Ocasio-Cortez Uses Coronavirus To Push For Universal Basic Income And Medicare For All

You know what they say. Never let a crisis go to waste.

In this case, far left NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is using the Coronavirus to push for things the far left has been agitating for over the years.

Breitbart reports:

Ocasio-Cortez: Coronavirus Response Should Include ‘No-Strings’ Universal Basic Income Program

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Thursday that lawmakers should consider a swath of measures, including “no-strings” universal basic income (UBI) programs, as a response to the economic impacts of the Chinese coronavirus.

The freshman lawmaker weighed in on the ongoing debate over an economic relief package designed to combat the ramifications of the coronavirus. She said while proposals, like expanding unemployment insurance, are good, they are not enough and pushed for far more drastic, big-government measures.

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“There are enormous sectors of our economy (tipped workers, freelance, shift workers) who may not be ‘unemployed’ but whose lives are still dramatically disrupted to the point of eviction, etc,” she said, suggesting a handful of proposals including extending Medicare and Medicaid coverage to all, freezing evictions, eliminating work requirements for assistance programs, and offering “no-strings” UBI programs:

See the tweets below:

It’s not just AOC who is doing this.

Reason reports:

Dems Want to Combat Coronavirus By Mandating Paid Sick Leave for Stalking Victims?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.) on Thursday addressed the House’s coronavirus appropriations bill, a measure that she says will put “families first.” With its blatantly partisan insertions, however, a more apt description would be that it puts Democrats’ policy priorities first—some of which have nothing to do with addressing a global pandemic.

The major tenets of the bill are as follows: establish free coronavirus testing; mandate private businesses provide additional paid sick leave; expand unemployment insurance eligibility; strengthen food security initiatives for senior citizens, children, pregnant women, and food banks; increase funding for Medicaid; and bolster unemployment benefits, among other provisions.

Nothing is more important than their agenda.

 

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