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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And Her Socialist Agenda Are Going To Cost Tax Payers So Much Money

Being a college student myself, canceling all student loans would be great, but it's just not going to happen.

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So it's a new year, but it's the same old whining and crying in politics, we are in a government shutdown right now. The president wants the funding for the border wall so our borders are more secure and we should have a stronger wall and more security. But all the name calling and whining that is going on is not going to make any of it happen.

The Democrats and Republicans are still acting like they are 2, and once the election happened in November and the Dems took control of the house, things just got even more immature. Take Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She is 29, very green, doesn't know what she is doing, and is not thinking when she speaks.

She has gotten so much publicity because what she has said about the president and her choice of words. she acts like she has so much power just because she has a seat in the house, she is going to have to wait many years before she can exercise any real power, that's if she even lasts that long.

She is a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist, she cares more about ideological corrections than factual corrections. In one of her interviews, she claimed that " unemployment was low because everyone has two jobs", ( only 5% of people actually have 2 jobs). She also claimed that " The upper Middle Class doesn't exist anymore", the truth is it does exist and is growing. she doesn't know what she is talking about and is just repeating what other Dems have already said.

She was laughed at for one of her Twitter posts, this is what she said.

" $21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions "could not be traced, documented, or explained. $21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon. And that's before our premiums."

She then went back and tried to fix what she posted, but it was too late people already seen that she doesn't do her research, and just tries to push her socialist agenda because she believes that's what this country needs to be, if everyone was a socialist then we would live in a better country.

She doesn't have any clue how the economy works it's like basic economics went right out of her head, and being that socialism is based on economics you would think she would have a better knowledge of it. You need to know how to argue it, sell it and make it work.

Her platform includes various new programs, Medicare for all, federal housing is right, federal jobs guarantee, tuition-free public college and trade schools, and canceling all student loans. Now being a college student myself canceling all student loans would be great, but it's just not going to happen.

according to the nonpartisan and left-leaning studies the center of the budget and policy priorities or the tax policy center, the overall price tag for what she wants would cost over $40 trillion dollars.

So where is that money going to come from? This is how socialist act and how they think. She needs to learn how to do her research and learn more about her job because clearly she is not ready and is not fit to sit in the house.

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Austin Alexander Burridge, Volunteer Advocate, Shares 3 Great Reasons to Volunteer and Help Others

Austin Alexander Burridge is an avid academic who studies Environmental Science at Winona State University and believes that work in the service of others is a key pillar to personal development.

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Sometimes it's easy for someone to adopt a "me, me, me" attitude. While focusing on oneself, a person may feel nice in the moment, but serving and helping others will bring lasting benefits. While there are many great reasons to serve and help others, there are three universal truths that resonate with volunteers around the globe.

Austin Alexander Burridge's 3 Reasons to Volunteer:

1. Accomplishment

Often, people fall into a trap of focusing on themselves when they are feeling down. Maybe someone did not get a job they wanted. Or perhaps a person gets dumped by an expected lifelong companion. Maybe someone feels they have underachieved after looking at Facebook and seeing great things a high school classmate has accomplished. When feeling down, helping others is a proven way to improve one's mood and attitude, and it can provide a sense of pride and accomplishment. The act of giving to those in need is an inherently good action and leaves people with a wonderful feeling of joy.

2. Gratitude

One can become more appreciative of life by serving others that have less. Whether volunteering at a soup kitchen, visiting the elderly at an assisted living center, or helping families after a natural disaster, service enables people to be grateful for what they have. Seeing people who have fewer advantages, especially those who are spirited and thankful for small things, allows one to realize just how fortunate he/she is in life.

3. Friendships

Volunteering is a great way to build meaningful friendships, not only with other volunteers but also with those who are served. One of the most profound and fascinating aspects of these relationships is how volunteers will learn from those served and vice versa. As these special bonds are built, they lead to impactful connections that last for years to come.

Of course, these are just a few reasons to volunteer and serve others. One can never go wrong by helping others as opposed to merely focusing on oneself. Volunteering invariably and inevitably contributes to personal growth, development, and satisfaction.

About Austin Alexander Burridge: Helping others has been of paramount importance to Austin, and as a part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Austin gave back to the community around him. He also has participated in annual peanut butter drives, The Minnesota Sandwich Project for the Homeless and collected canned goods for local food shelters. Additionally, Austin has a passion for the environment, which he pursued when visiting the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, and the Amazon Rain Forest while studying at the School of Environment Studies, which investigates ecological systems and their sustainability

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Democrats Need To Split From Ilhan Omar Because Of Her Radicalism

Ilhan Omar's actions are only making matters worse for the Democrats and the country.

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Many freshman representatives have been gaining a fair amount of traction recently, either by the things they say or the legislation they push. One of these is Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from Minnesota. However, the reasons for the attention she has garnered are more negative than positive.

Earlier in March, Ilhan Omar accused American Jews of "dual loyalty," an anti-Semitic trope that has been used many times throughout history. She proclaimed, "I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says that it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country." When Democrat Representative Nita Lowey called her out for such comments, Omar responded by saying, "I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress."

Most recently, she has come under fire over her comments on the 9/11 terrorist attacks, referring to this horrific event as "some people did something." Here's the full quote:

"For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I'm tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties."

She could have reasonably apologized for that comment, saying that she used a poor choice of words and did not really mean it. But instead, she doubled down. Omar tweeted a quote from George W. Bush that says, "The people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon."She then followed up in the same tweet asking, "was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack? What if he was a Muslim?"

Omar and her defenders say that she is being criticized because she is a person of color and for her Muslim faith. However, there are other Muslim and African-American Congress members who aren't under any scrutiny like her. They don't associate themselves with anti-Semitism and downplay terrorism like Ilhan Omar did.

Now, Omar and her companions are suggesting that a video Trump tweeted, juxtaposing her 9/11 comments with footage of the attack is inciting violence. When asked if she thinks Trump is trying to incite violence against Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, responded by saying, "Absolutely." Omar replied to the video by saying, "Violent rhetoric and all forms of hate speech have no place in our society, much less from our country's Commander in Chief. We are all Americans. This is endangering lives. It has to stop."

Has Trump used violent rhetoric before? Yes, he has, but the video he tweeted about Ilhan Omar does not encourage any violence toward her. It is dishonest to say it does and is an attempt to stifle real discussion. The actual people sending Omar death threats and the people honestly criticizing her are two entirely different groups.

If Democrats want to have a chance for 2020, they need to split from the radical area of their party, and that includes Ilhan Omar.

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