Thursday, February 28, 2019

Cat Fight: Ivanka vs. AOC

First, I must apologize to my readers that I am posting this "news" here this morning but it does reflect the current state of thinking between the two general divisions of the low resolution thinking of the masses.

Ivanka Trump started it.

In an interview released by Fox News on Monday, Ivanka was asked about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal proposal and what she would say to people who are enticed by the proposal's job guarantee. In response, she said, "I don't think most Americans in their heart want to be given something."

"I've spent a lot of time travelling around this country over the last four years," Ivanka continued. "People want to work for what they get, so I think this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country where there's the potential for upward mobility."

Well, hell, this is just nuts. All kinds of people would go for a guaranteed minimum. This is not the problem. The problem is that government job guarantees distort the labor market and lower the standard of living for everyone.

Enter AOC with an attack from her nutty Marxist corner on Ivanka.

"As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live," Ocasio-Cortez posted on Twitter. "A living wage isn't a gift, it's a right. Workers are often paid far less than the value they create."

Ah yes, the famous "rights" claim. There are no "rights" of any kind.

I agree with Henry Hazlitt on this point who wrote:
The term Natural Rights, like the term Natural Law, is in
some respects unfortunate. It has helped to perpetuate a
mystique which regards such rights as having existed since the
beginning of time; as having been handed down from heaven;
as being simple, self-evident, and easily stated; as even being
independent of the human will, independent of consequences,
inherent in the nature of things. 
And what the hell does a "living wage" mean? Are there dead people earning a below living wage?

And then AOC lays out the Marxist nonsense, "Workers are often paid far less than the value they create."

Yes, the old labor theory of value exploitation theory, as a copy of Das Kapital sells for $175,000.



  1. Where is that Hazlitt quote from, I wonder? Might be a book I'd like to look into getting...

    1. Oh---already had that book in my library...haven't read it yet. Thnx.

  2. I laugh so hard at these talking Barbies who have no clue about the annihilation of small business and regulatory support for no competition Monopolies!

    neither would know a free market if it walked up and smacked them on the ass.And so the dog a pony show continues unabated

  3. I'm still waiting on that list of people who died because they weren't getting a "living wage."

  4. No, I'm a white male, but I have no desire to work anymore since I'm not getting that much out of the system at this point. Most of us peons are stuck between monstrous government and the globoomo corporate parasites.