough races. It sounds like she thinks that people like her, who work to raise money, have a tendency to spend those funds more wisely than all of the Democrats running the Congressional Campaign Committee. Now that is rich, though Ocasio-Cortez hates rich people too....it turns out she is a closet capitalist.
Some of those who are part of the “collective” (pun intended) feel Ocasio-Cortez is not a good team player. Because Ocasio-Cortez likes being in control of what she earns, she is being castigated.
The great irony of this, and a scary point too, is the fact that Ocasio-Cortez is a fundraising juggernaut. She convinces other misinformed socialists citizens in the U.S. to donate to her in huge numbers. According to filings, in the third-quarter of 2019, she out-raised all other House Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
It is almost as if the Democrats resent the fact that she doesn’t pay her “fair share,” a term usually reserved for the citizens who pay the bulk of all taxes in America. Greg Meeks a fellow Democrat said this of AOC’s resistance to the collective, “Sometimes the question comes….Do you want to be in a majority or do you want to be in the minority? And do you want to be part of a team?”
All of this hypocrisy is mindful of the hapless Ed Asner, who never saw any Democratic interference in business that he didn’t support.......UNTIL the State of California passed a law that said Non-Profit Community Theaters had to abide by the minimum wage laws too. When that happened, Asner came up all sorts of justifications for why his neck of the woods deserved a special exemption from the oppressive minimum wage law....simply because it would harm what he was trying to do, in terms of developing new talent. It is simply amazing how keeping what you earn or being able to offer a training wage to entry level workers makes sense to AOC and chumps like Ed Asner, but only when it suits their personal interests. Everyone else who argues as they do is a greedy bastard.
There is no fundamental principles at work here with these types, just naked selfishness.