Skip to comments.AOC, Omar call for removing ‘profit motive’ from US coronavirus decisions, ‘nationalizing’ health care
Posted on 04/10/2020 7:40:10 AM PDT by Libloather
In videos posted Thursday night, far-left U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar push for a seemingly socialist overhaul of the U.S. government in reaction to the coronavirus outbreak.
The first-term progressive Democratic congresswomen, from New York and Minnesota, respectively, call for the removal of a profit motive from lawmakers decisions and the nationalization of the nations health care system.
They and other Democrats have been critical of President Trumps decision to allow the governors and legislatures of the nations 50 states, as well as U.S. territories, to largely set their own strategies for reacting to the virus - which has affected regions to varying degrees.
For some reason we have an enormous problem with enacting the Defense Production Act for saving lives and guaranteeing health care, Ocasio-Cortez says in her video, referring to the Korean War-era legislation that allows the president to order private companies to produce goods deemed as vital to national interests.
Meanwhile, Omar takes aim at the Trump administrations policy of promoting state autonomy.
The states themselves are being put at disadvantage when we have the federal government bidding against them for medical equipment, Omar argues.
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What do you expect from a devout communist?
STFU, you ignorant slut.
I think Congress Critters should give up their pay , they get enough on the side and under the table
Fools don’t realize that profit is what makes it work.
No more allowing them to play the stock market while they are in office.
Cancel their pay checks.
I wonder whether the FBI will ever complete their investigation as to Omar’s awesome immigration fraud.
Without profit motive theres NO WAY to improve health care.
In socialist health care the only motive is cutting costs and the cheapest way to do that (because thats the only lever you have in socialist medicine) is to not treat patients (EG let them die)
In capitalist health care theres motive to serve as many customers as possible. Thats why we have the life extension capabilities we had in the US until the socialists started demanding that it was too expensive and not socially justified
But then these idiots are just after power
Would be better to have them volunteer to serve the country, no pay at all, well perhaps a stipend for expenses.
If coronavirus so far has not proven the disastrous effects of centrally-controlled, political, bureaucratic health care, nothing will.
It's hard to believe that there are such anomalies left in the world. The USSR is a distant memory and now we know how NOT-RICH Russia really is.
Communist countries, from Google: China, Cuba, Laos and Vietnam. These communist states often do not claim to have achieved socialism or communism in their countries, but to be building and working toward the establishment of socialism in their countries.
Those aren't exactly dream countries and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are unbelievably misinformed or just stupid if they believe that those places are models to seek for the USA..
Those two women are really just MISERABLE human beings who want to inflict THEIR unhappiness on their fellow countrymen. They will rant and rave but will fade away after this fall election.
Only the lame-stream media will give them any air time. No one else cares.
We'll see how "devout" they are when they are braying at the moon and no one pays attention.
Two idiots with not half brain between them.
Maybe AOC and Omar need to look at all the profits the Postal Service and Amtrack are making. Or maybe they can look into Social Security and find out where the money went. Government is a great business. /sarc
(yawn ) AOC is still putting on her “It Pays To be Ignorant” show.
Shes segued from center stage a trivial indulgence who was once vaguely amusing — to being a back-bencher.
She’s nothing but a bad joke in a time where normal people are literally putting themselves at risk to help fellow Americans.
We have no time for her ilk and these sophomoric seminar obsessions. We have lives to save and an economy to rebuild.
And that goes triple for her sob sisters in “The Squad”......
Trying to be relevant from the parking lot.
The Squad has squawked. Now go back into quarantine, you Cupid Stunts.
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