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Fortunately, AOC has two opponents for her Congressional Seat NY-14: Write-in candidate Antoine Tucker and Republican John Cummings. Both want to work on local needs, instead of making a national name for themselves.
Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) definitively revealed herself as a Champagne Socialist fraud, by appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair – promoting obscenely over-priced clothing. Similarly, Kamala Harris was featured in San Francisco society columns, and known for her designer clothes, as part of her climb to power.
The excellent Gravitas video on AOC (below), and other Champagne Socialists, discusses Castro’s love of Rolex watches and that he even gave one to Che Guevara. Castro was from a wealthy Cuban family from Spain, and expensive watches are a way of spotting rich kids, who are pretending to be poor. California seems to be full of Champagne Socialist-Stalinists.
There is nothing more frightening, either, than Champagne Socialists who can’t even do basic math and, yet, have the power to come up with socialist schemes, which don’t add up financially, and will drive a country into such severe debt that they end up losing all social programs due to structural adjustment. They don’t even seem to understand that there is a difference between millions, billions, and trillions. They seem to be too lazy to even look up the difference.
The video doesn’t discuss India’s upper caste Champagne Socialist-Stalinists, such as Indira Gandhi, however.
“Gravitas: Socialist leaders and a life of luxury“
Ocasio-Cortez chose to go to a University which costs over $50,000 per year, for tuition alone, and then
1) pretends to care for the poor,
2) wants free tuition/complains about the cost of higher education/student loan debt,
3) claims to know about economics.
Our research indicates that the Intel scholarship, which she received for feeding antioxidants to worms at a science fair, is currently valued at slightly under $100,000. While she graduated some time ago, the ratio of cost vs scholarship would likely be approximately the same. There is no evidence that her scholarship was linked to her overpriced Alma Mater of Boston University.
The cost per year of BU is around $50,000. $50,000 x 4 is $200,000. Then there is interest.
$200,000 minus a scholarship of $100,000 means that there is a debt of $100,000 without counting interest. This also doesn’t include books, fees or housing.
If she had attended a cheaper public college/university, she would have no debt, and probably could have obtained at least a Masters, and perhaps a PhD for this amount of money. Clearly she shouldn’t be trusted with anyone’s money!
Even if this scholarship was attached to the university, she didn’t have to take it.
I was offered a partial scholarship to a private college, but didn’t accept it, because I didn’t want debt. I didn’t want debt because my goal in life wasn’t to become rich, but to help people. Math isn’t my best subject but I can and could do basic math – even as a teen. It’s not so hard in this case.
Despite her huge debt, she purchases $20 lipstick, which is frivolous in the context of her huge debt, but many American men seem to love the lipstick so much that they overlook substance (aka their brains fall out).
On her Facebook page she assembled new furniture, instead of buying used furniture from the Salvation Army, Goodwill, or elsewhere, which would be more ecological and economical.
No sane person should trust her anywhere near monetary decisions.
To put $100,000 in context:
Median income 2017 (half above and half below)
Asian males $48,842
Asian females $28,260
White males $41,578
White females $25,793
Black males $30,112
Black females $23,639
In the USA, Asian-Indian households have the highest median income at (now well over) $100,000: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/09/08/key-facts-about-asian-americans/
While we would support US government scholarships for talented American students to attend public universities, there is no sane reason that the United States should support these private universities. Universities that cost that much should not exist in an ethical world.
Furthermore, tuition is close to free for poor students attending public colleges/universities already. It’s called Pell Grants.
A higher education is virtually worthless, too, if foreigners are allowed to come in on H1B visas (or in other ways like OPT) and take the few available jobs.
Additionally, claiming to care for poor Americans, while supporting mass immigration, shows that she has no grasp of basic economics.
More (immigrant) workers drive down wages, and drive up the price of housing, etc. That’s basic economics.
One has to wonder WTF they are passing off as economics these days at BU.
Biden-Harris, Ocasio-Cortez and most Dems want more job stealing immigration, which is also very environmentally destructive.
ML King was a sociologist (Morehouse) and a theologian (Crozer-Boston U) and he appears to have had a strong grasp of basic economics, even though his family was prosperous for the time and place. He was killed, however, before the hugely out-of-control mass immigration policy of the United States was started.
Boston University is no longer the Boston University of Martin Luther King’s time, either. And, Martin Luther King’s family was well-to-do, so cost probably wasn’t an issue. He probably was on some sort of theology scholarship, as well. Based on the information available, King went to BU with a nice new car, nice suits, and with the main job of finding an appropriate wife for a preacher, so he could take over his father’s large Atlanta church. Furthermore, in the 1940s and 50s even poor theology students could afford to go to BU on a combination of scholarship, work-study (e.g. dish washing), and a working spouse. Even this more “progressive” Boston University, which King attended, had Trump’s preacher, Norman Vincent Peale, as a student.
We have always believed that Ocasio-Cortez entered the US Congress as a stepping stone to CNN or MSNBC to pay off her student debt. She still had student debt as of 2018: http://clerk.house.gov/public_disc/financial-pdfs/2018/10021221.pdf
How much did Vanity Fair pay her?
The above is excerpted from earlier posts – mostly “as is”, without updating the stats:
Fidel “Castro was born out of wedlock at his father's farm on 13 August 1926. His father, Ángel Castro y Argiz, a veteran of the Spanish–American War, was a migrant to Cuba from Galicia, in the northwest of Spain. He had become financially successful by growing sugar cane at Las Manacas farm in Birán, Oriente Province. After the collapse of his first marriage he took his household servant, Lina Ruz González – of Canarian origin – as his mistress and later second wife; together they had seven children, among them Fidel. At age six, Castro was sent to live with his teacher in Santiago de Cuba, before being baptized into the Roman Catholic Church at the age of eight. Being baptized enabled Castro to attend the La Salle boarding school in Santiago, where he regularly misbehaved; he was next sent to the privately funded, Jesuit-run Dolores School in Santiago.”
The Canary Islands are part of Spain.
AOC wikipedia article with less BS than current one: https://archive.vn/VLEkM
“How San Francisco’s Wealthiest Families Launched Kamala Harris: At splashy weddings, charity balls and all the right restaurants, she hobnobbed with San Francisco’s moneyed elite—and made lasting allies who backed her at every stage of her political career”. By MICHAEL KRUSE August 09, 2019, Politico https://archive.vn/wlVZz