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Robert Patillo and Blake Rutherford on the latest in the year 2020 Democratic presidential primary field.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, seemed to criticize the billionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday during a speech at a rally for sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. in Iowa.
“There are people who try to buy them complete, in our political system, is running as a Republican and now throwing in their hats, since the Democrats both in the field as well,” she said.
“But what we can say here is that, in a democracy, it should not matter how much money you have. What should count is whether or not you agree, whether you caucus, whether or not you switch. There are the numbers. It is the people. it is the movement.”
Their comments came one day after Bloomberg filed in Alabama’s Democratic presidential primary. Although he is not officially his campaign, which would appear by Bloomberg wealth to him to be a preferred destination for the more progressive politicians like Ocasio-Cortez.
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Bloomberg, supposedly a moderate, won win two New York City mayoral elections as a Republican, before a third term as an independent. In 2018, he changed to a Democrat, his party affiliation, said he was “far away” from the Republican party and the Democrats the “checks and balances wanted” our nation needs so badly.”
The 77-year-old Bloomberg has previously passed savaged Ocasio-Cortez’s signature legislation — the “Green New Deal” — an argument, but it stood “no chance”, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate. Instead, he is obliged to spend $500 million on closing every coal plant in America, by money for lobbying, and the choice of local politicians.
Also Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez addressed the skepticism of your plan in a targeted attack range opponents as “elitist.”
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“Almost right after I’ve sworn it was a Republican member told me that the concern for the climate was elitist … as if billionaires don’t buy their enclaves, they think you can protect yourself against this. What elitism is not a problem,” she said.
“What is elitist is to remember that you can buy yourself immunity from the floods and wildfires and droughts. That is what is elitist. What thinking is elitist, that you are sitting on a pile of money, and while your neighbors will not be in order. That’s elitist,” she added, prompting applause.