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A catch-all thread for the libs' new poster girl for the Democratic Party.

Watch this vid. You will cringe seein' this loon tryin' to answer q's.


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This ditz is about 4 or 5 stupid comments from turning one of America's strongest Democrat district into a Republican stronghold.
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boy the alt right is afraid of her. lol
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This ditz is about 4 or 5 stupid comments from turning one of America's strongest Democrat district into a Republican stronghold.
Not so sure 'bout that. Have ya seen the way libs have flocked to her socialist views like Demi Lovato to heroin?

Socialist Girl's cult members are all foam and no beer.

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Not so sure 'bout that. Have ya seen the way libs have flocked to her socialist views like Demi Lovato to heroin?

Socialist Girl's cult members are all foam and no beer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roeQHQSlIc8
rehash of old obama fans
really?
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One oar in the water....

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Still Wrong: An Update

Once again, we are faced with hard evidence that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez does not know very much. Ignorance is difficult to hide when one is running for Congress —especially when one spends a good deal of time being displayed on television as the new face of the Left.

When Trevor Noah asked Ocasio-Cortez whether implementing a $15 minimum wage would stifle economic growth, Ocasio-Cortez responded a) that data from Seattle show that isn’t true and b) that 200 million Americans, 40 percent of the country, make less than $20,000 per year.

As regards a), see this Corner post about a study that shows exactly the opposite.

As regards b), well, Ocasio-Cortez is seriously innumerate. The population of the United States is around 328 million. The working-age population, however, is smaller: The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts it around 255 million in 2017.

There is no number related to the U.S. population of which 200 million could be 40 percent. It is not 40 percent of anything. Meanwhile, the median household income in 2016 was $57,230, and not even in a subdivided demographic group does Ocasio-Cortez’s assertion make any sense.

Her comment on the minimum wage was followed immediately by an explanation that “it all goes back to money in politics,” especially because Private Equity People benefit from low wages, so they fund congressmen who vote against the $15 minimum wage, so she won’t take money from corporate PACs. Got that?

The oddities rush by so quickly one can hardly keep up. It is clear that she uses “private equity” as a metonym for “people who have a good deal of money,” since private-equity firms gain no particular advantage from a low minimum wage. That would depend on the industry in which the firms are investing.

Ocasio-Cortez ended by saying that last year “we gave the military a $700 billion budget increase which they didn’t even ask for!” Perhaps this is a function of government expenditure’s dealing in numbers so large no one can conceptualize them anymore, but $700 billion was the Pentagon’s entire budget this year. In other words, Congress gave the military $700 billion in total, not in addition to its 2017 allotment.

One hopes her next interviewer will push back when she tries to unload another tangled, fact-scant mess. In the meantime, Ocasio-Cortez will continue to give even socialists a bad name.
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"Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs. Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their family."

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday, July 13th, 2018 in an interview on PBS' "Firing Line"



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrong on several counts about unemployment

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During the interview, Ocasio-Cortez said, "Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs. Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their family."
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In our review, we found many reasons why unemployment is low, and not for the overwork that Ocasio-Cortez cited. The biggest factors include strong economic confidence and the long-running economic recovery. (Her campaign did not respond to an inquiry.)
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"Everyone has two jobs"

The Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps track of how many people work two jobs rather than just one.

Over the past 12 months, the number of multiple job holders has ranged between 6 million and 7 million. That compares to more than 148 million Americans who are employed in a single job.

So by the official statistics, multiple job holders account for a tiny fraction of American workers.

And this percentage isn’t high by historical standards.
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"People are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week"

This assertion is equally dubious.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics breaks down its count of people with multiple jobs into three categories: people working one full-time job and one part-time job; people with two part-time jobs; and people working two full-time jobs.

A worker with two full-time jobs is the smallest category of the three.
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people who might be working 70 or 80 hours a week amount to a tiny percentage of a tiny percentage — 310,000 people at most in a pool of employed Americans totaling more than 150 million.

It’s also worth noting that on average, Americans aren’t working more today than they have been in the recent past. The average number of hours worked in the private sector has hugged tightly to about 34.5 hours a week since 2006, except for a dip during the Great Recession.
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So why is unemployment low?

When the BLS determines the unemployment rate, a person is counted as employed as long as they have at least one job. They don’t get counted twice if they have two jobs. So Ocasio-Cortez is wrong in saying multiple job holding and long hours affect the unemployment rate.

It’s worth remembering that both of the factors Ocasio-Cortez cited — people working multiple jobs and long hours — are actually good things for the labor market, said Gary Burtless, an economist with the Brookings Institution.

"Increases in the number of multiple job holders and longer average work hours almost always accompany a strengthening labor market — that is, a job market in which it is easier to find work, in which spells of unemployment are heading downwards, and in which the ranks of the unemployed are shrinking," Burtless said.
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Ocasio-Cortez said, "Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs. Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their family."

Even taking into account rhetorical excess, her statement is off in multiple ways. Fewer than one in 20 employed Americans holds a second job of any type, and the people who might be working as much as 70 or 80 hours a week represent a tiny fraction of that tiny fraction. The rates for either statistic are not high by historical standards.

In any case, the BLS does not use either of those factors in determining the official unemployment rate.

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"ICE is required to fill 34,000 beds with detainees every single night and that number has only been increasing since 2009."

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 in an interview with The Intercept



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez misrepresents ICE’s detention bed quota

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"As a matter of fact, ICE is the only criminal investigative agency, the only enforcement agency in the United States that has a bed quota. So ICE is required to fill 34,000 beds with detainees every single night and that number has only been increasing since 2009," Ocasio-Cortez stated.

Ocasio-Cortez’s claim had us wondering: Is ICE required to fill 34,000 beds with detainees every night?

Although the experts we spoke to told us ICE faces pressure from a variety of places to detain a large number of people, we found the legislation Ocasio-Cortez was referring to doesn’t require ICE to detain 34,000 people a day. Rather, it requires ICE to maintain 34,000 available beds a day.

‘Beds, not people’

Ocasio-Cortez was referring to a clause in the DHS Appropriations Act of 2016, which states that with the funds it receives from Congress through the act, ICE "shall maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds through September 30, 2016."
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So while Congress requires ICE to make 34,000 beds available each day, it doesn’t require those beds to be filled.
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Lie lie lie your boat, gently down the stream....

If it weren't for lies, Socialist Girl wouldn't have much to say.

Ocasio-Cortez claims she doesn’t accept money from corporations, Wall Street. But here’s the truth.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Socialist running for Congress, recently claimed she doesn’t accept donations from corporations or private equity firms.

However, election filing documents suggest otherwise.
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“I think that what makes our campaign and my candidacy a little different is that I have taken a public pledge not to accept any corporate PAC money whatsoever,” Ocasio-Cortez said to applause.


“I actually think I may be one of the only ones that actually got elected for the first time on that,” she added. “Many folks got elected with some corporate money and then they swore it off after. But I think I’m one of the first to get elected right out of the gate without any corporate PAC money, which gives me a very large degree of independence.”

Later in the interview, Ocasio-Cortez said “it comes back to money in politics” and who is “financing your campaign.” She denounced private equity firms who finance political campaigns alleging it’s “no coincidence they profit off of low wages.”
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The documents show that Ocasio-Cortez received $3,399 JP Morgan Chase, a major Wall Street corporate bank, and $2,700 from Elevation Partners, a New York-based private equity firm with nearly $2 billion in assets.
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Yup, she's nuts.
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