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In case you missed it, while the GOP is calling paying a living wage “socialism,” a Republican Senator full-on quoted National Fascist Party leader and Hitler ally Benito Mussolini like it’s a Hallmark card.​
Dumb. She is so dumb she can't understand the quote was directed to describe people like her.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal Could Cost $93 Trillion, Group Says

Ari Natter
BloombergFebruary 25, 2019
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(Bloomberg) -- Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ambitious plan to fight climate change won’t be cheap, according to a Republican-aligned think tank led by a former Congressional Budget Office director.
The so-called Green New Deal may tally between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years, concludes American Action Forum, which is run by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who directed the non-partisan CBO from from 2003 to 2005.
That includes between $8.3 trillion and $12.3 trillion to meet the plan’s call to eliminate carbon emissions from the power and transportation sectors and between $42.8 trillion and $80.6 trillion for its economic agenda including providing jobs and health care for all.
“The Green New Deal is clearly very expensive,” the group said in its analysis. “It’s further expansion of the federal government’s role in some of the most basic decisions of daily life, however, would likely have a more lasting and damaging impact than its enormous price tag.”
Backers of the plan say cost of inaction would be more expensive. The resolution itself, released earlier this month by Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ed Markey points to a major report on global warming released by the United Nations last October that says catastrophic climate change could cost more than $500 billion annually in lost economic output in the U.S. by 2100.
“Any so-called ‘analysis’ of the #GreenNewDeal that includes artificially inflated numbers that rely on lazy assumptions, incl. about policies that aren’t even in the resolution is bogus," Markey said on Twitter. “Putting a price on a resolution of principles, not policies, is just Big Oil misinformation.”
Representatives of Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Republicans have embraced the sweeping plan because they think they can use it to cast Democrats as extreme, take back seats in Congress and possibly keep the White House in 2020.
(Updates with comment from resolution sponsor in sixth paragraph.)
To contact the reporter on this story: Ari Natter in Washington at anatter5@bloomberg.net
To contact the editors responsible for this story: Jon Morgan at jmorgan97@bloomberg.net, Elizabeth Wasserman
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Good thing the has the Amazon $3 billion to get it started.
 

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I, like, disagree with, like, many of Ocasio-Cortez's, like, policies. But like, the next right-winger who, like, calls her dumb should be, like, totally forced to watch these hearings, like, on a loop.




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Really Close. Add about 3 Uhmmms.... And must be said while twirling hair and chewing gum in a Valley Gurl voice.
 

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Well, she was smart enough to con a school into giving her a diploma, and to get elected.


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If you read about the group (one member is her Chief of Staff) that backed her financially, strategy wise, etc. I bet they were completely shocked that she won the elecetion. Their business is raising money for progs to challenge sitting Dems, raising money for "their candidate" and keeping 95% as a consulting fee.
 

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If you read about the group (one member is her Chief of Staff) that backed her financially, strategy wise, etc. I bet they were completely shocked that she won the elecetion. Their business is raising money for progs to challenge sitting Dems, raising money for "their candidate" and keeping 95% as a consulting fee.
Hmmmm sounds like the Clinton Foundation
 

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When people say dumb they probably mean ignorant and yes the irony of that is hilarious.
She is certainly ignorant of history and economics and climate. But other than that I'm sure she can wax intelligently on any number of topics.
 

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If you read about the group (one member is her Chief of Staff) that backed her financially, strategy wise, etc. I bet they were completely shocked that she won the elecetion. Their business is raising money for progs to challenge sitting Dems, raising money for "their candidate" and keeping 95% as a consulting fee.
Their track record for getting candidates elected was not good.
 
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Their track record for getting candidates elected was not good.
That was kind of their strategy though. Throw a little money at a bunch of long-shot Marxists. It just so happens that the demographics of Joe Crowley's district had changed such that he never stood a chance against a young latina. Now, little rinky-dink "Brand New Congress" has the reigns on the new DNC de facto thought leader.
 

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That was kind of their strategy though. Throw a little money at a bunch of long-shot Marxists. It just so happens that the demographics of Joe Crowley's district had changed such that he never stood a chance against a young latina. Now, little rinky-dink "Brand New Congress" has the reigns on the new DNC de facto thought leader.
hey..... at least she's all about transparency and collaboration.

Ocasio-Cortez warns of 'list' for moderate Dems who vote with Republicans: report

After more than two dozen moderate Democrats broke from their party's progressive wing and sided with Republicans on a legislative amendment Wednesday, New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly sounded the alarm in a closed-door meeting Thursday and said those Democrats were "putting themselves on a list."

The legislation that prompted the infighting was a bill that would expand federal background checks for gun purchases, the Washington Post reported. But a key provision requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be notified if illegal immigrants attempt to purchase guns saw 26 moderate Democrats side with Republicans.