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AOC named Goya Foods’ ‘Employee of the Month’, After Company Sees 1,000% Sales Spike

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) was named “employee of the month” at Goya Foods after sales spiked following her calls to boycott the company, CEO Robert Unanue told the “Michael Berry Show” on Monday.

“When she boycotted us, our sales actually increased 1,000 percent,” Unanue said on the radio show. “So we gave her an honorary, we never were able to hand it to her, but she got employee of the month for bringing attention to Goya and our adobo.”

In July, AOC tweeted that she would not be using Goya products while making Adobo seasoning, which is a well-known Latino household item and a part of the Goya brand. She later shared an alternative recipe to the Adobo seasoning.

“Our adobo sales did very well after she said ‘make your own adobo,'” Unanue said on the show.

AOC’s tweet came after Unanue praised President Donald Trump at a White House event this summer.

“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” Unanue said at the event.

The president expressed his support for the company, tweeting, “I LOVE @GoyaFoods!” and posting a photo on Instagram that showed him giving two thumbs up while seated behind a row of Goya Foods products.

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Unanue said it was interesting that AOC facilitated the boycott against Goya, “going against her own people as supposedly a Puerto Rican woman, to go against people of her own Latin culture.”

Goya has doubled its production in recent months and has expanded with an $80 million facility in Texas to meet the increasing demand.

“She’s our hero,” Unanue joked on the radio show. “She helped our sales tremendously.”

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No help at our border, but Biden announces $5 billion going to bike paths, wider sidewalks

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In the world of Democrat delusion, they think $5 billion is necessary, at this point in time, to make bike paths and widen side walks. You cannot make this up. They have approved $40 billion in aide to Ukraine in a heartbeat under President Biden, while having rejected former President Trump’s request for a mere $5 billion to secure our border.

The news also comes as fentanyl and the drug overdoses are the number one cause of death in the U.S. There’s also an increase in human smuggling and extortion to pay to cross the border. But no; let’s make some bike paths and widen sidewalks. That is an immediate emergency.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced Monday that money will be used over five years under his department’s new “Safe Streets & Roads for All” program. The $5 billion ini federals funds will be used “to slow down cars chia more speed cameras, carve out bike paths and wider sidewalks and urging commuters to public transit” reports Daily Mail.

“The aim will be to provide a direct infusion of federal cash to communities that pledge to promote safety for the multiple users of a roadway, particularly pedestrians and bicyclists.” The announcement also coincides with the six-month anniversary of President Biden’s infrastructure legislation, and the beginning of the 2022 “infrastructure week.”

The desire to fix roads is a noble one, as “road traffic injuries also are the leading cause of death among young people aged 5-29. Young adults aged 15-4 account for more than half of all road deaths” reports Daily Mail, which adds:

Still, much of the federal roadmap relies on cooperation from cities and states, and it could take months if not years to fully implement with discernible results – too late to soothe 2022 midterm voters unsettled by this and other pandemic-related ills, such as rising crime.

The latest U.S. guidance Monday invites cities and localities to sketch out safety plans in their applications for the federal grants, which are to be awarded late this year.

It cites examples of good projects as those that promise to transform a high-crash roadway, such as by adding rumble strips to slow cars or installing speed cameras, which the department says could provide more equitable enforcement than police traffic stops; flashing beacons for pedestrian crosswalks; new ‘safe routes’ via sidewalks or other protected pathways to school or public transit in underserved communities; and other ‘quick build’ roadway changes designed with community input.

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