Author Topic: Ocasio Cortez Plan 'economic security for those unwilling to work'  (Read 7490 times)

wescobrk

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I haven't seen the details and I don't usually post political stuff, but this doesn't sound good:
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/07/ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-offers-economic-security-for-those-unwilling-to-work.html


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Re: Ocasio Cortez Plan 'economic security for those unwilling to work'
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 03:49:20 PM »
Feel free to express yourself Wescobrk!

That girl is a danger for America. Maybe that Nicaragua, Cuba or Venezuela would be the right place for her.

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Re: Ocasio Cortez Plan 'economic security for those unwilling to work'
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 03:52:33 PM »
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The actual resolution that outlines the Green New Deal does not include the "unwilling to work" part, but the overview document, released by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office, does include the "unwilling" language

Probably a negotiating tactic but baloney nonetheless.
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Re: Ocasio Cortez Plan 'economic security for those unwilling to work'
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 03:53:47 PM »
I haven't seen the details and I don't usually post political stuff, but this doesn't sound good:
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/07/ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-offers-economic-security-for-those-unwilling-to-work.html

It’s part of her branding. She needs to put out extreme and unrealistic statements to gain and keep mindshare and appear in the news. It’s sort of the Trump way of dealing with the media. Better to be known as notorious than not be known at all. like it or hate it doesn’t matter as long as people talk about it.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2019, 06:49:15 AM by Spekulatius »
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Re: Ocasio Cortez Plan 'economic security for those unwilling to work'
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 04:29:28 PM »

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Re: Ocasio Cortez Plan 'economic security for those unwilling to work'
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 07:48:32 AM »
She want to end airline travel:
https://reason.com/blog/2019/02/07/alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal
which will cost trillions.

And she wants to basically print money to pay for it based on Modern Monetary Theory:
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-01-17/modern-monetary-theory-would-sink-u-s-in-debt

MMT is a financial weapon of mass fiscal destruction.

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Re: Ocasio Cortez Plan 'economic security for those unwilling to work'
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 10:12:51 AM »
This does not speak well for the Economics department at Boston University!

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Re: Ocasio Cortez Plan 'economic security for those unwilling to work'
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 10:23:33 AM »
I would think that the members of this board would be VERY alarmed by this talk...

If the "Green New Deal" takes effect...we might as well kiss the economy good bye.  Unemployment would be in the hundreds of millions.  Inflation would simply be out of control.  Those are probably the "good" things. 

As for bad things, I am sure there would be mass arrests & "re-education camps" for those that would not comply, or not comply quickly enough.

What would happen to the stock market?  I would guess that it would go down.  The P/E ratio of the market would probably have to be about 1.  Cap rates would collapse down to about one or less. 

What is probably even worse, is that all this nonsense about "Green New Deals" and socialism is to condition people to these crazy economic ideas.  "Green New Deal" might never come about, but what about a carbon tax?  What about universal basic income, what about this & that?

Propose something simply CRAZY and then you can sneak in other things that never would have been acceptable previously.  A carbon tax doesn't sound that bad compared to the "Green New Deal"!

This nonsense needs to be discredited and shut down right now, right here.

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Re: Ocasio Cortez Plan 'economic security for those unwilling to work'
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2019, 10:51:24 AM »
I would think that the members of this board would be VERY alarmed by this talk...

If the "Green New Deal" takes effect...we might as well kiss the economy good bye.  Unemployment would be in the hundreds of millions.  Inflation would simply be out of control.  Those are probably the "good" things. 

As for bad things, I am sure there would be mass arrests & "re-education camps" for those that would not comply, or not comply quickly enough.

What would happen to the stock market?  I would guess that it would go down.  The P/E ratio of the market would probably have to be about 1.  Cap rates would collapse down to about one or less. 

What is probably even worse, is that all this nonsense about "Green New Deals" and socialism is to condition people to these crazy economic ideas.  "Green New Deal" might never come about, but what about a carbon tax?  What about universal basic income, what about this & that?

Propose something simply CRAZY and then you can sneak in other things that never would have been acceptable previously.  A carbon tax doesn't sound that bad compared to the "Green New Deal"!

This nonsense needs to be discredited and shut down right now, right here.

But it's the liberal mindset - free everything for everybody, illegals included - don't be a racist!

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Re: Ocasio Cortez Plan 'economic security for those unwilling to work'
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 10:56:55 AM »
This nonsense needs to be discredited and shut down right now, right here.
To be honest your post seems just as reactionary as the Green New Deal.

There are problems - there is a middle ground - we need to get there - not shouting at each other from either corners of the stadium.

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