As part of her plan for a “just society,” AOC has just proposed that “immigrants living in the U.S. illegally” should have “the same welfare benefits as U.S. citizens.”
“Ocasio-Cortez, who previously pushed for the Green New Deal, has also announced The Embrace Act, which would allow all immigrants, including those living in the country illegally, to be provided with the same Federal public benefits as U.S. citizens.”
Now get a load of this:
“According to the proposal, Federal public benefit includes any retirement, welfare, health, disability, and unemployment benefits, as well as any similar payments or assistance that are provided to an individual, household, or family by an agency of the U.S.”
To date she has ‘published a total of six legislation proposals which aim to tackle the “stark inequalities” which exist in the U.S.’
Democrats like AOC, consistent with their failed socialist ideology, believe that equality can be legislated. Apparently, history has taught nothing to AOC (and I must add Warren, and Sanders).
It also appears from her latest exercise in fiscal irresponsibility that she does not know, nor does she seem to care, about the sorry state of our Entitlement programs. Even sensible Democrats have acknowledged, at least in the past, how broken the system is. To add more burden to these programs is a sure formula for disaster, sooner rather than later.
To the all-important question of how she plans to pay for this largesse, the answer is eerily and disturbingly familiar:
“Speaking after a town hall in her home district in New York, Ocasio-Cortez said she has yet come up with a figure for how much her welfare proposal would cost” (italics, mine).