Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to last week’s top national news story—the illegal immigration crisis that has erupted under President Joe Biden (D)—by saying that the U.S. has “more than enough” money to take care of everyone.
Biden’s border crisis became the top news story last week after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) sent 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, a wealthy liberal island off the coast of Massachusetts.
“What a lot of Republican politicians fail to understand is that not everyone shares their zero-sum, scarcity mindset,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Many of us understand that immigrants and refugees are a blessing. They have so much to offer our country, & much of our growth as a nation is because of them.”
Is she kidding? Her entire collectivist economic worldview is built on a “zero-sum, scarcity mindset” — taking from one group and giving to another to create fairness. https://t.co/fmHrHKNpFt
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) September 16, 2022
When she was accused on Twitter of asking DeSantis and Abbott to send more illegal immigrants to her district, New York’s 14th Congressional District, AOC responded by saying that the governors already have and that her city has more than enough resources to “help states like Florida,” even though 1.5 million people, including 1 in 4 children, struggle to feed themselves.
“Believe it or not the United States is the wealthiest nation in the world and we have more than enough to care for everyone,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed. “Instead of worshipping billionaires, if you try valuing your neighbors enough to fight for them then we can all have a better life, together.”
The U.S. National Debt to the penny was last reported by the Treasury Department on Thursday to be $30,886,835,217,014.00.
DeSantis’ office confirmed last week that the governor sent two planes with illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard as part of “the state’s relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations.”
“States like Massachusetts, New York, and California will better facilitate the care of these individuals who they have invited into our country’ by incentivizing illegal immigration through their designation as ‘sanctuary states’ and support for the Biden Administration’s open border policies,” his office added. “In this past legislative session the Florida Legislature appropriated $12 million to implement a program to facilitate the transport of illegal immigrants from this state consistent with federal law.”