Wednesday, January 9, 2019

OK, It's Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel, But...

...I mean, come on, that's what makes it so much FUN!

The Barreled Fish in this case, is AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), who is talking to Anderson Cooper about her ideas on Universal Health Care.

The first thing I noticed is her 'Baby Voice'. She sounds like a child. Yeah, I know it's not totally fair to pick on someone for how they talk, but - come on! You can make a huge difference in how people perceive you, by using voice coaches. And, that would have been, I think, a permissible use of campaign funds.

Next thing, starting at about 2:10 on the video, she mentions her experience in the restaurant she worked in, asking people about their Health Care Insurance.

Now, I know it's going to come as a shock, but NONE of these people had any! Because it would have been a whole $200 or so a month to pay for!

And, yet - COMPLETELY unrelated - they had sufficient money to wander down to a New York diner, and pony up the cash for a meal. Which - Warning, I'm NOT a doctor - I don't think eating out is a necessary expense, nor one that improves your overall health, if indulged in regularly.

I've not visited NYC, but my understanding is that the prices for restaurants are part of what makes that city so unaffordable.

 I've linked to a cost of living comparison for NYC. A Mickey D's lunch would be around $9, and this diner was pricier than that. If those people had just stayed home, and saved that money they were wasting at the restaurant, THEY COULD HAVE PAID FOR THEIR OWN DAMN INSURANCE!

That concept never seems to have occurred to AOC.

BTW, the restaurant she worked at closed - it cost too much for the "Living Wage" that Socialists think is the minimum reasonable amount.

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