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Pelosi Appears to Take Yet Another Hilarious Swipe at AOC

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appears to have taken yet another swipe at freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)–this time, downplaying the impact of the socialists’ win in the midterm elections.

Speaking before the London School of Economics and Political Science, Pelosi said, “When we won this election, it wasn’t in districts like mine or Alexandria’s…She’s a wonderful member of Congress as I think all of our colleagues will attest. But those are districts that are solidly Democratic.”

She then picked up a glass of water and said, “This glass of water would win with a ‘D’ next to its name in those districts.”

This isn’t the first time Pelosi appears to have taken a subtle swipe at the Congresswoman who recently said “I’m the boss. How about that?” when discussing the need for Congress to act on climate change.

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Over the weekend, Pelosi was asked about Ocasio-Cortez’s wing of the Democratic party, and said to 60 Minutes anchor Lesley Stahl, “That’s like five people.”

Last week, the Speaker told USA Today that passing legislation was more important than amassing Twitter followers–an apparent swipe at Ocasio-Cortez.

“While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what’s important is that we have a large number of votes on the floor of the House,” she told the newspaper.

Pelosi also seems unimpressed with Ocasio-Cortez’s radical Green New Deal plan.

When asked about the plan in a February interview with Politico, Pelosi responded, “It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive. The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”

Pelosi Belittles AOC’s Wing of Dem Party: “That’s Like Five People”

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) belittled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) impact on the Democratic party during an interview over the weekend.

60 Minutes anchor Lesley Stahl asked Pelosi about Ocasio-Cortez and her progressive “wing” of the Democratic party, the Speaker interjected, “That’s like five people.”

‘No, it’s – the progressive group is more than five,’ Stahl responds.

‘Well, the progressive – I’m a progressive. Yeah,’ Speaker Pelosi continued.

It is not the first time Pelosi has taken a dig at the socialist freshman congresswoman.

Last week, the Speaker told USA Today that passing legislation was more important than amassing Twitter followers–an apparent swipe at Ocasio-Cortez.

“While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what’s important is that we have a large number of votes on the floor of the House,” she told the newspaper.

Pelosi also seems unimpressed with Ocasio-Cortez’s radical Green New Deal plan.

When asked about the plan in a February interview with Politico, Pelosi responded, “It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive. The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”

Shortly after her election in November, Ocasio-Cortez joined a group of about 200 protesters and stormed Speaker Pelosi’s office, urging her and fellow Democrats to act on climate change. Fifty one of the demonstrators were arrested, however the then-congresswoman elect had left before the arrests began.

0% of Economists Agree with AOC’s Idea to Fund Green New Deal

It’s no secret that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s desired economic policies would cost more money than there is physical currency currently in circulation, and far eclipses our current national debt. Her proposed Green New Deal would cost at least $93 trillion according to a report from the American Action Forum – $36 trillion for universal healthcare, up to $44.6 trillion for guaranteed union jobs with wages high enough to support a family, $5.4 trillion to transition to a “low carbon electricity grid,” $1.3-$2.7 trillion for a net zero emissions transportation system, $1.6-4.2 trillion for guaranteed green housing, and $6.8-$44.6 trillion for a guaranteed job program.

Summary 2020-2029
Goal Est. Cost Est. Cost Per Household
Low-carbon Electricity Grid $5.4 trillion $39,000
Net Zero Emissions Transportation System (Rail) $1.3-2.7 trillion $9,000-20,000
Federal Jobs Guarantee $6.8-44.6 trillion $49,000-322,000
Universal Health Care $36 trillion $260,000
Guaranteed Green Housing $1.6-4.2 trillion $12,000-30,000
Food Security $1.5 billion $10

Her food security plan will only cost $10 per household, so there’s that, I guess.

When it comes to paying for her programs, while she’s floated the idea of taxing top income earners at 70% (which would bring in only enough money to fund the federal government for less than a week at current levels of spending), she has another idea, simply printing money. Admittedly, this was once also my idea to pay for the government back when I was in the fifth grade.

In an interview with Business Insider, Ocasio endorsed Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), an economic theory that deficits don’t matter since money can also be printed to pay off that debt. Because the government can print at will, not only do deficits not matter according to MTT, the only purpose of maintaining a level of taxation relative to government spending is simply to regulate inflation and unemployment. While not noted by advocates of MMT, I imagine ignoring the existence of countries like Zimbabwe and Venezuela is required to adhere to the theory.

