Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has gotten some criticism for her remarks at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
She basically falsely called Ronald Reagan a racist and said that America now was “garbage.”
But she added to that with more socialistic jingoism.
From Daily Wire:
“We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We should not feel nervous about, you know, the toll booth collector not having to collect tolls anymore.”
“We should be excited by that,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “But the reason we’re not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die, and that is at its core a problem. And so there are a lot of different solutions— a lot of different proposed, uh, ideas about how we go about that.”
Why should we not feel nervous?
Because, as Ocasio-Cortez noted, that could then allow us more time to focus on art, inventions, the sciences and “enjoying the world that we live in.”
After all, “not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage,” she observed.
How great is this? Why haven’t people thought of this before?
Everyone will be free to do what they want if they don’t have a job. But her new Green Deal with also guarantee a federal job if they want one. And if people are unwilling to work, they’re guaranteed an income as well, according to the FAQ that her team had up before it was taken down after being severely mocked.
And no worries, because they can just tax corporations at 90%.
From Daily Wire:
Ocasio-Cortez then appeared to support Bill Gates’ idea of “taxing robots at 90 percent,” explaining: “what that means— what he’s really talking about is taxing corporations at 90 percent, um, but it’s easier to say tax a robot.”
AOC at SXSW (03/09):
-People should be “excited” about “being automated out of work”
-“We live in a society where if you don’t have a job you are left to die and that is at its core a problem”
-Supports taxing corporations at 90%
-The world is “approaching infinite resources” pic.twitter.com/c5yZjMHPnf
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 10, 2019
Infinite resources? But haven’t they been telling us that we don’t have infinite resources?
If you tax corporations at 90%, you will dry up their resources (and their jobs) and force them to flee to other areas that wouldn’t do tax them that way.
And of course, there’s that small problem that the automation is creating.
“Over the next 13 years, the rising tide of automation will force as many as 70 million workers in the United States to find another way to make money, a new study from the global consultancy McKinsey predicts,” The Washington Post reported. “That means nearly a third of the American workforce could face the need to pick up new skills or enter different fields in the near future, said the report’s co-author, Michael Chui, a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute who studies business and economics.”
Yay! No more job lock!
Just think of the great art that 70 million people having the freedom to paint will produce!