Friday Funny – Welcome to the “AOCene”

From the “Lemmings in White Satin” department (with apologies to the Moody Blues).

Environmentalists and warmists have been pushing for years to make a new geological epoch, the “Anthropocene” because they believe humans are now the biggest factor of planetary change, eclipsing even geological forces that drive our planet.

Of course, sensible geologists would have none of it, and the idea was officially killed in scientific circles that manage such things.

But while geological forces still rule the physical side of the planet in this epoch, it appears that lemmings have come to dominate our current political epoch.

Inspired by a WUWT commenter, “Icisil” who wrote:

“The AOCene. A period of epic ineptness and stupidity.”

Just what the truth is, they can’t say any more, because AOC recently disappeared her own Green New Deal nightmare.

In collaboration with Josh, we deliver this Friday Funny.

If you don’t get the “RPOS” name tag, have a look at what Scott Adams Says.

BTW, Josh works hard on these, please consider visiting his website and buying him a pint of ale, after all, it is the weekend in the UK. – Anthony


142 thoughts on “Friday Funny – Welcome to the “AOCene”

    • Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has great personality and is credit to the diverse United States politics, at least for the time being anyway.
      The fact that she is spectacularly wrong in most of her pronouncements, that is beyond of interest to most of her admirers, at least for time being. If they don’t wake up in time, is it in 8 years time? the brainy manipulating lady will be candidate for the highest office (just remember certain Barac O.) and the USA conservatives are going to have a bit of a problem on their hands. Good luck to her and those who oppose her. Bring in popcorn.

    • No doubt none of her followers will get the joke, but if you want to win a sure bet, it’s pretty much guaranteed now that the response we’ll be getting is “Raaaaaaaaa a a a a acist!!!”

          • Nope. It’s species-ist!

            Lemmings do not jump off cliffs in herds. Only particular subliminally-deprived humans are dumb enough to do that. They also go to things called lollapaloozas and dance in large groups near large open water bodies.

          • Reacher51: I know I’m too late, however if what is happening on the border today had suddenly been taking place during the Kennedy Admin., it would have been a National Emergency.

            Today the border is similar to the death of the Frog in the pot of water; and don’t tell me it’s because of climate change (sarc).

          • DipChip: if this had happened during the Kennedy Admin., and if the then-Congress had agreed with your assessment of the threat, then they could have allocated all the money they liked.

            The current Congress has allocated $1.4B. If you disagree with their assessment, then vote for other people. That’s how it works. The power of the federal purse is given to Congress by the constitution, not by the whim of the President. It is very straightforward, and with a little reflection, you might come to understand the wisdom of why the constitution was written that way.

        • You can laugh about it all you like, but if Trump successfully gets away with overriding Congress due to an arbitrarily declared “emergency” at the border, what do you think will happen when a President Warren, Gillibrand, Booker, Klobuchar, Sanders, or Ocasio-Cortez come into office one day? Unlike Trump, some of these people seem to genuinely believe that there is a real climate crisis, and that solving that “crisis” justifies anything and everything, carried out in perpetuity.

          Accepting, supporting, or egging Trump on in this case, is an invitation to be hoisted by one’s very own shiny, green, carbon-free petard just a few years hence.

          • Border security is a national security issue. AGW is not national and not a security issue. President Warren? Sounds so fun, I hope she makes it to the final.

          • Hardly ‘arbitrary’ – besides Obama bypassed congress whenever he wanted to – and was lauded – they’ll do it anyway.

            No sense in handicapping ourselves based on what they’re already going to do.

            Besides – these people already pretty much act on whatever affront they’ve already projected – so you really don’t have to actually DO anything to give them justification – they supply that themselves.

          • What makes it any more “arbitrary” than any previous emergency declaration? Serious question. Any declaration is arbitrary ipso facto .

          • Let us not forget the charismatic Obama’s bypassing antics to give so much money to the Green Climate fund, … bypassing priority funding of disease research to help finance failed solutions to the non-problem of CO2 climate change. He squandered billions all sum.

            Grand, presidential, money atrocities have already been committed by Trump’s predecessor.

