Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is throwing this week after Nikki Haley shut her down for her socialistic solution to the coronavirus pandemic.
It all started on Thursday, when Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “To get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home.”
To get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 19, 2020
Haley, however, was not having any of it.
“AOC, Are you suggesting you want to pay people to stay home from the money you take by defunding the police?” she tweeted. “Or was that for the student debts you wanted to pay off, the Green New Deal or Medicare for All?”
Haley concluded her tweet with the hashtag “”Where is the money.”
AOC, Are you suggesting you want to pay people to stay home from the money you take by defunding the police? Or was that for the student debts you wanted to pay off, the Green New Deal or Medicare for All? #WhereIsTheMoney https://t.co/wZxxz67wcv
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) November 19, 2020
Haley was referring to the fact that Ocasio-Cortez has been an outspoken supporter of the movement to defund the police, her support of cancelling all student debt, her plan to fight global warming, and finally her support for Medicare for all.
Ocasio-Cortez was not happy that someone was actually giving her some constructive criticism, and instead of taking it like an adult, she had a full-on meltdown.
“Republicans are mad at this when they literally just voted to do just this in March. The reason they’re opposed to it now is because last time they got a Wall Street bailout and this time all that’s left is helping working people, the disabled, the poor, etc.,” Ocasio-Cortez nonsensically tweeted hours after her initial tweet.
Of course, Ocasio-Cortez offered no evidence to actually back this up.
Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic Socialist, has been widely mocked for her Green New Deal, which researchers at the American Action Forum estimate could cost as much as $94 trillion. Last year, Ocasio-Cortez even admitted that she would need $10 trillion for the Green New Deal, should it go into effect.
“I think we really need to get to $10 trillion to have a shot,” she told The Hill. “I know it’s a ton. I don’t think anyone wants to spend that amount of money, it’s not a fun number to say, I’m not excited to say we need to spend $10 trillion on climate, but… it’s just the fact of the scenario.”
This piece was written by James Samson on November 20, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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