"The goal of Socialism is Communism." -Vladimir Lenin
It's always interesting to watch Communists and Socialists interact in our society. Often they are working towards the same un-American goals, but it's even more interesting when a Communist mayor, like Bill de Blasio, goes on national television to correct a so-called Socialist "economist" like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on her inability to correctly understand tax breaks as somehow there being money in their place. But he did, and said there wasn't $3 billion in money. Why? Cause their incentives, not actual money.
While Ocasio-Cortez graduated with a degree in economics, which apparently hasn't done her a bit of good, she claims the New York deal that was being worked out with Amazon that would have created 25,000 jobs and included $3 billion in tax incentives to the company just wasn't a good idea because that $3 billion would have been better spent on teachers (hopefully, not ones that taught her economics courses), firefighters and other social programs (welfare).
Again, a simply understanding of economics would be nice from a woman with a degree in that area, but perhaps we are expecting to much from a possible Vice Presidential nominee.
As usual, Ocasio-Cortez was caught on video trying to put words to the clutter of whatever is going on in her head. Be warned, you will want to pull your hair and the person beside you's hair out when you watch this, but we're growing accustomed to this with AOC.
"We should not be giving away our infrastructure, our subway system, our schools, our teachers' salaries, our firefighters' budgets, to a company that has not shown good faith to New Yorkers. And we can ask for more because we deserve more."
Rep. @AOC on Amazon: "We should not be giving away our infrastructure, our subway system, our schools, our teachers' salaries, our firefighters' budgets, to a company that has not shown good faith to New Yorkers. And we can ask for more because we deserve more." pic.twitter.com/LEDqb0gDhG
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) February 14, 2019
Only, you don't have any! The entire American economy is based on debt, AOC!
However, even Communist Mayor Bill de Blasio had to explain that there was not any actual money to be spent elsewhere.
During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” de Blasio agreed when host Chuck Todd said that the tax breaks offered to Amazon weren’t “money you had over here. And it was going over there.”
“Correct,” de Blasio said.
He added: “And that $3 billion that would go back in tax incentives was only after we were getting the jobs and getting the revenue.”
To further drive home the point, Todd said, “There’s not $3 billion in money —”
“There’s no money — right,” de Blasio said.
The exchange came after Todd suggested there was a “factual divide” that kept Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx) from understanding “how this deal worked.”
It seems that there are one of two things going on here: AOC is getting a lot of press to get her name in people's mind for a future political bid, similar to the usurper Barry Soetoro, or they are just letting her run along in hopes that she totally derails her own caboose while the Democrat establishment unhitch her from their own trainwreck.
In the end, either of these people will get us to where there is "no money" for anyone but government and the tyrants who will be in charge. Meanwhile, I say let them just eat each other.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.