AOC Is Super Excited About People Being Automated Out Of Work

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was super excited initially to try and replace all air travel with trains, then pulled that from the FAQ along with a few other things, such as the line “economic security to all those who are unable or unwilling to work”, nor include them in the draft resolution (which none of the Democrats seem to want to vote on), took a long fossil fueled flight (who paid for it? It’s not government business. And, yes, this question should be asked with all 535 members of Congress) to Austin, Tx, and

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes we should be excited about automated jobs

Left-wing US politicians have landed at SXSW 2019. A day after sharing her proposal to break up companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon, US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) expanded on her plans at the event. And she wasn’t the only one from her party here today. On Saturday, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) featured in a session where she notably didn’t talk about Big Tech, but instead focused on the Green New Deal and automation, among other topics including pay inequality and racism.

When asked her thoughts on machines replacing humans in the workplace, Ocasio-Cortez said people should be excited about automated jobs, but they can’t because of bigger, systematic problems. “We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work,” she said. “We should not feel nervous about the toll booth collector not having to collect tolls anymore. We should be excited by that. But the reason we’re not excited by it is because we live in a society where, if you don’t have a job, you are left to die.” Ocasio-Cortez pointed to Bill Gates’ proposed solution of taxing robots 90 percent, which she said really means taxing corporations at that rate.

She added that the government needs to get to a point where it restructures its systems to distribute wealth created by automation, which could come with plenty of benefits. “If we approach solutions to our system and start entertaining ideas like that, then we should be excited about automation,” said Ocasio-Cortez. “What it could potentially mean is more time educating ourselves, more time creating art, more time investing and investigating in the sciences, more time focused on invention, more time going to space, more time enjoying the world that we live in. Because not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage.”

Right, right, let’s ignore all of human history and just change, that should be easy! Essentially, this is a continuation of the pulled line about work. Why would they want this? It would mean even more people are beholden to the government, as the Nanny State would be providing everything for people to live. It’s why Democrats have, for the most part, hated workfare, where people on welfare who can work need to work. Having a job is, for the most part, satisfying. Even if you don’t like the job. You are the one earning the money. But people who are beholden to the government are controlled by the government, and will vote for whomever will keep the gravy train going.

Telling people they should be happy that automation will wipe out their jobs is probably not a winning election platform.

She said that the government needs to welcome forward-thinking ideas: “It should be our mission right now to make sure that all people have health care. Our mission should be that all jobs are paid a dignified living wage. Our mission should be to save our freakin’ planet.”

Says the person who just took a long fossil fueled flight.

Hey, remember the Warmist talking point that we’re not supposed to listen to people who aren’t actual climate scientists?

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5 Responses to “AOC Is Super Excited About People Being Automated Out Of Work”

  1. Hoss says:

    Jesus Christ is she stupid.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    God damn, she’s smart.

    • formwiz says:

      Like Zippy and Harvey, she wants everybody on welfare.

      Who pays the taxes? Tax the rich, especially rich Lefties, and they leave (or does Harvey want something like Nazi Germany where you can’t leave without giving up your money?). If everybody else is on welfare who pays in?

      Yes, she is that stupid. So is Harvey.

      And a hypocrite. She praises God.

  3. Jl says:

    Nye is no rocket scientist, either. “AOC gets it. She sees that fear is dividing us.” Meanwhile, the two of them promote climate fear daily…..

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