Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Girth
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#1711
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The misogynists on here are so afraid of her and a teenage girl that you have to wonder about their "latency" issues.

That's rich, coming from someone so obsessed with a fellow forum member that he spends the time to review all of my posts just to down-vote them, regardless of content.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

That's rich, coming from someone so obsessed with a fellow forum member that he spends the time to review all of my posts just to down-vote them, regardless of content.

Fortunately, I'm on "Ignore" so our newest pernicious troll won't have to read what I think of that lowest form of trash.

"Move on, Troll!"

There's a good arsehole.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#1713
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Accuses Congress Members Of Blindly Funnelling Money To ICE So It Could Set Up 'Fake Universities To Trap Students'

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As the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency faced fresh scrutiny on Wednesday over a sting that saw hundreds of foreign students arrested after being lured to apply for a fake university, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez struck out at lawmakers for continuing to fund the embattled agency.
On Wednesday, The Detroit Free Press reported that 90 more students had been arrested in ICE's controversial immigration bust, bringing the total number of detainees to as many as 250 foreign students. The majority are believed to have come from India.
The revelation comes months after the outlet first reported in January that hundreds of foreign students had been arrested after enrolling at the "University of Farmington," a made-up Michigan college created by the Department of Homeland Security.
While ICE faced widespread condemnation over the new report, Ocasio-Cortez suggested that lawmakers should accept some of the blame for funnelling funding into the agency with little oversight.
"Earlier this year, Congress rushed to approve BILLIONS more $ for ICE + CBP," Ocasio-Cortez said, implicating the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency as well.

"I saw members voting YES w/o even a summary of the bill. Nobody cared then how we'd pay for it," she said. "Now ICE is setting up fake universities to trap students."
"Yet, we were called radical for opposing it," Ocasio-Cortez said.
"I see decisions made every day that cost the American public billions of dollars a year for bogus reasons and nobody asks how we pay for it," the New York representative said.
"None of the politicians who brand themselves 'fiscally responsible' ever raise concern about rushing to shower ICE & CBP w/ $billions with 0 guardrails or oversight," she asserted. Further, Ocasio-Cortez said: "None of them ask about how we pay for corrupt contracts or mass incarceration. Ask yourself why that is."
"Look out for those in politics who like to label themselves 'fiscally responsible,' yet only seem to care about the price of justice–not the cost of oppression," the self-proclaimed Democratic socialist said. "Everything has a price. And an unjust society is far costlier than one that invests in & values all people."
Since early on in her grassroots campaign, Ocasio-Cortez has been calling for ICE to be abolished.
Over the past year and a half, those calls have only grown, particularly in the wake of the Trump administration's widely condemned "zero tolerance" family separation policy.

 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Trump administration for cuts to food stamps, sharing that her family 'might've just starved' without them

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Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York slammed the Trump administration on Thursday over new changes to the food stamps program that will cause nearly 700,000 people to lose access to the welfare program.
The Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a rule, which would tighten work requirements for able-bodied adults enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). According to The Department of Agriculture, this would leave up to 688,000 people without food stamps as a result of the change.
Ocasio-Cortez hit back at the Trump administration on Twitter over the new rule, explaining that her family once relied on the program when her father died.
"My family relied on food stamps (EBT) when my dad died at 48," she wrote, referring to the acronym for the electronic benefits transfer which is provided each month through a debit-like card.
"I was a student," she continued. "If this happened then, we might've just starved."
"Now, many people will," she said. "It's shameful how the GOP works overtime to create freebies for the rich while dissolving lifelines of those who need it most."
The new rule closes "a loophole in current law, which gives states the flexibility to waive certain asset and income limits for individuals who are receiving both SNAP and other welfare benefits," NPR reported.
Some college students who benefit from SNAP worry that new work requirements would make juggling work and education virtually impossible. Carlina, a 35-year-old full-time San Jose State, told San Jose Inside that trying to balance a part-time job with enough hours to qualify for food stamps while also devoting time to her studies will only become harder under the new requirements.
"It's really hard to get out of that hole when you have to be in the hole to get help to begin with," she said.
Officials argued that the policy change would save the government over $5 billion over five years, and was not a necessity for certain groups as the US labor market thrives. (For perspective, the Trump administration is spending $16 billion bailing out farmers hit by the US-China trade war.)
"We need to encourage people by giving them a helping hand but not allowing it to become an indefinitely giving hand," said USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. "This rule lays the groundwork for the expectation that able-bodied Americans re-enter the workforce where there are currently more job openings than people to fill them."
Changes to the program would also deliver a blow to retailers like Walmart, Target, Kroger, and dollar stores that depend on billions of dollars in food-stamp spending every year.
The USDA said that Americans redeemed about $61 billion in SNAP benefits last year, more than half of that total having been spent at larger stores like Walmart and Target.

 

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