Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shuts down Donald Trump on VA services and Republicans' push for privatization

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shuts down Donald Trump on VA services and Republicans' push for privatization
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Conservatives in our culture have one abiding philosophy, the government isn’t good at doing stuff and so private industry should be in charge of doing everything. The belief is based, misguidedly, in some 18th Century enlightenment period idealism. An idealism that believed that “great” men—in powerful positions—will do great things for all people. This is, of course, a fallacy. A system of unregulated “free markets,” leads to the concentration and corruption of power; and the private businesses competing for supremacy are primarily interested in solidifying their own power.


During a Town Hall in New York City last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that the VA health system wasn’t broken, and needed to be supported. She was responding to the push by Republicans to use the problems the VA has had in recent years in order to privatize our country’s VA services.

Classic smarmy Trump. It sort of has everything you need to know about Donald Trump. It’s  baselessly arrogant, kind of dumb, and filled with the deceitful promises of a conman. Part of what it makes it perfect is that Trump’s clearly watching Fox News, sees a report that tries to leverage private industry, but can only muster up a bragging falsehood.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is mostly working, at her job. Working a job, multi-tasking, these are things that Donald Trump cannot do. In fact, he might not be able to multi-task his own mind, giving him the goldfish-level memory that absolves his conscience of all of his failures. Ocasio-Cortez decided to be as informative as she could be, explaining how government programs can and are very good when given the resources needed to function as planned.

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