MTG versus AOC, over the GND?
“@AOC I’d like to challenge you to a debate on the Green New Deal economic policy,” Greene tweeted Wednesday morning in a thread.
The controversial Georgia Republican also brought up her and the self-described democratic socialist’s economic and business credentials.
“Since you sponsored the Green New Deal and have a degree in Economics, I’m sure you are more than qualified,” Greene wrote. “I just have a degree in Business Admin and have owned a construction company for 20 years.”
“A debate between AOC and I on the Green New Deal economic policy would be informative for the American People,” she added. “They deserve to hear the two sides with pro’s [sic] and cons.”
Proposing some ground rules, Greene suggested that she and Ocasio-Cortez each choose one moderator and then negotiate a major news network to host the debate.
“Let’s do this for The People,” the Georgia congresswoman said, concluding her pitch. “What do you say?”
The New York Democrat never gave a response to her, which prompted Greene hours later to further press Ocasio-Cortez on a debate, noting how many Twitter users expressed excitement over a potential televised event.
“People are saying they would pay money to see it,” Greene said, then floating the idea of making the debate “pay per view style” and have the money raised divvied up between the pair for places of each’s choosing.
“What do you think?” she asked.
However, Ocasio-Cortez has yet to respond to the debate proposition.
Ocasio-Cortez’s office did not immediately respond to this reporter’s request for comment.
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Massachusetts Democrat Mayor wants to end ‘right-to-shelter’ law amidst migrant crisis
More Democrat leaders from non-border states are wising up to the immigration crisis our nation faces. Woburn mayor Scott Galvin, of the progressive state of Massachusetts, is hoping that lawmakers will overturn a 40-year-old law because the reality of being “bleeding heart liberals” is resulting in the demise of his town.
The 40-year-old “right-to-shelter” law has got to go, says mayor Galvin, because of the immense strain the thousands of migrant families are putting on the area’s residents. By Friday, there were about 150 families living in the city’s hotels, an “unsustainable” arrangement for his 40,000 constituents.
Galvin told the New York Times the right-to-shelter law, which only exists in Massachusetts, was “passed at a different time, and was not meant to cover what we’re seeing now.”
National Review reports:
Under the 1983 right-to-shelter law, Massachusetts officials are legally required to offer housing to any homeless families seeking shelter in the state. The law now covers a rising influx of migrant families, although individuals are not covered under its provisions.
“We’re going above and beyond, while some communities around us are not being impacted, and we don’t have endless capacity in our schools,” said Galvin. “The benefits that are bestowed on migrants make the state a very attractive destination, and without some changes, this challenge is not going to abate.”
Massachusetts Democrat Governor Maura Healey already declared a state of emergency on August 8th, requesting help from the federal government. On August 31, Healey activated up to 250 Massachusetts National Guard members to assist the more than 6,000 migrant families already in the state’s shelter system.
Approximately 6,300 families are living in emergency shelters and hotels across the state, up roughly 50 percent from the year prior. The cost for such accommodations for all the migrants is approximately $45 million per month, National Review reports.
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