Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is introducing a suite of anti-poverty bills called “The Just Society” which aims to radically transform the lives of the 40 million Americans living in poverty.
The proposal includes welfare for illegals and mandated national rent control.
Top tier 2020 Democrat candidate Elizabeth Warren has embraced the proposal.
It’s going to take big, structural change to tackle poverty and inequality in the U.S., and @AOC‘s “A Just Society” is just the type of bold, comprehensive thinking we’ll need to get it done.
It's going to take big, structural change to tackle poverty and inequality in the U.S., and @AOC's "A Just Society" is just the type of bold, comprehensive thinking we'll need to get it done. https://t.co/ESOELg2OKq
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 30, 2019
Fox News reports Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is promoting a new package of left-wing economic policies, including national rent control and expanding welfare to illegal immigrants across the country, as part of a massive new proposal aiming to achieve a “just society.”
The freshman lawmaker, who champions the multi-trillion-dollar Green New Deal proposal to combat economic inequality and climate change, has now proposed a package of bills aimed at solving perceived economic injustice.
“A just society provides a living wage, safe working conditions, and healthcare. A just society acknowledges the value of immigrants to our communities. A just society guarantees safe, comfortable, and affordable housing,” the website for the package says. “By strengthening our social and economic foundations, we are preparing ourselves to embark on the journey to save our planet by rebuilding our economy and cultivate a just society.”
That “Just Society” proposals are made up of six different pieces of legislation that deal with issues including housing, welfare, poverty and human rights.
“The Place to Prosper Act” would prevent year-over-year rent increases of more than three percent. Meanwhile, “The Embrace Act” would allow illegal immigrants to claim the same welfare benefits as U.S. citizens and those immigrants here legally,
“Notwithstanding any other provision of law … an individual who is an alien (without regard to the immigration status of that alien) may not be denied any Federal public benefit solely on the basis of the individual’s immigration status,” the bill reads.
A federal public benefit is defined as: “any grant, contract, loan, professional license, or commercial license provided by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States; and…any retirement, welfare, health, disability, public or assisted housing, postsecondary education, food assistance, unemployment benefit, or any other similar benefit for which payments or assistance are provided to an individual, household, or family eligibility unit by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States.”
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com