Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Another AOC in New York City?

Just what New York needs, another clueless lefty who has no understanding of basic economics. I am talking real basic economics: Printing money does not produce wealth, only producing goods and services raises the standard of living of an economy.

The Wall Street Journal reports:
New York progressives hope that U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel could become the next Joe Crowley, a longtime incumbent who was ousted by a primary challenge from his left flank.

Mr. Engel, a 73-year-old Democrat, has represented portions of the Bronx and Westchester County in Congress since 1989. He has risen to become chairman of the chamber’s Foreign Relations Committee, but is now facing questions about his presence in the 16th District when he was found at his house in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., as coronavirus infections spread in New York.

Left-leaning groups and officials have been lining up behind Jamaal Bowman, a first-time candidate who founded a middle school in the Eastchester neighborhood of the Bronx. He is backed by the Working Families Party as well as the Justice Democrats, a national group that backs insurgent candidates.

The primary is scheduled for June 23.
But it does appear to be a long shot:
 Jeanne Zaino, a professor of political science at Iona College in the district, said Mr. Engel “has done himself no favors” in recent weeks, but that his fundraising advantages and labor support could still carry the day.
Bowman supports the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, expanded Social Security and  "prohibiting anyone convicted of a hate crime from owning a gun, full stop."

In addition to Alexandria Occasio-Cortez, he has been endorsed by Bernie Sanders, Cynthia Nixon, Marianne Williamson, Naomi Klein and Abdul El-Sayed.


1 comment:

  1. I actually used to look forward to going into the city. Hard to believe.