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Under Dems' socialism-driven Green New Deal, no need to work

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Paul Miller

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

In the U.S. today there are 540 billionaires with a combined net worth of $2.4 trillion.

Currently we have 24 Democrats running for president, maybe just 23 now since Congressman Eric Swalwell from California has dropped out. All of these candidates are promising just about anything and everything for free just to get your vote.

My suggestion is that if you’re working, quit; the government will take care of you. If you don’t believe me, just listen to the Democrats running for president.

The government has told us there is an obesity problem in the U.S. Now we can all sit around and get fatter. Work? I wouldn’t think of it; the government will provide everything.

But not to worry, according to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., your life expectancy is only 12 more years unless we enact the Green New Deal.

I thought about that and was wondering, what if only the U.S. does the green new deal and no other country does? Well, the U.S. occupies only 6.142 percent of the landmass on earth, which in my deplorable mind tells me that there is still about 94 percent of earth’s landmass that the U.S. has no control over. What happens if the countries occupying this 94 percent don’t buy into Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal?

Russia and China together occupy 17.299 percent of the landmass, still leaving approximately 76.7 percent of the landmass, much of it controlled by third-world countries. Do you really think that Russia and China are going to take Ocasio-Cortez’s advice and enact a Green New Deal? The way I see it, since the U.S. controls only 6.1 percent of the earth’s landmass any Green New Deal in the U.S. would be meaningless.

So I’d advise people to just quit working. The Democratic presidential candidates are going to let the 540 billionaires and all the big corporations take care of all of us. I kind of like this idea. It’s socialism at its finest: Do nothing and get all the freebies.

And you can believe Ocasio-Cortez. She’s creditable. After all, she was a bartender before becoming a congresswoman, which fully qualifies her in all areas of government.

Unfortunately, your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will get the bill and oh, by the way, they’ll probably have to go to work. The biggest benefit from all this is that socialism will solve the obesity problem.

Paul Miller

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