AOC calls for “universal basic income” and “waving work requirements” to fight coronavirus

Progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for the government to implement drastic measures in order to help Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

AOC tweeted “this is not the time for half measures” and called for a laundry list of govt. programs including “Universal Basic Income” which she abbreviated to UBI, paid leave, debt relief, waiving work requirements and guaranteeing healthcare.

This is not the time for half measures.

We need to take dramatic action now to stave off the worst public health & economic affects.

That includes making moves on paid leave, debt relief, waiving work req’s, guaranteeing healthcare, UBI, detention relief(pretrial, elderly, imm)

AOC later tweeted:

Every minute, hour, & day that Fed action is delayed on Coronavirus puts lives at risk.

The House has been hammering away at a coronavirus relief package. We just called in every member to vote on & pass a deal at almost 1am. McConnell?

Taking the weekend off.

We have a bipartisan package that passed the House tonight & has been agreed to by the White House.

McConnell needs to bring the Senate back now and call a vote. I don’t care if it’s a Saturday. COVID doubling rate means every 24 hours represents a critical window. ?