          • It is of course true that border security involves national security. However, nothing happening at the southern border today even remotely constitutes a bona fide national security emergency. There are no tanks or troops streaming over the border. There are no Acts of God causing natural devastation. If there were a genuine emergency on the border that required urgent attention, then embarking on a 15 year building project would anyway be a particularly strange way of confronting it. What we have on the border today is a slow moving issue on which there are a variety of opinions and options.
            Illegal immigration and imported illegal drugs may be seen as problems. The degree to which they are problems, however, and the policies that should be put in place to deal with them, are precisely what Congress is supposed to debate and decide, just as it does with every other issue. If you allow the incredibly loose standards required to view long-term illegal immigration as an “emergency,” then literally everything Congress decides on could be potentially viewed as an emergency. From some person’s perspective, we might have an emergency in agricultural policy, an emergency in infrastructure funding, an emergency in banking laws, an emergency in gun violence, an emergency in healthcare, or an emergency in the amount of time our children spend glued to cell phones. If the president is allowed to declare any of these things emergencies and then act outside of Congress, however, then what we really have is a genuine emergency of nascent fascism. Obama may very well have acted outside of his authority while he was president. If you believe that precedent is something that should therefore be emulated by every other person who takes power, however, then you are mistaken. This practice is a violation of our democracy and needs to be nipped in the bud, before the true crazies, of whom there appear to be many in the environmental movement alone, have the opportunity to begin overriding Congress themselves.

          • What is it about leftists and their utter conviction that they, and they alone get to decide what is and isn’t real.

            Why should we take your opinion over anyone elses?

          • MarkW,

            On the assumption that you were replying to me, let me point out that:

            A. I am not a leftist
            B. You have no idea who I am or what I believe about Obama, yet you have somehow formed opinions on the subject anyway
            C. I complained vociferously when I thought Obama exceeded his authority, specifically with regard to DACA, the Iran deal, and the Paris Agreement
            D. What you should care about is the constitution and what it proverbially thinks about the separation of powers
            E. You are a moron

          • Reacher51,
            So why is the US bound in any way whatsoever to “Paris”?
            No “National Emergency” there. (And it never went before The Senate.)
            How did Obama get away with letting Iran get those Billions?

            The “Caravans” of ILLEGAL immigrants trying to cross our southern border are a new phenomenon since the last election and, since the Dems in the House hate Trump and refuse to admit it even is an issue, yes, it is an emergency.

          • Gunga asks: “How did Obama get away with letting Iran get those Billions?”

            A) If you are talking about the frozen assets, the money was Iran’s in the first place.
            B) If you are talking about the court ordered settlement from the undelivered military hardware, it wasn’t Obama’s doing.

            Now, please tell us what “billions” you are speaking of?

          • At this point, the idea having been raised, they’ll try it anyway as soon as they get the presidency. Trump’s actions now are irrelevant.

          • Thank you for the link Gunga, it’s nice to know that Obama didn’t “give” a penny to Iran, all of the money was Iran’s in the first place.

          • Thank you for the link Gunga, it’s nice to know that Obama didn’t “give” a penny to Iran, all of the money was Iran’s in the first place.
            No. He handed over the money, despite the sanctions in place against giving Iran access to that money, so they could continue their nuclear weapons program.

            The Middle East is so peaceful now because of him./sarc

          • Obama did not give them a cent. “Access to” is not “Giving them”

            You really don’t understand what happened.

            Any/all money Iran “got” was their own, it did not come from the US Treasury.

          • Nonsense.

            Presidents frequently announce “National Emergencies”.
            Obama announced and signed thirteen into existence.
            Most are still active.

          • “Reacher51 February 15, 2019 at 12:19 pm
            It is of course true that border security involves national security. However, nothing happening at the southern border today even remotely constitutes a bona fide national security emergency.”

            Purely your opinion.
            Your opinions apparently lack reality. Meaning, they are based upon msm false claims, not factual occurrences and impacts.

          • ATheoK, none of Obama’s thirteen national emergency declarations resulted in subverting the Congressional power of appropriation.
            Also, the governors of Arizona and California have removed their National Guard deployments because there is not “emergency” at the border.

          • @Robert Kernodler

            You may note, should you look at the list, that almost all of those emergencies have involved things like blocking property or prohibiting certain types of transactions with various foreign governments or suspected terrorist groups. None of them are in any way similar to the current situation, which is simply a bypass of Congress’s power to fund the government as it sees fit.

            For those deep thinkers here who have unironically put forth their opinion wondering why anyone should listen to my opinion, let me be clear that the relevant opinion we all need to listen to, in this case, is that of Congress.

