I find it hard to say this with a straight face, but it's actually true. For once - just for once! - I find myself agreeing with AOC about something. She's commenting on the spending bills passed by Congress yesterday. Click each image to be taken to the original page on Twitter.
She is, of course, absolutely correct. Every member of Congress and the Senate who voted for these two bills, without having had any chance to read them in detail and know what they were voting for, should be thrown out of office. Primary them before the next election; campaign against them for the feckless fools they are; and do your best to disgrace them publicly. They're hypocrites who've abandoned the duty they were elected to perform. They're political rubber stamps. They're party hacks, not responsible leaders.
The irony, of course, is that AOC is among them, and just as bad as any of them. After tweeting her objections above, what did she do? She voted for the bills anyway.
Congratulations, AOC. You're nothing more than the individual pot calling the collective kettle black. You have no moral or ethical leg to stand on in this matter.
Even without the hypocrisy, this is mind-bogglingly bad public policy. As Divemedic commented:
Congress just authorized another $2.5 trillion in spending and COVID stimulus. That means we are guaranteed to have a national debt of $31 trillion by next Christmas. Our economy cannot support this level of spending.
True dat. We're all going to be paying the price for this profligacy (and all the wasteful, unjustifiable and unfunded expenditure that preceded it) for a long, long time to come.