Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls for ‘agenda of reparations’ as 2020 Democrats get on board.
“That is the moral political and economic underpinning of making bold investments and dignified jobs because that is the necessary plan to fix the pipes in Flint [Michigan] and clean the air in the South Bronx, and create unionized energy jobs for transitioning workers in Appalachia and West Virginia, for single-payer health care and Medicare-for-all and tuition-free public colleges and universities to prepare our nation for the future, and for the end of mass incarceration, the war on drugs, examining and pursuing an agenda of reparations and fixing the opioid crisis too.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., called Friday for “examining and pursuing an agenda of reparations” as part of a lengthy list of proposals delivered before an Al Sharpton-sponsored conference in New York — touting a controversial policy that’s increasingly gained support from the 2020 field of Democratic presidential candidates.
She told the crowd at the National Action Network convention that such a generational attitude was the “underpinning” of a list of policies that include health care for all, free public college — and reparations to black Americans for slavery. More
Here is my question for AOC, why should reparations be made to people who were not directly impacted by slavery, and why should I be paying for it since my family never owned slaves.
This smacks of another pay-off by the Democrats for votes. Disgusting and does not move the country forward. Just further divides us.
They all say anything for a vote. Depends on the audience that day
— Preston Lane (@PrestonLane18) April 6, 2019
Could she be any more pathetic? I’m thinking yes…. She is the gift to our party that keeps on giving. What a nutcase.
— ????????Patriot♥️LifeLover???????? (@LoriinUtah) April 5, 2019
Sharpton should make reparations to Steve Pagones and the other fine men damaged by the Tawana Brawley hoax. https://t.co/XqVxbkK2ru
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 6, 2019
She will say what you want to hear, free crap for everybody . What’s next a chicken in every pot? Ocasio-Cortez calls for ‘agenda of reparations’ as 2020 Dems get on boardhttps://t.co/4Nn2KVKv62 #freestuff
— Randy West (@tsewr) April 6, 2019
Hey, @AOC, my grandparents didn’t come to this country until after 1900. So, how does my exemption work?
— Happy Traveler (@TwasAGoodDay) April 5, 2019
— Angry Avocado Armond (@Armondoyou2) April 5, 2019