Ocasio-Cortez on push for changes: Only radicals 'have changed this country'

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    • #8379
      Ohio Barbarian
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      The Hill:

      Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said in a new interview that she believes only radicals “have changed this country.”

      Ocasio-Cortez made the remark during an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” program with Anderson Cooper that is set to broadcast on Sunday.

      The comment comes as the New York Democrat backs high tax rates on America’s wealthiest citizens to help finance an aggressive plan to combat climate change. The plan, known as the “Green New Deal,” aims to eliminate carbon emissions in the U.S. completely within 12 years.

      “That is the goal. It’s ambitious,” Ocasio-Cortez said while discussing the deal. “It’s going to require a lot of rapid change that we don’t even conceive as possible right now. What is the problem with trying to push our technological capacities to the furthest extent possible?”

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    • #8383
      jwirr
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      investment bank that allowed people to invest in the New Deal projects. No one lost their money.

      jwirr

    • #8392
      ThouArtThat
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      eom

      Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges.
      That's all we've ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges.

      - George Carlin

      Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.

      - Robert Louis Stevenson

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      - Frank Zappa

      • #8519
        Ohio Barbarian
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        @sffh please see TAT’s reply.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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        So Far From Heaven
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      closeupready
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      Which radicalism, by the way, inspired the French Revolution, Ghandi, the populist overthrow of the Shah, and countless other acts of revolution, not all of them violent, by the way (i.e., Ghandi).

      The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

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      out of L.A. It was on a show that I normally like to listen to when I”m out and about. The host had on one supposed Republican and one supposed Democrat. They both sound like Republicans to me. So she is causing a stir! Good for her. Some are very condescending. They also mentioned Rashida Tlaib. “Oh they don’t know what they are doing. They will learn. They shouldn’t swear.” You name it the arrogant  jerks were giving them their great wisdom. You know you go along to get along?  Go Cortez and Tlaib!

      vote for nobody

    • #8499
      peacecorps
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      That will be resisted by Trump and the GOP for so many reasons. “Why would you raise taxes on the 1% to pay for dealing with a ‘hoax’? Let’s promote the use of fossil fuels instead!”

      The Big Lie: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it." AH.

      "Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect." JG

      National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.

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      Sorechasm
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      Benefits from this living process that taxes the water we drink, the air we breath, and the lands we waste. There are many, many ways to make earth-living less of a tax on the planet, and more of an accumulative benefit for all natural systems, including humans. Those who receive substantially greater benefits from the current unsustainable system should pay more (taxes) to make the planet more sustainable.

      A sustainable planet will also benefit the wealthy more than the rest of us anyway. Even a 60% tax would have a greater payback considering that the alternative is anihilation.

      “Go and tell Alexander that God the Supreme King is never the Author of insolent wrong, but is the Creator of light, of peace, of life, of water, of the body of man and of souls;...what Alexander offers and the gifts he promises are things to me utterly useless;..." Dandamis, a great sannyasi of Taxila.Excerpt From: Yogananda, Paramahansa. “Autobiography of a Yogi.”

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