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  • Ocasio-Cortez’s green energy plan ignores Obama’s failures (shovel-ready Solyndra)

    02/10/2019 4:56:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/09/19 | Sunil Sharan
    A charismatic Barack Obama peddled the idea of 5 million new green jobs as he ran for the presidency in 2008. Actually, the number was Hillary Clinton’s idea, but when she lost, Obama appropriated it. I wrote an article in 2010 in the Washington Post busting Obama’s myth, and the green industry rewarded me by keeping me unemployed ever since. Obama invested billions in the clean energy sector. Flameout after flameout like the solar company, Solyndra, resulted. There was hardly any accrual in new green jobs. That was the myth of the clean-energy industry — that the technology and business...
  • Gang Green pushes Dumb Deal

    02/09/2019 9:27:28 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 23 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 02-09-2109 | Herald Staff
    The unlikely duo of Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York unleashed their Green New Deal yesterday, and it was a fantastical, wild ride through absurdity. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads “Today is about the vision that we’re putting forward,” declared Ocasio-Cortez. And off she went, with a rolling, melodic rhythm — the ringmaster of a journey on which she was taking the gathered throng. “Today is a big day for workers in Appalachia,” she declared. Then we were off to “living rooms being flooded in with the waves of rising sea levels.”...
  • Hey, Democrats, I've lived in a socialist country with income 'equality' and it was miserable

    02/09/2019 5:02:09 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | Febuary 9,2019 | Ying Ma
    proposals by decrying income inequality, many of us who immigrated to the United States from socialist countries see great irony. After all, unending income equality is what drove us to leave our native lands in the first place. My family left post-Mao Communist China in the mid-1980s precisely because there was so much equality to go around. As a child, I lived in Guangzhou, the third largest city in China. Everyone in my city was equal in having no running hot water, no modern toilet facilities, no refrigerator, no washer, no dryer, and no color television. My family left post-Mao...
  • How Will Pelosi Handle the Green New Deal? (Entire plan taken off line)

    02/08/2019 3:59:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/08/19 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I just got a flash email the upshot of which is that the Green New Deal has been taken off line. The Green New Deal — and now the number of Democrats that have signed onto this folly, this insanity, this impractical, impossible list of proposals is 70. Seventy Democrats have signed on to endorse it. But apparently you can’t find it online. It has been pulled down. I know some people think that this whole thing is actually a Republican created hoax on the Democrats. I would love that if it is true. I’m not...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: We Have To Break "The Mistaken Idea" That Taxes Pay For All Spending

    02/08/2019 10:39:28 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 94 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 2-8-2019 | Ian Schwartz
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) declared that we must "break the mistaken idea" that taxes pay for 100% of government spending in an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep on Thursday to promote her 'Green New Deal' legislative proposal. "The first thing that we need to do is kind of break the mistaken idea that taxes pay for a hundred percent of government expenditure. It's just not how government expenditure works," Ocasio-Cortez explained. Ocasio-Cortez believes that the economy will grow if money is borrowed to make an "investment" in the Green New Deal and it will eventually pay for itself. The host...
  • Pelosi names climate change panel, Ocasio-Cortez isn't on it

    02/08/2019 1:49:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/07/19 | Allan Smith
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be the leading voice behind a left-wing push for a Green New Deal, but the New York Democrat won't be serving on a newly created House committee tasked with combating climate change. **SNIP** On Thursday, both Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez confirmed that she was invited to be on the panel but declined the offer. "She did, in fact, invite me to be on the committee," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I don't think that this is a snub."
  • Cortez wipes away tears at protest to defund US border agency: ‘They don't deserve a dime’

    02/08/2019 1:29:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo ^ | 2/07/19 | Andrew Buncombe
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was seen wiping tears from her face after using the death of a seven-year-old migrant child to demand an end to funding for the nation’s border agency. At the event on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the New York congresswoman said US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) did “not deserve a dime”, until it showed it cared about human rights. “Not only will we not agree to fund [ICE], but we are here to say that an agency like ICE, which repeatedly and systematically violates human rights, does not deserve a dime,” she said.
  • Nancy Pelosi Mocks Green New Deal: ‘Green Dream or Whatever’ (Leaves AOC off Energy Committee)

