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Watch: Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out GOP for Attacking Green New Deal as 'Socialism' While Supporting Billions in Big Oil Subsidies

Watch: Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out GOP for Attacking Green New Deal as 'Socialism' While Supporting Billions in Big Oil Subsidies

Jake Johnson, staff writer

During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out Republicans for attacking the Green New Deal as "socialism" while also supporting billions of dollars in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.

"It is not responsible to complain about anything we dislike as 'socialism,' particularly when many of our colleagues across the aisle are more than happy to support millions and potentially billions of dollars in government subsidies and carve-outs for the oil and gas and fossil fuel industry," said the New York congresswoman.


We all find it hard to understand republican/conservative opposition to dealing with climate change. The truth of it is that most denialists simply don’t care. The same thing goes for them supporting ever more tax cuts for the rich while seeking to cut programs for the poor and average working class Americans. They simply don’t care.

Greed by definition never cares.


I so enjoy the fear that the truth puts into the troglodytes. That the truth-teller du jour is a young Latina is icing on the cake. AOC’s the one for me!


Applaud Alexandria so loudly as to drown out the greasy oil barons in our House. She should be assigned SS agents to stand behind her chair to protect her from the likes of Representative Preston Brooks (SC) and his cane. She speaks true. If we are to be saved, it will be by Alexandria and people like her. See: https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/The_Caning_of_Senator_Charles_Sumner.htm


And outside the small group of liberals cowardly enough to cling to the d-party like Tlaib, Omar, Jayapal, etc, the rest of her fellow Dems squirm in their seats every time AO-C speaks truth to power.


Because in their party-before-country framework, the d-party has to protect the significant number of Dems who vote in favor of energy bills that hand out subsidies to fossil fuel industries, either blatantly or under cover of bullshit. What kind of bullshit? The kind even AO-C blindly votes for:


The only adult in the room, AOC, speaks again.


While the gist of her arguments are true, her politeness and her minimal GND are going to get all of us killed. #ExtinctionRebellion


Those who speak the truth to lies and half truths are labeled heretics


This woman has it exactly right.

The Biggest Welfare Queens are the Wealthy Corporations getting subsidies from Middle and Lower Income Tax Payers, who cannot afford to hide their money in the Bahamas.

It is painful to watch the idiotic Republicans and Conservative Democrats scoff at Green Solutions for Renewable Energy. What a bunch of Mindless Troglodytes.


Ah, AOC. She just put a shine on my morning. Again.


… if what you say is true,
then maybe it’s time for battle.


… and what does that say about our society that has over the years, passively ALLOWED decision-making to be torn away from us?


It is refreshing, but also awkward, to hear truth and sense being spoken out loud in the Halls of Congress.
Should we as a nation not be completely ashamed that it is so?


Forgive them. They are opiodals. Idiocy is their opiate. Trump is their God. They happily sacrificed Jesus all over again to have him. And have him they have and will and will not get away from and he implodes.

His own insanity is driving him crazy. Yesterday he pretended to be wiser than was George Washington.

Why would he not next year campaign on saving Labor from the Democrats by destroying the entire Rust Belt with his own wilfully commanded Climate Change disasters?

I stand by my earlier prediction: I will not be surprised if a year from now GOPers are begging the Ds to impeach, so they have cover to vote against his freakishness. Not that there is a single man in the GOP with the courage to stand up to that silly, stupid, ignorant, blustering, thuggish, bully. There isn’t. Where would one appear?

Even that sissy Sasse might next year pretend to be a D; after all, he has long been pretending to think, pretending to be reasonable, and pretending to be decent, while all along voting with his one and only God, the Donald.

Ditto, the AZ Flake.

Ditto all the GOPers whispering about taking him on. Couldn’t find a healthy wisp of courage among them.

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Our current economic system is called, with nary a blush nor stammer, “capitalism,” when its entire modus operandi has historically sought to socialize all risk and privatize all profit.

Rule of thumb: never ask rich old white guys to explain socialism.


Y’know, I get tired of hearing “across the aisle”. As far as I can tell that “aisle” is just a blurry vision anymore and has no substance. There is ONE PARTY consisting of paid puppets!


WTF…a Democrat actually calling out the republics! What is this world coming to!


In the same way that Marianne Williamson is the only grownup who is running for president.

Ocasio-Cortez sez:
“I would encourage my colleagues to actually read the resolution presented, so they can speak to it responsibly and respectfully.”

May I recommend the member from New York not hold her breath while awaiting a ‘responsible and respectful’ response from this group of ‘colleagues’?


Loud and clear, it says, money talks.
Waters has been carrying water for the party speaking truth to power consistently for years. I hope the reinforcements are finally on their way. Thanks AOC.

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