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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers devastating dissection of...political corruption

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posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:21 AM
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has used a speech before finance watchdogs to expose the vast conflicts of interest which shape American politics.

In just three minutes the Democrat congresswoman laid bare the almost total absence of rules stopping lawmakers from being bought off by wealthy corporations.

“We have a system with right now which is fundamentally broken,” she concluded after her question and answer session with a panel of senior figures from campaign finance watchdog groups.

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Love her or hate her you can't deny that she has a good point in this speech. There is nothing that prevents our politicians from being beholden to corporate interests over the people they're supposed to represent.

Of course most of us have known this for a while now but there's finally someone in Congress calling it out as well.

Our system is broken and it's time we finally get our elected officials to represent us and not the big corporations that only care about their bottom line.



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posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:36 AM
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Woah,
wait.

wait wait wait.

Isn't she a democrat?
The party that thrives on mexican cartel bribery, american legal loopholes, blackmail, and having people suicided?

...pointing out the obvious broken-ness of US government?

I wonder if she'll ever learn how the fed works... wouldn't that be something!



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:38 AM
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I watched it and I smell a script. Who are the three people she was giving her spiel to you? Everything sounds great, but of course I have to wonder where Planned Parenthood fits in to the equation.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:40 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has used a speech before finance watchdogs to expose the vast conflicts of interest which shape American politics.

In just three minutes the Democrat congresswoman laid bare the almost total absence of rules stopping lawmakers from being bought off by wealthy corporations.

“We have a system with right now which is fundamentally broken,” she concluded after her question and answer session with a panel of senior figures from campaign finance watchdog groups.

Source

Love her or hate her you can't deny that she has a good point in this speech. There is nothing that prevents our politicians from being beholden to corporate interests over the people they're supposed to represent.

Of course most of us have known this for a while now but there's finally someone in Congress calling it out as well.

Our system is broken and it's time we finally get our elected officials to represent us and not the big corporations that only care about their bottom line.



She better be careful. She is in a dark swamp of corruption.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:44 AM
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Isn't she a democrat?
The party that thrives on mexican cartel bribery, american legal loopholes, blackmail, and having people suicided?


You act like this isn't both parties.

Considering her constant headbutting with Pelosi I think it's pretty clear she doesn't walk lock-step with the establishment Democrats.

Let's be honest though, there's a lot of idealistic freshman members of Congress that eventually fall in line. Will AOC become another sellout? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:44 AM
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Dang , is AOC that behind the news to just realize that ?
Something US citizens have know for years and years ?
Yet , I see absolutely no information on the subject and only political rhetoric in the linked article
Hades , a 5th grader would have been capable of those statements


edit on 2/8/19 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Corruption in American politics?

O
EM
GEE


My sources tell me that later today, Ocasio Kotex will later state that water is wet!


For reals!

Totes true!



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Could she be the dems version of a 'swamp-drainer' ?



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:50 AM
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Out of all "ists" lobbyists worry me the most, because its done behind the scenes. And both parties are up to their necks in it. I deride her but bravo for bringing that up, getting rid of lobbyists is definitely something public at large should be able to get behind



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:50 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

When was the last time you saw someone call it out on C-SPAN?



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:51 AM
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Ok, from this day forward I shall refer to her as ...

"Occasional kotex"

It becomes more and more apparent every day that this woman has a large heart and a small brain.
Completely clueless at times.
Eyes wide open at others.
But unable to connect the dots.

She might actually have been a decent politician for the people but we needed to let the paint dry a bit.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Sounds like she missed the memo. This is already known to anyone paying attention. She's just young and naive and need to sit, learn and stop trying to change to the world in her first year.


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posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:55 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: DBCowboy

When was the last time you saw someone call it out on C-SPAN?



You mean like. . . ummm . . . "Drain the swamp?


Or how about "End the Fed"?

How about Rand Paul?



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 07:56 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: lordcomac


Isn't she a democrat?
The party that thrives on mexican cartel bribery, american legal loopholes, blackmail, and having people suicided?


You act like this isn't both parties.

Considering her constant headbutting with Pelosi I think it's pretty clear she doesn't walk lock-step with the establishment Democrats.

Let's be honest though, there's a lot of idealistic freshman members of Congress that eventually fall in line. Will AOC become another sellout? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.


Yep, watch her wealth to find out if she sticks to her ideals, or moves to the other side, where money flows like toilet water.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: JDmOKI

That kind of mentality is why people like Pelosi, Schumer, and McConnell have so much power. We need more people challenging party leadership and calling out political corruption.

The fact that you have a problem with that just because of the messenger is very worrying.


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posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 08:05 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Think about this.

Marxist Barbie wants to expand the size and scope of a corrupt government.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 08:05 AM
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So the bush admin didn’t use the Iraq war to give out huge contracts to Halliburton? Are you suggesting that lobbyists and military industrial complex, not to mention Wall st, DONT have a cozy relationship with Republicans too?
a reply to: lordcomac



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 08:05 AM
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originally posted by: JDmOKI
a reply to: Xcalibur254

Sounds like she missed the memo. This is already known to anyone paying attention. She's just young and naive and need to sit, learn and stop trying to change to the world in her first year.


It's possible that she is really smart, and using recent history as her guide. Trump profited from constant news coverage of saying all sorts of controversial things. The crazier, the better. And in doing so, he got his real message out where in the past, that wasn't possible. (remember Ron Paul?) She has charisma and media recognition, if only for her mis-steps. I hold out hope she will grow and learn, and become a leader with some real ideas that work. At least once she realizes that Socialism isn't realistic.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 08:06 AM
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So ... this is devastating why? Because she finally just now figured it out?



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: apydomis

What does that really have to do with anything? Also what does what someone else's body have to do with you? If a woman chooses to get rid of a symbiote that she fears, does not want what difference is that to you? This drives me crazy with the right wing, you think that abortion is so horrible yet who do you think will end up paying for these unwanted babies? We all will, yet you right wing nutjobs are against any type of social programs to help the moms of children that were born to circumstances completely out of their(the child's) control because they don't have a choice because some half wit thinks they should decide what happens to other people bodies. We have control, complete control over one thing in this world, our own bodies. Screw all those who think they can tell me what I can and cannot do with my meat carrier, it is mine not yours.



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