Whenever someone runs for public office, whether it’s mayor, chief of police, US representative, or senator, it all comes down to what that person is going to do for their constituents. Will they raise taxes or lower them, will they fight for more equal rights, will they stand up for the average, everyday American worker?
At least that is the way it should be. They run to prove to their constituents that they will rightly and honestly represent them in our nation’s law-making process. They run to make sure that what matters to their neighbors back home also matters in Washington.
However, as we know first hand that is not always the way that it goes, after all these, elected officials, once in office, are given a measure of power and prominence that is addictive and often leaves them only wanting more. The ideals they start off promoting soon become twisted and part of an effort to gain them even more national recognition and a long-lasting career in politics.
But as each successful politician knows, the gig only lasts as long those who put you in that position still trust you do to a good job. And for those that have seemingly forgotten why they were chosen in the first place, it can be the beginning of the road to oblivion.
Such is the case for freshman US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Since was put into office last January, her fame and fortune have risen on the wings of the liberal agenda and her social media profile that continually puts out the progressive narrative. However, it could all be coming to a swift end if she doesn’t stop promoting legislation that seeks to give money and benefits from her constituents and give it to people who aren’t even citizens of this nation.
Her newest legislation is hell-bent on creating “A Just Society” and, according to Fox News, includes “national rent control and expanding welfare to illegal immigrants across the country, as part of new proposal aiming to achieve a ‘just society’.”
According to the website promoting the legislation, “A just society provides a living wage, safe working conditions, and healthcare. A just society acknowledges the value of immigrants to our communities. A just society guarantees safe, comfortable, and affordable housing.”
And it continues, “By strengthening our social and economic foundations, we are preparing ourselves to embark on the journey to save our planet by rebuilding our economy and cultivate a just society.”
It sounds a little bit like one of the bills that liberal presidential candidates are trying to impose — living wages, Medicare for All, and more open borders. And while many quite a few progressive Americans are for these ideas, they may not be very open to giving their benefits to non-Americans.
According to the bill itself, “an individual who is an alien (without regard to the immigration status of that alien) may not be denied any Federal public benefit solely on the basis of the individual’s immigration status.”
So just what are these “federal public benefit(s)” she wants to give them? These include “any grant, contract, loan, professional license, or commercial license provided by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States; and… any retirement, welfare, health, disability, public or assisted housing, post-secondary education, food assistance, unemployment benefit, or any other similar benefit for which payments or assistance are provided to an individual, household, or family eligibility unit by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States.”
Just to be clear, this means that anyone coming into the country, whether illegally or not, is automatically eligible to be considered for food stamps, free housing, unemployment pay, free schooling, and even retirement pay.
And yet, American citizens who have paid taxes for years, abided by the laws of our nation, and even fought for its continued freedom, have to fight tooth and nail to get the smallest amount of support when they are in need and down on their luck.
Do you think those citizens are going to be thrilled when they hear that money and funding that should be allocated to them are being given freely to those just showing up off the boat?
I don’t think so. This just goes to show how far crazy AOC has gone in her endeavors to become famous. Her constituents are no longer her priority. Instead, illegal immigrants take the cake.