Weekend Quick Takes

Only in Washington would a lawmaker be angry that he got to vote on his own bill. Yet that’s part of the news of this week-that and more in this edition of ‘Quick Takes’.

Senator Doesn’t Want a Vote on His Own Bill

Sen. Ed Markey is angry at the Senate Majority Leader for bringing a bill that he sponsored to a vote. What?! Continue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”

This is Socialism

Newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has quickly become a darling of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party.

Ocasio-Cortez defeated a member of the Democratic Congressional leadership in last year’s primary and went on to win her heavily Democratic district in the general election. Young and unabashedly leftist, the self-described socialist has been making an impression with her uncompromising advocacy of socialistic and far left proposals. But you have to give it to her-she has the integrity of her beliefs. She is pushing proposals that are in line with the socialist ideals that she says she believes.

Unlike people like Bernie Sanders, who ran for President in 2016 as a socialist but then when the election was over bought his third house, an expensive vacation getaway on Lake Champlain, Ocasio-Cortez comes from a humble background and is pushing an agenda heavy on government planning, intervention and control of the economy and every aspect of society. Continue reading “This is Socialism”