AOC’s Just Society

Written by Andrew Linn on October 14, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is at it again when it comes to her socialist agenda.

This time, she has unveiled a plan which she calls “A Just Society.” Such a plan consists of 1) the Recognizing Poverty Act; 2) the Place to Prosper Act; 3) the Mercy in Re-Entry Act; 4) the Embrace Act; 5) the Uplift Our Workers Act; and 6) Ratifying the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.

The goal of AOC’s Just Society is to “build a just society to protect our communities and uplift our neighbors” and do so by “combating the greatest threats to our country, our democracy, and our planet: economic inequality and climate change.”

Now here is a summary of each of the Just Society’s acts (as described in AOC’s
website).

The Recognizing Poverty Act would direct the Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the Bureau of Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics, to adjust the federal poverty line to account for geographic cost variation, costs related to health insurance, work expenses for the family, child care needs, and new necessities, like internet access.
The Place to Prosper Act aims to protect tenants, improves the quality of housing stock, reins in corporate landlords, and seeks to ensure that housing is available and affordable for all.

The Mercy in Re-Entry Act would ensure that all persons in need are eligible for the social safety net, regardless of prior involvement with the criminal justice system.

The Embrace Act would guarantee that all persons in need are eligible for the largest programs of the social safety net, regardless of their immigration status.

The Uplift Our Workers Act would direct the Department of Labor, in collaboration with the office of Management and Budget, to create a "worker- friendly score" for federal contracts. This score would consider factors such as paid-family leave, scheduling predictability, a $15 minimum wage or otherwise prevailing wage, and union membership to ensure that all federal agencies prioritize contractors that are "worker-friendly" when deciding what entities deserve public funds.

Ratifying the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights would require the executive branch to re-initiate ratification processes for the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The ICESCR states that all persons have the right to work, fair and just conditions of work, social security, an adequate standard of living, including adequate food, clothing, housing, and healthcare.

Needless to say, such a plan would transform America into a socialist country, cost trillions of dollars, and raise the poverty level (instead of lowering it). It also demonstrates how clueless AOC.

Let me conclude this article with a statement that I recently came up with: “Socialism is Communism with manners.”

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Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media.