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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Some sunshine in this stormy weather.

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https://medium.com/people-for-the-revolution/candidate-profile-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-8ac5f1a1892a

By all accounts, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset of a 10-term Democratic lawmaker on Tuesday night was a stunner. The 28-year-old former bartender — a democratic socialist who ran on a platform of universal health care, ending tuition at public colleges and abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency — defeated Rep. Joe Crowley by double digits.

Crowley, who had his eyes on a Democratic leadership post, raised more than $3 million for the primary in New York’s 14th congressional district, with a donor list that read like a NASDAQ ticker; Ocasio-Cortez had just north of $300,000. Perhaps more critically, Ocasio-Cortez won on a campaign putting forward the sort of left-leaning ideas that until very recently many Democrats considered fringe. The district, which encompasses parts of Queens and the Bronx and is about half Hispanic, leans deeply Democratic and her primary win all but assures she’ll soon be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

 

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8 minutes ago, ImaginaryKev said:

 

i glanced at that and thought "wow that is bizarrely neutral if not faintly positive".  then i remembered that fox news viewers look at those bullet points and see the anti-christ.

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"Who's gonna pay for it?" Probably just make corporations actually pay taxes, just an idea

 

"You all just want free stuff!" No, I think people have a right to live and think actually being alive and healthy drives innovation and contributes more to society than poverty, i mean

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41 minutes ago, ImaginaryKev said:

 

I wonder if that’s her only list. It’s good, positive, progressive but it only encompasses social issues with a bit of counter corruption.

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3 minutes ago, Harbingers said:

I wonder if that’s her only list. It’s good, positive, progressive but it only encompasses social issues with a bit of counter corruption.

Medicare for all

Free public Higher education

Federal Jobs guarantees

Even to an extent Criminal Justice reform

Are all economic issues

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16 minutes ago, teeray said:

Medicare for all

Free public Higher education

Federal Jobs guarantees

Even to an extent Criminal Justice reform

Are all economic issues

Medicare is social, free public higher education is social, criminal justice is most def social. They have economic components, but I view those components more as a vehicle(possibly hinderance) than the root of the issue/goal. 

Frankly, I have no idea what she means by “Federal Job Guarantee”.  

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Just now, Harbingers said:

Medicare is social, free public higher education is social, criminal justice is most def social. They have economic components, but I view those components more as a vehicle(possibly hinderance) than the root of the issue/goal. 

Frankly, I have no idea what she means by “Federal Job Guarantee”.  

The post office is usually hiring.

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25 minutes ago, teeray said:

Medicare for all

Free public Higher education

Federal Jobs guarantees

Even to an extent Criminal Justice reform

Are all economic issues

My point especially from such a young candidate. I’d like to see how she would be willing to implement all these things. 

That list would look a lot better with things like, Corporation Tax Reform. Tax Bracket Rebalancing. 

Dont get me wrong I’m all for that list. Minus the abolishment of ICE(all we hear about is the bad, not the tons of guns, drugs, stolen or knockoff poo they stop.) Reform would be a much better word choice but it doesn’t have that punch to win over progressive voters.

That’s the hard thing about the house and the senate. She’s going to get a serious reality check if she makes it. 

 

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she turns 35 in october of 2024, just saying

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