It’s not a nice thing to call a lady, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been awarded the title of 2019’s “Porker of the Year” by Citizens Against Government Waste.
AOC earned the title by scoring 54% of the vote in an online poll, easily besting runner-up Elizabeth Warren (25%), whose consolation prize was a “Porker of the Month” award back when she proposed free college tuition and paying off student loan debt.
According to CAGW, the choice of AOC was a no-brainer (another thing it’s not nice to call her) because of her “Green New Deal” proposal, which was estimated to cost $93 trillion with only vague explanations for how to pay for it. She said people have the mistaken idea that taxes pay for 100% of government expenditures, but “government projects are often financed by a combination of taxes, deficit spending and other kinds of investments.” Well, that certainly clears it up.
To be fair, though, this is only a proposal, one that if God blesses America, will never come close to passing. Let’s also shine a light on some of the people in DC who are responsible for running up near-trillion-dollar deficits during a time of record high tax revenues and record low unemployment, and yes, that would have to include some Republicans, too.