Everyone’s favorite Democratic Socialist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is proving the left truly does own the corner market on hypocrisy, all thanks to her massive carbon footprint.
Yes, that’s right. The main voice behind the Green New Deal, which aims to get rid of all emissions in ten years and make air travel a thing of the past — and let’s not forget the cow farts — actually has a much larger carbon footprint than the average American.
Hilariously, she tries to justify this by saying she’s just “living in this world.”
According to the New York Post, Ocasio-Cortez justifies her office’s use of carbon-spewing combustion engine vehicles and frequent air travel by noting that she is just “living in the world.”
“I also fly and use AC,” she tweeted Saturday night. “Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future.”
But, it seems, Ocasio-Cortez isn’t simply “living” the way an average American might. According to another, groundbreaking expose from the Post, the Green New Deal author — who proposes completely ending domestic air travel, eliminating bovine flatulence, and replacing all combustion engine vehicles with vehicles that operate solely on electricity — frequently uses Uber, Lyft, cabs, and car-sharing services, and has an impressive flight log.
“Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign heavily relied on those combustible-engine cars — even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst campaign office,” the Post reports. “She listed 1,049 transactions for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other car services, federal filings show. The campaign had 505 Uber expenses alone.”
“In all, Ocasio-Cortez spent $29,365.70 on those emissions-spewing vehicles, along with car and van rentals — even though her Queens HQ was a one-minute walk to the 7 train,” they claim.
In contrast, her office spent only around $8,000 on subway rides, even though both Washington, D.C., and her home district in New York are well-served by public transportation systems. A similarly situated freshman Congressman, Rep. Max Rose (D-NY), whose district is twice the size of Ocasio-Cortez’s “listed only 329 transactions for car services, totaling $6,091.29.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s team is also big fans of air travel, despite its known outsized contribution to climate change, “logging 66 airline transactions costing $25,174.54 during campaign season.”
How did AOC respond to the controversy? By apparently thinking it’s all just a big joke.
“The Post put the fact that I get into cars (while proposing a plan to invest in better car technology on the front page,” with a laughing emoji, and later adding that, “[t]he Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy.”
This woman is absolutely clueless on just about anything and everything related to economics. Simple common sense would dictate that in order for someone to take your worldview and system of belief seriously, you need to be living a lifestyle consistent with those beliefs.
She’s clearly not doing that, which denigrates her way of thinking and exposes the left for what they are. Money starved, power hungry hypocrites who want to become America’s ruling class.
It’s all about what we can provide for them, not what they can do for us. It’s sad and tragic that so many left-wing politicians take advantage of their constituents by talking a big game, but refusing to live according to their own ideology.
Source: Daily Wire