            Congress has discussed the issue of the southern border, and Congress has decided to allocate $1.4 billion to border security. Congress has authority over federal spending, and that is their decision. You, Trump, and anyone else are perfectly free to disagree with that decision. If the President disagrees, then he could refuse to sign the bill, which he seems unwilling to do. If you disagree, then you are free to vote for other representatives in future, or to work to persuade other people to do so. That is how democracy works.

            If a spending bill gets signed into law, and the President does not like it, however, he is not free to simply concoct an “emergency,” and on that basis override the separation of powers in the constitution and determine spending levels all by himself. That is how dictatorship works.

            The constitution gives Congress the power of the purse. There is no exception for cases where the President feels that he’d much rather ignore Congress and spend a completely different amount of money. Imperial Rome worked that way. Banana republics work that way. The United States does not work that way because we have a constitution that the populace has, so far, taken seriously. This type of unconstitutional action should be opposed by all, regardless of political affiliation.

          • Obama already implemented many laws by executive order. That bridge has been crossed and burned.

            Look at the dozens of currently active “national emergencies.” This is no big deal in that regard, and the number of asylum seekers, “family units” (many with “rent-a-kid”s), and unaccompanied children are spiking to previously unseen levels.

            There is a catch: The Left has put in specific language in the budget to defeat a national security definition, and which makes sure that no barrier will be built. For example, the new construction is limited to a tiny liberal area, and the law requires “meetings” on the barriers with local governments/city councils until at least September 30, when a new budget would take effect anyway.

            ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle (@DeHavelle)

  1. By the end of the AOCene the carbon footprint of the USA might compete with that of Rwanda (the lowest), Central African Republic, and Niger, respectively the second and third lowest.

    Rwanda is a tough act to follow, however, with only 0.12 tons CO2 per person per year. The USA is at 19.8 tons. Hmm… That means a reduction of >99.4% in order to truly “lead the world”. To achieve that level of reduction will require abandoning wind turbines and solar panels.

    • In order to compete with the countries cited … America will need to rapidly embark on mass genocide of white people … and the “wrong” kind of black folks. Or is that a ‘feature’ of the AOCene … not a bug.

    • AOC could be the best thing that has happened to climate scepticism. Perhaps if we are not too critical of her hyperbole, she will be around for longer and do irreversible harm to her cause. Of course I may be giving too much credit to the common sense of her followers.

  2. “You say you want a revolution
    Well, you know
    We all want to change the world
    You tell me that it’s evolution
    Well, you know
    We all want to change the world
    But when you talk about destruction
    Don’t you know that you can count me out
    Don’t you know it’s gonna be
    All right, all right, all right
    You say you got a real solution
    Well, you know
    We’d all love to see the plan (we’ve seen it)
    You ask me for a contribution
    Well, you know
    We’re doing what we can
    But if you want money for people with minds that hate
    All I can tell is brother you have to wait
    Don’t you know it’s gonna be
    All right, all right, all right
    You say you’ll change the constitution
    Well, you know
    We all want to change your head (yes we do)
    You tell…”

    The Beatles

    • We’ll be fighting in the streets
      With our children at our feet
      And the morals that they worship will be gone
      And the men who spurred us on
      Sit in judgment of all wrong
      They decide and the shotgun sings the song

      Change it had to come
      We knew it all along
      We were liberated from the fold that’s all
      But the world looks just the same
      And history ain’t changed
      Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war

      I’ll move myself and my family aside
      If we happen to be left half alive
      I’ll get all my papers and smile at the sky
      For I know that the hypnotized never lie
      Do ya?

      There’s nothing in the street
      Looks any different to me
      And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
      And the parting on the left
      Is now the parting on the right
      And the beards have all grown longer overnight

      I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
      Take a bow for the new revolution
      Smile and grin at the change all around
      Pick up my guitar and play
      Just like yesterday
      Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
      We don’t get fooled again
      Don’t get fooled again
      No, no!

      The Who

  3. Hmmm, I’m not expert on society and people, and often find myself out of step.
    But, somehow I feel offended, don’t ask me why or how because I’m not sure.
    Maybe it is because I’m an old white lady?

    • “The sins of the fathers are visited upon the children” (don’t make me look up chapter and verse) is what the religious sorts say, and she is an evangelist of the Church of Omnipotent Greenhouse In Carbon.

    • You believe wrongly. While Marx used the phrase, he did not coin it (other authors before him used it such as, for example, Charlotte Brontë and Lord Byron).

      The saying is thought to have originated in the 10th century with Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (“hell is full of good wishes or desires”) and has evolved since with the more familiar for, “The road …” typically attributed to John Ray in 1670.