She [Cortez] said she was open to Modern Monetary Theory, a burgeoning theory among some economists positing that the federal debt is not an economic restraint for the US. She said the idea, which holds that the government doesn’t need to balance the budget and that budget surpluses actually hurt the economy, “absolutely” needed to be “a larger part of our conversation.

So in her world, the deficit is only something we should be worrying about when it’s shrinking, apparently.

If it sounds bonkers, that’s because it is. The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business’ IGM Poll asked a panel of top economists two questions about MMT; one regarding whether it’s true that countries shouldn’t have to worry about deficits because they can always print more money, and the second on whether or not money printing enables endless government spending.

Zero percent of economists agreed.

0% of Economists Agree with AOC's Idea to Fund Green New Deal 1

Some economists added their own commentary along with their responses:

  • Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University; “See numerous historical examples: Germany in 1920s, Latin America, …”
  • Darrell Duffie, Stanford University; “The present value of debt issuances is equal to the present value of debt payments. So, borrowing more now means paying more later.”
  • Aaron Edlin, U.C. Berkeley; “Less worry is not the same as no worry.”
  • Ray Flair, Yale University; “Surely inflation might be a problem.”
  • Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago, “‘Always’ makes an ass out of you and me.”
  • Robert Hall, Stanford University; “Governments cannot create money under current monetary institutions, because the central bank keeps reserves and currency at par.”
  • Oliver Hart, Harvard University; “This kind of behavior can quickly lead to inflation or even hyperinflation once the economy is close to full capacity.”
  • Kenneth Judd, Stanford University; “A government may be able to do this once but doing this systematically will make it impossible to sell bonds in the future.”
  • Steven Kaplan, University of Chicago; “At some point it becomes untenable and the country becomes Venezuela or Zimbabwe.”
  • Eric Maskin, Harvard University; “Printing money causes its own problems, e.g., the risk of inflation.”
  • William Nordhaus, Yale University; “Obviously, they should worry.”
  • Larry Samuelson, Yale University; “Deficits can be financed by creating money, but still have disadvantages as well as advantages that should be carefully considered.”
  • Robert Shimer, University of Chicago; “The real value of the money supply is bounded above. At some point, this must create inflation.”

Aside from economists Cortez may have met at a Pink Floyd concert, there is no mainstream support for this idea of hers.

Ep. 940 The Official Story Cannot Be True


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In this episode I address the explosive new revelations in the Peter Strzok testimony that indicate that the FBI’s official story cannot be true. I also address a significant problem with the Green New Deal that will impact your home value. Finally, I address the growing influence of Chinese-Americans in GOP politics and the controversy surround a new pro-life movie.

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Eco-Warrior AOC Spent Thousands on Gas-Guzzling Transportation During Campaign

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent thousands of dollars on gas-guzzling transportation during her campaign, despite her office being a one-minute walk from the subway.

Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly sounded the alarm on the so-called dangers of climate change, even warning that the world would end in 12 years if the country does not address climate issues.

Her Green New Deal plan promises “a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases” within 10 years and seeks to make air travel “unnecessary.”

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The New York Post reports that since she declared her candidacy in May of 2017, AOC’s campaign spent $29,365.70 on gas-guzzling transportation–despite the campaign office being 138 feet from the 7 train.

The Post writes, She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone….The campaign shelled out only $8,335.41 on 52 MetroCard transactions….”

And despite her calls to eliminate air travel within 10 years, AOC’s campaign had no problem spending $25,174.54 on flights.

As a comparison, the Post writes that AOC’s New York colleague, Rep. Max Rose, listed only 329 transactions for car services, totaling $6,091.28. This–despite his district being more than twice the size of Ocasio-Cortez’s.

For the full report, click HERE.

Poll: Majority of Americans Prefer Border Wall Over Green New Deal

More Americans would rather have a wall along the southern border than the radical, Green New Deal.

Breitbart reports that a Remington Research Group poll has found that 51 percent of Americans would rather have a border wall, while 31 percent say they would prefer the Green New Deal.

The poll found that Independents would prefer a border wall to The Green New Deal by a 2-1 margin, and Republicans preferred the wall by a 68-point margin.

President of Remington Research Group, Titus Bond believes Democrats face an uphill battle getting mainstream voters on board with the Green New Deal.

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“The Green New Deal has presented an interesting situation for Democrats. Democratic voters support this legislation, while the rest of the country overwhelmingly opposes it,” he said. “It will be intriguing to watch Democratic leaders and presidential hopefuls navigate this issue with their base while still appealing to mainstream voters.”

