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

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posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: LSU2018

Study some history. At least in the US, the populace likes a balance. If Trump wins in 2020, which will probably happen, then expect both chambers to go Blue.

At this point it doesn't matter what a President achieves. I mean Obama pulled us back from the second worst financial crisis in US history in just a few years and the Right still doesn't want to give him credit for it

That's why we really need at least three parties. One for the ideological members of each side, and one for the centrists that only care about corporate interests.




posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated




A broken clock is right twice a day.


But it's a different time zone on the planet AOC lives on.




posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: Xcalibur254



There is nothing that prevents our politicians from being beholden to corporate interests over the people they're supposed to represent.


That is quite correct and that could be the single most powerful mechanism to stop alt-left "Justice Democrat" socialists like AOC. In fact, I am counting on that. Look at AOC's proposals. The Airlines with their lobbyiists are not going to go quietly into the night. The awesome wealthy Health Insurance companies and their lobbyists are not going to just surrender to single-payer government provided health care.

Therein, AOC and her ilk make a major miscalculation.




Lobbyist represent a group of people who have some interest in whatever the politicians is doing / proposing.


This is true. My husband is *gasp* a member of a dirty lobbyist group for his industry. He has actually sat across from government regulatory peeps and argued against proposed regulatory changes. People might be surprised how stupid government bureaucrats are when it comes to proposing rules changes on the industries they are hired to regulate. Sometimes, they really have no clue how those industries work or anything at all about them, and sometimes, they simply make proposed rules changes in order to get their names on those changes so they can look good when it comes time for their own promotions - they couldn't care less about whether or not those rules are sensible or actually make any improvements.


I work in a highly regulated business and I've had co-workers who have "gone to DC" to lobby congressmen / senators on behalf of the industry because of some boneheaded proposed regulations that would have a negative impact. You are correct, the vast majority of the bureaucrats responsible for regulating my industry don't know sh*t about it, how it works, or how said regulations might really affect the business and consumers, not to mention the other unintended consequences.

The biggest issue is when lobbying and regulations become a way to dole out favors and are used to stifle fair competition.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated


The biggest issue is when lobbying and regulations become a way to dole out favors and are used to stifle fair competition.


Yep. That would be the Puerto Rican junket taken during the shutdown, not the occasional trips hubby takes to Aimes, Iowa.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Pulled us back how?

I recall a persistently stagnant economy. That was in a hole and stayed there.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: LSU2018

I honestly did a spit take, homeboy.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 10:53 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.
Or like her first week. Oh wait she tried to fix the Climate her first week. This is typical hatred of capitalism disguised as getting rid of corporate welfare.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:03 AM
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So...we're all just going to make fun of her, no matter what she says?

What she said in that little speech is arguably one of the best things a politician could say, calling out how corrupt the government is. But because it's her, you hate it.

"Drain the swamp" was a huge hit here on ATS. This is the exact same thing. But because it's an evil Lefty saying it, it's now a bad thing.

Partisan people are an interesting bunch, it makes for fun reading.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: narrator

No ... I believe most of us are saying "No, sh!t, Sherlock" or DUH.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: St Udio

It's amazing how many people on the Right have no faith in our political system. You actually think a single member of the House will be able to overturn our whole political system?
Yah, cause like, trillion dollar deficits and inflation.... any more brilliant statements ?



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
Youngest ever
No experience

You guys Are not giving her a chance.

I remember when trump won it was give him a chance.
Even now you all day that.
Only been in office a couple years.

Well she has been in like a month.

You guys all have your minds made up on 1st already.

Guess only daddy trump gets a chance to work it out


can you show the early posts you did when Trump came into office where you "gave him a chance?" NO? LOL, troll on sport.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Oh, it's absolutely both parties. If she really believes this, why is she advocating the government completely takeover economy in her Eco-dreams?



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

And I recall the second worst economy in US history that was then turned in to the longest period of sustained economic growth in US history in just a couple years.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: ketsuko

And I recall the second worst economy in US history that was then turned in to the longest period of sustained economic growth in US history in just a couple years.


Did you live that growth? I didn't and neither did anyone I know. I recall driving through neighborhoods that were slowly falling apart for all that time everywhere I went. The only thing that seemed to be getting any better was the stock market.

I know the press sure told me it was getting better, but it felt an awful lot they were pissing on my leg and telling me it was raining.
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posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: narrator

No ... I believe most of us are saying "No, sh!t, Sherlock" or DUH.


But...why's it a bad thing for her to say it? 90% of this thread is people calling her names and saying she's inexperienced and an idiot. But in this particular instance, she is saying the exact thing that you hailed Trump for saying.

It's interesting to see how afraid people are that she might actually be the real deal. Just like "TDS", you all have "AOCDS"



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: narrator

I'd be terrified if she's the real deal. Her political desires seem to be to naively and exponentially increase the powers of the same government she says is so easily corruptable. Why wouldn't one be terrified if one loves liberty?

If a person advocates that knowingly, isn't that the definition of "idiocy" or "inexperienced" (naivety)?
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posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: ketsuko

And I recall the second worst economy in US history that was then turned in to the longest period of sustained economic growth in US history in just a couple years.


Did you live that growth? I didn't and neither did anyone I know. I recall driving through neighborhoods that were slowly falling apart for all that time everywhere I went. The only thing that seemed to be getting any better was the stock market.

I know the press sure told me it was getting better, but it felt an awful lot they were pissing on my leg and telling me it was raining.
Yes... me too... all
Along the main road by Disney that thrives on tourism ... stores and restaurants closed down and boarded up.



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:23 AM
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AOC seems like she could be the real deal


Real deal? She should still be bartending for crying out loud. Only 2% of District 14's population of 700,000 voted for her! It's truly pathetic when an inexperienced, naive congresswoman is getting such media attention for her stupidity. She's only making her party look bad and should be chastised daily for her idiotic comments and proposals, but that means we're being too mean to her. BOO HOO



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:26 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.


To get the highest price you can, as a sellout, one has to ruffle as many feathers as possible without being cooked. She should turn in the next 30 days when she mysteriously falls across a loaded offshore account.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears



my reply is to the TST reply


your focusing on the Diversion instead of the 'Trick'
(the magician uses a diversion to have the audience focus on, so that the magic act can be stealthy done)


the freshman representative is garnering the nods-of-approval from the public on how she 'brings to light the corruption in congress'....


but watch out for the 'Solution' she will demand--->> and how her 'militarized' DOJ/FBI/Special Counsel will uncover & prosecute Only the congress-persons that her Investigative Team (ala' McCarthy or Mueller like witch-hunts) choose to harass...


It's all about crimping the power of the Trump Administration & the support of the 'right', populists, anti-Deep-State conservatives... only pro left/socialist corruption will be allowed a pass under the AOC Purge of gov't corruption


 



she will try this trick of claiming the right to clean-up corruption to sweep away the conservative opposition to the DNC Party 'Uber Alles'

AOC is a pretty Adept trickster, as many will discover




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