MSNBC: Ocasio-Cortez's Economic Idiocy Is Going To Give Trump A Second Term

Posted: Feb 15, 2019 12:46 PM
MSNBC: Ocasio-Cortez's Economic Idiocy Is Going To Give Trump A Second Term

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You all know about the Green New Deal. It’s Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) disaster of a plan aimed at transitioning us away from fossil fuels within ten years, upgrading all building to be energy efficient, and if need be, kill all cows because of their methane farts. It’s not serious. There’s no price tag lasted because it would be ruinously expensive, soaring into the trillions of dollars. There are no tax projections either because it would be equally absurd. The far left’s inability to explain how they will pay for Medicare for All in just the first decade, which is estimated to be $30+ trillion, is all you need to know. This is the Willy Wonka chocolate ferry ride from hell. It’s an economic acid trip into fantasyland. It’s not serious. And yet, virtually the entire 2020 Democratic field thus far has signed off on it. It’s economic illiteracy. 

And it struck AOC and her ilk again with Amazon’s withdrawal from building a headquarters in New York City.  People of color in AOC’s district wanted it, but whites didn’t. This is the type of idiocy that could give Trump a second term, and MSNBC was there to fire red flares to that effect (via Free Beacon):

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" broke away from its daily grievances with President Donald Trump Friday to accuse Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) of economic illiteracy and helping reelect the president.

For seven minutes Friday morning, the show's hosts and guests worried that the self-proclaimed Democratic-socialist was flaunting her ignorance and celebrating the loss of American jobs. "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough lamented that New York "was robbed of this Amazon opportunity" at the expense of the most needy.

Amazon announced Thursday it would no longer be building a second headquarters in New York City. Explaining the dramatic reversal, the tech giant pointed the finger squarely at local opposition. "[A] number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City," it said.

Ocasio-Cortez had spoken against the move since November, complaining that Amazon would be receiving tax breaks. On Thursday, she took to Twitter to celebrate the city's loss. She claimed she had "defeated Amazon's corporate greed." The "greedy" company's move was forecast to create 25,000 jobs and inject billions of dollars into the economy, and had the support of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D.) and other veteran party leaders.

Take a bow, Democrats—you’re cheering the destruction of economic opportunity. 

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