Enjoy some of the quotes by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez one of the newest members of congress and certainly one of the most quotable.
I believe that every American should have stable, dignified housing; health care; education - that the most very basic needs to sustain modern life should be guaranteed in a moral society. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
The idea that we're going to austerity ourselves into prosperity is so mistaken, and honestly, I feel like one of the big problems we have is that, because Democrats don't have a deep understanding of or degrees in economics, they allow Wall Street folks to roll in the door and think that they're giving them an education. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
What is my life” is one common thing that could be said about both my life a year and a half ago when I was campaigning from a restaurant w/ ~300 Twitter followers and now "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez"
Class was in session this morning! I was thrilled to offer some insights on Twitter and social media to my. colleagues this morning. "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez"
This UCLA performance alone is reason enough to make public colleges tuition-free
Nobody ever wins the first time they run for office. Nobody's ever supposed to win their first bid for office. Nobody's ever supposed to win without taking lobbyists' money. No one's ever supposed to defeat an incumbent. No one's ever supposed to run a grassroots campaign without running any ads on television. We did all of those things. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
About all the publicity she is getting,
I’m uneasy about it too. It’s stressful & scary, but it’s also out of my control, so the best thing I can do is try to focus that attention on the most urgent issues of our time: climate change, good gov, jobs, wages, justice; and highlight the contradictions you explain here. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
In answer to what level of equality is fair,
Somewhere between “teachers shouldn’t have to sell their own blood to make rent” & “billionaires with helipads and full-time workers on food stamps shouldn’t exist in the same society” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
People often say, how are you gonna pay for it? And I find the question so puzzling because, how do you pay for something that’s more affordable? How do you pay for cheaper rent? How do you pay for—you just pay for it.
-Note the US spends more per person on health care than any other country, so if health care costs are more efficient, premiums could go down slightly while insuring every uninsured child and adult.
“Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their kids.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
The Green New Deal we are proposing will be similar in scale to the mobilization efforts seen in World War II or the Marshall Plan. We must again invest in the development, manufacturing, deployment, and distribution of energy, but this time green energy. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
“I don’t think young people and that the energy around climate change is… just a young people thing” Ocasio-Cortez adds, “But at the same time I also believe that, like all big movement-moments, young people are putting the gas in the tank.”