Controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar left millions of users on social media scratching their heads Tuesday; bizarrely suggesting “tax breaks” for corporations should be used to finance ‘Medicare for All’ and other government programs.
“If we have enough money to pay for tax breaks for corporations. We have enough to invest in Medicare For All, Green New Deal and cancel student debt,” posted Omar on Twitter.
If we have enough money to pay for tax breaks for corporations.
We have enough to invest in Medicare For All, Green New Deal and cancel student debt.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) August 5, 2019
Omar published a scathing op-ed in the New York Times Thursday; saying America “was not what” her family had “hoped for” and labeling President Trump a “fascist” and “racist.”
“Throughout history, demagogues have used state power to target minority communities and political enemies, often culminating in state violence. Today, we face that threat in our own country, where the president of the United States is using the influence of our highest office to mount racist attacks on communities across the land,” writes Omar.
“The America we arrived in was different from the one my grandfather had hoped to find. The land of opportunity he imagined was in fact full of challenges. People identified me in ways that were foreign to me: immigrant, black. I learned that these identities carried stigmas, and I experienced prejudice as a visibly Muslim woman,” she adds.
“Our democratic institutions have been weaponized. The Trump administration has sought to restrict people from exercising their voting rights. It has sought to undermine the basic checks and balances of our Constitution by not respecting subpoenas from Congress. And the president has used overtly racist rhetoric to strike fear and division in communities of color and religious minorities across the country,” concludes the Congresswoman.
Read Omar’s full op-ed at the New York Times.
ECONOMICS 101: Cortez Confuses Tax Cuts AGAIN, Wants to ‘Forgive’ Student Debt with Non-Existent Money
Embattled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her calls for total student loan forgiveness Wednesday evening; bizarrely suggesting tax cuts could be used to finance her massive proposal.
“Cost of the GOP Tax Scam for the rich: ~$1.8-2.3 Trillion. Cost of forgiving all student loans in America: ~$1.5 Trillion. Clearly where there’s a will, there’s a way. When people say that there isn’t ‘enough’ to do these things, what they mean is they don’t *want* to do them,” posted Cortez on social media.
Cost of the GOP Tax Scam for the rich:💰~$1.8-2.3 Trillion
Cost of forgiving all student loans in America:💰~$1.5 Trillion
Clearly where there’s a will, there’s a way.
When people say that there isn’t “enough” to do these things, what they mean is they don’t *want* to do them. https://t.co/RvcYk8kbEy
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 13, 2019
Cortez made similar comments weeks ago when she suggested New York could use Amazon’s proposed tax breaks to fix the region’s crumbling infrastructure and hire more teachers.
ECONOMICS 101: Warren Claims $70 BILLION ‘Universal Child Care’ Will Be ‘Great for the Economy’
Progressive lawmaker and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren doubled-down on her demands for a ‘Universal Child Care’ program throughout the United States Thursday; bizarrely suggesting the $70 billion proposal would be “great for the economy.”
“My new #UniversalChildCare plan is a win-win-win. Great for parents. Great for kids. Great for the economy,” she tweeted.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 21, 2019
Leading economists believe the child care scheme would cost American taxpayers upwards of $70 billion per year to provide “free child care” for all residents between the ages of zero and five.