Opinion| It seems that Democratic New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez forgot a very important civics lesson from her school days.
Luckily, sixteen-year-old CJ Pearson has the information fresh in his mind, and was more than willing to reteach the freshman congresswoman how the United States government is supposed to work.
Ocasio-Cortez brushed off criticism of her Green New Deal proposal, during an interview at a “Girls Who Code” event, which was held in New York City last Friday, reported the Washington Examiner.
“The power is in the person who’s trying, regardless of the success,” Ocasio-Cortez stated. “If you’re trying, you’ve got all the power. You’re driving the agenda.”
Take a look:
Socialist on an ego-trip. How long before she puts on a uniform with a dozen medals? pic.twitter.com/bpVisJRzZy
— ✌?Jack Posobiec✌? (@JackPosobiec) February 24, 2019
“Like I just introduced the Green New Deal two weeks ago, and it’s creating all of this conversation. Why? Because no one else has even tried,” the freshman congresswoman continued.
“So people are like, ‘Oh, it’s unrealistic. Oh, it’s vague. Oh, it doesn’t address this little minute thing,’ And I’m like, ‘You try. You do it. Cuz you’re not. Cuz you’re not. So, until you do it, I’m the boss.’ How about that?’”
Pearson posted a video to his Twitter page, in which he stated, “You are no one’s boss.”
He continued, “America is a government for the people and by the people. So if anyone is the boss, it is we the people.”
The well-spoken young man reminded Ocasio-Cortez that the American taxpayer is the only reason she holds the title of “congresswoman.”
“And to listen to you, drunk on power, as you sat on that stage, was nothing more than an affront to the office that you hold and a front to the role of public servant that you have in our society,” he explained.
“No citizen, no voter, none of us work for you,” Pearson continued. “You are no one’s boss. Okay?”
“Instead of getting mad at people for trashing your bad ideas, here’s an idea: come up with better ones.”
Congresswoman – here’s a lesson you should have learned in HS civics: America is a nation for the people by the people.
WE THE PEOPLE are YOUR boss. pic.twitter.com/oGFXxp05Qp
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) February 24, 2019
Western Journal reports:
Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution, which she co-authored with Democratic Sen Ed Markey of Massachusetts, calls for “a new national social, industrial and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since World War II and the New Deal.”
Its stated goals include transitioning the United States to 100 percent renewable energy and guaranteeing economic security to all its citizens.
To achieve to net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2030, the Green New Deal mandates the replacement of airplanes with high-speed trains, the rebuilding or retrofitting of all buildings in the country to new green standards, and the elimination of all combustion-engine vehicles.
Ocasio-Cortez also included some of her favorite government social programs in the resolution such as free universal healthcare and college education, government guaranteed employment, and paid family and medical leave, among other programs.
Bloomberg’s Noah Smith added up all of the costs of Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed Green New Deal, which included the proposed entitlement programs, and it ended up being around $6.6 trillion above the United States’ current annual spending.
In comparison, the United States government should be expected to dish out around $4.4 trillion in the 2019 fiscal year, as reported by the Congressional Budget Office.
Earlier in February, Pearson condemned Ocasio-Cortez for her chattering through the President’s State of the Union Address.
“[email protected] has been talking this entire speech and the woman next to her keeps trying to look the other way,” he tweeted at the time.
Representative Nydia Velazquez of New York answered his tweet saying, “Hi @TheCJPearson, I’m not ‘the woman sitting next to her.’ @AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and I — and millions like us — are the future of this country. And you’re right to be afraid of us.”
I’m sorry, Congresswoman, but as @realDonaldTrump said – socialism will NOT be the future of this country.
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) February 6, 2019
Pearson answered, “I’m sorry, Congresswoman, but as @realDonaldTrump said – socialism will NOT be the future of this country.”
“And Nydia, nothing about you nor @AOC scares me. It’s your policies- that jeopardize the stability of our nation and the future of my generation- that scare(s) me.”