Many will not know her name, Rep. Cortez, but I refuse to use her three letter moniker. No matter what you call her, Representative Alexandria “Sandy” Cortez is an embarrassment to Congress and the people of New York she represents. Unfortunately, they will probably return her to Congress in November, which does not say much for these folks. These folks deserve what they ask or vote for.
Cortez has been in the House for four years. She has yet to have a bill she authored passed, which is just part of her impact. Her most significant action was to block Amazon from building and staffing a major distribution center in her district. This center would have created thousands of high-pay jobs, but since Cortez did not understand the economics of tax credits, she blocked the effort.
Just a quick aside to explain what she did to Amazon. They were looking for a tax credit to aid in the construction of a major facility. A tax credit is a reduction in local taxes for a specified number of years. This is common with every corporate construction project everywhere in the country. Cortez thought New York would have to cut a massive check to Amazon, so she squashed the deal. Her ignorance cost thousands of her constituents good-paying jobs in the future. They should not reelect her but run her out of town.
What she did to get herself in the national spotlight this time was to make some ludicrous comments after a committee hearing in the House regarding abortion rights. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., argued Thursday that access to abortion should be treated as an economic issue because policies that force women to have children and also force them to work so they can afford to raise those children, which she said was a form of economic conscription.
“Forcing poor and working-class people to give birth against their will, against their consent, against their ability to provide for themselves or a child, is a profound economic issue and it’s certainly a way to keep a workforce basically conscripted to large-scale employers and to employers to work more against their will, to take second and third jobs against their desire and their own autonomy,” she said. What does that word salad even mean? Like Vice President Harris, Cortez must feel if you cannot form a coherent thought, then just throw a bunch of words together and bore or confuse your listeners.
It gets boring and insulting when people like Cortez and Harris, who have shattered racial barriers, cannot see others do the same and therefore resort every ill to race. Harris has already done this with Hurricane Ian and the devastation in Florida. She claims that although black and brown communities have suffered the most, which they did not, these ethnic groups will be the last to see relief. That is nonsense, and she has no facts to support her ignorant claim.
It would be refreshing to see these women do something of merit to show they deserve their position, but I guess that makes me a racist. Anyone who reads my posts knows I call out anyone who does not do their job and praise anyone who does. Truth has no color, it just has facts, and the facts show these two individuals do not merit our respect nor the fruits of their jobs.