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Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
By Michael Burke - 03/10/19 03:36 PM EDT



Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Saturday that, in the U.S., "if you don’t have a job, you are left to die."

Ocasio-Cortez, who made the remark at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, added that "we should not be haunted by" the possibility of automated workers replacing jobs, according to The Verge.

“We should be excited by that. But the reason we’re not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die. And that is, at its core, our problem," added the congressman, whose "Green New Deal" proposal includes a federal jobs guarantee.

Ocasio-Cortez also said during her interview that automation could potentially allow for more time to focus on art, inventions, the sciences and "enjoying the world that we live in."

“Because not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage," she said.

Ocasio-Cortez describes herself as a democratic socialist and has urged the Democratic party to consider progressive policies and proposed the Green New Deal resolution, which suggests aiming for zero carbon emissions in a decade. The resolution also aims "to create millions of good, high-wage jobs in the United States."

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/433412-ocasio-cortez-in-us-if-you-dont-have-a-job-you-are-left-to-die
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 06:07:24 PM »
She doesn't really have a job. Could she just die?
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 06:10:21 PM »
That's a little extreme....we need her to win in 2020
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 06:21:53 PM »
That's a little extreme....we need her to win in 2020

Lets just leave her to die and call it even. 
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2019, 06:25:29 PM »
Lets just leave her to die and call it even.

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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 06:32:41 PM »
:nono:

Her words.  Don't wag that finger at me for pushing back on that bad actor.
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2019, 07:08:48 PM »
That's a little extreme....we need her to win in 2020

No @mystery-ak   We need her to run in 2020; and lose.
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2019, 08:31:28 PM »
Where has that happened? And no one was there with an iPhone to record it for posterity?
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2019, 08:37:19 PM »
What a maroon!
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2019, 08:47:07 PM »
You can tell she is from NYC and that she is not familiar with Austin at all.
Of all the places to say, 'left to die', Austin is the last place where this fits. Austin has an abundance of social services and social welfare programs. If anyone is going hungry in Austin it is their own fault. There are food trucks, soup kitchens, church kitchens, and food pantries everywhere.

There may be places like that, but Austin is not one of them. AOC is way off target.
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2019, 08:57:45 PM »
That must come as news to any welfare queens who voted for her.

AOC is another post-turtle: in a high place, you know she didn't get there on her own, and now that she's there, she doesn't have any idea what to do.
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2019, 09:12:31 PM »
No @mystery-ak   We need her to run in 2020; and lose.

We need her....for us to win in 2020
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2019, 09:56:43 PM »
We need her....for us to win in 2020

Can't she accomplish that and still lose her seat?
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2019, 11:28:56 AM »
Can't she accomplish that and still lose her seat?

I sure hope so. Her reign of terror needs to end.
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2019, 11:44:50 AM »
I sure hope so. Her reign of terror needs to end.

I'm reminded of something Rush Limbaugh once said (paraphrased):  We need to keep some liberals around so we can study them.

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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2019, 12:56:36 PM »
Her parents need to sue Boston University and get the money back they wasted on helping her get her degree.
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2019, 02:13:15 PM »
Her parents need to sue Boston University and get the money back they wasted on helping her get her degree.
I wonder if they had to pay a dime. She has affirmative action written all over her.
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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2019, 02:18:17 PM »
I wonder if they had to pay a dime. She has affirmative action written all over her.

She might try to play the affirmative action card...but Alex From the Bronx is really from a fairly well off family from Westchester County.
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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2019, 02:18:40 PM »
We need her....for us to win in 2020
I used to think she was running as a joke to make Biden look smarter, but I really want her to stick around. The more she talks the more Moderates and independents say "WTF" and shift to the right. I want that spotlight on her full time.
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2019, 02:22:50 PM »
With socialism, you have a job, and you are still left to die.
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Re: Ocasio-Cortez: In US 'if you don't have a job you are left to die'
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2019, 02:45:38 PM »
She's been saying ever more ludicrous things, always seeking attention.   The MSM loves her but eventually they will figure out that she is their worst enemy.
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