Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Friday that inequality is a preexisting health condition and as such minority and low-income communities should get coronavirus relief money in the form of reparations, USA FEATURES NEWS reports.
“COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities,” the New York democratic socialist tweeted to her 6.6 million followers. “Why? Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc. ARE underlying health conditions.
“Inequality is a comorbidity,” she added. “COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations.”
AOC, as she is known, has been critical even of her own party regarding what she claims has been little attention paid to the so-called racial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. She says not enough is being done by either party to alleviate financial burdens placed on low-income families by work stoppages and job losses.
Also, she’s used the outbreak as a platform to push her socialist agenda of universal healthcare, taxpayer-funded free college, instituting what she calls a “living wage,” and guaranteed housing.
On Tuesday, she blasted Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for suspending mortgage payments but not rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, he halted evictions for 90 days, though renters will still be responsible for missed payments, he said, because landlords have bills and payments too.
“We’re kind of creating a class and race issue,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” Fox News reported Wednesday. “We’re essentially rewarding and offering preferential treatment to landowners and folks who are more wealthy, and we’re not offering that same kind of relief to renters.”
“There’s absolutely … racial and class inequities baked into the crisis,” she said. “If you are able to stay home. You are a privileged person in this moment.”
Right Wing Tribune reported that the Senate unanimously approved of the historic coronavirus emergency relief measure on Wednesday evening after days of partisan battles. As many Republican leaders have stated, the passed bill remains virtually the same as the original bill Democrats rejected on Sunday. It provides aid for small businesses, creates a lending aid program, and delivers cash assistance directly into the pockets of American citizens.
The bill will provide most American adults with $1,200, $500 of which is for most children. Ocasio-Cortez, however, is taking issue with the stipulations — specifically, the requirement of a Social Security number.
I know she is America’s favorite lunatic but when she starts to focus she can put together a semi-rant that Democrats pay attention too. Our nation is currently in crisis emergency mode, we do not and should never throw money around to the illegals in our nation.
In reality, the emergency bill is loaded with funds that the Democrats are using to give themselves pay raises, kick backs to corporations, funding their pet projects and all sorts of other pathetic greed. All this while American’s are suffering, passing away, suffering financially and scared to death about the virus and how they are supposed to put food on the table.
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