You can’t say that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t an ideas person. Sure, virtually idea that comes to her mind is idiotic, but that doesn’t mean she is idealess.
Take her latest brainstorm. It addresses the sad reality that 26.4 million Americans are out of work as a result of government forced closures of non-essential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is so grim that even politicians with decades of experience in government are hard-pressed to provide answers to people concerned about blowing their life savings.
As Ben Bowles reported earlier, New York Gov. Cuomo was confronted by a question from a reporter yesterday who asked what the governor would say to New Yorkers desperate to get back to work because they’re running out of money. Cuomo’s half-baked response? “You want to go to work? Go take a job as an essential worker”
Maybe Cuomo just isn’t an ideas person like the forward-thinking Ocasio-Cortez, who is already dispensing advice to her constituents and America at large on what they should once the economy opens. And what is her idea? The nation’s workers should refuse to return to their jobs. Watch:
All jokes aside, this woman claims that one of her majors in college was economics. Did she happen to miss class on the day they taught economics?
(h/t Weasel Zippers)