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AOC calls for work boycott

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A New York Democrat has advice for Americans dealing with job insecurity during the coronavirus crisis: Don’t go back to work.

“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls for a national work boycott. The congresswoman says Americans should refuse to go back to work,” said Vice TV, which will include her commentary on the premiere of “A Seat at the Table,” a new talk show which premieres Wednesday night.

 

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“When we talk about this idea of reopening society you know, only in America- does the president — when the president tweets about liberation — does he mean go back to work. When we have this discussion about going back or reopening, I think a lot people should just say no — we’re not going back to that,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez tells the upcoming Vice program.

“We’re not going back to working 70 hour weeks just so that we can put food on the table and not even feel any sort of semblance of security in our lives,” she notes.

 

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Wow, she's really smart.

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Desertrat56

I wonder what it looks like from her tower?

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19_Kilo

AOC is the consumate Post Turtle.

And as we see from her quote in the OP, can barely form complete and coherent sentences.

I wouldn't vote her in for my local Wastewater & Public Works supervisor. The fact that twit is a US Congress person is one of the more mind boggling occurrences in recent political history.

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Desertrat56
10 minutes ago, Tuco's Gas said:

AOC is the consumate Post Turtle.

And as we see from her quote in the OP, can barely form complete and coherent sentences.

I wouldn't vote her in for my local Wastewater & Public Works supervisor. The fact that twit is a US Congress person is one of the more mind boggling occurrences in recent political history.

Probably because her district was tired of the reprobate she replaced.   I am guessing there was no one better to vote for.  (which is quite common lately).

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spartan max2
20 minutes ago, Desertrat56 said:

I wonder what it looks like from her tower?

We are all doing 70 hour work weeks apparently lol.

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Desertrat56
Just now, spartan max2 said:

We are all doing 70 hour work weeks apparently lol.

:P  Well, I have had  jobs where that was expected and when I was young I did it but I got smart and  explained to one group of managers why it was wrong for them to expect it.  The management team was a lot younger than me.  I could work 70 hour weeks at my current job and my boss does, but I am too tired and I wouldn't do it 15 years ago so I don't now. 

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and then

She isn't the only Democrat in Congress who is exhibiting insanity these days.  Hoyer, the number two in the House says they'll reopen the House when the NEXT multi trillion dollar giveaway is ready to vote on.  These people seem to have lost their frikken minds.  This time around they want money for Broadway and the arts as well, apparently, as billions for states in financial trouble due to their own policies (Cali and NY).  Are they actually TRYING to collapse our economy and cause a loss of faith in the dollar?  I can't imagine any better, quicker way to do it.

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Tatetopa

I won't testify to her intelligence, but she may be talking more from the bottom end of the economy than the top. Most people are going to have to go back to work regardless of whether they feel like it or not.  

But consider our circumstances.  For nearly the last decade we have been in a bull market, no argument that times have been good.  Before the housing bubble times were also good.  Yet middle class wages have been pretty flat and the middle class has been shrinking as jobs have been automated, downgraded, or shipped overseas. If you are a baby boomer, chances are good your kids will not be as financially stable as you are.

And yet wealth in America has been generated at a very good rate really since WWII ended, 70 years ago.  Where has it been going?  We saw the rise of the middle class after the war and now we see it shrinking.  We saw big box stores and mega corporations replace a lot of the mom and pop stores and regional chains.  How many local banks are left, how many local supermarkets?

Project that trend out a generation or two to your kids and grandkids.  What does it look like?  Gig economy, part time jobs with no benefits, health care out of reach, that hardly seems like the description of a great America.

Now before andthen gets excited, I am not advocating any more bailouts for businesses or individuals.    For the government to print more money and bail out people and cut taxes again leads nowhere good.

But then, how much freedom will our grand kids have if their ability to earn a share of the wealth this economy generates grows less and less?

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F3SS

There are no "shares of wealth". That would imply that wealth is limited. And AOC is a numbskull. She's like the Kelly Bundy of politicians.

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OverSword

@Tatetopa I hear you, but who do we blame for big corporations crushing the little guy. I was not pleased one Christmas when I received a kindle as a gift. I knew what would happen to my beloved book store and yet over time I and many others made the choice to buy ebooks. People went to Walmart as they drove right past mom and pop. I myself was screwed out of a well paying career when NAFTA was signed by the traitor Clinton but had he not my phone would have cost thousands instead of hundreds. You can’t fight progress.

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F3SS

And if nobody goes back to work their unemployment dries up, businesses fail, taxes aren't paid. Where does she think money comes from when the government keeps crushing the incentive to produce? If they kill the incentive to work and I can't hire people I'll downsize, work under the table and not pay my taxes. My income will be the $2k a month they want to give us and I'll stash it all in Wall Street. Cause, effect, irony...

