Ocasio-Cortez: My Proposals Aren’t ‘Pie in the Sky’

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“What we need to realize is that these investments are better and they are good for our future," said New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

Reprinted from Politico by  on September 16, 2018.

New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended an ambitious slate of policy proposals Sunday, casting the various planks of her Democratic Socialist agenda as long-term investments that would pay dividends for future generations of Americans.

“What we need to realize is that these investments are better and they are good for our future,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“These are generational investments,” she said. “They’re not short-term Band-Aids, but they are really profound decisions about who we want to be as a nation and how we want to act as the wealthiest nation in the history of the world.”

Ocasio-Cortez in June ousted 10-term incumbent congressman and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley in his Queens and Bronx-based district’s Democratic primary. Since that astonishing win, the 28-year-old former Bernie Sanders organizer has become the face of a groundswell of progressive candidates in 2018 to challenge longtime Democratic lawmakers for their seats. Some have other won; others, such as New York Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, have fallen short. …

Politico 9/16

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