      • Most interesting. Why would St Bernard say so? Should it not be that hell is full of bad will and evil desires and heaven not, rather than the other way around.

        Not that I’d personally take any note. I’m concentrating being spiritually child-like. Like having tantrums, farting loud and saying ‘no’ to all good commands.

    • What I heard in my undergraduate day is that it was the unsinkable 18th Century French diplomat Talleyrand who said that. He managed to survive (and flourish in) the French Revolution, Napoleon’s Empire, and the Bourbon restoration. Small wonder he learned a bit about good intentions.

  4. I believe Karl Marx coined the term, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. How ironic.

    Moderator – I recently needed to purchase a new computer, and now my comments don’t appear on this excellent website when posted.

    • They appear, it just sometime takes some time between posting and the post showing up. Happens to all of us from time to time.

    • Chad, I have the same issue. New machine and everything goes through a delay. Time for another old adage: “Patience is a virtue” (who first uttered that one, John E.?)

    • Indeed. Considering the Democrat party’s history (The KKK was created by the Democrat party) you’d think someone would consider the optics of Democrats wearing all white.

      • Not to mention that the Chinese associate white with death (brides wear red).

        Culturally insensitive.

        • Jeff, it’s a politically term (see 2nd definition quoted below):

          Dictionary result for optics
          noun: optics
          the scientific study of sight and the behavior of light, or the properties of transmission and deflection of other forms of radiation.
          North American
          (typically in a political context) the way in which an event or course of action is perceived by the public.

  5. After AOC’s recent gleeful grandstand proclamation that she organized the dumping of Amazon’s HQ2 from her district ….. effectively wiping out minimum 2500 jobs and all the peripheral business, housing, and taxes that would have accompanied it …. I think the people will view her differently once that sinks in. The Democrats are on a suicide mission and they’re just starting to realize it.

    • two years (how long it will be before she’s up for re-election) is a long time and the electorate has a notoriously short memory. Hopeful enough of the people who stood to benefit from having one of those 2500 jobs remembers what she did come congressional election day 2020.

        • Indeed, you are correct. I merely copied the number markl posted without checking whether or not it was the correct number, my bad for not checking.

        • Ooops, yes 25,000, missed a 0. Let’s do some quick math just on the state income tax. Say $5K/person (lowball) =$125M. And that’s a drop in the bucket compared to what all the ancillary support businesses would generate in taxes, income, and growth. Cuomo probably can’t believe how a done deal was torpedoed by some upstart and I bet she didn’t even discuss it with him. When you get a chance, read her reasoning and get a good insight to where the Democrats are going….. without a conductor … full speed ahead …. on a track that goes off a cliff.

          • Amazon has stated that the average pay for Amazon HQ2 workers will be around $150,000 / year.

            That’s $3,750,000,000 total per year… a big hit to New York’s income tax intake (especially considering the knock-on effects of job creation besides the 25,000 Amazon would have brought to the table), and what should amount to a big hit against the credibility of Alexandria “Crazy-Eyes” Occasional-Cortex and against the anti-business democrats in general… if their lemming sycophants had any brains whatsoever, that is.

    • 25,000 jobs… The reason the deal fell through is because NYC insisted on the right for workers to unionize, and Amazon said, “No way”.

    • All of that came at a pretty hefty price tag for taxpayers. Hard to say how good of a deal it really was.

      • Bruce Cobb – February 15, 2019 at 9:24 am

        All of that came at a pretty hefty price tag for taxpayers.

        “DUH”, ……. New York City taxpayers were not trying to purchase anything, …. not being forced to purchase anything …… and NONE of their tax dollars purchased anything …… and NONE of their tax dollars was going to be used for purchasing anything ……. so what is that pretty hefty price tag you speak about?

      • What hefty price tax? No taxpayer money was being spent on Amazon. the $3 billion in incentives consisted of tax breaks (IE Amazon paying less in taxes aka the government not taking as much money from Amazon) – that’s a tax break on tax money that they are now *NOT* getting with Amazon no longer coming to New York.
        in short:
        with the deal: NY gets tax revenues from 25,000 job and accompanying economic activity plus tax revenue from Amazon itself minus the amount of the tax breaks (so it Amazon has a tax bill of $4 billion, that would be a $1 billion tax bill that NY could collect on)
        without the deal: NY gets nothing. No money from 25,000 unemployed workers (and may actually be paying those non-workers benefits), and no money from the economic activity that bringing those jobs to NY would have generated.

