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Solidarity with Puerto Rico?

How much more 'solid' can you get with a US holding when US taxpayers are subsidizing their government?
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So much for the, "I'm just a poor girl...."

Socialism!

It's a little unnerving that a wacko socialist is now a congresswoman. Seriously, she is scary with her views; not to mention a fake and a liar.

Report: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the ‘girl from the Bronx,’ raised in one of wealthiest US counties

During her campaign, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Party’s rising “democratic-socialist” icon, painted herself as the “girl from the Bronx.” She uses the image to project herself as a working-class woman determined to represent her people’s interests in Washington.

“I wasn’t born to a wealthy or powerful family — mother from Puerto Rico, dad from the South Bronx. I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny,” she told the Washington Post this week, reiterating similar sentiment during an interview with Stephen Colbert.

However, her “girl from the Bronx” moniker doesn’t paint a complete picture.

What’s the truth?

Indeed, it’s true just one year ago the 28-year-old woman, who will almost surely become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, was working as a bartender. Yes, she also defeated 10-term congressman Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), who was widely believed to succeed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the next Democratic leader in the House.

According to the New York Times, it’s true Ocasio-Cortez was born into the doldrums of the Bronx. However, at the ripe age of 5, Ocasio-Cortez’s late father, Sergio Ocasio, an architect, moved her family an hour north to Yorktown Heights, a wealthy suburb of New York City in Westchester County.

Yorktown Heights, ironically, is the opposite of the Bronx. In a 1999 New York Times profile of Yorktown Heights, the town supervisor described it as “a folksy area where people can come, kick off their shoes, wander around, sit in a cafe, listen to a concert in the park, or go to the theater.” Ocasio-Cortez would have been about 10 years old at the time.


Overall, Westchester County is one of the most wealthy counties in the United States; it’s even where former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton reside.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly three-quarters of the county’s 980,000 people are white, the average home price is more than a half million dollars, the median household income is nearly $90,000 and just 10 percent of the county lives in poverty. CNBC even ranked the county as the 8th richest county in the U.S. when considering wealth concentration of the area’s richest 1 percent.

Ocasio-Cortez lived in Westchester County until she left for college. She attended Boston University, where she graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations.

Ocasio-Cortez now resides in the same Bronx neighborhood, Parkchester, where she lived prior to moving to Westchester County.

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For those that don't know, here's what Democratic Socialist Alexandria "I'm Just a Poor Girl" Cortez believes in:

- Free healthcare for all.

- Free college.

- Weapons ban.

- Right to free housing.

- Ban private prisons.

- Guarantee federal jobs for all.

- Abolish ICE.
Between you and me and the outhouse Harry,,; I believe it makes more sense to point out, her socialist agenda, than to paint a negative picture of where she was from. Silver spoon or scratching out of dumpsters, her political agenda is blatantly frightening to the concept and values of our Republic
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When I see some female hyphenating her last name, I have seen everything I need to see.
That is the way her last name is written. In the old grammar of Spanish American last names it would have been Alexandria Ocasio y Cortez. The "y" (pronounced "eee"; and translated "and") was dropped many years ago. Her mother's last name is also Ocasio-Cortez.
Thank you, Mrs. Miller, 10th grade Spanish class.
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It's a big story because most of the media is socialist like her. They (MSM) love it.
On the contrary they have given her a hard time or are dismissing the significance of progressives. The old guard Dems like the republicans are corporate whores.
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The one thing I can get on board with is
- Guarantee federal jobs for all.

Yep, I can sorta, maybe get on board with the guaranteed federal job as long as it comes with an end to welfare.
With all due respect sir,,,;I'd like to see the math that makes this work.
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That is the way her last name is written. In the old grammar of Spanish American last names it would have been Alexandria Ocasio y Cortez. The "y" (pronounced "eee"; and translated "and") was dropped many years ago. Her mother's last name is also Ocasio-Cortez.
Thank you, Mrs. Miller, 10th grade Spanish class.

I'm flabbergasted as to the need of somebody to defend the use of the hyphenated last name. Nice try, though. It doesn't work on some people.
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I'm flabbergasted as to the need of somebody to defend the use of the hyphenated last name. Nice try, though. It doesn't work on some people.
defend what?! is a hyphenated last name something to scorn?
you probably wered thinking it is like a woman taking her own last name and her husbands when she gets married-which there is nothing wrong with btw. But the lady ain't married. And I remember from old Spanish books how they used to do that. I checked her mother's name and it is the same. They are of Spanish speaking/spelling heritage. One of her parents was originally a Cortez and the other was an Ocasio.
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defend what?! is a hyphenated last name something to scorn?
you probably wered thinking it is like a woman taking her own last name and her husbands when she gets married-which there is nothing wrong with btw. But the lady ain't married. And I remember from old Spanish books how they used to do that. I checked her mother's name and it is the same. They are of Spanish speaking/spelling heritage. One of her parents was originally a Cortez and the other was an Ocasio.
Again the defense!
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Again the defense!
it's called explain to one who obviously needed help
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