The Green New Deal proposal promises that “all people of the United States” would be provided with healthcare, adequate housing and “economic security.” It would also provide higher education “to all people” in the country. It also guarantees “a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States.”

A recent study has found that the Green New Deal would cost the United States between $51 and 93 trillion dollars.

The Free Beacon reports:

“The American Action Forum calculated guaranteed green housing would cost between $1.6 trillion and $4.2 trillion; a federal jobs guarantee between $6.8 trillion and $44.6 trillion; a net zero emissions transportation system between $1.3 trillion and $2.7 trillion; a low-carbon electricity grid for $5.4 trillion; and “food security” for $1.5 billion.

Enough high-speed rail “to make air travel unnecessary,” would cost roughly $1.1 to $2.5 trillion. Universal Health Care, or a Medicare-for-all type plan, would cost $36 trillion over 10 years, totaling $260,000 per household in the United States.”

Ep. 925 Troubling New Revelations About this Miscarriage of Justice

In this episode I address the troubling new revelations regarding the extent the DOJ went to in order to hide the Clinton corruption. I also address the real reason that the Democrats are putting Michael Cohen behind closed doors. Finally, I address a series of liberal lies about “Medicare for all.”

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Latest Times Square Billboards Mock Green New Deal and “Farting Cows”

The latest Times Square billboards by the conservative Job Creators Network mocks the Green New Deal and “farting cows.”

The first billboard reads, “Hey AOC, the Green New Deal stinks,” with the second billboard reading “Maybe it’s those farting cows? LOL.”

The second billboard also addresses the high estimated cost of the plan, which ranges from $51 to $93 trillion. “Cost of GND= $51,000,000,000, 000 (wow that’s a lot of zeroes)” the sign states.

The billboard also promotes the website, TheGreenRawDeal.com for more information.

“Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and many of her friends in Congress are pushing for a new socialist policy: The Green New Deal. This so-called ‘deal’ reads like a socialist wish list,” the website reads.

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“The deal, when launched proposed eliminating air travel, nuclear energy, and ‘farting cows’; replacing every building in the U.S. with a ‘green’ alternative, and providing ‘economic security’ for ‘all who are unable or unwilling to work’—among other measures,” the site continues.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, a new study by the American Action Forum offers a “conservative” estimate of the costs associated with providing free housing, education, health care, and government backed jobs, among other socialist dream items.

The Free Beacon reports:

“The American Action Forum calculated guaranteed green housing would cost between $1.6 trillion and $4.2 trillion; a federal jobs guarantee between $6.8 trillion and $44.6 trillion; a net zero emissions transportation system between $1.3 trillion and $2.7 trillion; a low-carbon electricity grid for $5.4 trillion; and “food security” for $1.5 billion.

Enough high-speed rail “to make air travel unnecessary,” would cost roughly $1.1 to $2.5 trillion. Universal Health Care, or a Medicare-for-all type plan, would cost $36 trillion over 10 years, totaling $260,000 per household in the United States.”

Senate to Vote on Green New Deal Before August Recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he will schedule a vote on the Green New Deal prior to August recess, according to the Hill.

McConnell said he was amused to read that some Democrats wanted to avoid taking a position on the proposal and were considering voting “present.”

“The only thing I would ask is if this is such a popular thing to do and so necessary, why would one want to dodge the vote. This is an opportunity to go on record. ….It’s a debate we’ll have in all likelihood sometime before the August break,” McConnell said.

Earlier this month, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was left fuming after McConnell announced he would plan a vote on the deal.

“The Republican leader announced he’s going to bring up a resolution he intends to vote against,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “Now that is what the American people hate about Congress — the pointless partisan games.”

Schumer told McConnell to “bring it on” and insisted the vote wouldn’t “embarrass” Democrats.

“Bring it on. You think it might embarrass Democrats to vote on a nonbinding resolution that some of us may support but not others,” he said. “Trust me, we’ll be fine because the American people know that our entire party actually believes that climate change is happening and it’s caused by humans.”

The Green New Deal proposal would ensure that “all people of the United States” would be provided with healthcare, adequate housing and “economic security.” It would also provide higher education “to all people” in the country. It also guarantees “a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States.”

The Green New Deal’s FAQ document–which has since been scrubbed from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s website–promised to make air travel “unnecessary” and offered “economic security” for those “unwilling” to work.

The FAQ document also tackled the dire issue of “farting cows.” It states, “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”