AOC Pushes Bill to Give Taxpayer-Funded Welfare to Illegal Aliens
Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveils new 'A Just Society' six-bill package
Celebrity Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has unveiled her new six-bill package that would give illegal aliens access to taxpayer-funded welfare, including "free" health care.
Socialist Ocasio-Cortez's deal offers everyone living in America, legally or otherwise, a wide range of "free" [American taxpayers pay for it] benefits such as subsidized housing, health insurance, and even internet access for everyone.
The bill also promises to make all housing units in the country rent-stabilized while opening-up social welfare services to illegal immigrants.
The controversial House Democrat from New York rolled out the new six-bill proposal over the last week, and is calling it "A Just Society."
According to AOC's website, the package of bills "aims to combat the greatest threats to our country, our democracy, and our planet: economic inequality and climate change."
Ocasio-Cortez says she wants to adjust the federal poverty line so that it takes into account factors such as geography, health insurance costs, and modern living essentials which would include household bills.
The radical "AOC Plus 3 Squad" leader also wants to cap the amount that landlords can increase rent.
According to the Daily Mail, under her proposal, landlords would only be able to raise rents by a maximum of 3 percent every year - or in line with the increase in the consumer price index - whichever is greater.
The set of proposed laws would also allow anyone convicted of a crime to gain access to federal poverty programs.
A study by the Brookings Institute found that nearly half of freed former inmates have no reported earnings in the first several years after leaving prison while half of those who do find work earn less than $10,090 a year.
Convicts are also often denied government benefits because they have criminal records.
"I think this really starts to approach, head-on, economic injustice in America," Ocasio-Cortez told The New York Times last week.
"We are at our richest point that we’ve ever been, but we’ve also been our most unequal."
Perhaps one of the more controversial elements of her proposal is to grant those without legal status in the United States unfettered access to social services.
"Notwithstanding any other provision of law ... an individual who is an alien (without regard to the immigration status of that alien) may not be denied any Federal public benefit solely on the basis of the individual’s immigration status," her proposal reads.
Ocasio-Cortez defines a federal public benefit as "any grant, contract, loan, professional license, or commercial license provided by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States; and...any retirement, welfare, health, disability, public or assisted housing, post-secondary education, food assistance, unemployment benefit, or any other similar benefit for which payments or assistance are provided to an individual, household, or family eligibility unit by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States."
AOC acknowledges that there is virtually no chance that any of her proposals could win passage given the current makeup of Congress and the White House.
Still, she remains determined to push her socialist policies on America.
"I don’t think there’s any shortage of obstacles that we have ahead of us, but I don’t think that we not do things just because they’re hard," she told the Times.
"In fact, sometimes the hard things to do are the most worthwhile."