        The hefty price tag (in the form of lost tax revenue and in paying welfare to any unemployed who would have been employed) is in dropping out of the deal not in going forward with the deal.

        • And AOC did not understand this. She said they should use the $2 billion that was going to go to pay the salaries of the employees to fix things in New York. Not a clue.

          • Those same education-disabled individuals that believes the twisted-truths and lies of the Democrat Party are the same ones who TRULY BELIEVE that they have lost $5,000 if they do not purchase a new vehicle that costs $39,000 that the car dealer is offering them a $5,000 “cash back” rebate for purchasing it.

    • Still she has a long way way to go, before even getting to OB (or BO Soterio) achievement of “stopping the rise of the seas and oceans”! 🙂

      Still yet very much short of “proper” “miracles” to be claimed.


      • If all else fails try Google:

        RPOS = Racist POS

        The Green New Deal reminds of Obama’s stimulus spending on green projects, Solyndra et al., anyone?

        • Probably being mentored and groomed by the same kingpins of the progressive movement as he was. Why wouldn’t they?

    • Hmm, possibilities from the Free Dictionary:

      Acronym Definition
      RPOS Retail Point of Sale
      RPOS Republican Party of Sarasota (political party)
      RPOS Recreational Private Open Space (Australia building regulations)
      RPOS Respite Purchase of Service (caregiving; California)
      RPOS Radiant Point of Sale
      RPOS Regular Peacetime Operating Stock
      RPOS RayMedi Point of Sale (retail software)

      But I suspect what you’re looking for is from the Urban Dictionary:

      Racist piece of shit. A person who falsely accuses someone of another race of racism. Occurs most often when the person of another race is merely disagreeing with the rpos opinions. This can happen even if the rpos knows that no racism occurred.

      JR knows his opinions are right. Therefore, those of another race who say he’s wrong would only do so if they’re racists. Because JR is a rpos, he publicly calls them out, accusing them of racism.

  6. I’m not so sure she’ll be around for the next election. Not everyone is happy she helped scuttle Amazon. She only won the primary last time because the incumbent thought he had no challenger. The establishment including Cuomo is pissed. She will likely be challenged and lose next time.

      • And yet Amazon CHOSE NYC !!! for tens of thousands of new employees? It appears as though Bezos was more focused on his own ding-a-ling than on the political realities of NYC … starting with their COMMUNIST Mayor!

      • Wait, I think you’re all wrong. NY and NYC were recently gut punched on low revenues for their budgets. They had to ask AMZ not to go forward because they each have a new budget crisis on their hand(s) and therefore no money to give away. Did you not know that?????

        • Then they should have wanted Amazon to go forward even faster with the plan, as they were giving nothing away (they were giving Amazon a large tax break – IE letting amazon keep more of Amazon’s own money) and would have increased revenues from the increase in good paying jobs and accompanying economic activity plus the tax revenues from Amazon (minus the amount of the tax breaks). Now they have nothing. No new jobs and attendant economic activity no amazon tax revenue nada zip zilch. Way to go NY and NYC.

      • That’s not what AOC is saying… she’s taking credit for it, and was the most vocal democrat opponent of it.

        “Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world.

        — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019″

        Of course, to AOC, “worker exploitation” consists of Amazon paying its HQ2 workers an average of $150,000 per year, 217% of the New York average income per

        You can’t fix stupid, folks.

    • “She will likely be challenged and lose next time.”

      I don’t think Rep. Ocasio has much of a future in politics. She obviously doesn’t understand economics, although she thinks she does.

      She’s a wrecking ball inside the Democrat party. She is not a team player. And she seems to be extremely clueless about almost everything.

      I’m not impressed by AOC.

      She was proud to have run Amazon out of New York. That was 25,000 highpaying jobs averaging over $100,000 per year, and those 25,000 new jobs would have created ten times as many new ancillary jobs. Amazon would have paid $27 billion in new taxes to New York and New York agreed to exempt Amazon from $3 billion of those taxes. So New York makes huge gains with Amazon coming there, and AOC is proud that she had a part in screwing all that up.

      The woman is clueless. The people who put her in office are clueless. Now they lose big because they elected AOC. Good going! You guys need to reelect her. Maybe she can screw you up even more the next time. I’m real happy you have to suffer the consequences of your ignorant vote. That’s the way it should be.

      • “The woman is clueless. The people who put her in office are clueless.”