    02/07/2019 8:58:37 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/7/19 | Joshua Caplan
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday mocked the “New Green Deal” just hours before its outline was unveiled — the latest example of the Democrat Party’s widening split between establishment lawmakers and its progressive wing on how to tackle “climate change.” Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the United States economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy. The freshman lawmaker and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) are teaming up on the plan, which aims to eliminate all carbon emissions in U.S. energy production by...
  • In Ocasio-Cortez’s District, MS-13 Kills While She Calls To Disband ICE

    02/07/2019 12:55:21 PM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 7, 2019 | David Marcus
    Last Sunday, a stunning murder on a subway platform occurred in Elmhurst, Queens. The shooting, captured on video, was committed by members of the MS-13 gang, against members of the 18th Street gang. Both gangs, though created decades ago in Los Angeles, have deep roots in Central America. Police announced this week that the shooter, who is in custody, is in the United States illegally, and had prior arrests. One would assume that lawmakers in the neighborhood would want to crack down on these violent gangs, but its most famous legislator, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seems far more interested in destroying Immigration...
  • Democrats propose 'Green New Deal' to counter climate change

    02/07/2019 11:51:13 AM PST · by ETL · 34 replies
    ABC News, via Yahoo News ^ | February 7, 2019 | [ABC News] CHEYENNE HASLETT and JOHN PARKINSON ,ABC News
    Democrats propose 'Green New Deal' to counter climate change originally appeared on abcnews.go.comWhat's being called a "Green New Deal," a wide-ranging effort to tackle climate change, with overtones of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's sweeping 1933 New Deal to counter the Great Depression, was unveiled by Democrats Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Thursday on Capitol Hill."Climate change and our environmental challenges are one of the biggest existential threats to our way of life, not just as a nation but as a world, and in order for us to combat that threat we must be as ambitious and innovative in...
  • ‘There Is Going to Be a War Within the Party. We Are Going to Lean Into It.’ (RAT fight)

    02/04/2019 5:06:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/04/19 | DAVID FREEDLANDER
    Maybe you’ve heard the warning: The country is beset by a menace. A fringe conservative minority is holding Congress hostage, extracting radical policy concessions over the will of the majority. And it’s leading the nation to fiscal, environmental and moral ruin. Maybe you haven’t heard this part: These dangerous conservatives are Democrats. “I am talking about the radical conservatives in the Democratic Party,” said Saikat Chakrabarti. “That’s who we need to counter. It’s the same across any number of issues—pay-as-you-go, free college, “Medicare for all.” These are all enormously popular in the party, but they don’t pass because of the...
  • Billionaires are storing hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of art on superyachts

    02/04/2019 2:54:08 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 70 replies
    Vox ^ | Monday, February 4, 2019 | Gaby Del Valle
    An article about the practice sparked outrage over income inequality. Luxury yachts in St. Tropez. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images People who own yachts have lots of things to worry about. Is a yacht a good financial investment? (Usually not.) Will a group of class-warfare-waging rascals untie the boat from its dock, causing thousands of dollars in damage? (If you're Betsy DeVos, yes.) And then there's the latest concern plaguing superyacht owners: Is a yacht really a good place to store an art collection, which is worth more than the yacht itself? A growing number of billionaires -- at least...

