We have weighed in about Puerto Rico on several equations. There was no holding back on the socialist policies that have turned the rich island into a welfare state. Forty one percent of those employed were on the government payroll. And you know how productive those people are. They collected paychecks for showing up, not showing up for work thought, but showing up to pick up their paycheck on sequential Fridays. The rest of the week most of them were living the life of a bonvivant; Greece is the quintessential real life example of people living off other peoples money.
AOC has a Puerto Rican heritage; socialism is in her blood. Ocasio-Cortez has called for “solidarity with Puerto Rico”. She has advocated for granting Puerto Ricans further civil rights, regardless of Puerto Rico’s legal classification. She advocates for voting rights and disaster relief. Ocasio-Cortez was critical of FEMA’s response to Hurricane Maria and the federal government’s unwillingness to address Puerto Rico’s political status. She believes the federal government should increase investment in Puerto Rico. More welfare for the welfare state, it is simple as that. Don’t cry for me Puerto Rico.
Now, a member of the House of Representatives, her salary is $174,000 plus. If she is such a socialist it is her obligation and duty to distribute her pay to the less fortunate. Yeah, tell us another story! Ten million is enough she says. Tax them 70%, why not?
Democratic socialist also defended her call for a 70 percent marginal tax rate on incomes over $10 million, which she said represented a “pretty good year.”
“It really comes down to the question of, ‘Isn’t $10 million enough?’ Like, when does it stop?” she asked. “At what point is it amoral that we’re building Jeff Bezos a helipad when we have the most amount of homeless people in New York City?”
AOC reminds us of the college freshman breaking away from the chains of their parents; now free to experience the hedonistic life style they experiment with drugs, sex and eventually death. Ocasio-Cortez is one of today’s experiments, but on a much larger scale, but it will end in the same way.