        And I’ll bet you every one of them orders off Amazon.

  7. AOC’s marketing manager: “Hey look, AOC! You’re so popular they named a geologic age after you!”

    AOC: “Oh Wow! Is that cool or what? What’s geologic mean?”

    AOC’s marketing manager: “Um, I’m not sure, but I think it has something to do with National Geographic.”

    AOC: “I’m like so psyched! I love that magazine.”

    AOC’s popularity manager: “Uh, hold on a second. You said MAGAzine. I don’t think that’s going to work.”

    • “AOC: “I’m like so psyched! I love that magazine. I feel so impor-int!””

      Added a little something teenagerish on the end, and a word she has actually mis-pronounced that way.

  8. It will be interesting to see what happens to property values in Queens City and surrounding neighborhoods.
    There was a rush to acquire property when Amazon announced they were coming. People who invested will be pissed, and hopefully put up the money to support who ever runs against AOC.

  9. She is dumb as dirt and what does that say about those who follow her? When has she ever shown justification for her comments? That make sense.

  10. Tax the rich, feed the poor
    Till there are no rich no more

    Ten Years After

    “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

    ― Margaret Thatcher

    • The tax the rich solution has one little problem — the rich aren’t nearly rich enough.

      “This week, the United States national debt ticked above US$22 trillion for the first time, an amount equivalent to $67,000 per U.S. citizen.”

      “And yet, add up the market values of all [Fortune] 500 companies and it’s equivalent to just $21.7 trillion.”

      “There’s a lot of talk lately about how rich people should pay more taxes. However, given the sheer scale of U.S. spending right now it would take an awful lot of these extra taxes to come close to running a balanced budget. For example, consider Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world. His net worth is roughly $136 billion. Right now, the U.S. adds another $4 billion to its debt every day. Thus, if Bezos gave his entire fortune to the U.S. government, it would only cover 34 days of debt accumulation. And this is just new debt. If Bezos’ fortune was used to cover all U.S. federal spending, it would run out in only 11 days. Bezos is one among 26 billionaires who collectively control $1.4 trillion – a wealth equivalent to that owned by nearly four billion of the world’s poorest. Still, even that $1.4 trillion would only cover a year’s worth of U.S. debt accumulation and about four months’ worth of federal spending overall.”

      “It would be tempting to assume that the United States is piling up all this debt because of big, tangible budget items: Battleships, fighter jets, highways, disaster relief, etc. But the majority of U.S. spending is eaten up by cheques: Millions of relatively small-denomination cheques handed out as entitlement spending. The U.S. government will spend $4.4 trillion in 2019, of which only $3.5 trillion will be covered by tax revenues. Of that $4.4 trillion, $2.7 trillion is spent on what is known as “mandatory spending”: Social security, Medicare, Medicaid and the like. As a result, much of the expansion in U.S. spending is due to factors beyond the government’s control: Higher healthcare costs and more retired Baby Boomers collecting pension cheques.”


      Conclusion: the money may not be distributed equally enough to please the socialists like AOC, but this shows that the US has already run out of other people’s money and AOC would just make it worse.

      • The tax the rich solution has one little problem — the rich aren’t nearly rich enough

        Beyond that, it has a second problem – even if the rich were rich enough (they’re not but let’s put that fact aside for the sake of argument), they’re not stupid enough to sit still and be fleeced. They can easily move out of the country and into a more financially favorable one should the tax rates get too burdensome.

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  13. This from Youtube:

    13 hours ago
    AOC is still running around the Capital looking for Phil Abusters office. She says she wants to be on the appropriations committee because she understands when something is appropriate. She says we shouldn’t just teach Civics in schools, we should teach about all automobiles. When they delivered a new TV to her office and read on the box built-in antenna she asked the delivery person if antenna was a city in China. She just completed a jigsaw puzzle that said 5-7 years, she was so proud to get it done in 2 weeks. When asked of her choice for speaker of the house she said Bose. She says she supports veterans because they help pets. She wore a sleeveless shirt at a meeting to support her right to bare arms. She wanted a trade embargo on Romania because of tainted romaine lettuce. She wanted to know how much tuition is at the Electoral College. When asked if she knew the Capital of Texas she said “T”. She thought Manual Labor was a Mexican. When asked her opinion on Roe V. Wade she whatever it takes for Latinos to cross the Rio Grande if they don’t know how to swim. She went into a nyc hat store and asked to try on a Kentucky Derby. She says she supports socialism because she’s a social person.

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