Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made it official. “Milton Keynes” has told us that we will have 15-hour

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  1. JohnHamilton
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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the unofficial head strategist for the Democrat Party, has made yet another momentous announcement. According to predictions from “Milton Keynes,” the economy will have become so wealthy by 2030, that we will all be able to live comfortably by working just 15 hours a week.

    The one problem with this pronouncement from this imminent “expert” in economic theory is that she mixed up the names of two economists who had widely divergent views on macroeconomic policy.

    John Maynard Keynes called for activist government that would stimulate and restrain the economy, when necessary, through taxation and government spending.

    Milton Friedman called for a far less activist government that influenced economic activity through changes in the money supply.

    This screw up might have been excused if Ms. Ocasio-Cortez had majored in English literature or philosophy. Unfortunately, she holds a degree in economics, which makes this mistake especially embarrassing.

    Of course, it might be forgiven if one takes into account that much of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s post graduate economic studies have been in Marxism, if she has studied economics at all, since she graduated from college.
     
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  2. JoeNation
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    I won't bother you with the multitude of examples I could easily post here, but instead, ask you to simply google this sentence fragment, "Trump confuses", and watch the flood of examples poor onto your screen.

    If one example of someone confusing something or someone drives you crazy, then logically, you should hate Trump! Otherwise it's just driving you crazy when it suits you!
     
  3. JohnHamilton
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    Yea, but she is a college graduate in a discipline where the names she confused are close to polar opposites. She really is ignorant, and yet she sets the table for your party. At one point there was supposed to be a Yale professor whose assignment was to help her avoid gaffes like this. Where is he?

    If you support the Democrats, this is like saying that you are voting for “Bernie Trump.”
     
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  4. JoeNation
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    So a first term Rep that is a lightening rod for vitriol and hatred from the right wing matters more than that actual leader of the Republican Party in your opinion?

    Perhaps if she wasn't a woman of color we wouldn't be talking about a minor slip of the tongue and entirely ignoring the freak show in the White House.

    Selective outrage much?
     
  5. JoeNation
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    Apparently you need an example from the official strategist of the GOP. Is he just a liar or did he commit the sin of misspeaking?

    Oh, who will think of the children?!


    Trump takes credit for McCain-Sanders veterans bill signed by Obama: “One of my greatest honors”
    Trump falsely claims leaders "tried for decades" to pass the bill but "failed." Obama signed it into law in 2014

    JANUARY 2, 2020 8:31PM

    President Donald Trump falsely claimed that one of his "greatest honors" was helping pass a veterans health bill, which was actually authored by the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and signed into law by former President Barack Obama.

    "One of my greatest honors was to have gotten CHOICE approved for our great Veterans," Trump incorrectly claimed in New Year's Eve tweet. "Others have tried for decades, and failed!"
     
  6. JohnHamilton
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    “Perhaps if she wasn’t a woman of color”

    Yep, play the race card when it has nothing to do with the discussion. That’s the usual game you left wingers play to divert attention form the real issue. Given your level of mentality, it’s no surprise.
     
  7. JoeNation
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    Oh, the nerve...

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  8. JohnHamilton
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    Well, I guess that makes you a Bernie Sanders supporter. She's come out big for him.
     
  9. JoeNation
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    I don't know who I support. Bernie isn't my first choice. But I guess in your opinion it doesn't matter. They are all Socialists anyway.
     
  10. JohnHamilton
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    I don't think that Klobuchar, Biden or Mayor Pete are socialists. They are very liberal, and they might get pushed to the left by the members of the Democrat Congress.

    Warren is a socialist, but she is so dishonest about almost everything that it's hard to know what she would do as president.
     
  11. JohnHamilton
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    The talk is that AOC wants to replace Bernie as the socialist voice in the Democrat Party once he leaves the scene. There are people in the Democrat Part who think she'll be a viable presidential candidate in 2024.
     
  12. toughcoins

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    Gawd, she's just another community organizer that people like to look at . . . and that certainly won't last 4 more years . . . the looking at thing, that is.

    As for economics, POTUS obviously knows real world economics - micro and macro both - far better than she, which implies she crammed for those exams, rather than actually learning the principles experientially.
     
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  13. Mopar Dude

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    Ha.... If good looks were the foundation to being a viable candidate, Tulsi Gabbard wins hands down. Heck, I would give her my vote just to see her on the news every night (tongue firmly planted in my cheek).
     
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