    02/03/2019 4:09:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 2/03/19 | JASON LEMON
    Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti has praised his boss’s use of social media and communication, pointing out that she “changed the entire debate on tax in this country in a matter of days.” “She’s good at communicating and she’s good at taking a message and actually educating people and getting people to realize how these very complex policies work,” Saikat told CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday. The progressive 29-year-old representative from New York, who refers to herself as a Democratic Socialist, has pushed for a significant increase on income tax for the wealthiest Americans. Under her...
  • Michael Moore says Dems need to accept far-left Cortez as party leader: 'No middle ground anymore'

    02/03/2019 9:03:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/03/19 | Louis Casiano
    Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore declared U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the new leader of the Democratic Party, while urging political moderates to take a position because there “is no middle ground anymore.” “She is the leader. Everybody knows it. Everybody feels it,” Moore said of the freshman congresswoman from New York during a Friday interview on MSNBC. Moore said the age requirement to run for president - 35 - should be constitutionally amended so that Ocasio-Cortez could make a play for the White House. He said Ocasio-Cortez is the leader of a movement, citing a Fox News poll that showed voters...
  • New York Dems refute report of possible Ocasio-Cortez challenge: 'This whole thing is crazy'

    02/03/2019 8:54:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/19 | John Bowden
    New York Democrats named by a right-leaning news outlet as possible primary challengers to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) say they have no interest in running against the freshman congresswoman in 2020. Several top state Democrats reacted on Twitter after The Daily Caller named them as potential challengers to Ocasio-Cortez, citing supposed ire raised by the rising progressive star among House colleagues due to her support for Justice Democrats, a left-leaning group that supports primary challenges against centrist members of the party. Among those who denied the report was New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bremer, who tweeted Wednesday that he...
  • Clinton, Ocasio-Cortez join Dem chorus calling for Northam to resign...

    02/03/2019 2:55:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/03/19 | Louis Casiano
    Hillary Clinton and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday night joined a host of other prominent Democrats in calling for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign amid a firestorm over a photo showing a man in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan garb in his 1984 medical school yearbook page. "This has gone on too long. There is nothing to debate. He must resign," Clinton wrote in a Twitter message. **SNIP** Interviews conducted by the Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk with EVMS alumni indicated that students around the time the Democratic governor attended the school were each given a half-page to...
  • New Yorkers have mixed feelings over the frenzy of Ocasio-Cortez

    02/02/2019 5:41:40 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/02/19 | Lloyd Green
    Less than a month in office, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is proving to be a power player. Her call for a top tax rate of 70 percent drove the discussion at Davos. Her Green New Deal, which is expected to be jointly introduced with Senator Edward Markey, has already received outsized coverage. On top of that, Ocasio-Cortez has over 2.7 million followers on Twitter. It is not just about dance moves and online videos. Despite all the fame, New Yorkers have not yet embraced the freshman lawmaker, at least not independents and suburbanites in the Empire State. A recent poll found...

    02/02/2019 7:42:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 2/02/19 | Aída Chávez
    **SNIP** The concept didn’t fully take off until a new wave of progressive candidates campaigned on a more aggressive version of it - but its sudden surge into the mainstream happened after Sunrise, a youth-led environmental organization, held a sit-in in Nancy Pelosi’s office. Ocasio-Cortez dropped by to cheer on the young activists, and in the ensuing weeks Sunrise pushed dozens of members of Congress to adopt a resolution calling for a new select House committee on climate change. Ultimately, Democratic leadership didn’t completely give in to the demand, as the panel will not have any of the major features...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey to unveil 'Green New Deal' bill

    02/01/2019 3:52:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/31/19 | Sunlen Serfaty
    (CNN) — Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts has been working with freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on "Green New Deal" legislation that will be unveiled soon, an aide to Markey confirmed to CNN on Thursday. There is no final text yet, as some parts of the legislation are still being worked on. There is not a specific date for introduction yet - but the aide says they expect it to be soon. The legislation will address issues such as job creation, emission reductions, greening infrastructure and a variety of principles that would come with a "robust"...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Howard Schultz after tax jab

    01/31/2019 2:24:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/30/19 | Mark Moore
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who went from tending bar to the halls of the Capitol, slammed former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz after he dismissed her proposal for a tax on the nation’s wealthiest, asking why billionaire candidates are not told they have to “work their way up.” “Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to ‘work their way up’ or that ‘maybe they should start with city council first?'” she wrote on her Twitter page Wednesday. Ocasio-Cortez, at 29 the youngest member of Congress, fired back at Schultz after he said he couldn’t...