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After Standing Ovation at Sundance, Ocasio-Cortez Says 'All Hands on Deck' Against 'Systemic Injustices' That Led to Trump

After Standing Ovation at Sundance, Ocasio-Cortez Says 'All Hands on Deck' Against 'Systemic Injustices' That Led to Trump

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who told the audience that just getting rid of President Donald Trump will not be enough to repair the nation's ills, received a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival as she appeared via Skype at the Sunday premiere of a documentary featuring her grassroots campaign and stunning primary upset last year.


Come on Whoopie let her have it again, she didn’t learn her lesson yet .

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She and all the others like her (progressive/liberal/socialists) are what must occur to the DP. All the corporate Dems must be voted out of office. She is the wave that must grow and take root. Warren and Sanders or their fake socialists will not save us, or bring about real, REAL change.Go AOC!

But what is she going to do with the grossly ignorant and let’s face it, stupid deplorables? They inhabit the waste lands in the upper mid west and
enjoy their conversations with cud chewing cows, the only beings, with the same IQs as they have.

Here’s a summary of the economic disaster that has hit the U.S.: There’s a report from the Economic Policy Institute, The New Gilded Age, and I quote from page 12, “The pattern in the distribution of income growth reversed itself from 1973 to 2007 as the income of the bottom 99 percent of families grew much more slowly (by just 15.4 percent) compared with the top 1 percent, whose average income grew by 216.4 percent. As a result, over half (58.7 percent) of all income growth in this period landed in the hands of the top 1 percent of families. (Data are shown in Appendix Table B8.)”

What happens to wealth that is not consumed? It pumps up asset prices, mostly financial asset prices. The Fed’s Flow of Funds report, page 2, shows that “net household worth” increased from $48 trillion in January, 2009, to $109 trillion in December, 2018 – adjusting for inflation it is less than doubling.

Fortunately now both Senators Sanders and Warren have proposed a surtax (Sanders) and a wealth tax (Warren). And I’m not done – the United Way charity has issued a report, ALICE, that 40% of Americans cannot pay their monthly expenses including food, shelter, utilities, medical care, transportation, phone service and child care – see United Way ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). So the system is clearly not serving the people adequately.
My blog: Economics Without Greed, http://benL8.blogspot.com

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AOC is correct that Trump is just one of the more visible and destructive of the many symptoms of “the nations ills”.

If the trend of the past forty years continues Trump’s successor will be even more destructive than he is.

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Very much like what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doing –

It reminds me of Fannie Lou Hamer who led the alternate Mississippi Democrats
Freedom Party challenging LBJ and the Democratic Party.

An alternate party in the party is a good way to go –
and we also need to see constant challenge to the leadership – that’s where the control is.

Nothing really positive will happen until the leadership is threatened and changed.

Fannie Lou Hamer
Likely there is also video of Hamer and her speeches at YouTube

The trailer for the film is impressive as are the four women featured in it. “We are coming out of the belly of the beast kicking and screaming”
Hot damn ! Do not underestimate the power behind a woman scorned, a woman who has lost her child to injustice, a woman who is seriously angry is not bought and bossed.