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19_Kilo

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susieice
Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, Desertrat56 said:

I wonder what it looks like from her tower?

Now that she's gone from a bartender to a money maker does she even care? How many hours has she ever put in?

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susieice
1 hour ago, OverSword said:

I knew what would happen to my beloved book store and yet over time I and many others made the choice to buy ebooks

I still buy real books. A lot of time book stores have sales and I also found a great place to buy used books in really good condition for $3-4 and I can get 3 or 4 shipped for .99. I just like holding a book in my hand and if I fall asleep reading, which I do a lot, I'd rather hear bang instead of crunch. lol

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Sir Wearer of Hats
2 hours ago, Desertrat56 said:

I wonder what it looks like from her tower?

I’d be happy to join her there to find out.

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susieice
31 minutes ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

I’d be happy to join her there to find out.

Be our guest. I'd just have to say it would be wise not to leave behind pictures or witnesses.

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Tatetopa
1 hour ago, OverSword said:

I hear you, but who do we blame for big corporations crushing the little guy. I was not pleased one Christmas when I received a kindle as a gift. I knew what would happen to my beloved book store and yet over time I and many others made the choice to buy ebooks. People went to Walmart as they drove right past mom and pop. I myself was screwed out of a well paying career when NAFTA was signed by the traitor Clinton but had he not my phone would have cost thousands instead of hundreds. You can’t fight progress.

Is it progress or do we just call it that to make ourselves feel better?  It is a trend, and in some ways, you can at least buck it..  Never shop at Walmart for example.  Put your money in a regional bank or credit union, not in Wells Fargo or Citibank.  Pay with cash or debit card whenever possible.  It is not just your expense, the merchant pays a % too for accepting Visa cards.

Is our economy healthier or more robust when Tyson and a couple of others pack all of our meat instead of a hundred regional companies?

If there was a silver lining to all of this, it might be a reset to diversify,  away from some of the conglomerates.  We could do more with anti-trust laws if we chose that path as  Teddy Roosevelt  did.  For example, Google and Facebook are tendering offers for Zoom.  If one of them buys it, Zoom will not improve.  Employees will get laid off, the customers will not be better served.  Google or Facebook will just acquire another profit stream and eliminate a competitor.   I do admit, it looks pretty dismal.

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aztek

good idea, i hope she stays home  for as long as possible.

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F3SS
1 hour ago, Tatetopa said:

Is it progress or do we just call it that to make ourselves feel better?  It is a trend, and in some ways, you can at least buck it..  Never shop at Walmart for example.  Put your money in a regional bank or credit union, not in Wells Fargo or Citibank.  Pay with cash or debit card whenever possible.  It is not just your expense, the merchant pays a % too for accepting Visa cards.

Is our economy healthier or more robust when Tyson and a couple of others pack all of our meat instead of a hundred regional companies?

If there was a silver lining to all of this, it might be a reset to diversify,  away from some of the conglomerates.  We could do more with anti-trust laws if we chose that path as  Teddy Roosevelt  did.  For example, Google and Facebook are tendering offers for Zoom.  If one of them buys it, Zoom will not improve.  Employees will get laid off, the customers will not be better served.  Google or Facebook will just acquire another profit stream and eliminate a competitor.   I do admit, it looks pretty dismal.

Mike Judge predicted that in 500 years that only Costco would rule the world in Idiocracy.

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acidhead
4 hours ago, F3SS said:

There are no "shares of wealth". That would imply that wealth is limited. And AOC is a numbskull. She's like the Kelly Bundy of politicians.

AOC single handily destroyed stupid blonde jokes

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Sir Wearer of Hats
7 hours ago, susieice said:

Be our guest. I'd just have to say it would be wise not to leave behind pictures or witnesses.

Heaven’s no, why would I dare harm such a beautiful woman?

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diddyman68
9 hours ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

I’d be happy to join her there to find out.

jeez,imagine being isolated with her ,it would be like baby sitting a petulant spoiled brat,a brat who thinks she's alex from the block...:no:

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RoofGardener

AOC is a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a puzzle. 

She isn't some indoctrinated socialist/marxist ideologue. She studied economics and international relations at university , and in her private life fully understood privation, and the need to make money to survive, for both herself and her mother. 

And yet, she comes across as somebody who WANTS to destroy the economic system, and who believes that money grows on trees. 

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spartan max2
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1 hour ago, RoofGardener said:

AOC is a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a puzzle. 

She isn't some indoctrinated socialist/marxist ideologue. She studied economics and international relations at university , and in her private life fully understood privation, and the need to make money to survive, for both herself and her mother. 

And yet, she comes across as somebody who WANTS to destroy the economic system, and who believes that money grows on trees. 

AOC is just Bernie Sanders.

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OverSword
13 hours ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

I’d be happy to join her there to find out.

And you're an educator.  That explains a lot about the younger generation.

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