Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is now laughably demanding that everybody be given “access” to guaranteed housing before anyone is allowed the “privilege to earn a profit.” She made the proclamation at a town hall event in the Bronx last Thursday.
“We have to make sure that housing is being legislated as a human right,” Ocasio-Cortez arrogantly stated. “What does that mean? What it means is that our access and our ability and our guarantee to having a home comes before someone else’s privilege to earn a profit.” That’s called communism.
The 29-year-old former bartender also went after taxation stating that the IRS code should be changed so that the government punishes individuals by removing “tax breaks for bad behavior.” That’s totalitarian and fascist in the extreme. How the heck did this woman get elected in America?
“I want to make sure that we connect some dots because when we introduced the Green New Deal we were saying what is a girl from the Bronx doing and talked about environmentalism that doesn’t make any sense, right?” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Wrong. Because one of the big things that we talked about was that we need to clean our buildings. … When we talk about our right to a clean home, when we talk about retrofitting buildings, what we’re talking about is cleaning our air and cleaning our water because when we talk about what housing as a right means, it doesn’t mean that you have a right to four crumbling walls and a dirty floor.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said yesterday: "Our guarantee to having a home comes before someone else’s privilege to earn a profit"
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“What it means is that we all have a right to dignified housing, good heat, responsible structures, low noise, clean air, and clean water at an affordable price! At an affordable price!” Ocasio-Cortez railed.
Then she had the gall to go on about her getting a luxury apartment in Washington, D.C.:
“I come into this building and it’s marketed a luxury building in D.C., right?” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “I move into this luxury building in D.C. and what does it have? It’s an efficient building, it’s clean, it has public space, it has a rooftop garden, y’all watch my Instagram, it has all of these things, it has clean air, it has clean water.”
“And I think about this and I’m like this is what a luxury building is like, right?” Ocasio-Cortez added. “What we have been taught that is a luxury, should not be a luxury.”
The town hall, hosted by Housing Justice for All, a coalition of tenant associations and other housing advocates in New York, brought together tenants who are pushing for a package of housing bills that could implement universal rent control in the state.
Per Mother Jones, Ocasio-Cortez says that with a Democratic majority in the House, she’s working at the federal level to disassemble the tax breaks that have incentivized companies to ignore residents. She also plans to re-introduce the Fair Chance at Housing Act in the House that would ease restrictions to federally-subsidized housing, particularly for tenants with previous criminal convictions. She told attendees that Sen. Kamala Harris is considering introducing it in the Senate, as well. “We have been conditioned to think that basic rights are a luxury and a privilege when they are not,” she said.
So, you should get luxury accommodations with exercise rooms, pools, parking, and security all for free. Sounds more like communist Russia than America and trust me… what you would get would be nothing like she paints it.
In case you are curious about this, it sounds like the communist new Bill of Rights that the left is pushing. They want to destroy the Constitution and re-write the Bill of Rights to better fit their image of social justice. No thank you. Nowhere in the Constitution does it mention the right to healthcare or housing.